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

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How do I make sure that \pageref{LastPage} doesn't get colored like the other links identified by hyperref?

I am using hyperref together with lastpage. My problem is that \pageref{LastPage} gets the same color as the links identified with hyperref. I want it to be just the ordinary color (e.g. black) Allow ...
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Enumerated text and formula with background color

I want to have an enumeration with text and formulas with a background color, but \colorbox does not work, here's my code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{shadethm} ...
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Recommended color for hyperlinks in a CV

I'm using the hyperref package, and I'm curious if there is a recommended color for hyperlinks. At the moment I am using urlcolor=BlueViolet which looks great onscreen, but when printed in b&w it ...
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conditional against font color

I want to change the text according to its current font color. I can test argument against font family \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to “bubble in”/color fill an item counter ((A),(B),(C),…) in an enumerated list

I'm trying to make an answer explanation guide for a test where the correct answer is "bubbled in". I've tried using the enumitem package and tikz as shown in this post (Enumerated list with blue ...
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white text on black background in entire table

I am looking for a way have white text on black background in the PDF output of PDFLaTeX applied to a document containing a basic table with dividing lines and some colored links. Using ...
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Colored box in new environment

I have a problem, I'm fairly new to LaTeX but I think I got the basics. My problem is that wants to create a environment that can create a minipage with a background color and some text in it. I can ...
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Transparent shade using TikZ

I wonder whether it is possible to create a transparent shading effect (like the one below) without an exact specification of the fill color. This solution is good until I have to change the ...
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Shaded Multicols

Does anyone know how to shade the background and put a border around a multicol environment, where page breaks are needed. There is a couple of posts around, most notably, multicols within colorbox, ...
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Tikz fit-library vs fill (overlaying nested node colors)

I am trying to figure out the best way of nesting tikz nodes having a different background color. I would like the "inner" nodes to "win" concerning the background color. Currently the "outer" node ...
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Convert color name to pdfliteral code

How can I convert a color name (such as used with the xcolor package) to a pdfliteral code, like q 1 0 0 rg (for red)?
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monochrome and pstricks

I am creating a file type images for presentation / written, I have been interested in the monochrome package xcolor, but by using it I have not obtained the expected results, check the documentation ...
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Color box issue

Here is my MWE (minimal working example): \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{color} \begin{document} \begin{center} ...
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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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Is there a way to color (only real) math in pdflatex?

I'd like to change the color of all math in my document. I understand that several packages and some engines provide support for changing the color of all math, and I understand that something like ...
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Why is it that coloring in soul in beamer is not visible

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{soul,color} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \hl{Hello World} \end{frame} \end{document} I process this with pdflatex and I do not see the expected highlight. ...
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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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Two colors in one hyperlink

As usual writing a few documents. As one can see having too much color and gloss in a document is never good. Therefore having boxes, and a myriad of colors in the hyperlinks is a bad idea. I really ...
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Specific colour in equation links

In hyperref package, is it possible to specify a specific color for equation links different than other link colors ? Following are present color specifications that I am using for hyperref package ...
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On using beamer's colors in a Tikz picture

For once, my question is short and simple: How do I use a beamer defined color in a tikz picture. For instance, as beamer's documentation states, using beamer's colors is done as follows: This text ...
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Use \cellcolor in \tabulary

The \cellcolor command from package colortbl doesn't seem to have any effect in a tabulary environment, though it works in tabular. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Add another color for a section in Friggeri Resume/CV

So I'm writing my CV using the friggery CV template. It looks like this: and can be found here: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/friggeri-resume-cv As you can see the sections all start ...
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How to change color of menukeys?

I cannot understand how to change the colors of the text in the menus typeset using menukeys. A minimal example (taken from the menukeys manual) follows: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Interaction of \boldmath and \not

It seems that using \boldmath (or \bm) along with the \not does not quite work so well. Here is an example using \not\subseteq and \not\le where the line representing negation does not stretch ...
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Create PDF with images in black and white

I have a LaTeX document with several black and white, gray value, and color images. When creating a PDF with pdfLaTeX I get a PDF where I am not sure if the embedded black and white images are ...
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Abstract with light background color

Is there a way to add a background color to the abstract? I tried various combinations of \colorbox and the \begin{abstract} ... \end{abstract} environment, but nothing worked. I use the current ...
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Using patterns inside pgf shapes

Is it possible to (correctly) use patterns inside a pgf shape definition ? For example, I try to define a shape as a rectangle filled with a pattern, like this \usetikzlibrary{patterns} ...
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3D font in LaTeX

This is an unusual question regarding rendering of a font with a specific 3D-esque style in LaTeX, XeLaTex, or any other TeX flavor. I was looking at some fonts the other day and I came across one of ...
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Creating colorful plot using latex terminal of gnuplot?

Most output terminals of gnuplot draw different lines in a plot in different colors. I'm trying to create a plot inside my pdf document using gnuplot's latex terminal and the lines are only ...
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Change ModernCV section style to make them look like Friggeri CV

I am using for my Resume the ModernCV template, but I would like to bring in some of the amazing FriggeriCV style of the title of the sections: I love the text half coloured and half black with each ...
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Remove keywords from code 'listings'

I tried to customize a code listing to support some pseudo-code format that suited me best. It was easy to add keywords using otherkeywords or morekeywords, but the opposite, the deletekeywords did ...
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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 ...
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\paragraphfootnotes with text colour

I am having some trouble with my footnotes becoming coloured in certain situations. In particular, I am wanting to use memoir's \paragraphfootnotes, but all the footnotes for a page become coloured if ...
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Relative padding of a minipage's paragraph

Background Created a custom command for rendering quotations (epigraphs). Problem The text in the following image has no space at the border: The word "and" is flush with the right margin. Code ...
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Writing Biblical Hebrew texts with different coloring for consonants, vowel and accent signs

I have got the following problem: I am using Biblical Hebrew texts written in XeTeX but I would like to color consonants as well as vowel and accent signs differently. I have read Coloring combining ...
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Make enumerate numbering different colours

Is there a way to make the different numbers within the enumerate environment different colors. \begin{enumerate} \item First \item Second \item Third \end{enumerate} I wish to make the 1. green, ...
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Character with two colors

I realise that this is somewhat of a special question, but is it possible to have regular characters in formulas, where the left half is colored e.g. in red and the right half is colored in blue, ...
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Use \macro within xcolor expression

So this seems to be impossible: OrangeRed!\c!white with \c being any kind of \def formula, or precisely in my case, with a \pgfmathsetmacro. Here is MWE \documentclass{article} ...
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Can one avoid typing double quotes in this TikZ-involving macro?

I need to draw many similar complicated colored shapes; I made a macro for them, and it works, but to call it I seemingly have to place several color names in double quotes. Can I avoid this? The ...
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Changing background color of text in Latex

How can I make change a text background in LaTeX? For example using Latex code \textsc{Extra Curricular Achievements}\\ I get However, I want the background of this heading to be changed so that ...
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How can I shade from red to green along a curve?

Let's take the following picture as an example. I want to shade the fan-shaped area from red to green along the curve shown with the arrow in TikZ. How can I do this? Code: ...
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How to make colored swatches inside text?

The following is an image of a sub-section of the documentation of the package xcolor. How to insert such a color swatch within text? I need it to explain the functionality of different parts of a ...
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One single colored letter inside \spacedallcaps

I want to change the color of a single letter inside a custom \spacedallcaps command. This command makes the specified text uppercase and changes the letter spacing. When I introduce a ...
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How can I change the colour of my document's section numbering?

I know how to change the colour of a section name using for example \section{\color{Red} Foobar} but that still leaves the section number in black. Is there any way to change the colour of the ...
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Table with partially colored cells

I convinced my girlfriend to write her thesis with Latex, so now whenever she gets stuck I'm the go to guy. Sadly she has requested something of me which I don't know either. She needs a table in ...
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Best way to create colored text boxes

I am retyping some old exams into LaTeX, and I encountered the page below Now with some clever commands, and whatnot I was able to create something almost identical. Though the spacing is a tad ...
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beamer dark theme

I have a very simple question - there are a bunch of beamer themes, however, all of them have white background. I would like to use some theme, let's say Warsaw (since it is perfect), however I'm ...
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Randomly color paragraphs in LaTeX document

I usually type up my notes for school in LaTeX, and I find it easier to focus on text where the color changes between paragraphs, which is easy to do with old fashioned pen and paper. On LaTeX, ...
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How to use \pdfcolorstack?

Consider this code: \chardef\Color=\pdfcolorstackinit page direct{0 g} \pdfcolorstack \Color push {1 0 0 rg 1 0 0 RG} red \pdfcolorstack \Color pop {} black \hrule height 1pt width 50pt \bye I try ...
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Colorful Logic Gates using Circuitikz

I have to draw following circuit the LaTeX source of which is \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{circuitikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{figure} \centering \begin{circuitikz} \draw (0,0) ...