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I would like to uncover items piecewise, but have two items appear at the same time. I use the beameruserguide page 215 to do so as

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}

\frame{
    \begin{itemize}[<+->]
        \item First point
        \item[<.->] Second point
        \item Third point
    \end{itemize}
}

\end{document}

To create output, I have used both

 latex test.tex
 dvips test.dvi

and

 pdflatex test.tex

For the second point, the item symbol (a triangle) has turned into an upside-down exclamation mark followed by a period and a dash (.-) and ended by an upside-down question mark.

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As I understood, you want beamer to show only First item and then Second item and Third item?

If yes, here the correct code:

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
    \begin{itemize}[<+->]
        \item First point
        \item Second point
        \item<.-> Third point
    \end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\end{document}

Looks like the documentation is wrong, I'm going to report this to the creator.

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Thanks for the help! This is what I wanted. –  Sisse Mar 25 '13 at 8:08
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Remove the spurious square brackets from \item:

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}

\frame{
 \begin{itemize}[<+->]
 \item First point
 \item<.-> Second point
  \item Third point
  \end{itemize}
   }

\end{document}
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