# [texhax] problem with beamer

John C Frain frainj at gmail.com
Sat Jun 10 00:38:50 CEST 2006

 I have been using powersem with some success.  I decided to switch to
beamer to avail of the better facilities that it provides.  However I can
not get beamer to produce slides in Windows.  For example, when I run the
first example in Beamer by Example by Andrew Mertz and William Slough the
slide is produced in the top left hand quarter (actually less than a
quarter) of each page (screen).  I use Windows XP professional and the basic
Protex set-up on the TEX-Live distribution.  The proble also occurs on any
of the sample files that are distributed with beamer.  I have updated the
beamer package and there is no change.

I have also recently started using Quantian (a version of Knoppix).  When I
run Latex on Quantian 0.9.3 with kile 1.8 ( default setup) beamer works
exactly as they should

The linux log says that I am using
This is e-TeX, Version 3.14159-2.1 (Web2C 7.4.5) (format=latex 2005.12.6)

The windows log says
This is e-TeX, Version 3.141592-2.2 (MiKTeX 2.4) (preloaded format=latex
2006.6.6)  9 JUN 2006 21:18

The same versions of beamer are used on both systems

There are some small differences in the logs which do not look significant.

Does anyone have any idea what the proble might be.  I have looked at the
archives of this mailing list and can not find a solution

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% Example from Mertz and Slough
\documentclass{beamer}
\title{A Tiny Example}
\author{Andrew Mertz and William Slough}
\date{June 15, 2005}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{First Slide}
Contents of the first slide
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Second Slide}
Contents of the second slide
\end{frame}
\end{document}
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John C Frain

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John C Frain
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