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

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Can \usepackage{color} and \input tikz work together in Plain TeX/eplain?

I use Plain TeX and Eplain. In my document I'm using both the color and url packages inside the \beginpackages..\endpackages block. Just now I tried adding \input tikz.tex (as the TikZ manual states) ...
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ADDING white background to an image?

I'm new to beamer and am trying to make a presentation. When inserting an image, the output is satisfactory, except when I try to insert a .pdf! The white layer in the image disappears. Initially, the ...
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How to get the list of predefined colors in xcolor such that the list can be used in foreach looping?

I need to get the list of predefined colors in xcolor. Hard-coding as follows is not a good coding practice. \documentclass[dvipsnames,cmyk]{minimal} \parindent=0pt \usepackage{pstricks} ...
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xcolor and everycr-Problem

I'm trying to insert some \noalign-code in every row of a tabular by using colortbl and \everycr or \CT@everycr. In most cases it works fine, but not if there is a \rowcolors-command (from xcolor) ...
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Listing with two columns in a single fancy frame

I am playing a little with lstlistings and I wonder whether such a thing would be achievable for all my listings: How to achieve this kind of things? Note : I am searching for a solution I can ...
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TOC Section & Subsection coloring

Is it possible to create a TOC with section headings in one color and subsection headings in different color. \tableofcontents \setcounter{tocdepth}{2} I am using above lines to create TOC, do I ...
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Cannot properly define an rgb color

I am trying to define an rgb color. More specifically I want to create this color which in rgb mode it's (98,190,177). I tried to define this color using the following code ...
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Automatically choosing preset color schemes in pgfplots based on number of entries

This is really more of a question to satisfy personal curiosity than to solve a real problem. When choosing the colour schemes for my plots, I try to select colours that will work well with the ...
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Siunitx: how to deal with invalid numerical input '-'?

Thanks to you all, I found siunitx for decimal alignment. However, some of the columns in my correlation matrix don't have any numbers and have "-" instead. siunitx gives me an error about invalid ...
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Control colors and shading of navigation circles in Beamer top line

I am preparing a presentation in Beamer using \useoutertheme{miniframes} and \useinnertheme{circles}, and my own modded version of the default colortheme. I want to have a Frankfurt-like navigation ...
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Coloured swatch per chapter

I know that this should be possible, but I'm not sure how to go about it. I would like to have a small rectangle appear on each page (outside edge), which runs right up to the edge of the page, and ...
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Centering text in tables problems with colortabs

I am trying to produce a basic color table as shown below \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage[dvipsnames*,svgnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{colortbl} \usepackage{array} ...
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Background color in Verbatim

I've to use the yellow background for data values in the following code. \usepackage \begin{Verbatim}[commandchars=\\\{\}] \color{blue}DATA \color{black}Heart; \color{blue}INPUT \color{black}X Y @@; ...
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lstaddons: Dynamic linewidth calculation

I use the package called "lstaddons" (creator, initial question) to get colored line backgrounds on listings. I want to color the whole line to the frame. What I miss there is a dynamic calculation ...
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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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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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Accessing colors defined by a beamer color theme for a standalone tikzpicture

This is a follow-up to this question. I use the standalone documentclass to externalize my tikzpictures. Now, I want to include it in a beamer presentation with its color theme set to, say, default. ...
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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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Is there a way to iterate over all defined colors without mentioning them again?

Situation Let's say I have defined some colors. I'd like to produce a test page that functions as a color-key for developers. Example The defined colors colora, colorb, and colorc 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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Distinguishing \ref and \cref through different colors

I have the following problem with the hyperref, and the cleverefpackages. I would like to distinguish internal links (e.g. sections, etc) from mathematical links (e.g. definitions, theorems, ...
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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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Drawing grids filled with random selected colors and connecting them

What I'm trying to do is to draw to 4 x 4 grids side-by-side to represent the concept of bootstrap, from statistics. So, what I would like to do is to draw them and fill each cell of each grid with a ...
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beamer: color for fonts in head/foot different from bg/fg color

Is it possible to change the font color of the sections in the head/foot independent from the fg/bg color of the head/foot? edit: Here's a MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \useoutertheme{miniframes} ...
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Combining \rowcolor and \cmidrule [duplicate]

I want to shade the heading of my table. It all worked fine until I started using \cmidrule. This is my output: Is there a way to shade the white space between the first and second row? The code ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...