# Beamer: how to use \alert in itemize inside a block? [closed]

Edit 2017/08/23: Sorry, my first post wasn't compilable, here are MWE!

I'm having troubles using Beamer \alert in an itemize environment inside of a block environment... I want to have a block inside of which I only put an itemize, and the content of each item has to be highlighted. I tried the following:

\documentclass[t]{beamer}
\mode<presentation>{
\usetheme{Frankfurt}}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{block}{My block}
\begin{itemize}
\item \alert{Item1} (should be in red)
\item \alert{Item2} (is in red)
\end{itemize}
\end{block}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


but the "Item1" appears as normal text in the output file.

I'm confused because it works perfectly if I add some text inside the block just before the itemize:

\documentclass[t]{beamer}
\mode<presentation>{
\usetheme{Frankfurt}}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{block}{My block}
Some text
\begin{itemize}
\item \alert{Item1} (is in red)
\item \alert{Item2} (is in red)
\end{itemize}
\end{block}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


or just before the first \alert

\documentclass[t]{beamer}
\mode<presentation>{
\usetheme{Frankfurt}}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{block}{My block}
\begin{itemize}
\item Some text \alert{Item1} (is in red)
\item \alert{Item2} (is in red)
\end{itemize}
\end{block}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


or even if I put "almost nothing" (but still...) just before the first alert

\documentclass[t]{beamer}
\mode<presentation>{
\usetheme{Frankfurt}}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{block}{My block}
\begin{itemize}
\item \hspace{-3pt} \alert{Item1} (is in red)
\item \alert{Item2} (is in red)
\end{itemize}
\end{block}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


In the meantime, I just noticed that everything is fine if I don't use the Frankfurt theme (but of course I would like to use it...)

Does anyone have a workaround? Thanks!

## closed as off-topic by user36296, TeXnician, CarLaTeX, Martin Schröder, Stefan PinnowAug 13 '17 at 12:58

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• Welcome to TeX.SE! Please make your code snippets compilable ... – Mensch Aug 12 '17 at 18:32
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• If I complete your first code fragment to a compilable example, I get i.stack.imgur.com/yD1ws.png Can you please make a minimal working example (MWE) that allows us to reproduce this problem? – user36296 Aug 12 '17 at 18:56
• @samcarter Thanks for you comment, I was using pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit) LaTeX2e <2016/03/31> patch level 3 ; I just updated my distribution (MiKTeX 2.9.6400, LaTeX2e <2017/04/15>) and everything is OK now! – Antonin Aug 13 '17 at 12:18
• I'm voting to close this question as solved by update – user36296 Aug 13 '17 at 12:19