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

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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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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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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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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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Is there an \arrayrulecolor-like command to change the rule color of \fbox?

The question has been written above.
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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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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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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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Partially coloring cell background with histograms

Excel has a cool feature called "data bar" conditional formatting that allows the user to partially fill a cell background to create histograms based on cell contents. Here is a screen clip example ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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: ...
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How to change hyperlinks color {Lyx}

I am using Lyx and i would like to change the color of hyperlinks on my bibliography. The default color is pink (at least on report layout , which i am using) Is it possible to change it, to blue ? ...
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make enumerated button in TikZ

Is it possible to make an enumerated button, similar to the ones shown in the figure below? I will be using them as pictures in an external document (not TeX).
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Invert Background and Text Colours across Whole Document with pdflatex

When using pdflatex is there a simple way to invert the colors to give white text on a black background across the whole document? I'd like the colours to be inverted whilst I write and edit the ...
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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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Colorize external pictures using pdflatex

I have several greyscale-pictures that I would like to get colorized within pdflatex (so it will be automatically colorized to a given color, from black-to-white lets say black-to-red). Is there a ...
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\colorbox{color}{text} without increasing the height and width of the cell in a table

When using \colorbox{color}{text} to put background color for the text in a table, the text with background color seems to take more space and makes the respective cell higher and wider. Is there a ...
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Change the color of footnote marker in LaTeX

I'm trying to do up a resume in LaTeX however I'm wanting to use a different color for the footnote markers so that it's clear that they are not part of the normal text. PHP, Java, C\footnote{It has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Error when using colour in \author

I am getting an error when I try to use \color{} in the the author field with beamer, even though the file compiles and I get the the words I want coloured in the author field. This is the error ...
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Switching color and grayscale mode for \includegraphics

Suppose I have a document that includes a lot of colorful PDFs. Now I'd like to easily switch between "color" version and "greyscale version". I'm aware of \DeclareGraphicsRule, but I think this needs ...