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

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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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Automatically colour previously defined strings of text

I'm creating some tables with conjugations for nouns, adjectives, etc., for certain languages. I wanted to colour certain endings of these instances but doing it manually is very tedious, so I tried ...
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Changing color and bullets in Beamer's table of contents

Does anyone know how to change the color scheme and/or bullets used in Beamer's table of contents (without changing the overall structure color or theme)? Unfortunately, the following doesn't work: ...
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Strikeout in different color appears behind letters, not on top of them

When using package ulem's strikeout facilities (macro \sout) and also color in my text, the strikethrough appears behind the letter string: \documentclass{article} % I also often work with the memoir ...
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Color bleeding when using \vsplit for a box with colored text

I want to \vsplit a box with quite arbitrary content. If the content does some color changes, strange things happen. The following MWE demonstrates the problem. The example text changes font and ...
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change color of pgfplot bar plot

I want to plot two bar plots next to each other. This works without a problem. However both use the first color defined in a pre or selfdefined colorseries. I tried to modify the color manually in the ...
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Strange behaviour of titlesec, with colored titlerule

With the following MWE, i get the Section title underlined in black : \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \titleformat{\section}% ...
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What are alternatives to block?

I use \begin{block} ... \end{block} to describe formalization of some notions, and I want to write some examples under it. I still would like to stick to the structure of a block (one part for title ...
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Multiple different meta for marker color and marker size

How do I set the color of a marker with one meta column in a table AND its size with another meta column? So in this minimal working example, how can I set the marker size with 'w1' and the color ...
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xcolor package; color multirows

Consider the following table: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{multirow} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \begin{document} \begin{table} \rowcolors{1}{gray!15}{gray!15} \centering ...
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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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Color switches are problematic with footnotes, longtable and hyperref

When using the color package in its switch form (\color cf. \textcolor), things can get confused using certain packages, with footnotes, and with section headings. The section headings issue was ...
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Hyperref footnotes and section ref colors

I was using hyperref package so to link all the references within the LaTeX file, however I wanted to personalize a bit the default colors, so my preamble looks like this ...
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Remove Formatting in Table of Contents

I have custom colouring in the section headings, i.e. \section{\textcolor[red]{Heading}}, so when I use \tableofcontents it prints the table of contents including all the unnecessary colouring. Is ...
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Cell colouring a multirow in LyX

I've got a multirow cell and I need to make it all have one background colour, but I'm having trouble achieving this. I've defined my color (lightgreen) in the preamble, but don' know how to apply it ...
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Coloured numbering in a list?

Is there a way to obtain coloured numbering in an enumerate list? \begin{enumerate} \item First \item Second \item Third \end{enumerate} I'd like the 1, 2, 3 to be in blue. I thought this should be ...
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Colored Curly Brackets spanning across multiple pages

This is just a thought that came for the notes I am working on, I have a need to create curly brackets which span across multiple pages. I don't know if this is possible to do or not. my curly ...
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How to use beamer colors in beamerarticle?

I would like to use beamer defined colors into beamerarticle's version of my document. This way I can change beamer theme (or color theme) and colors change according it. Here you have a MWE. A frame ...
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thmbox color bar

I would like to ask if anyone knows if it is possible to change the bar color in the thmbox package. One can change the thickness of the bar but not the color. \usepackage{thmbox} ...
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Custom vertical page border

I wanted to have a vertical colored bar running on all my pages, to the left of the page, in between the beginning of the sheet and the beginning of the text. Something like: |\| text | |\| text ...
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How to change the color of the text in a theorem in beamer?

Hello I'm writing a beamer presentation and I would like to change the colour of the text in the theorem block from one place and it will affect my whole presentation. Is this possible? My example: ...
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Is there an \arrayrulecolor-like command to change the rule color of \fbox?

The question has been written above.
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Paragraph and subparagraph titles inherit color settings from TeX group *after* them

I'm getting some strange behaviour when using the color package at paragraph and subparagraph level. See the code snippet below: \usepackage[usenames,dvips]{color} \section{A} {\color{Green} ...
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Mapped grid color for pgfplots colorbar

I am trying to use a variation of the mapped color for a prepared contour plot. The line color is correctly adjusted using draw color=mapped color!50!black, but I am unable to use the mapped color ...
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tikz color changing path

I have tried to answer the question from TikZ: changing colour of a path half way along with decorations - unsuccessfully. Maybe it is not possible!? Can someone tell me why scoped path color change ...
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Tikz: Strange color change. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using opacity in TikZ causes strange rendering in Acrobat. This is a nice pice of TikZ for typesetting Go boards (gobans). \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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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How to specify a fill color in RGB format in a node in tikzpicture?

I am just trying to get a rounded corner box with some text in it. The text color will be white and the box will be filled with a particular color. The preamble includes: \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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 highlight ligatures?

I'd like to highlight all the ligatures used in a document similar to the image below as an attempt to show off some of TeX's tender loving care for the font being used. Is there a way to do this ...
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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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Beamer how to change color of infolines and frame title

How could I change the color of color of infolines and frame title in beamer. I am using this now \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \usetheme{CambridgeUS} \useinnertheme{rectangles} ...
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Table with TikZ

I should create a table like the one here as example. I think that the best way to do a table like this one is generate some labels and use them to colorize the nodes in order to make it more ...
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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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Changing color in beamer header (Singapore)

I am not a TeX-pert and I basically spent half the day trying to figure out the following change to the Singapore theme of beamer. What I want is to give every sub part (section) a different color ...
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LaTeX color and ICC color profiles

I have a (pdf|Xe)LaTeX document and trying to keep it CMYK. For some documents, I use a certain color for it's elements, which is RGB #BDCDDA. As my final document should be using the Adobe CMYK ...
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Different colorcoded theorems

I'm using this code to frame my theorems: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrreprt} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{latexsym} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[amsmath,thmmarks,framed]{ntheorem} ...
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Filling in the area under a normal distribution curve [duplicate]

I'm trying to fill the area between the two $z$-scores but I'm not having any luck. Could someone please help me with this? \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ no markers, domain=0:6, ...
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How do I create unadorned color bars without a plot?

I want to create color bars of the type used by Kenneth Moreland in his excellent paper, "Diverging Color Maps for Scientific Visualization". They are unadorned and look like this: Any idea how he ...
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Colored frame for the framed environment

I'm using the framed environement to put a text in a framed box. I'm using it because I like its formating more than fbox. Now I would like to color the frame's border and I didn't find anything on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Defining a macro for “real” colored delimiters

I recently looked up J. van Hoorn's question on How to color delimiters in Math Mode, and so I decided to test my LaTeX knowledge by trying to define a new appropriate command: ...