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

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Using \textbf vs. \mathbf in Math mode

Is there any preference for using \textbf or \mathbf in math mode; or \textbf works exactly the same as \mathbf in math mode? I know for example, the \textit does not work in some cases in math mode, ...
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Does option xcdraw to package xcolor do any good nowadays?

Package xcolor has an option xcdraw whose documentation is: Option xcdraw uses PostScript commands to draw frames and color boxes in case of the dvips driver and PDF code to draw frames in case of ...
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Set Keywords in two specific colors inside of a codeblock

Is it possible to set two Colors to Keywords inside of a Codeblock? I have the current settings for my Codeblock \lstset{language=[Sharp]C, captionpos=b, %numbers=left, %Nummerierung ...
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tiki pyramid hierarchy colour

I have a tiki pyramid hierarchy, however I was wondering whether there was a way of filling the different tiers with colours. My current code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to freely modify color of bookest package?

I would like to use the bookest class because it suits very nicely my needs, however, I would like to modify the color in the headings and titles etc. In the bookest documentation it mentions the ...
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Plain TeX plus OPmac macro: setting page (background) color

Synopsis: add macro to set page-background in TeX + OPmac Out of http://petr.olsak.net/opmac-tricks-e.html#coltext ...the OPmac tips and tricks additional macro listing to the core opmac.tex macro ...
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Creating a heatmap using calculations and tabular environment

I know there exists pgf, and many people uses this to create heatmaps. I however am not allowed to use this package. I therefore want to create a command that enables me to color the different cells. ...
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Can't get color or textcolor to work

I'm new to latex. I'm using a template on overleaf.com. I'm trying to change the color of some of the text, but it remains grey. Here's a simplified sample of the tex file: ...
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Change the color of the link which is generated by \htmladdnormallink

I try to write a book, and I'm beginner with some functions in LaTeX. I already have looked for this question even I looked in hyperref manual and I have not found anything about how to change the ...
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remove space between columns in longtabu with rowcolors

I use the ltxtable package to create long tables with variable width columns. Using this I want to completely remove the space between to table columns by doing this: \documentclass{scrbook} ...
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How would I get custom-colored equation numbers as simply as possible?

In a continuation of efforts to create a complete SAE technical paper class file, I need a little help finding the easiest way to create colored equation numbers. In my class file, I already define ...
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Change the color of the chapter number (Oxford Thesis Template)

I'm writing my PhD thesis and I am using the Oxford Thesis Template. I would like to change the color of the chapter number (which is grey) in the beginning of this chapter. You can find the Oxford ...
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Change color in Latex

How can I change the color of a sentence in latex ? I also want to write my university seat number and name at the bottom of my page. How do I do that? P.S. : Noob at Latex.
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How to format complex section header

I've got several question, all relating to the below image. Within my .cls file I am trying to style the section headers like so: My first question was how do I stop \sections from being numbered. ...
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How to change font color of a row in tabularx?

I have a table and I want a font color of 5th and 6th row be red. What I'm doing right now is changing the color of each cell in these rows, is there any command which can change font color in a row, ...
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How to use \usepackage{pst-barcode}

When using \usepackage {pst-barcode} I get error : \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twoside,openany]{book} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage[dvipsnames,x11names]{pstricks}% Options for 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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 of colors with \AtBeginShipoutBox command

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