I copied a presentation in which everything worked fine, and now in this new presentation there are no bullets showing on slide!


\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}


\title{Random title}
\subtitle{Random subtitle}
\author{Random Randofsky}
\institute{Random institute, Random City 1000, Randomia}


\section{Random section1}

\item Random stuff Random stuff
\item \itshape{more random stuff}
\item Random stuff...


Thank you for listening\\

The End


What seems to be the problem? I didn't change anything in the preamble.

  • Look fine to me: i.stack.imgur.com/GOnwY.png. Maybe it is an local install issue. Try to update your installation. – Martin Scharrer Oct 23 '11 at 9:32
  • Did you try this MWE besides your original code? I can see the bullets on the second slide. – Stefan Kottwitz Oct 23 '11 at 9:32
  • Yeah I tried with this code... Weird. And the weirder stuff is that the other presentation works fine :\ – dingo_d Oct 23 '11 at 10:11

EDIT: The problem based on the compilation. dingo_d uses dvipdfm. By changing to pdflatex everything works well.

I have no problem with your example.

Some packages of your header are obsolote. Have a look at this post: How to keep up with packages and know which ones are obsolete?

You don't need to load color and xcolor together (In beamer the package will be load by default).

Maybe there is a problem with you versions. Here my file list:

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beamerbasercs.sty    2011/09/21 (rcs-revision 42a2c9debdc3)
beamerbasemodes.sty    2010/05/01 (rcs-revision efa082c6111d)
beamerbasedecode.sty    2010/05/01 (rcs-revision efa082c6111d)
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beamerbaseoptions.sty    2010/04/27 (rcs-revision 982469101dd6)
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graphics.sty    2009/02/05 v1.0o Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
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graphics.cfg    2010/04/23 v1.9 graphics configuration of TeX Live
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infwarerr.sty    2010/04/08 v1.3 Providing info/warning/message (HO)
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everyshi.sty    2001/05/15 v3.00 EveryShipout Package (MS)
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beamerbasetoc.sty    2010/06/11  (rcs-revision 242ecaa6783b)
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beamerbaseauxtemplates.sty    2010/05/01  (rcs-revision efa082c6111d)
beamerbaseboxes.sty    2010/05/01  (rcs-revision efa082c6111d)
beamerbaselocalstructure.sty    2010/09/19  (rcs-revision 9224c5f3ce70)
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  • 2
    I know it is more a comment so I answered as community wiki. – Marco Daniel Oct 23 '11 at 9:40
  • I really dk what's the problem. I updated everything, including beamer and still I don't get bullets :\ – dingo_d Oct 23 '11 at 12:08
  • @dingo_d: Which viewer do you used? Sometimes (really sometimes) it depends on the viewer. – Marco Daniel Oct 23 '11 at 12:13
  • Well I compile it and view in Adobe Acrobat... EDIT: Ok I found out the problem. If I compile it via dvipdfm the bullets won't show. But if I compile it with PDFLaTeX it works (.eps figures won't show, but that's a minor setback)... – dingo_d Oct 23 '11 at 12:25
  • @dingo_d: To use eps-figures you can load the package epstopdf. (or you can try latex-ps-pdf via dvips->ps2pdf) – Marco Daniel Oct 23 '11 at 12:54

I had a similar problem using XeLaTex, and it turned out the reason was an incompatibility with the enumitem package.

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  • 1
    Just wanted to comment that removing enumitem (which I had imported from my paper, but wasn't necessary for my presentation) resolved my issue. – artificial_moonlet Sep 8 '16 at 19:43
  • This was my problem too, and I'm not using XeLaTex. – Paul Wintz 18 hours ago

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