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

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How to color just the `\vec` symbol?

How do I color only the vector symbol in \vec f? I'm using beamer, so xcolor is already loaded. Extra "points" to an answer that also explains how to fish..and not only gives me the fish. Thanks!
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Change background colour for entire document

I would like to change total document background colour; for example to Yellow: I have used two packages: \usepackage{colour} \usepackage{xcolour} But I am unable to get my output, is there any ...
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Table with colored rows alternating every n rows

I'd like to create a table where the background color of the rows changes every n>1 rows. I have seen in wikibooks how alternate rows can have different colors and I have looked at one xcolor ...
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How to make or add options for packages or functions

I'm using at this moment the Piano Package. This Package is a little limited so I want to change a few things. The standard color of the dots is orange. I want to change this in different situations. ...
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A version of colorbox that works inside math environments

I'd like to highlight particular parts of an amsmath environment. Here's a minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,color} \newcommand{\abs}[1]{\lvert#1\rvert} ...
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How to change the color of bullets in a list

How can I change the color of bullets in a book? \documentclass{book} \usepackage{pifont} \usepackage{xcolor} \definecolor{myblue}{RGB}{0,29,119} \begin{document} \begin{dinglist}{110} ...
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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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Is it possible to give colors to big (automatic) parenthesis in math mode?

In the following code I can't make the right parenthesis to have arbitrary colors. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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How can I change the text color in such a way that the effect transcends groups?

I'd like to have a command \globalred that makes all subsequent text red, even if the command is issued inside a group. For example, the output of the TeX file \documentclass{article} ...
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How to change the shaded color of the \rule{…}{…} command?

To change the shaded color of the \rule{...}{...} command, one solution is \textcolor‎{‎blue‎}{\rule{2cm}{2cm}}‎ but I want to know how can I directly change the color of this command globally?
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LaTeX Error: Option clash for package xcolor

I have an option clash between package xcolor and another package, but I don't know which. Here is my MWE \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \usepackage{caption} ...
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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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How to change color of some particular environment for entire document

I want to change color of particular environment in document. For example wherever I found verbatim environment or equation environment appears in my tex file. With some global settings, I want to ...
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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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Change Colour on Chapter/Section headings {Lyx}

I am using Lyx and Layout report for my thesis. I would like to change the colour of chapters sections and subsections (only the headings) from black to blue. I attach a screenshot in order to ...
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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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How to draw a double-color line with tikz

I would like to draw a rectangle with a double color border: the border should be a line dashed with two alternating colors (blue and red, for example). Is it possible?
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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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Problems with \ref when using soul for highlighting

Here is a minimal example showing the problem. \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{color} \usepackage{soul} %\soulregister{\ref}{1} \begin{document} \section*{x}\label{x} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coloured text in plain tex

Recently I became intrigued by plain TeX because it gives even more flexibility than regular LaTeX. In my document I wish to use grayscales of text. In LaTeX, producing this result is achieved ...
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LaTeX color setting for math mode

I'm wondering if it's possible to do something like this in LaTeX: For all numbers (0, 1, ..., 9) in math mode, color it red. For alphabets (a, b, ..., z, A, B, ..., Z) in math mode, color it green. ...