[Tex/LaTex] “missing item” in article mode using automatic uncover [beamer]


I tried to use the automatic uncover option (beamer user guide, section 23.1) as follows:

% file test.tex


This is a test.
\item First
\item Second

% file test.beamer.tex to produce the actual presentation; works as expected.


% file test.article.tex


which gives the following error:

! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.

l.6      \item F

The actual presentation has a lot of lists of items, making the automatic uncovering most desirable. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Best Answer

This was a bug which existed in beamer up to version 3.10. It is fixed in the current release (3.12), which for TeX Live can be installed using

tlmgr update beamer

at the command line. You may need sudo/Administrator privileges depending on how TeX Live was installed.