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

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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 ...
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Background color for fancyvrb

For reasons unclear to me, fancyvrb doesn't have a background option. However, the minted package, which it is based on, has one, which suggests it should not be too difficult to add. The relevant ...
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Smaller font sizes in boitecoloriee environment gives bad result

The boites package defines environments that allow page breaks inside framed boxes whose edges may be variously fancy. The bundle includes a few examples (shaded box, box with a wavy line on its side, ...
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Adding background color to title slide in beamer

How can I add a solid background color only to the title slide in beamer? This is what I am doing after \begin{document} \setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=blue} \begin{frame} Hello \end{frame} ...
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Transparent background for mdframed environment?

Is it possible to specify a transparent background colour for the mdframed environment, so that anything which might be underneath will be visible?
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Making a checkered background for a page

I am writing a math work, and I'd like to create a background which looks like a math notebook. Any idea how to do it ? I found this solution, but I don't know how to put it in a mini-page ... %%% ...
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Multiple AddToShipoutPicture

\myTileWallPaper is defined in the classfile like this \makeatletter \newcommand{\myTileWallPaper}[4]{% \begingroup \setlength{\tileYoffset}{\wpYoffset} \setlength{\tilewidth}{#1}% ...
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Fixed marginpars with gray background in KOMA-Script

I am an newbie looking to achieve a sort of two column effect with my LaTeX report - I am using LaTeX KOMA-script as a base. I want my margin to appear in a different background color, (say) gray, ...
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Background color for the caption of a listing

I'm considering this piece of code \lstinputlisting[ language=C, breaklines=true, basicstyle=\scriptsize\ttfamily, numbers=none, ...
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Screen friendly/easy on the eyes background

Do you have suggestions on how to make a PDF file easier to read on a computer screen? By this I mean anything which isn't changing the format and layout, as this has been discussed in other questions ...
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Column background image

I have a two column frame (via wiki2beamer): \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{Background Test} \begin{columns} \column{0.3\textwidth} \begin{itemize} ...
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Different backgrounds for title and “normal” frames in beamer

I want to draw different backgrounds for the title frame and normal frames in beamer, using tikz. Doing this for the normal frames was straight forward, but that background now also shows up on the ...
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How to avoid background / frame break in code listings with math / mathescape?

I have lots of C++ sources with LaTeX formulas in the comments. Ideal for using the listings packages to pretty print the source. However, most of the formulas break either, the background or the ...
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Spy with scale and pgfonlayer in tikz

When I use spy and scale in a tikzpicture, the magnifying glass seems to be magnifying a region not where I specified. The small pointer is in the correct location, though. If I set scale=1.0, the ...
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Making an image with a transparent background

I do not know what is the official term for such images, but if I make an image in TikZ or pstricks then I want it to have no background; for example I might post it on a webpage with a different ...
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Background image for frame title

Using beamer, how can I insert a background image under the title of each frame? I could insert an image but the result was that the title disappeared because the image is over it. Any ideas?
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Background overflows when using rounded corners for listings (package: `listings`)

I'm using listings to list code in my document, and I want the code to be displayed in a frame with rounded corners and a grey background color. But the background overflows the frame, as if the frame ...
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Overlay LaTeX/TeX coding easily on PDF with 300 pages

I've been looking for a way to overlay TeX/LaTeX i.e maths language etc (everything LaTeX is designed for) onto a background document containing 310 pages combined together in a PDF file. So far I ...
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How to put one cartoon in the background of one book

I would like to add one cartoon in the right margin of odd pages in one book. More precisely, ... ... the page #1 must contain the picture #1, ... the page #3 must contain the picture #2, ... the ...
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Using opacity in tikz and the background package

I'm trying to take a given figure, make it a little whiter and put the result in the middle of the page under the text, using the package background. \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...