## LaTeX forum ⇒ Presentations and Posters ⇒ Getting started Topic is solved

Beamer, Powerdot and KOMA-Script presentations, Conference posters (a0poster, baposter, tikzposter)
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### Getting started

Hullo. I usually use Word for posters (it was the template for my previous uni). I'm using Beamer for the first time and downloaded this template. But it doesn't compile.
I'm using TexMaker with 'Quick Build', and I get the error '! Undefined control sequence.' for
\beamer@frameslide ...duration=}\thispdfpagelabel {\insertframenumber } \xde... l.315 \end{frame} % End of the enclosing frame

If I compile Dvi->PS, it works. BUT the output is all over the place.

Is there something else that it is assumed that I have?

Thanks,

Tamsin

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Vel
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Hi Tamsin,

Welcome to LaTeX I'd recommend you update your packages (specifically the beamer package) and LaTeX distribution as that often fixes odd problems like this. You may have downloaded a light distribution which doesn't include every package you need or contains older versions. Good luck!

Cheers,
Vel
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Stefan Kottwitz
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That's actually a bug in beamer. You can quickly fix it by providing this missing command in your own preamble:

\providecommand\thispdfpagelabel[1]{}

\thispdfpagelabel is defined by hyperref but not under the settings which beamer used in your case. It is fixed in the newest version of beamer, so the best is to update beamer as Vel already suggested.

Stefan