# verbatim environment does not work with powerdot

I'm trying to include a verbatim environment in a powerdot slide as follows, but that does not work:

\documentclass{powerdot}

\begin{document}

\begin{slide}{title of the slide}
\begin{itemize}
\item  \begin{verbatim}
abcdefghijklmnop...
\end{verbatim}
\end{itemize}
\end{slide}

\end{document}


I get the following message in the log :

! Argument of \verbatim@ has an extra }.

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You need to use method=direct or method=file for slides containing verbatim material (see Section 6.4 Verbatim on slides of the powerdot documentation):

\documentclass{powerdot}

\begin{document}

\begin{slide}[method=direct]{title of the slide}
\begin{itemize}
\item  \begin{verbatim}
abcdefghijklmnop...
\end{verbatim}
\end{itemize}
\end{slide}

\end{document}

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