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

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How to color just the wave produced by the ulem package

I am using \uwave{Some text here} to put a wave like emphasis under the text. Is it possible to change the color of only the wave and leave the text black?
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How to divide document for black and color printing?

Most of my document is black text, but there is a color figure here and there. I would like to print the text on a black and white printer, and the figures on a color printer. I know i could just ...
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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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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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How to change color of operators (lim, log, etc.)?

How can I change the color of operators like "log", "lim" or the root symbol of \sqrt command?
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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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Umlaut dots in a different color

Is there an easy way to do the dots of an o-umlaut in a different color than the o? I've already tried using the textcolor function in the color package, but I suspect that's the wrong way to go. I ...
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Colored margin with vertical text

What I'd like to reproduce on LaTeX can be seen on the picture below. I am writing my master thesis (book style) and I'd like to add a colored margin on every page (on the right for the right pages ...
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How can I color parentheses depending on the nesting level (like emacs' rainbow-delimiters)?

Is it possible to have a custom setup for lstlistings for LISP-like languages and have matching parentheses coloured with a same colour taken from a palette? What I am looking for is something like ...
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Changing colors of included cmyk jpg

I am trying to convert a pdf containing grayscale pictures and black text into shades of a single color in cmyk color space (for printing). I was thus very happy to learn, from a side remark in one ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I add syntax coloring to my C++ source code in beamer

I have just learned how to insert source code into beamer with the listings package. However I dont know how to go about adding any syntax coloring on the C++ source code. How do I do that? Here ...
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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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How can I put a coloured outline around fraction lines?

I use the contour package to put thick white outlines around labels in graphs, so they remain readable above the grid lines without taking up too much space. Unfortunately, the package is not able to ...
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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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How can I temporarily change text colour?

I'm making corrections to a report and the examiner would like my amendments highlighted in red. Of course, if(!) they are accepted, I would then have to produce an unmarked (black text) pdf. Rather ...
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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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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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Caption parbox 6.0 pt too wide

For my listings, I use this caption setup: \usepackage{caption} \DeclareCaptionFont{white}{\color{white}} \DeclareCaptionFormat{listing}{\colorbox{gray}{\parbox{\textwidth}{#1#2#3}}} ...
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Strange disappearing colored rules in beamer

I have received a booktabs bug report of \cmidrules that disappear when coloured rules are used inside beamer (together with colortbl). The problem can be illustrated with the following simple code ...
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Pros and cons: pdflatex+gs vs gs+pdflatex

I need to be producing two versions of documents I deal with: colour and grayscale. Of course the real issue are images. I'm not the author of the documents nor the images, I'm only the typesetter. ...
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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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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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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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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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How to colour multiple paragraphs?

I have a set of commands in my document's preamble that look like this: \newcommand{\nathaniel}[1]{\textcolor{blue}{[#1]}} \newcommand{\anotherAuthor}[1]{\textcolor{darkgreen}{[#1]}} They are to ...
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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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Setting text color in TikZ without changing line color; conflict with double

I have a certain TikZ style that I would like to use over and over again (so I'd like to use it as a scope). Namely, I want the color of the curves to be red, with white borders (to give a "crossing ...
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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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Changing color of already printed text

For making a small quiz in class I am working on a presentation in beamer. I want to change the color of statements to red (wrong statement) or green (right statement) but only after my class ...
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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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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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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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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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Change background colour for entire document

I would like to change total document background colour; for example to Yellow: I have used two packages: \usepackage{colour} \usepackage{xcolour} But I am unable to get my output, is there any ...
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Tikz: Draw a RGB cube

I am trying to draw a RGB cube using Tikz. Until now I managed to create this cube with color gradients: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{3d} \usetikzlibrary{shadings} ...
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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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Why does xcolor lighten a color when mixed

I'm trying to create a smooth gradient between cyan and blue connecting two shapes, one drawn in cyan and one in blue. For that I use a simple mix of the two colors in a \foreach loop. However, 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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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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pdftooltip from pdfcomment package: Using LaTeX code in tooltip

I work as a Physics teacher and I am writing a "Problem-Solution-Book" with hyperlinks from problems to solutions and backreferencing -- all of it works pretty good. Now I wanted to introduce ...
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How to make a longitudinal sine wave shading with pgfplots?

At the moment I use TikZ shadings to show up longitudinal waves in my document like this: The shading is white where the sine is –1 and blue where the sine equals 1. This looks ok, but ...
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Changing the color of \alert command in Beamer

Is it possible to change the color of \alert command in beamer. See, it is not the alertblock! For example, I would like to change to color yellow, because the standard color is red, and my background ...
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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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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 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 ...