I am trying to create a beamer presentation on TeXMaker and the problem that I'm having is that if I try to insert any type of equation into the presentation or just anything requiring $$, for example $x^2$, TeXMaker will fail to compile the presentation. Is there something in the preamble I'm missing?

Currently I have:

%\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} 
\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}

and I thought amsmath was the main thing I should have to allow math mode?


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    Welcome to TeX.SX! In principle, amsmath is not needed for math mode at all, but it's recommendable to use it. Concerning your issue: You've provided a fragment of code, but this does not help to solve it. The relevant code is invisible for us – user31729 May 31 '16 at 16:39
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    We really need a complete MWE, as your code fragment together with a basic documents, works fine:\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{movie15} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{epstopdf} \begin{document} \begin{frame} $x^2$ \end{frame} \end{document} – user36296 May 31 '16 at 16:42
  • I've edited it so it now includes everything before \begin{document}. If this is still not sufficient can you specify exactly what you need me to include? Also what is a complete MWE? Thanks. – JSmith May 31 '16 at 16:47
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    That's just a warning, either ignore it or disable it with \let\Tiny=\tiny. If you use latex with beamer you have to be careful how you transform the .dvi file to .pdf. Can you try pdflatex? – user36296 May 31 '16 at 17:13
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    @samcarter I think I've finally figured out the problem. It's to do with MikTeX's font maps apparantly. If I add \usepackage{sansmathaccent} and \pdfmapfile{+sansmathaccent.map} into my document's preamble it will compile just fine. The only problem is fixing it since I cannot seem to run initexmf.exe file required to fix it. – JSmith Jun 2 '16 at 14:15