# Can I alias a color?

I would like to define some colors and then define some aliases to them. For instance, if I define the following color:

\definecolor{MyColorA}{rgb}{0.1,0.2,0.3}

and then want to define an alias "NoteColor" to be the same as "MyColorA", what is the command? I tried:

\definecolor{NoteColor}{named}{MyColorA}

but this did not work. Any suggestions or links welcome. Thanks.

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Are you sure the second command didn't work? It should have. It's an alternate syntax to the \colorlet solutions given in the answers: \definecolor{Alias}{named}{ExistingColour} = \colorlet{Alias}{ExistingColour}. –  Alan Munn Oct 25 '11 at 14:08
I tried \definecolor{Alias}{named}{ExistingColour} but it still did not work. However, the xcolor solution below works. –  kmccoy Oct 25 '11 at 15:28
@kmmcoy Both commands are from xcolor so they should both with. –  Alan Munn Oct 25 '11 at 16:00
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## 2 Answers

If you load xcolor, which accepts the same commands of color and many more, you can say

\colorlet{Notecolor}{MyColorA}
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Perfect! I changed to use the xcolor package and used \colorlet{Alias}{ExistingColour} which works nicely. Thanks. –  kmccoy Oct 25 '11 at 15:29
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With xcolor you can use \colorlet.

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