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I have the following in the preamble :

\setbeamercolor{enumerate item}{fg=red}  
\setbeamercolor{itemize item}{fg=red}  
\setbeamertemplate{itemize item}[triangle]  
\newenvironment{myenumerate}{\begin{enumerate}[(1)]}{\end{enumerate}} . 

Itemize works as intended when it is not called inside any other environment, however if I have an itemize inside myenumerate, I see blue circles instead of red triangles as the symbols marking the item elements: how can I get red triangles instead?

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(hint: use four spaces to format code as such (or highlight it and press the 101010-button)) – Caramdir Nov 3 '10 at 3:34
up vote 10 down vote accepted

If your itemize is inside an enumerate, the nested level increases by one and a different template/color is used. So add:

\setbeamercolor{itemize subitem}{fg=red}
\setbeamertemplate{itemize subitem}[triangle]

and you should be all set.

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Can I ask a subquestion? How you can change only one item. For example to emphasize one line in enumerate/itemize list. – Crowley Nov 3 '10 at 11:37
If you want to "alert" the entire item you can do \item<alert@1-> .... Or if you want to change the symbol you can change the template inside a group. If you go into more detail with your own question I can answer in more detail. – Matthew Leingang Nov 3 '10 at 11:58
See the question and answer here: tex.stackexchange.com/q/4797/215 for some clues as to how to play with beamer itemize... – Seamus Nov 3 '10 at 16:26

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