Hi Petr, > Nevertheless, if anybody has any suggestion I would be very greatfull. thanks for your detailed report. I have no time very soon to dive into this in detail, but I think it has to do with activations of characters. Please check the babel manual if the `-' character is activated in your language (so that it executes a special command). If so, please deactivate it in powerdot using the proper babel commands. The activation is btw just shorthand notation, so the effect can still be created with the original command. For instance, " in dutch babel is shorthand for \". -Hendri.