# Enumerate bullets not appearing

In the past (on a different computer) I have used the beamer package to make presentations and the enumerate environment has worked fine. However, now when I use the enumerate environment, the nice little numbered circles are not appearing. Does anyone know what the issue is? I recently installed MiKTEX 2.9 and I have updated it.

update: @asia1281

I have tried doing something really simple like:

\documentclass{beamer}
\setbeamertemplate{enumerate items}[ball]
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Example}
\begin{enumerate}
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\end{enumerate}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


and the numbered balls do not print on the pdf file.

Thanks

update: @asia1281 Here is the entire log:

Thanks!

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this one is pretty hard to diagnose as you've given it...could we see some code? maybe even a minimal example of what you tried? –  aeroNotAuto Mar 10 '12 at 23:25
Welcome to TeX.SE. The enumerate environment produces numbers (1., 2., ...) by default, and itemize produces bullets. The code that is producing the numbered circles is probably the issue. So, please compose a fully compilable MWE that illustrates the problem including the \documentclass and the appropriate packages so that those trying to help don't have to recreate it. –  Peter Grill Mar 11 '12 at 0:45
@PeterGrill: the document class is beamer (it is on the question) and some options (circle or ball) for the enumerate items template place the numbers inside little circles. –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 11 '12 at 3:45
Do you get any warnings or errors in the log? What does the output actually look like? Do you get balls without numbers or nothing at all? Can you put \listfiles as the first line of the document and post the output of the file list? –  Alan Munn Mar 11 '12 at 5:05
The log file you've posted is not the log file from the minimal document you've posted, but from some other document. And now @GonzaloMedina has found the problem. But then your minimal document must work, no? –  Alan Munn Mar 11 '12 at 21:21

The problem comes from the package IEEEtrantools.sty which internally redefines the enumerate and itemize environments. To avoid the redefinition, don't load this package or, if you need the package for something specific, load it using the retainorgcmds package option:

\usepackage[retainorgcmds]{IEEEtrantools}


to prevent the redefinitions that this package does to the enumerate environment. A minimal example:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage[retainorgcmds]{IEEEtrantools}

\setbeamertemplate{enumerate items}[ball]

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Example}
\begin{enumerate}
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\end{enumerate}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


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That worked! Thanks for the tip! –  Matt Mar 11 '12 at 21:33
@Matt: you're welcome! Next time, however, use a "true" minimal example reproducing the problem; the one you posted works OK; it was only through the .log file (from another document) that the problem could be detected. –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 11 '12 at 21:35
@Matt if you happen to return to this site, it would be courteous of you to accept his answer : ) –  aeroNotAuto Mar 11 '12 at 22:30

i don't use miktex, but do you know what exactly it is compiling with? is it latex? or pdflatex? or something completely different? are you sure you're viewing the pdf and not the dvi? when i compile your example with pdflatex, the resulting pdf shows up fine. when i compile with latex to make the dvi, i don't get the shapes:

but when i take that dvi and make it a pdf with dvipdf the shapes appear:

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I am using pdflatex, and when I view the pdf file using acrobat the balls are still not showing up. –  Matt Mar 11 '12 at 16:54
@Matt would you mind posting the log that appears when you compile? when i use acroread to view the pdf instead of evince i can still see the images like in my second picture. –  aeroNotAuto Mar 11 '12 at 20:43