# Latex Beamer does not compile letters in math mode [closed]

I'm using version 3.33 of the beamer class (this is the first time I'm using this version), Miktex 2.9 and Texniccenter version 2.0 Alpha 3. I have the problem that letters in math mode do not appear in the output, if I use Latex--> PS --> PDF, as in the following MWE

\documentclass[10pt]{beamer}

\begin{document}

\frame{

text $x$ $\alpha$

}

\end{document}


which yields

i.e. the x is missing. If I use Latex--> PDF, a fatal error occurs and no output PDF file is produced.

Does anyone have an explanation for this? Thank you very much in advance!

## closed as off-topic by Mico, Svend Tveskæg, Kurt, user31729, user13907 May 20 '15 at 15:42

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• Show the log-file of the pdf-compilation. – Ulrike Fischer May 20 '15 at 14:28
• No problem here either (using TL14 frozen). Does it make any difference if you use \begin{frame} ... \end{frame} instead? – daleif May 20 '15 at 14:44
• FWIW, the latest version of beamer is 3.36, 2015/01/15. Can you update your MikTeX distribution to load the latest versions of all packages, and check if the problem persists once all updates are applied? – Mico May 20 '15 at 14:44
• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it was about a problem caused by using an obsolete version of the document class. After the OP updated his/her TeX distribution, the error went away. – Mico May 20 '15 at 15:11