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

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How to color my (custom) lines/rules in a table contained by mdframed?

As a follow up to my recent question: Now I'd like to put some color on to that line/rule. In the MWE below, \arrayrulecolor{blue}\mycline{1-1} throws an error (undefined control sequence with respect ...
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How to change \headsepline color in KOMA-Scriptclasses

At the moment I am working on a rather big project in which I typeset a lecture note for a professor of mine. I want to use the headsepline the KOMA Script Class offers, but I want it to have the same ...
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Background color of breakable box with thin blank lines

The purpose of the mybox environment in the following document is to typeset a box in a blue background. The box may be split by page breaks. The algorithm used is similar to the one found in the ...
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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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\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} ...
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Tables with colored cells and dashed lines

I would like to draw a table with some colored cells and dashed horizontal lines. Here is my first attempt using the colortbl package and the arydshln package: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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What is the difference between \textcolor and \color?

I would like to define a new command to work as an alert command. If I want to alert some part of my text I would simply write \alert{}. But I want the result in red color. What is the best way to ...
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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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Conflict between color, graphicx and libertine

Compiling the following with pdflatex (TeXLive 2009/Debian on Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx") \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ifpdf} \ifpdf \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{libertine} % ...
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How to generate n points over a circumference and choose label and color

I would like to place n points over a circumference like Figure 3 of this file. I'd choose the label to be assigned to each vertex and color and I'd like to have the code in TikZ-pgf.
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\hhline adds white line where no line is intended

In a table, containing colored cells, i want to have a \hline dividing only some cells, similar to \cline but compatible with coloring single cells with \cellcolor, which is possible by using \hhline ...
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Highlighting text through stacked colored underlines

I have sentences in which characters have been "marked" by some people and not by others. I'd like to present the markings simultaneously. Stacked colored underlining (in which a line represents each ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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! LaTeX Error: Undefined color `BLACK'

i have written all the text in black color, but i get this error several times in the same page: ! LaTeX Error: Undefined color `BLACK'. i tried to solve it by writting this: ...
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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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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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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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Acrobat Reader changes my theme's color

I have a problem visualizing my Beamer presentation with Acrobat Reader 9.5.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using the PaloAlto theme and when I visualize the presentation in Acrobat on some random frames the ...
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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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Automatically colourize all occurrences of certain strings (different colouring for different sets of words)

This question is a follow-up of Macro: Replace all occurrences of a word, but I would like the same for different colours, that is to have different pre-defined sets of text strings which will be ...
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Change the color of title

I successfully changed a color of sections and subsections to my defined one. However I'd like to change the \title with the same way, but \titlefont{•} doesn't work (and I guess it's not supposed ...
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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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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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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: ...