{color} is about using color in (La)TeX documents. Popular packages are color and xcolor.

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Multicol and text background color

I am searching means to create a multicol document in which each column has a background color like illustrated below. The colored areas (red rectangles) should be filled with the background color. ...
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Change color line in hline

Recently I asked a question about how to draw a line under titles but this line should be flexible is a picture is included or not. I am trying to change the color of this line but nothing works? ...
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Beamer. Block. How to reset \setbeamercolor{block title} and \setbeamercolor{block body}?

After using a block with customized colors \setbeamercolor{block title}{use=structure,fg=white,bg=red!75} \setbeamercolor{block body}{use=structure,fg=black,bg=red!30} How can you reset to the ...
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Changing the color of paragraph and caption text together

I have a question about paragraph text colour and caption text colour. I want to change the text colour of a part of my paper which has many figures but when I use \color command, it only changes ...
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Color-box behind inline text / inline math without vertical space

I'd like to provide a ‘background-colour’ for spans of code or math inline with text, in the same way that CSS allows. I've tried to do this with \colorbox, but unfortunately, that seems to add ...
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How to fill gantt chart bar with arbitrary color

In the code below I would just like to manually decide to fill the second bar in the chart with a color or hash it! I want to be able to decide which bars to make these changes on a case by case ...
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Section title formatting also in the toc

I have searched the web to no avail trying to figure out how to redefine the section title format in a way that will be transmitted to the way that same chapter appears in the Table of Contents. I ...
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\colorbox{color}{text} display issue with same math expressions but different syntax

My following LaTeX file in MikTeX' TeXworks editor on my Windows 8.1 is showing the highlighted content with different sizes when the highlighted content is inside quadratic formula but not when it's ...
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A table with fixed width columns, coloured both background and text

I am trying to create a table which has all three traits, mentioned in the title, at once. I tried tabular with individual \color for each column, tabu with \rowfont, and custom column definitions ...
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Centre text in table and add color to cells

Hi i'm trying to centre the text in the cell, there's on numbers so it's quite small, also i need to add color for the cells, (1 is green and 6 is red) but because I am using \cline it overwrites the ...
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Coloring all occurrences of some specific characters

I have been wondering for ages how to do something that is absolutely crucial to the document I am writing. (I usually use XeLaTeX, but I don’t mind changing if required.) I would like to have a list ...
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Table cell pattern of colors

With \cellcolor one can set the background color of a cell. I use this in documenting a communication protocol to indicate the type of the value in a certain field, say green is type X and blue is ...
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Table xcolor @{,} \rowcolor broken text

i am using a formatted table like this: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{report} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|c|r@{,}l|c|c|c|c|} \hline $B_N$ ...
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How to recolor the chapter numbering and text in memoir?

I'd like to use the default chapter style in memoir, but change the color to, say, blue. How is this done?
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Changing the Color of a Tikz Spline Midway

As stated in this brilliant answer tikz splines can be genrated this way (code is shamelessly copied): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw ...
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Draw a transparency gradient arc over a rectangle with tikz

Consider the following code: % DOCUMENT TYPE \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} % PACKAGES \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Is it possible to change all beamer colors at once?

I'm working on a beamer theme. I know I can set colors for an element with \setbeamercolor{element name}{fg=colorname} Now there are a lot of possible elements, but I only need very few colors in ...
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Package xcolor Error: Undefined color `ForestGreen'

I am using the following packages in my files Latex sources: \usepackage{color} \usepackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor} \usepackage[usenames, dvipsnames]{color} ...
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Wrong color figures in pdf output

I am composing a large number of pdf figures with includegraphics that contain pixel graphics with xelatex. The individual figures are themselves compiled with xelatex using includegraphics. As the ...
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`\color` inserts unwanted vertical space in `itemize`

I'm using beamer, and would like to color certain bullets on certain slides. Unfortunately, using the \color command seems to mess up the vertical spacing in lists. For example, here are two ...
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Why cmyk colors are displayed wrong on screen? [closed]

If we compile this with pdftex and open in evince 3.18.2-1 (and other viewers), the color is violet, instead of blue: \pdfliteral{1 1 0 0 k} \vrule height 5cm width 5cm \bye Please somebody share ...
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\includegraphics PDF, color problem

I'm using pdflatex, and use \includegraphics to include content of figures from PDF. PDF are exported from InkScape. \begin{figure} [!h] \centering \includegraphics[height=3cm]{fig/SUSAN.pdf} ...
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\leftbar color specification

I'm trying to use the \leftbar feature, but I would like the document to support two different bar colors. This issue gets the color set, but only a single global color. I would like some \leftbar ...
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Adding color to a table row as a beamer overlay

I'm trying to have an overlay that adds a background color to a row of a table in beamer. This post showed me how to do that for column. How about row? Adding color to a table column as a beamer ...
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is it possible to display color only in PDF viewer, not printed page?

The ocgcolorlinks option to hyperref will let you have colorful links on the screen that are black (or more generally, the textcolor) when printed. Is there a way to have coloured hyperref ...
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How to make bullets in itemize larger and change their color?

I would like this bullet (\item) to be much larger than it is now and change its color. How can I do that? \begin{itemize} \item aa \end{itemize}
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Annotate the table column highlighted by Tikzmark in Beamer

I would like to highlight columns in my table using Tikzmark in Beamer. Here bellow is an example which does the same thing but for the table rows. I would like to know if is it possible to do the ...
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How can I plot this figure1 (alike that) and redudce the distance between figure1 and its caption?

How can I plot this figure1 (alike that) and reduce spacing between figure1 and its caption? And how can I write the caption of ...
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Using background color in AMSmath

I'm using \(\frac{\colorbox{yellow}{a-b}}{c-d}\) to highlight numerator only. But (as suggested in this post) how do we use \colorbox{<color>}{\(<math content>\)} format to achieve the ...
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Is there any AMS TeX or LaTeX macro for background color in math-mode

Is there any way to display math expressions with a background color (highlight) using AMS-Tex or AMS-LaTeX . For example, using AMS-TeX/LaTeX, we can display a math expression in font color using ...
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Shading with TikZ

A Latex newbie has trouble doing shading here. This is the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{backgrounds, matrix,fit,matrix,decorations.pathreplacing, calc, positioning} ...
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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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Color of vertical shadow in frametitle, beamer, warsaw

I know that's its a common topic, but still I don't get it to work. I want a different background color (due to corporate design) and shadows which fade to that new color. I have checked several ...
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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 display Git console logs(==colored text) beautifully in LaTeX?

I basically want a similar output in a direct LaTeX format, like the picture below. The Background color is not important, but e.g. the different colors of the commit hashs, the commit message and the ...
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Can Tikz implement multi stop gradient fills with adjustable positions?

I have a full page graphic (background) I am trying to duplicate using Tikz. The original was created in MS 2010 power point (all details and parameters are included below as is an initial MWE). I ...
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Why are my hyper references pink?

I have this in the heading of my document: \usepackage[unicode=true, colorlinks=true, linkcolor=blue]{hyperref} Yet the links look like this: Why the pink color ...
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PGFPlots: point meta colormap index as fill value

I have the following simple PGFPlots sample \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ xmin=0, xmax=1, ymin=0, ...
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Cell borders in tables “disappear” [closed]

I'm using LyX to edit some tables and TexMaker, but when I set the background color in the cell, the border line "disappear". For example, here is one of my tables in TexMaker: ...and here is ...
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lstinputlisting not recognizing comment character

I have some code which I like to incorporate in to my latex document. I have set up the aesthetic so the code is easy to read as follows \lstdefinestyle{numbers}{numbers = left, stepnumber =1, ...
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Why does the image becomes grey in the output pdf when it is included in texstudio although the original image is colorful [duplicate]

When i insert any image in texstudio, it becomes grey in my thesis. I want the colorful image not grey. Can you help me guys? anyone??
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xcolor gives me 101 errors

I wanted to use the xcolor package to get the possibility of creating different shades of certain colors, in this case black!90. After including xcolor in my document I suddenly get 101 errors. I have ...
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Remove all pdf hyperlinks while maintaining hyperref formatting

I want to split a pdflatex pdf document into two parts. The second part has references to the first part, which are hyperlinks and which I want to remove, without changing the visual appearance. So I ...
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Beamer: Change Structure Color in tikzpicture

Why doesn't the following MWE change the color of the latter fill to red? How to fix? Background: I am changing the structure color for my example frames and want all the tikzpictures within to use ...
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Color coding a text string with alternating colors

I was wondering if it was possible to color every second letter in a text string in LaTeX. I'm writing a report on decrypting a Vigenere cipher, and have a text string that I would like to have every ...
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Two-color background

I am creating a poster using Latex and would like to split the background into two parts. Then I was wondering how we can create a background that is two-colored. For example, upper part is red and ...
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Change cite color to blue in the Legrand Orange Book template

In the code below, that was derived from the Legrand Orange Book template, I wanted to be able to change the cite color. However, when I activated the colorlinks=true, the table of contents (TOC) got ...
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Coloring Example

Why the number in the example is not blue? \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{xgreek} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Problem with framelines in tables

I am having a problem with LaTeX at the moment, which I seem completely incapable of solving. I am trying to create a simple table which has 4 columns and (should have in the end) 36 rows, including a ...
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problem of colors with \AtBeginShipoutBox command

When I compile this code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{picture} \usepackage{atbegshi} \AtBeginShipoutInit \AtBeginShipout{% ...