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I'm trying to put a description environment with some data in my presentation. But pdflatex compiles it without showing the part in [] of \item.

Minimal reproducing example:

        \item[equ] lorem
        \item[$p = -\left(1 + \left(\dfrac{k}{k_g}\right)^2\right)$] ipsum.

Result: enter image description here

I've found that this is a problem with the color theme: orchid. But I have no idea how to fix it.

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\usepackage{enumitem} in the preamble? – hpesoj626 Dec 20 '12 at 10:15
I found that it didn't work, same problems as here. – m0nhawk Dec 20 '12 at 10:33
The Bergen theme loads \usecolortheme{orchid} and \useinnertheme{inmargin}, and it seems to be the combination of the two that causes the issue (removing \usecolortheme{orchid} from your MWE has no improvement). The description headings are there but they are in white, the same as the background colour. – cyberSingularity Dec 20 '12 at 11:10
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The inheritance of colors in beamer isn't easy to follow but imho


is the best to get around the problem.

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