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

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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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Elements that looks different when printed with colours or in BW

Is there the possibility with LaTeX of having some element that change if it is printed with colours or in black and white? I was thinking about the rectangles around links with hyperref that are ...
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Can I have the \overfullrule rule colored in pdfLaTeX?

I know that I can use \overfullrule=5pt to get overfull lines marked with a black marker. I am using pdfLaTeX. Is there a way I can get this marker or something similar in magenta instead?
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Can \includegraphics be used to change an image color?

I'm including a number of PDF images in my document using \includegraphics. I'm wondering if there's a way for LaTeX to adjust their color profile, hopefully the same way it can flip images upside ...
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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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Retrieve the color definition in HTML

I need to build a table of this type: STUFF | COLOR | PICTURE | COLOR DEFINITION To retrieve the color definition, I tried to use \extractcolorspecs expecting that the third argument { color-cmd ...
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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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If a letter is white on white background, does a printer see it?

In preparation for press printing, I would like to produce a version of a document for printing a glossy varnish layer, where all the text is "missing", but the images and other elements are at the ...
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How to construct a coloured box with rounded corners

Here is the specs of the box. Color of the bar rule should be: \definecolor{mycolor}{rgb}{0.122, 0.435, 0.698} Radius of the 4 corners of the box: 4pt Thick line = 0.5pt Text should be 6pt ...
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How do I color table columns and rows?

I've found question How do I fill table cells with a background color?, but the link to the documentation isn't helping me at all. I'd like to know how to color a table column given my column code, ...
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Color underline a formula

I want to underline different parts of a formula with different colors. What is the best possible option? Soul seems only to provide one color per document.
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Colored symbols

First of all, I apologize if this is a repetitive question. I searched, but couldn't find it. I was wondering if I can change the color of symbols in latex. For example \ast always give me a black ...
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Colors and legend in groupplots/barplot

In order to compare three items I use the groupplot command. For each item I have n different criteria to compare. Is it possible to set the color for each criteria itself? Meaning the first bar in ...
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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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Shades of colors

I have defined a new color with \definecolor{MyBlue}{rgb}{0.25,0.5,0.75}. Is it possible to define now "derivatives" of this in term of shades? I would like to use the same color in three different ...
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Pre-defined color cycles à la RColorBrewer?

When I have multiple line plots in pgfplots, the colors of the lines cycle through a few colors (my guess is the colors are blue, red, black and dark khaki) before repeating with different marks. See ...
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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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Color Blind Friendly Mesh Colormap

I have a plot with a mesh and it uses a lovely colormap, however, I can't find a way to make tikzpicture only use colorblind friendly colors. I'm not colorblind, but I know at least some of the people ...
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How to draw a square of 1cm in LaTeX filled with color?

How to draw a square of 1cm in LaTeX filled with colour? I found mdframed and framebox does this, but there need to write text inside it. I just need to draw a box.
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Coloring a black and white PDF graphic

I have a graphic in PDF format (originally converted from an SVG) that is monochromatic (black on white). Is it possible using TikZ or PSTricks but not (Illustrator or Inkscape) to include this image ...
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Why does \color{blue} differ from \color{Blue}?

\documentclass[dvipsnames]{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} {\color{Blue}\bf Blue} versus {\color{blue}\bf blue}. \end{document} Why does one of them differ from ...
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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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Change color in finished pdf file

Suppose I have a finished PDF file, say a figure generated from some software, where the ink is black. I would include it in a document. Suppose I want to include it in a beamer presentation with ...
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xcolor black isn't black enough

I'm making a poster (using baposter) where I wish to include some microscopy images. To make the fluorescent signals stand out better, I changed the background of that cell to "pitchblack", which I ...
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How do I specify color in RGB using \hypersetup in hyperref?

How do I specify color in RGB using \hypersetup in hyperref? I know that this is the right way to do it with color names: \hypersetup{colorlinks,breaklinks, urlcolor=Maroon, ...
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How to draw text-anchored tikz line below text instead of above?

I wish to mark several pairs of from/to anchor locations in text, and use tikz to draw lines between these. The anchors are not in absolute page locations; the text determines where the endpoints of ...
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Colored background in inline listings

I would like to make inline code more distinguishable from the text surrounding it, and I thought that using a background might work (like it is done on the stackexchange pages.) Since I use the ...
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Coloring chapters and sections with respect to parts

I am using the book document class and I want to produce a document with several parts, chapters, sections, sections and subsections. I would like to make it easier for the reader by coloring ...
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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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Is it possible to detect the “current color”? (for example in a pgfplot drawing?)

Is there a code to deduce the current color of a PGF plot to which a node is associated? Better yet, is it possible to get the RGB decomposition as well? ... addplot coordinates{ (0,0) (1,1) } node{ ...
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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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Coloring digits with the listings package

I'm trying to typeset some python code, and I would like integer literals to be highlighted. I've come up, after about two hours of fighting with the documentation and various other questions here and ...
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XeLaTeX and TikZ - how do I ensure my PDFs are using the CMYK color model?

The place I want to print my document at needs the PDF to be provided in CMYK. The document is mostly text, except for a few graphs and plots which are done in TikZ or pgfplots. As suggested in this ...
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Color the faces of a graph

I want to modify the image (see code below) by shading in the regions formed by the dashed lines that contain a black dot. The goal is to obtain something like How can I shade these regions? ...
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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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Height of colorbox

I'm trying to "highlight" two parts of a sentence by using a \colorbox like so: \colorbox{red}{This is} \colorbox{blue}{a great sentence.} The problem is that in the second part the height colorbox ...
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How do I get different colors for math and for text?

I want to include something in my LaTeX article that will make all mathematical formulae appear in black, while all text (including everything inside \text{}s in the middle of mathematical formulae) ...
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“Drill holes” using glyphs or TikZ's even odd rule for text

I know how to use TikZ even and odd rule, but what I need is to apply it on a node text. Compare I need the text to be punched out such that when I use the resulting pdf on top of a background, the ...
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Color gradient fill between three corners of a triangle

Updates Update1: Tried to implement solution by Harish Kumar (below) Update2: Added a real example of what I would like to get in the end. I have a feeling I tried to leave to many things out. ...
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Figuring out RGB or HEX color from xcolor

I have defined a color using: \definecolor{canvascolor}{rgb}{0.643,0.690,0.843} Then this is used with this command like canvascolor!75!white from xcolor. This is actually done in the beamer theme ...
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Can I change the font and colour of a letter permanently?

For my lectures, I like to colour the symbols in the equations to make it easier to follow what's going on - a bit like syntax highlighting. So all vector spaces are one colour, all sets another, e ...
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Option clash for package xcolor

Im doing a report, and having a rather large table in my appendix. And want 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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Creating my first command

I want to create a command that will format code in a certain way. In this case I want code to be italic and red. So instead of doing \textcolor{red}{\textit code} I want to make a function, if you ...
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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 ...
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Coloring columns in a table with colortbl and booktabs

I have created a rather complicated table with some columns that I want to color. For the table, I chose the booktabs and tabularx packages. For coloring the columns, I use colortbl. The problem that ...
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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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Color gradient filling along a path

I want to make the gradient color to follow the pipe curve below rather than to span from the left to the right. The following MWE shows the default behavior which is not what I'm looking for. ...
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How to create Multilevel Colored Boxes using tcolorbox/any other package?

tcolorbox Manual provides the following example: Can anybody please suggest me how to create exactly this type of box - The no. of rows to add must be flexible(It seems that tcolorbox has no option ...
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LaTeX Tables: Cell value color based on its sign / conditional cell color

I've a long LaTeX document with many tables. Now I want to show negative values in cell in red color. I wonder how to do globally. My MWE is below: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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coloring entire row of tabular*

I would like to have the first row of all my tables colored with a certain color (below yellow) but somehow below thing is not working as expected This: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{report} ...