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

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How Can I create a PDF background which is not printed (by default)?

I'm looking for a solution include a PDF background layer, which is not printed by default. I've seen that adobe seems to support a watermark layer, as discussed on graphicdesign.SE. I cannot test ...
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Change footer and header background color for style simple in powerdot

I am using the style simple for creating slides with powerdot: \documentclass[style=simple]{powerdot} \begin{document} \begin{slide}{First slide} Hello world! \end{slide} \end{document} While ...
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Wrong section numbers when using background package

I am using background package to add current section number to the background of each page. But it seems the section number is wrong. The MWE is as follows: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Verbatim environment with gray background color and italics

I want a verbatim environment with gray background color and italics(bold fonts may be used also). The \lstlisting can set background but can't set italics. The \mdframed combined with \alltt can ...
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Adding background color to table cells in LyX

I'm doing some tables using LyX and I tried to set a color background in the cells , but I got this error: Undefined control sequence \rowcolor {cyan} & The control sequence at the end ...
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Variable \hspace value in relation to outside margin (Two-sided Memoir)

So I have received a great deal of help on this. I myself did not create the code, but I have an additional need. As you can see from my MWE, I have a long two-sided memoir document that has a ...
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Animated graphic in front of frame title?

I am using the beamertemplate and I have one frame: \frame{ \frametitle{Title text} \begin{textblock*}{50mm}[1,1](15.9cm,9cm) \includegraphics[width=1.9cm]{thumbnail.png} \end{textblock*} ...
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Tikzpicture as background to pdfpages

I want to implement the answer here: Can I add tikzpictures to pages included with pdfpages. But I want the tikzpicture under the included pdf pages, not over it. Is there a straightforward way to set ...
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Colored fancy boxes

I am trying to produce some fancy boxes. I have found the fancybox package that does the boxes I want. What I can't find now is: How do I change their background color? I would also like to make the ...
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Is it possible to externalize and/or reuse tikz pictures when used as backgrounds for the page?

My experiments with externalisation have run into trouble. One issue is that it seems that I cannot externalise a tikz picture used as a page background: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Put a grey background behind code extracts in a Latex document (like this site does)

I'm using the listings user package to insert extracts of code into my document, however it isn't distinct enough from the normal text as I'd like. Is there a way to put a grey background behind the ...
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Change the background color of line numbers in a lstlisting?

Consider the following code which deals with a lstlisting. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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How can I force a TikZ background pattern to be underneath nodes? (using layers)

I am drawing Simon Dik's Functional Grammar Model Overview using TikZ, but I have run into a stumbling block. It is a design flaw on my part, and I would rather not redesign everything. The box called ...
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“! Misplaced \omit” error in multicolumn and BlackCell

I ran into a problem with “! Misplaced \omit” error. I have searched quite hard to find the relevant problem but only find mine is similar with bigbadpiano's question in which A.Ellett generated a ...
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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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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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Avoid background to be shown in ToC and chapter page

I'm using the background package. Is there any option to remove the background from the ToC and from the first page of each chapter? Besides, is it possible to override the background on some pages ...
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Multi-Line/Wave Generator Package for LaTeX?

I'm looking at my professors slides now: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~virtanen/40a.1.14s/schedule/lec1.pdf The first slides always have these intricate wave lines. If you Google search for "wave ...
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How can I fade out the margins of a Beamer frame?

I'm making a poster with beamer. The department's printer has a specific printable area that I must stay within, but I'd like to have a gradual fade-out of my background pattern. How can I fade out ...
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How to fill whole page with psframe in a0poster?

Why doesn't this psframe include the right border of the poster? It colours just a square (see the output pdf picture). I'm compilating it with XeLaTeX. ...
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Using \ChapFrame: Removal of dot after tag

When using \ChapFrame and, e.g., a tag such as \TheChapter is being used, I end up with a dot after my tag (referring to the \ChapFrame command as given in the answer to Chapter Title in rotated ...
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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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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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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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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 ...