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

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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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Use CSS-style color specifications in xcolor?

I have colors on my website #eff5f9 and #dfecf7. I would like to also use them in a latex document. Is there a way to use such hexadecimal specifications with xcolor? I've tried to read the xcolor ...
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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 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 a colored framebox without filling the background?

I like to draw a \fbox{..} which is colored. The xcolor package gives \fcolorbox{<frame color>}{<background color>}{<text>} But this forces me to set a background color. I like ...
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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} \...
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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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Link formatting: colors, underlines in moderncv

Following the excellent advice in this site, I have started using moderncv for writing the new version of my CV. Unfortunately, after converting to PDF, my http links work (clicking on them leads to ...
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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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Changing color of default enumeration

To my surprise, I've had trouble finding red themes, and used the beamer theme matrix to find CambridgeUS. I've changed the itemized bullets to match, but I can't seem to make the enumerations red. ...
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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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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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Why can't I wrap \rowcolor in \only? (Beamer)

See the following minimal example: \documentclass[table]{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Boo} \begin{table} \centering \small \begin{tabular}{rcc} \only<1>{\rowcolor{green}}Hey & 32....
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Change Colour on Chapter/Section headings {Lyx}

I am using Lyx and Layout report for my thesis. I would like to change the colour of chapters sections and subsections (only the headings) from black to blue. I attach a screenshot in order to ...
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How to define macro for colored text?

I know that it is possible to obtain colored text in Latex by including the color package and writing like \textcolor{red}{This is red text} How could I define a macro which would produce text of a ...
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How to change white background of an included PDF to transparent

I have an external 100 pages PDF document (not created by pdflatex) that I \includegraphics page-wise into a beamer presentation. The external PDF document employs white as page color, but I need the ...
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How can I have text colored on screen and black on printing? [duplicate]

I have a document with colored hyperlinks, using the options of the hyperref package. I also have lots of tikz-figures that use various shades of gray and occasionally some colors. The way my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Extra space added after equation when it is coloured

For some reason space is added after my equation when I colour it. This does not happen if the colour is added to text. Is there a simple way to prevent this from happening, like a global setting (I ...
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Coloring Arab suffix without losing connection

How can I change the color of Arab word endings without losing the connections? It's just ugly and loses readability. I'm using Tex Live 2012: arabxetex with xelatex but any package and/or engine is ...
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Listings package: How can I format all numbers?

I want to highlight all the numbers appearing in an input code of a certain program by, for example, coloring them. By numbers I mean integer, rational and floating point numbers. I am trying with the ...
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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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Understanding xcolor color mixing model

I fail to understand the color mixing of xcolor. I want to have a lighter and a darker version of a color defined as \definecolor{BlueLUH}{cmyk}{1.0,0.7,0,0} My approach of lighter and darker is ...
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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 \begin{tabular}{r|*{...
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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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Tikz patterns and cmyk color model

Consider the following example. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[cmyk]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \tracingall \draw [pattern = ...
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Arabic with colored vowels and colored suffix … possible?

is it possible to do this with XelaTex? (Im using texmaker): I already tried some of the suggestions posted here, for instance by using Arabtex. But I wanted to this with arabic type text and not ...
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Change border color of \fbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an \arrayrulecolor-like command to change the rule color of \fbox? I'm using an \fbox to have a border around a minipage. \fbox{ \begin{minipage}{0.25\textwidth} ...
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Matrix change row or column background

I have a matrix shown below. I would like to have the whole row green rather than only the cells ... how can I do that? \begin{equation}\label{eq:appendrow} \newcommand\x{\times} \newcommand\y{\...
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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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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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Spotcolor bleeds into the surrounding

This question led to a new package: xspotcolor I have a problem using spotcolor package. When using the package for redefining headers, titles, \emph etc. the color bleeds into the surrounding. ...
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Coloring lines in an algorithm

I am using Beamer for creating a presentation and I am trying to highlight some lines in an algorithm. I am actually using algcompatible. I found a solution here and created a couple of new commands ...
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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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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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Glossary link's color

How can I change the color of glossary links when using glossaries along with hyperref? I just want to change glossary link colors not all links.
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how to change the color of the rule (vertical line) in twocolumn document?

I'd like to make the rule between the 2 columns very thin. I found that no matter how small of width I made it, the line was not thin enough for my liking (unless I make it zero, then it will ...
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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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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.
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Multiple colour themes in one beamer presentation

I'm preparing a single seminar talk on three more-or-less unrelated results. In order to visually separate these results, I wanted to give each one a different (custom) colour theme for the ...
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\everymath and author color

Consider the following example: \documentclass[11pt]{paper} \usepackage[usenames]{color} \definecolor{foo}{rgb}{0.75,0.0,0.0} \everymath{\color{foo}} \title{something} \author{someone} \begin{...
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Optimising TikZ pictures for greyscale printing

I often use colours in my TikZ pictures. Are there simple ways to make versions of these that will come out looking good if I print them on a B&W printer? For example, say I have some filled ...
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Intersection of 5 ellipses

I would like to fill the intersection of each of my 5 ellisses with the same color (black for example). It works very well with two. But with a third or more, I don't know how to "save" the first ...
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How do I force tikz to use CMYK everywhere (also in shadings)?

I'm doing a poster with the baposter which uses tikz and at some point realized that some colors that should be identical are not. It turns out that tikz apparently resorts to RGB color space as soon ...