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

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Option clash for package xcolor

I'm writing a report, and have a rather large table in my appendix. I'd like to emphasize some specific values by coloring some single cells. I'm trying to do it with xcolor. But receiving the error: ...
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Getting the color from a beamer theme?

How do I find out what color a beamer theme uses? In particular, what is the color that the Singapore theme uses? I'd like to grab this color so that I can color my tables with it and remain ...
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Tables: Colouring odd/even mixed up

I have a huge document (around 100 pages) and a lot of tables in it. I used \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \definecolor{lightblue}{rgb}{0.93,0.95,1.0} \rowcolors{1}{white}{lightblue} % odd = white, even ...
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How to get actual values of colour theme colours in beamer?

How would I go about finding the actual colour (like the RGB/HSV/etc) of a particular element in a given beamer colour theme (e.g., block title bg in orchid)? I would like to use these colours in ...
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Color merged and regular cells in a table individually

In a LaTeX table with merged cells, how can I color each cell with a different color? %% LyX 1.6.7 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% Do not edit unless you really know ...
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How can I set the background color of the rows and columns of a matrix node in Tikz?

I have a matrix where some cells have nodes while others don't, with rows and columns of varying size depending on the biggest nodes in them. In this matrix, I would like to have the background of ...
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Is it possible to use spot colors in TikZ graphics?

Using ConTeXt and Metapost, it is fairly easy to define spot colors and use them in an image: \starttext \definecolor[MyRed][c=0,m=1,y=1,k=0] \definespotcolor[RedSpot][MyRed][p=1,e=MyRed] ...
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How to color digits with the listings package

For my project, I've been using the listings package in order to color the keywords, comments, strings, and digits in the code. The thing is, I've managed to color the keywords, comments and strings, ...
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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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How to change color for a block of texts?

I am editing a LaTeX paper with Emacs. Sometimes, just for myself, I want to make a block of texts less obvious (or less important to see). Instead of totally hide them, I still want them to be there. ...
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Colored strings by listings package

I'm trying to type my C++ homework by LaTeX in order to prepare it as a pdf file. I want to have my keywords in blue, my numbers in violet and my strings in reddish brown. I could do the two first by ...
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How do I fill table cells with a background color?

I'd like to fill the cells of a table with a background color. How can this be done?
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How to use different colors for different \href commands?

I have two different \href{}{} links and I want each to be a different color. In the example below they will both be blue, how can I make each link have a different color? \documentclass{article} ...
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typesetting different characters with different colors in a DNA sequence

I have created a macro which I used to format DNA sequences, as they should be in the monospaced font and uppercased: \newcommand{\DNA}[1]{\texttt{\uppercase{#1}}} Now I have a column with some ...
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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 entire table

How do I get an entire table to get a background color. I dont mean the indivual cells but the entire table to get a gray shade. Something like this:
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Device Independent color

I am validating the following latex document with The 3-Heights™ PDF Validator Online Tool \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage[rgb]{xcolor} \begin{document} ...
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How does changing colour affect spacing?

In the following example, the space after the red equation is much larger than the space after the black one. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \[ a = b \] The quick ...
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Why does a color meant for the first typeset line *only* (with package magaz) affect the *entire* document?

I am trying to make a nice layout that gives a different style to the first line in a section using the package magaz. All examples I have seen feature some variation of small caps {\scshape text} or ...
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How to highlight important parts (with a gray background)

In the below link http://www.math.uiowa.edu/~goodman/algebrabook.dir/bookmt.pdf the author highlights anything which is important using a greyish color background. For example, if you see ...
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option clash for package xcolor

I'm trying to set some color on my caption like this \usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor} \usepackage[labelfont={color=red,bf}]{caption} But it gives me this error "option clash for package xcolor". But ...
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Why is it that coloring in soul in beamer is not visible

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{soul,color} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \hl{Hello World} \end{frame} \end{document} I process this with pdflatex and I do not see the expected highlight. ...
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\cancel draws under thing being canceled

I'm trying to use \cancel from the cancel package to strike out some colored text but it is apparent that the diagonal line is drawn first so it doesn't do a very good job of canceling. Minimal ...
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Color changes cell height in tabular

The following code shows that a \color{red} command increases the height of a tabular cell. I want to use a switch, not a command as \textcolor{red}{text}. \documentclass{article} ...
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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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Page border coloured

How to create a coloured page border for a document using KOMA-Script scrbook class? Something like this: (image taken from the memoir tutorial)
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On using beamer's colors in a Tikz picture

For once, my question is short and simple: How do I use a beamer defined color in a tikz picture. For instance, as beamer's documentation states, using beamer's colors is done as follows: This text ...
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Shaded Multicols

Does anyone know how to shade the background and put a border around a multicol environment, where page breaks are needed. There is a couple of posts around, most notably, multicols within colorbox, ...
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Coloured math in beamer

I have a question: Is there any way to have math (everything between $s) in different colour than text (for example, green) in beamer?
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How do I globally set the text color in XeLaTeX

With pdfLaTeX I typically used the following code to globally set the text color for all text in the document: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \color{red} \section{A ...
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Last xe(la)tex colors text in white in some circumstances

Last xe(la)tex: XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (preloaded format=xelatex 2014.6.19) (the one shipped with TeX Live 2014) colors text in white in some circumstances: in the following MWE file ...
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Can the listings package be set up to highlight Prolog code like minted does?

I am interested to know how listings can be customized to mimic the Pygments's Prolog lexer (i.e. make Prolog code represented by listings look the same as it is done with minted) I previously asked ...
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wrapping inline long lines and adding background color

Objective I'm trying to achieve the following output. Here's the code I used to produce it. I had to hack it \begin{document} \begin{description} \item In ...
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Defining a Color using another

I know how to define a color using \definecolor with literals to describe the color. How can I define a color using an already defined color? In other words: How can I make a color accessible under ...
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Is it possible to have multiple paragraphs inside a multicolumn using xcolor or a replacement?

I am getting information written by users in many lines, paragraphs, and I have to put those inside a table, I would like to know if it is possible to instruct LaTeX to accept paragraphs inside a ...
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Fading a path in TikZ

I want to draw a path/plot in TikZ whose shade depends on the coordinate. For example, I want say something like \draw[color=black!\x] plot coordinates{ coord1 ... coord100}; i.e. the shade of the ...
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Why aren't my included graphics properly colored?

When I include graphics in my document, the colors are always converted to grayscale, which is very unfortunate as I depend on the colors in the images. I use LaTeX => PS => PDF for creating my ...
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\RequirePackage without option clashes because of the package loading order?

I am writing a package which requires the xcolor package with table option. It is loaded in the package with \PassOptionsToPackage{table}{xcolor} \RequirePackage{xcolor} which works if my package ...
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In beamer use colors that are already defined in a given color scheme

I'm using a table with alternating colors in beamer. Is there a way to base the colors I use on the palette that is already defined? In this way if I switch color themes the colors should still go ...
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How to make table with rotated table headers in LaTeX

I saw a table created in PowerPoint and wanted to know how to do it in LaTeX. The table is shown below. The aspects of the table that I'm most interested in are the rotated table headers as well as ...
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beamer: change individual bullet color in itemize list

Is there a "nice" way to change the color of individual bullet points? For example imagine a list like this: \begin{itemize} \item A \begin{itemize} \item pro 1 \item con 1 \item pro ...
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Custom beamer blocks for pros and cons?

I want to be able to define custom block environments in Beamer. That is, where for now I use alertblock and exampleblock I would rather use problock and conblock for a pro/con discussion. This just ...
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When to use the xcolor package instead of the color package?

Can someone explain when to use the xcolor package instead of the color package? Unless you are creating your own specific colors, the differences between the packages seem to be fairly superficial. ...
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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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coloring every other row of a table, with vertical lines

I am making a table that needs every other row colored. I thought to use this. \usepackage[table,svgnames]{xcolor} \rowcolors{1}{white}{gray!15} But my table has vertical bars ...
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How to highlight table rows by colors in Beamer

I would like to highlight rows in tables, in rowwise, that is I would like to highlight row 1 in red, then make row 1 in black but row 2 in red, etc. How can I manage to do so in Beamer?
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Change the color of capital letters

Is there a way to define a command that changes the colour of any capital letter in an input string? Most of the results I find when I type "LaTeX string capital" are results about capitalizing the ...
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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 all vowels differently in a LaTeX document

Is it possible to give the letters a,e,i,o,u,y a different color in a piece of text? For instance, color all the a's red, the e's blue, the i's green, etc. EDIT: Without doing it manually of course.
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How to get a colored box as the header?

I want to produce this particular template in LaTeX. With no page numbering, and rectangles in colours in a a4paper.