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I am using LyX (module: report).

I would like to change the colour of my title from black (wich is default) to another colour but I don't know how.

From what I saw from LyX's menu, colours are limited but I want more options. Here's LyX's menu for text colours:

Probably I must enter some code before my text in order to change colour?

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I found the solution: On preamble :

and then i change colour with the command :
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You should use newer xcolor not the older color package. – Martin Scharrer Oct 19 '11 at 17:13
whats the difference? – ALdaperan Oct 19 '11 at 17:27
From the manual: "xcolor provides easy driver-independent access to several kinds of colors, tints, shades, tones, and mixes of arbitrary colors by means of color expres- sions like \color{red!50!green!20!blue}. It allows to select a document- wide target color model and offers tools for automatic color schemes, conver- sion between twelve color models, alternating table row colors, color blending and masking, color separation, and color wheel calculations." For more see there. – Martin Scharrer Oct 19 '11 at 18:25
Where can i find xcolor manual ? Is it possible to put with xcolor shadows on my text ? – ALdaperan Oct 20 '11 at 9:39
You find all package manuals on CTAN. For xcolor it is ctan.org/pkg/xcolor. If you are using TeX Live simply use texdoc xcolor on the command line. – Martin Scharrer Oct 20 '11 at 14:55

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