[OS X TeX] beamer: frame 'moving-up' problem

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jul 24 07:31:59 EDT 2012

On Jul 24, 2012, at 6:26 AM, Joseph Wright wrote:

> On 24/07/2012 12:24, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Jul 23, 2012, at 9:13 PM, Takanori Adachi wrote:
>>> Hello, I have used LaTeX Beamer on Windows 7 for a couple of years with no
>>> problem.
>>> Three weeks ago, I bought a MacBook Air and installed TeXLive on it.
>>> LaTeX works perfect. However, I have a problem with Beamer on Mac.
>>> All text in frames are moving up about by a half line, resulting a upper
>>> half of title lines disappear for some themes such as Madrid.
>>> The problem does not seem to depend on the theme I use because I see about
>>> a half line space at the bottoms of each frame even with other themes.
>>> All the source codes I have wrote starts like:
>>> \documentclass[dvipdfm]{beamer}
>>> \usepackage{amsmath}
>>> ..
>>> \setbeamertemplate{background canvas}[vertical
>>> shading][bottom=red!10,top=blue!10]
>>> \usetheme{Madrid}
>>> They worked perfectly with Windows 7, but have a 'moving-up' problem with
>>> Mac OSX 10.7.4.
>>> Beamers versions are same 3.07.
>>> Any help or comments are very appreciated.
>>> Thanks a lot,
>>> -- taka
>> Howdy,
>> Since MacTeX installs an un-altered and complete version of TeX Live 2012 it certainly can't be the Mac. Could you give a minimal but complete and compilable example so we can test here? How are you compiling the document? I see that you are using a dvipdfm option to the beamer class. If you are using a front end application, e.g., TeXShop, to compile it uses pdflatex by default and even using the LaTeX+Distiller method uses LaTeX->dvips->ps2pdf by default.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> In addition to a complete example, I would strongly suggest adding
> \listfiles to your input and providing a complete file listing. Version
> 3.07 is pretty old, and I suspect you may have different versions of
> beamer installed.
> -- 
> Joseph Wright


A very good point! Beamer in TeX Live 2012 is at version 3.20? If you installed MacTeX 2012 you probably have an old version in your personal tree.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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