the following code

\definecolor{myred}{RGB}{255, 73, 93}

\mytextsizesmaller 2  &                                          & \mytextsizesmaller3                     & \mytextsizesmaller\ldots              &   & \mytextsizesmaller n-1   \\ 
                      & [fillcolor=platinum]\mytextsizesmaller   & [fillcolor=platinum]\mytextsizesmaller  & [fillcolor=platinum]\mytextsizesmaller& [fillcolor=platinum]\mytextsizesmaller           \\  
\mytextsizesmaller1   &                                          &                                         &                                       &   & \mytextsizesmaller n   \\

previously working properly in beamer (xelatex compiler) suddenly stopped to work today after an update of tex live utility.

In particular, the circles do not appear anymore. The only way to make them show up again is to remove the option


which however is necessary in my case.

Any idea of how solve the problem?

  • How do you define the colour myred? And the command \mytextsizesmaller?
    – Bernard
    Feb 26, 2021 at 12:30
  • Could you please post a complete code reproducing your problem?
    – Bernard
    Feb 26, 2021 at 12:43
  • Hello Bernard, I updated the code by including \myred and \ mytextsizesmaller. Posting the whole code is not possible as too large. Any standard beamer code including metropolis as theme should be fine though. The code compile without any problem on my macbook pro (I prevented the update to avoid the occurrence of the problem). Feb 26, 2021 at 12:58

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The problem disappeared by reinstalling mactex from scratch and by updating all of the packages to the last release. bah.

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