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

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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 ...
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Does latex have the z-index property

May be this is a very strange question. But I found this property is very useful to control the overlap element. So I wonder if latex own this property as HTML div. Do you have any better idea to ...
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Abstract with light background color

Is there a way to add a background color to the abstract? I tried various combinations of \colorbox and the \begin{abstract} ... \end{abstract} environment, but nothing worked. I use the current ...
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How to draw star in TikZ background

I draw shapes on background via pgfonlayer \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{backgrounds} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{pgfonlayer}{background} ...
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footnotes background color

In the usual Latex document classes, is there a simple way to have a background colour behind the footnotes only? It would probably help the reader in the organization of a page between main text and ...
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Using beamerdefs.sty insert background wallpaper on title

I have one .tex file which uses a beamerdefs.sty file. I now want to have a background picture (only) on the title page, but the problem is, the begin document section starts later and if I try to ...
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Verbatim environment with background color (PDFLaTeX and tex4ht)

I need to make a verbatim environment with gray background color, such as: That needs to work with PDFTeX and tex4ht on an older TeX installation (from 2009 I believe). My approach so far is ...
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Fitting background in Tikz

I need that the grey background also includes the labels T1 and T2 \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,decorations.pathmorphing,backgrounds,positioning,fit,petri} ...
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How to set two backgrounds?

background package defines a background with absolute position in preamble, but how to set two independent backgrounds at different positions? Consider we have two backgrounds as \SetBgColor{red} ...
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Inconsistent appearance of white \hline on black background

Are there known issues with the appearance of white text on black background? When I use several \hline in a table I get different appearances for the lines. It could appear as normal or weak or ...
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Can I Specify Title Page Customization in a Template Instead of My Document?

I'm trying to create a LaTeX beamer theme to match the official PowerPoint template of Rutgers University. I've been able to create the title page, and this MWE \documentclass{beamer} ...
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How to change white background of an included PDF to transparent

I have an external 100 pages PDF document (not created by pdflatex) that I \includegraphics page-wise into a beamer presentation. The external PDF document employs white as page color, but I need the ...
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Applying backgrounds to TikZ scope

I have problems creating a background for a scope envionment Here is part of the code I used for a beamer slide: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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position background image with \SetBgAnchor

I want to print an A4 page on B4 stock, with crop marks and bleeding square grid. I use memoir for crop marks, and background with TikZ for the grid. I would like the (0,0) in TikZ be placed at the ...
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Using the 'wallpaper' package to put a background on all but one page

I'm placing a background in my report document, using the LaTeX wallpaper package. However, I am not able to easily place a document on all pages except for one (the title page). I am using ...
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How to add background only to title frame and an other only to the last frame?

I just want to add a background only in the beamer title page. I can add it in the .tex as follows: \setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{ ...
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tiling a pattern for beamer background

Is there a solution to have a given pattern (lets say as a .pngfile) tiled on the background (background or background canvas) for beamer-presentations? I only find links to the wallpaper package, ...
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\AddEverypageHook just checks the first page

I am totally new to LaTeX and right now I'm trying to find out how everything works. For the following code I get a background picture only on the first page although I want to have it on all odd ...
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White horizontal lines in lstlisting

I'm having the following problem: I'm using the listings package to render what is supposed to look like a teminal screenshot. But the background colour is striped. In my other code snippets the ...
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Transparent background on page 1

I try to include a 'Watermark' in some documents. To achieve that I use eso-pic and tikz. The problem is, that I don't get transparancy in one-paged documents. As soon as the document has more than ...
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Exact centering of full-page background image

Here's the situation: I have to use memoir (v3.6j), with geometry (v5.6) and LuaTeX, version beta-0.70.1-2011061410 (rev 4277) in an A5 project which, in the final output have to be 3mm larger from ...
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Giving headlines a background color spanning across the entire typearea

I posted this at stackoverflow and got redirected here. This does indeed look like a better place to ask. I would like to decorate my headlines (section, subsection, etc.) by adding a background ...