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

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Tue Jul 24 13:26:55 CEST 2012

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

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