In my beamer document I use L7x encoding and I want to import tikz picture, however, it doesn't work, so what's the best way to import it in my presentation? My idea is to make a printscreen of this picture in the document, produced by other document class, and then input it as a picture, but I believe there is a better solution.

The example of document, which doesn't work in beamer





\tikzstyle{c}=[draw, shape=circle, minimum size=25pt,inner sep=0pt]

    \node at (0,0) (d02) {$x(k)$};
    \node at (-1,0) [coordinate] (p1) {};
    \node at (-4,-1) [c, line width=1pt] (d12) {$\uparrow 2$};
    \node at (-5,-1) [coordinate] (p2) {};
    \node at (-8,-2) [c, line width=1pt] (d22) {$\uparrow 2$};
    \node at (-9,-2) [coordinate] (p3) {};
    \node at (-12,-3) [c, line width=1pt] (d32) {$\uparrow 2$};

    \begin{scope}[line width=1pt]
        \foreach \j/\i in {0/1,1/2,2/3}
                {\draw[<-]  (d\j2) -- (p\i);}

  • 3
    Sorry, but without an example it's impossible to tell something.
    – egreg
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 15:22
  • ok, I posted an example which doesn't work when document class is beamer.
    – Pavasaris
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 15:45
  • With the preamble I suggested in the other answer I have no problem.
    – egreg
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 15:54
  • Yes, but I prefer not to change my font.
    – Pavasaris
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 15:58
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    Nothing to do with TikZ: you get the same error if you do not load tikz and have any math mode content in a frame.
    – Joseph Wright
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 16:09

2 Answers 2


The problem is not tikz but the math:


beamer defines quite a lot math alphabets using \encodingdefault which is L7x in your document. When starting the math some substituation fails as L7x is not setup properly.

You can declare an error font:


(but I have no idea if the all the math alphabets will work correctly with your encoding)

You can also (additionally or instead) activate your encoding only at \begin{document}. Then beamer will use the normal math setup:


You can also suppress the math setup of beamer with \usefonttheme{professionalfonts}.

\usefonttheme{professionalfonts}% now beamer didn't modify math fonts

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