# Issues

Issue #192 resolved

# beamer 3.18 with dvipdfmx breaks the shadow of block environments

Anonymous created an issue

Following code should show the problem:

\documentclass[dvipdfmx]{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{block}{a}
a

a
\end{block}
\begin{block}{b}
b

b

b
\end{block}
\begin{block}{c}
c
\end{block}
\begin{block}{d}
d
\end{block}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


• changed status to open

Okay, this is linked to the fix to #161, where the change uses pgf-based code to include a real transparency. I suspect the issue is that the back-end there cannot do real transparencies with the dvipdfmx back-end. I'll have to think about this: I guess I'll end up having to go for a driver-based conditional.

Well, I have encountered the same problem. I have to use latex + dvips (for I have to use PSTricks). I hope it will be fixed as soon as possible, for i have to give a lecture next weekend...

Thanks.

1. Back out use of real transparency of shadows

This reopens issue #161 and closes issue #192

The problem here is that while the code works for pdflatex, if fails with the latex + dvips + ps2pdf and latex + dvipdfmx routes. I suspect an issue here is actually with the pgf back-end, but for the moment we want something which at least works!

thanks