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

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Prelim2e marking but centred without tikz

I use preliminary markup on draft versions of documents which specifies the svn repository number, timestamp, url etc. I prefer this to be typeset centred at the bottom of the page below the footer. ...
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Randomly assign color to background in the PDF whenever page is turned

Is it possible to change the background color of a Beamer presentation in the PDF in such way, that whenever I switch a page, the color is switched as well? Note that I do not seek a solution to ...
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Randomly assign background colour for each frame

How can a randomly picketed background colour be chosen for each beamer frame? Note: This question is asked to round out the question Randomly assign color to background in the PDF whenever page is ...
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How to set a background image on a custom background color in beamer?

I haven't found this question anywhere and therefore no answer to it. I have a beamer presentation where I use \usebackgroundtemplate in order to put a background image. Now on some slides I would ...
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Triangular background shading in tikz

With my code, I am now trying to add a background shading in the triangle created by C_4, D and C_5. I tried with pgfonlayer, but it only creates rectangular shading. Here is my current code: ...
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Add content behind beamer background (or theme)

I have a custom beamer template that frames the content of each slide, like the standard themes but with wiggly header/footer lines. I add the background image of the template with ...
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code-like strings with background color, and using tabular environment

I am going to create the following code-like strings with latex, with same background (gray), font, etc. How can I do this? I used listings package but inside \begin{lstlisting}...\end{lstlisting} ...
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How to make background in tabular cell (vertical lines)?

is there any way to make the following two horizontal lines on the background of a cell? Cell should contain either a blue or green horizontal line in the middle. Or the third option is both. Here ...
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Scary Font Echo Effect

I'm trying to reproduce a strange font effect that is normally seen in horror movie trailers. In the trailers, a word will usually be flashed on screen, with 'echos' or 'shadows' of the word around ...
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background [v2.1] package extraneous output using backgroundsetup

While using the new background package (v2.1, 4 Mar 2014) with minimal LaTeX commands in \backgroundsetup, I receive a centered text as -1000pt in a classic "Draft" watermark style. I have tried ...
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Problem with wallpaper package

I want to show one every page a file as background except the page one, there should be another background. I'm trying to do this with the code below. The problem is, that on the first page the ...
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Is there any way to add a background color to the header part of a file that use moderncv?

I was wondering if there are any way to set the background color of the header part (the one that contains personal info) of a file that uses moderncv in order to visually differentiate the header and ...
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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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Beamer: background color for section page?

I have defined a beamer template for a section page: \setbeamertemplate{section page} { \begin{centering} \usebeamercolor[fg]{section title} \usebeamerfont{section title} \insertsection ...
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Two backgrounds in a graph

How can I set two different backgrounds in a graph using pgfplots? In my case, I need a colored background for x<5 and a different background for x>5.
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background framed box with newenvironment “encadre”

I want to use a floating framed box that could be nicely placed in the text. \fbox needs to be placed by hand. I wrote this code which was exactly what I want to get...but with a floating object. ...
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How to include Big Draft text as background only for imported document part

I want to include a big "Draft" text on the background in some files imported by the import package in this way: \subimport{}{test.text} How can you include such a big "Draft" text to the ...
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Listing background broken by \colorbox and \framebox

I am using listing environment (listings package) with the background parameter. I want to highlight some lines of code and I am using the \colorbox, \makebox and \framebox to achieve this. However, a ...
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change background if frame has no title

I would like to change my background canvas according to whether my frame has a title. This is the form I'm using (etoolbox): \setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{ ...
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Removing heading in Dresden beamer theme and adding a background

Following several example, I success in removing headline and footline for my first frame. However, I tried to use a background image and unfortunately with the Dresden theme (and others maybe) a ...
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Restricting the background color to an ovalbox

The snippet \documentclass[png,convert={density=600}]{standalone} \usepackage{times,fancybox,varwidth,color} \pagecolor{cyan} \cornersize{1} \begin{document} \ovalbox{\large Hello} \end{document} ...
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Beamer: Transparent AND centered background image on intro slide

I know this is similar to other questions. Other answers address either: Adding a transparent image Centering an image but I cannot find an answer with both. With previous answers I can ...
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Transparent and centered image into a frame formed for two bars (head and side)

I tried to center a transparent image into a beamer slide and it worked perfectly (code is shown below), but now I have a beamer presentation with two bars: one on the head (2.5cm) and one on the left ...
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MetaPost: Randomly generated number, distinct from previously generated number

Overview Looking to create random page background colours where the same background colour never appears more than once in succession (i.e., red, green, blue, green, blue, red, etc. -- never red, ...
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ConTeXt+MetaPost: Non-conflicting random background and foreground colours

Overview Looking to create a page that has a random (and non-consecutively repeating) background colour with titles that are also random. Problem The code has two problems. First, generating a ...
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grayed box for enumerate

I am using a lyx article template . I want to put my all enumerate items in grayed box . How can I define the enumerate environment in preamble so that all my enumerated lists appear in a grey boxes. ...
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Beamer: How to remove global background image from a certain frame?

I have set a global background image \usebackgroundtemplate { \centering\includegraphics[width=\paperwidth,height=\paperheight{bgs/global.png} } The problem is, I need to replace this with a ...
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Change background color for only a section of the page?

I understand one can easily change the background color for text portion easily, but I would like to do the same for an entire portion of the page. How does one change background color for only a ...
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How can I draw a TikZ element multiple times against a shaded background?

If I have two tikzpictures drawn: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin = 1in]{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing,calc,shapes,shapes.geometric,patterns} ...
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(A Problem)Background without transparency in hardcopy printed out page, Why?

the pictures do not layout with transparency as watermark(appear behind text page) on printed page with using a printer unit.(My mean is the actual hardcopy printed out page) Why??? How can I do this ...
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Two pictures in one background

I have a document that has only one page(in pdf). How can I to have a background as watermark with two(or multiple) pictures on this page(as a watermark)?
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LaTeX class for creating markdown style output

I am a long time user of LaTeX. I have found, however, that using Markdown gives me a document which is "easier on the eyes". LaTeX often looks like textbooks. Does anyone know LaTeX classes (or ...
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Problem with the background image?

I am trying to insert a background image in my LaTeX file, but as I write the commands and compile, the background images are in the correct positions but the rest of the images get shifted to the end ...
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How to put on every page ornament symbol

I would like to use somehow command \eachpageornament to place ornament border on every page of my document. I can do that using that new command on each page, but suppose our document have 200 pages, ...
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How to set a background color for a listing?

Someone who knows how to fill with color only the box? \begin{shaded} \begin{lstlisting} if (a < b) { printf("A is smaller than B!\n"); } a = b; \end{lstlisting} \end{shaded}
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How to seamlessy color the background of a series of \items

I need to change the background of a number of (full) \items in a numbered list. I saw the answers to How to highlight an entire paragraph? and (naively) tried to do the following: ...
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White-colored text and black background using the article class

I'm using the article class to generate an exam paper. In this exam paper, I want the subject header to be bold and centered aligned as shown in the picture below: I tried a couple of options as ...
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PSTricks -> How can I compile a graph/figure to obtain an PNG/JPG with background transparent?

How to obtain this graph in a PNG/GIF/JPG graph with transparent background? \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,x11names]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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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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Image at bottom right Corner of the type area

With the following code I put an image in the bottom left corner of a page (see How to place an image in bottom left hand corner on every page? too). \newcommand{\BackgroundPic} {% \put(0,0){% ...
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How to add a gradient fade-out effect to an image?

I am working on a presentation in beamer and would like to put a logo in the background of the title page with a gradient fade-out effect, similar to the image below. The logo is in PDF format and is ...
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Put a beamer background image in the right bottom corner

In beamer, I like to place a background image in all my slides. So I could use this: \usebackgroundtemplate{ \tikz[overlay,remember picture] \node[opacity=0.3, at=(current page.center)] { ...
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highlighting vowels using a background color [duplicate]

Is it possible to give the letters a,e,i,o,u,y a different background color in a piece of text by using a loop or package? For instance, give the a's a red background, the e's a blue background, etc. ...
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Color background for chapter titles which stretches horizontally to the margins

I'm working on my chapter titles. I like them to have a background which stretches to the edge of the page. The drawbacks of the minimal document below are: The TOC also has the background, too. ...
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How to put image as background in slide

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage{arabtex} %\usepackage{lucidabr} ...
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Custom background on beamer slide - outline of pgf path rectangle

I'm trying to make custom background for my slides in beamer presentation, gradient one to be exact. It is going pretty good, mainly because of other people questions here, but I have one problem that ...
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Text in tabular dissappears if I set gray tabular background [duplicate]

Here is the MWE of a problem. Text dissapears in the cells which are in any way connected to \multirow command. Some cells must stay orange while table background must stay grey. Is there any way to ...
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Getting verbatim with soft grey background, as in tex.stackexchange

Given a verbatim as on below, \begin{verbatim} This is an awesome verbatim \end{verbatim} which is displayed with no background on the compiled pdf page : This is an awesome verbatim I would ...
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How can I make text automatically visible or high contrast in a Beamer presentation with photo backgrounds?

Is there an environment or package I can use to make text always visible on a beamer presentation (with photo backgrounds)? How can one ensure a 'high contrast text colour depending on the ...
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Remove white margin from a page tiles with an image?

I am trying to tile a page with an image. I have successfully added the image using the command \TileWallPaper from the background package, but I am having a problem with a white margin on the left of ...