# \rowcolor xcolor in bemear: Re: [OS X TeX] Texlive-mac os

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Wed Mar 7 07:21:34 EST 2007

```Please, accept my apologies for sending out by mistake the preceding
email. In a rush (for other duties), I picked up the wrong email to say
what I say here, and then instead of Cancel I hit Sent.

Thanks, Bruno: your suggestion for using
\documentclass[table]{beamer}
solved the problem with \rowcolors.

However, one needs to do also the fix suggested by Till Tantau for the
other problems (they also involve colors). BTW, the fix that I posted on
this list seems a slight variant specific for TeX on Macs.

now and then on this list and search with key words in the subject is

Roussanka

On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Roussanka Loukanova wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Le 7 mars 07 ÃƒÂ  07:00, Javier Elizondo a ÃƒÂ©crit :
>>
>>> I was able to delete teTex, and install texlive (mac
>>> tex 2007). But when I run beamerexample1.tex it goes
>>> to problems in the last page. This is what it comes
>>> out
> ...
...
>> This is because teTeX and TeXLive include different versions of the xcolor
>> package, called implicitly by beamer and defining (not in all cases) the
>> command \rowcolors:
>>
>> - teTeX includes version 2.00 of 4 July 2004, and \rowcolors is always
>> defined.
>>
>> - TeXLive-2007 includes version 2.11 of 21 January 2007, and \rowcolors is
>> defined only when the option [table] is specified, apparently.
>>
>> Hence, in order for beamerexample1.tex to typeset with TeXLive-2007, you
>> need to modify it to call the beamer package with option [table], so that
>> this option is passed on to xcolor.
>>
>> I don't know whether there is a dedicated beamer mailing list (or a bug
>> report system somewhere), given I'm no beamer user myself, but if there is
>> then it could be appropriate to report the problem there.
>
> Till Tantau also mentioned xcolor, but he suggested that temporarily fix (may
> be having (the) other things in mind too).
>
>> Generally, if you're in a rush and don't have time to devote to such
>> compatibility problem (and have loads of disk space), you can install teTeX
>> using i-Installer (ignoring the warning about it being deprecated). The TeX
>> Distribution system pref panel which is installed by MacTeX allows very
>> easy switching between several installed distributions. Using teTeX is not
>> a viable strategy in the long term, but it may help when you're in a work
>> crisis and have more pressing issues to deal with than TeX ones.
>
> I tried installing tetex for that purpose at some point, but it didn't work
> for some reason, at least it didn't on the MacBooc Pro Intel.
>
>> Hope this helps,
>
> Bruno, you explain things so clearly and informatively: I began understanding
> how the TeX distribution works only after you (incl with fonts, which have
> always been a mystery to me, that I'm still trying to avoid...).
>
> Roussanka