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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 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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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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Pattern color differs from normal color?

I have the following code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{scopes,patterns,intersections,calc} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[thick] \path (-2,0) coordinate ...
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How does changing colour affect spacing?

In the following example, the space after the red equation is much larger than the space after the black one. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \[ a = b \] The quick ...
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Using listings: “zebra effects” AND line numbers

I just made a code listing with a "zebra effect", just like here: Creating a zebra effect using listings But afterwards, the line numbers at the left side of the listing don't appear any more. This ...
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\textcolor within lstlisting?

I have some pseudo-code where I want to highlight some sections in a different color (this is why: in an assignment at university, I have some code given and have to adapt it. I want to highlight what ...
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Changed all math text to red in beamer, now I can't make some math text black

When I try to make the checkmark black using the following code, it doesn't work; the checkmark shows up red. How do I make it black? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb, ...
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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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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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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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Changing Enumerate Colors using Beamer Theme Berlin

I am trying to figure out how to change the coloring of enumerations in Beamer using the Theme 'Berlin'. I was able to change the color of the Itemize environment by: \setbeamercolor{itemize ...
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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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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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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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\cancel draws under thing being canceled

I'm trying to use \cancel from the cancel package to strike out some colored text but it is apparent that the diagonal line is drawn first so it doesn't do a very good job of canceling. Minimal ...
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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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How can I change the color of digits when using the listings package?

I'm using the listings package and was already able to modify the color of the keywords and almost all elements I was interested in. The only thing that remains is the color of the digits. I'd like to ...
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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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\color after inline section colors the section title

In the following document, the subsection title gets colored red. Why does this happen? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color} \newcommand{\comment}[1]{{\color{red}#1}} \begin{document} ...
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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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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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PDF Colour Space and ConTeXt

Background Trying to create a PDF that includes a vectorized cover page having transparent colours. I would like the PDF to have the same appearance in Acrobat Reader, Firefox PDF Viewer, Foxit ...
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Reference a node's color by using node name

I am trying to use a node name to reference the node's color. I am not sure if this is even possible. I have a TikZ mindmap: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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TikZ Chromaticity Diagram

I'm trying to make a chromaticity diagram in tikZ, does anyone know how to make one? I want this My issue is not in forming the spectral locus that I can do, right now I'm only using three points ...
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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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How to color a region?

The following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{intersections,positioning} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[radius=5] \draw (0,0) rectangle (5,5); \draw[name ...
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How can I ensure all teletype/monospaced text is in a certain color?

I'm trying to include some monospaced text, and I'd like it to be in a different color than the normal text. There will be several (read: hundreds) of instances of monospaced text, and I want it all ...
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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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Fill the left 1/3 of the title page with color?

This is my first time to try and write documentation by using LaTeX. The generated PDF is quite impressive, but there is one thing I have no idea of how to do it: I would like to have the left 1/3 of ...
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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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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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Watercolor like shadow in TikZ

How to create watercolor-like "shadow" to highlight some node on figure, like in image below? Note that I don't need for coloring to fill a shape, nor do I need for it to have variable intensity, nor ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to use a large number of arbitrary rgb colors in a TikZ image?

I have a document with some TikZ images in it, which are automatically generated from a program I have written. All images are fairly similar, and each of them contains of a large number of squares ...
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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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What beamer environment is text within a frame?

I'm going crazy just trying to change the color of the text within a frame environment. \begin{frame}[plain] I want this text to be red!!! \end{frame} I have tried almost every single environment ...
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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 ...