{backgrounds} concerns different ways and circumstances where colour or images constitute a backdrop to typography

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How to set size of pdf page in pixels and put a background image

I need to create certificates in pdf. I have an image, where the text must be put to the appropriate place. I managed to set the correct pdf page size and all margins, except the top: ...
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Highlighting code like one would in a SE post

When posting on SE, users can "highlight" code by using the ` symbol. Is there any way to get that in LaTeX? My intention is to highlight segments of code or particular functions. To be clear, I'm ...
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Background color for existing floats (e.g. w/o defining a new environment)?

I'm trying to make all my figures (including caption) backgrounded with a decent color. I already found these questions with some nice answers: How to set a background color of figure environment? ...
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Trouble setting background color using Standalone's convert command

I'm creating PNGs directly from LaTeX using the xelatex, the standalone document class and the convert option of standalone. I have ImageMagick installed, and it all works fine. The only issue is ...
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How can I add a background to every page except the first?

I want to make a company letterhead in LaTeX (example output here), and I did it using fancyhdr and absolute positioning, which, while horrible, worked fine so far. I must have updated XeLaTeX, ...
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Fitting as a background to nodes in multiple pictures

I'm using TikZ pictures to represent terms in an equation, and I want to visually group some of these terms by drawing a rectangle behind them. But each term is its own separate picture, which means I ...
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Modify single page size and insert image

I'm trying to generate a PDF where every page has a background image and some text placed at specific positions. Some of the pages are normal A4 portrait and others are landscape. My problem is that ...
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“Grid” of background images in Beamer frame

I am trying to get a 2x2 grid of background images in a Beamer frame. I'd like the images to touch on all side (i.e., no whitespace around images). I am able to get a tabular environment inside ...
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Background color in pgfplots that extends beyond the axis of the plot

I am interested in adding a background-color to my pgfplots plot that extends beyond the axis of the plot. See the image bellow for clarification; I am interested in adding a background color such as ...
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Custom command for switching background image

I use the wallpaper package to put a PDF document in the background of my document. I want the user to be able to select in the preamble which PDF should be use as background image like this: ...
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Background Package with Options [closed]

I get the error message Error: Unknown option pages=some for package background, when I tried to compile the following code from the manual of the Background package. \documentclass{article} ...
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Controlling the exact positioning and size of individual glyphs

I'm typesetting a book using the memoir document class. The overall layout comes with a background image. This image incorporates space for the page numbers in the footer which looks like a slot ...
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Put a frame around all pages, except one, in a book

I am writing a book and would like to put a red, 5pt thick frame around all pages, except around one page in the middle of the book, which contains a figure that is bigger than the frame. The frame ...
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How do I change the background color of a footer in beamer

I know just enough about beamer to be a danger to myself. I am trying to change the color of a footer in Boadilla and am struggling. First, I have declared \usecolortheme[named=black]{structure} ...
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How might I get rid of these vertical blue boxes on the side of pages that are either blank, or first in the chapter?

I've been looking for a method of having different designs on odd/even pages, and from what I found on Google, background seems to be the package to do it; but in using it, it indiscriminately puts my ...
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How can I set background colour for a whole column in beamer?

I'm making a poster (a2 size) where I use an image for background. However, I need to add a logo, which has a white background, to the top left corner.. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[size=a2, ...
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page background color for Part

I want to set the background color specifically for the page created for each "Part" section in my document (e.g. Part I xxx, Part II xxxx). I am using the book document class. Solutions for setting ...
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Make picture background transparent in beamer

I make a PNG picture by using PowerPoint, and include that picture in my slide. However, the picture's background is neither white or transparent. What should I do? You can see the slide below: The ...
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TikZ - Changing the “z-index” of backgrounds

In the following code, I would like to place the backgrounds under the numbers and not the contrary as it is the case actually. Screenshot Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Color box with rounded corners around a fragment of a formula

Is there any way in TeX to highlight some part of a formula with a box having colored background and rounded corners? At present, I need to export such formulas into an image, add those highlight ...
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How to insert powerpoint slide into LaTeX file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PDF letterhead as document background I have an image stored in powerpoint . I want to use it as my background in my pdf produced from LaTeX. What can I do so that I can ...
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Is it possible to use tikz to draw a background on the printed page?

Imagine I want to draw a filled shape behind something already typeset in the page. The usual approach is to define a \tikzmark command which simply remembers a coordinate using remember picture and ...
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Background image [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a background image on title page with LaTeX? I am using LaTeX to create a report and I was wondering if there is any way of changing the background from ...
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Turning off all colors and background images in beamer

Is there a command to turn off all colors in beamer ? I have a tex file (beamer) where I have used a lot of colors. Just in case, the colors don't show well on the projector, I wanted to turn off all ...
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Background color gradient for entire document

Is anyone aware if it's possible to change an entire document's background to a fading color? In other words, can you take silver and slowly fade it to white from left to right and have this same ...
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Showing an image with the topic in table of contents in beamer [closed]

In beamer, there is a facility to show the table of contents slide each time I switch to a new section, where the new section will be lighted and others dimmed. Can I find a way of showing an image ...
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Partially coloring cell background to fake histogram

Excel has a cool feature called "data bar" conditional formatting that allows the user to partially fill a cell background to create histograms based on cell contents. Here is a screen clip example ...
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Background image in beamer slides

In my presentation using Beamer, I want to use some image say village/river as a back ground in some slides. However I will write something in these slides also. How can I do this?
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Table with partially colored cells

I convinced my girlfriend to write her thesis with Latex, so now whenever she gets stuck I'm the go to guy. Sadly she has requested something of me which I don't know either. She needs a table in ...
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TikZ background not working

I am drawing a block diagram with TikZ. While everything is working like a charm, I cannot draw in the background. My code is \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Altering page setups within postponed blocks

I'm using \startpostponing–\stoppostponing to add two pages that interrupt the flow of normal text. When I was splitting the text manually, the interrupting pages used \setupfooter and ...
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Color gradient as background in margins

Currently I am using an external PDF image to get a color gradient provide in the margins. See the output below. I achieve this by using command \ULCornerWallPaper{1}{./pictures/wallpaper_1.pdf} ...
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Transparent image background in beamer

I want to add a background image in my beamer presentation. The thing is that when I use \usebackgroundtemplate{ \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth, height=\paperheight]{cern-logo.jpg} } in my ...
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scrbook and draftwatermark

draftwatermark works with scrbook only in draft mode, however in this mode figures are not inserted. If I use the final mode, figures are inserted but the watermark does not show up. ...
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xelatex multilingual book with framed pages [closed]

I am compiling a multilingual book (Arabic+English), ~1400 pages, using the memoir class, and have been trying to frame each page with a simple black border using the following: ...
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lstaddons: Dynamic linewidth calculation

I use the package called "lstaddons" (creator, initial question) to get colored line backgrounds on listings. I want to color the whole line to the frame. What I miss there is a dynamic calculation ...
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How to stop wallpaper package hiding fancyhdr page numbers

When I use the wallpaper package to put a background behind a slide or document, and then use fancyhdr to try and paginate the document the page numbers dont show up. Am I doing something wrong, or is ...
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Matrix change row or column background

I have a matrix shown below. I would like to have the whole row green rather than only the cells ... how can I do that? \begin{equation}\label{eq:appendrow} \newcommand\x{\times} ...
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tabular multirow un-indent the first line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tex tabular multirow un-indent the first line My question is here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12226017/tex-tabular-multirow-un-indent-the-first-line . Can you ...
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Enumerated text and formula with background color

I want to have an enumeration with text and formulas with a background color, but \colorbox does not work, here's my code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{shadethm} ...
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Table of contents in Beamer

I have seen a nice looking table of contents in a Beamer presentation. There were some formulas, pictures, graphs situated across the frame in a shadow background. Any idea how to do this?
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How can I add a background to a logo? [closed]

Is there a way of making the white areas in a picture transparent, so that when placed on a background, the background colour appears on the picture where there was previously white? In fact I’m ...
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Set table background hatched and shaded using tikz

I am looking for a convenient way to set the background of tabular cells. I'd like to do two things: (1) Set the background shaded in a color (2) Set the background hatched I learned that the TikZ ...
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z-order (foreground/background) in pdflatex [closed]

I am using the wallpaper package to put a pre-made PDF on the title page of my LaTeX document. On the same page, I use the textpos package to insert some text and an image (with \includegraphics ...
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Why is the psframe not including the right end?

I am working on a poster, the code is given below, but how do I make the blue box even on both sides? Why is it not including the right end? It's the first time I'm doing a poster and psframe, so ...
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width of beamercolorbox in background

How can I make a beamercolorbox in the background template take the whole width of the slide? The following doesn't work correctly (but it works for some other templates such as headline): ...
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How to make each PDF page of a beamer output have an opaque background when it is converted to a PNG image?

I want to get an opaque background for each PDF page of beamer output that is converted to a PNG image. I attempted to change \setbeamercovered{transparent=50} but it made the whole PDF pages have the ...
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Background images for code listings

I've been searching around but I can't find any info for adding an image background for my code listing using the listings package. Is there a way to do this?
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change pdf standard background color

How is it possible to change the acrobat's background color when someone opens my pdf? My pdf is produced by XeTeX (using hyperref package). Take a look of the following picture of two different ...
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Beamer: define a backgroung color for the “part page” frames

I'm trying to make a .sty template, but I cannot figure out how to define a dedicated background canvas for the "part page" frames. Here (How to add background only to title frame and an other only ...