{backgrounds} concerns different ways and circumstances where color or images constitute a backdrop to other elements on a page

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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} \begin{...
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How to create a background image on title page with LaTeX?

I want to put a background image on a title page of a document. Is it possible and does it work? EDIT: The answer by Presidenten using the eso-pic package and my answer found after some research ...
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PDF letterhead as document background

My institution's letterhead is available as a PDF file. The PDF is not just of the logo (to be placed in a corner), but of the entire page. Is it possible to make this PDF the background of the ...
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How to insert a background image in a beamer frame?

Apologies in advance if my question is very basic. I am still learning my beamer skills, so please bear with me. I want to insert a background image in a beamer frame and use this "frame" as a beamer ...
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How to create alternating rows in a table?

Sometimes you can see in books tables, that have alternating background color for rows in a table to support readability. How I can achieve this with LaTeX? And yes, I could put macros \odd and \even ...
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How to change the background color only for the current page?

How can I change the background color only for the current page? I found that I can change the color with \pagecolor{color} but that unfortunately changes the color for all pages after this command. ...
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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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Setting background colour for part of a page

I am designing a business card using the memoir class and hints given here and am trying out various background effects. Specifically, I would like to change the background for the last third of the ...
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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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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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Spread Image Pages in Chapter Opener [duplicate]

Chapter Opener Image is full page image. I have need to mask half page image and frond-end would like to put some text. I'm expecting the output (see screenshot). How do achieve this in LaTeX/XeLaTeX. ...
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Partially coloring cell background with histograms

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 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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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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Installing background and foreground page layers with TikZ

Several times I discovered the need to draw TikZ material behind and on top of the page text (How to draw text-anchored tikz line below text instead of above?, Test if a paragraph has a page break in ...
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Change the background color of a frame in Beamer

How can I change the background color of one frame in my Beamer document? I tried doing \begin{frame} \setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=violet} % frame contents here \end{frame} but it ...
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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} \newcommand\y{\...
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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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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. I'...
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How to clear the background of just the current page?

eso-pic provides \AddToShipoutPictureBG to add content to the background at every page and \AddToShipoutPictureBG* to add it only to the current page. \ClearShipoutPicture clears all the content. But ...
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Text on background-image footer and header

I'm trying to create a template for my article, which has an image on the header, and on on the footer. I also want to put text on these images. The result would look like this : (Blue and green ...
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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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Techniques for embedding images with transparent backgrounds in LaTeX

I am trying to embed an image with a transparent background in my LaTeX poster. However a quick google search has taught me that it is not possible to do so. However I intend to know any clever ...
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Background clip to text Tikz

I'm using Tikz to design the cover of a book and I need to do something like this : I've tried to use some tricks given here but it did nothing. I'm actually using the following code: \makeatletter ...
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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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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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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}{ \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth,height=\paperheight]{...
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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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Changing background color of text in Latex

How can I make change a text background in LaTeX? For example using Latex code \textsc{Extra Curricular Achievements}\\ I get However, I want the background of this heading to be changed so that ...
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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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Beamer background image centered

I'm trying to use an image as a background for Beamer presentation according to this post. However, I do not want the image spanning the entire background. Thus, I'm doing something like: \...
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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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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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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} \begin{...
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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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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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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} \usepackage{...
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Background color for inline math with linebreaks?

What's the simplest way to achieve coloured background for the inline equation in the following example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Completely unimportant text $ABC_{1234} = ABC_{1234} ...
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Watermark using background package in beamer

Is it possible? Doesn't work for me with the following code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{background} \backgroundsetup{ placement=center, scale=1, contents={...
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Background image from tikzpicture does not fit the whole page

For a poster, I would like to have an image fill the whole page. This image is supposed to be drawn within a tikz environment as my other content. However, graphicx seems to fail at rescaling when the ...
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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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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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Highlight \verb in inline text

I'm new in LaTeX and I'm searching for solution to highlight verbatim text inside paragraph (for example, it is like on this page, where code is highlighted). Can anyone help me with this? Let say, ...
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Background color in Verbatim

I've to use the yellow background for data values in the following code. \usepackage \begin{Verbatim}[commandchars=\\\{\}] \color{blue}DATA \color{black}Heart; \color{blue}INPUT \color{black}X Y @@; \...
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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 make a block transparent for a background image

I use the code \usebackgroundtemplate{ \centering \includegraphics[width=0.5\paperwidth,height=0.5\paperheight]{image.png} } to get a background image in a Beamer/Latex presentation. ...
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How to change the background color within a page

I have a one page document like below. I would like the background color would be green, then I would like change it to yellow. Is it possible? \documentstyle{article} \begin{document} \pagecolor{...
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Randomly assign background colour for each frame

How can a randomly picked 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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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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Changing style of alert environment in beamer

I would like to specify a background color in the alert environment. I can, for example, use \setbeamercolor{alerted text}{fg=blue} to change the colour of the alterted text to blue, but this \...