{highlighting} is about highlighting document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what should be highlighted.

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Highlight a column in equation or math environment

While explaining the idea product of two negative numbers I wanted to highlight a vertical part of the display to emphasize on the factors that are being multiplied by: ...
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Fixing a code to highlight formulas and text on several lines

In this post I've found the following amazing code to highlight text on several lines. The problem is that code dosen't work well with formulas : for example, fraction using the mode display are ...
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Highlighting a .diff file

Is there a way to highlight the syntax of a diff file (i.e. by using the listings package)?
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Listing: Syntax highlighting for SPARQL query?

I use the following listing to show a SPARQL query: \begin{lstlisting}[captionpos=b, caption=SPARQL query, label=lst:sparql] PREFIX java: <http://evolizer.org/ontologies/seon/2009/06/java.owl#> ...
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Mark (highlight) a paragraph (\item{…}) with a squiggly line for later attention

I'd like to mark one or more of my \item{...}'s in an enumeration with a squiggly line at the right so that I can easily see which parts I have to re-phrase/re-write later on. All I have found is how ...
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Highlight table cells using thick, colored border

I'd like to highlight certain cells of my table. In particular, I'd like to set the border of these sells colored and thick. These cells should also have a background color. Here's a minimal example ...
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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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Highlight and use arrows in an equation In a robust manner

I am trying to give a very simple analogy to what I am trying to do with LaTeX. I simply want to write two vectors, one below or next the other, and then, use nodes to link the last two elements of ...
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Unix Command Highlighting latex

Is there any what I can easily show commands in latex? I am currently using: \indent\indent\footnotesize{\# apt-get --purge remove rubygems} \\ But this isn't showing a very good disctintion ...
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How to highlight paragraph (linebreak preserving) as well as itemize, tabular etc.?

I want to highlight changes which are introduced by myself in the pdf document. So far the soul package is very neat but it does throw errors when I want to highlight not only paragraphs but also some ...
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Visually highlighting symbolic material

I have a diagram in which I need to indicate the difference between symbolic mathematics and English words (potentially to someone who doesn't know about it): Colour works beautifully for making ...
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Ruby highlighter for LaTeX

I'm looking for a package that can highlight ruby source code in LaTeX. I've found this thread: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1966425/source-code-highlighting-in-latex But it is from 2009, and ...
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Highlight \verb in inline text

I'm new in LaTeX and I'm searching for solution to highlight verbatim text inside paragraph (for example, it is like on this page, where code is highlighted). Can anyone help me with this? Let say, ...
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Putting a coloured background behind text without adding whitespace

Consider this: I want to be able to highlight text like this without adding space around it -- so each word in the first line should line up with the corresponding word in the second line. (I know ...
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Improving the POV definition in the listings package

I'm attempting to create a language definition in the listings package that mimics exactly the syntax highlighting in POV-Ray 3.6 for Windows (http://www.povray.org/download/). Here is a screenshot ...
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How to highlight all identifiers starting by '@'?

I would like to highlight any expression made of letters and that starts with one @. The use of moredelim=*[s][\color{blue}]{@}{\ } works only in case like @name is followed by one space. The ...
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Highlighted Matrix with brackets

I would like to produce the matrix as shown in this figure: At the moment, I have this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix} \begin{document} ...
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Strange movement of objects when highlighted item in beamer is uncovered

Can anyone explain to me why there is this strange "shift" of objects when passing from the first to the second slide in the below MWE? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{beamerthemeshadow} ...
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Package listings: Error “Undefined control sequence.” because of single-quote-symbol?

I'm using the package listings and came across a problem displaying an SQL statement within an java environment. This is the MWE. \documentclass[]{report} \usepackage{listings} ...
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disable syntax highlighting in kile

In the \verbatim environment, the syntax highlighting is disabled default, e.g. a $ ist not recognized as beginning of the math mode. I add my own environtment (\rawtext) to the kile Verbatim ...
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How to highlight specific entries in a tocloft-formatted ToC

I am writing a document using the book class, and I use tocloft in order to customize the appearance of my ToC. So far, the package did a great job for most customizations, except for one thing: I am ...
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How to make \hl (highlighting) to automatically place incompatible commands in \mbox?

The soul package provides a useful command \hl for highlighting text. However, \cite, \ref, and some other commands (maybe equations too) must be placed within an \mbox in order for \hl to work ...
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Custom command inside soul package's \hl

I'm having trouble with the soul package and its \hl command. The soul package's manual says I should not nest soul commands, which I didn't. \textsc works inside \hl. However, the following throws an ...
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Texworks syntax highlighting not working on windows 8 and 8.1

any latex code I want to view in TexWorks 0.4.5 r.1280 (Miktex 2.9) won't show the syntax highlighting. It compiles just fine but everything line is written in black. On very long documents the ...
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How can I highlight JSON string values but not attributes?

example { "name" : "alan", "alias" : "nala" } If I use morecomment=[s][\color{red}]{"}{"}, How can I highlight JSON string values (on the right side) but not the attributes (left side)?
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Using soul with indirect formatting applied (using macro with 2 parameters, one possibly optional)

This is a followup to Using soul with indirect formatting applied, where it was determined that using \soulregister allows the soul macros to have font switching macros within the parameters ...
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Syntax highlighting for different programming languages [duplicate]

In my paper I want to include some source codes with colored sytax. For syntax highlighting I use the listings package: \lstset{frame=tb, language={[Visual]Basic}, aboveskip=3mm, belowskip=3mm, ...
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minted Environment Inside minipage Environment

I am having to use the minted environment inside a minipage environment quite often in my document. I wanted to write a new environment for doing this, but since minted isn't designed to be included ...
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Hightlight an XML code beamer

To hightlight an XML code I have refer to XML syntax highlighting, so I write: \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{color} \definecolor{gray}{rgb}{0.4,0.4,0.4} ...
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Highlight First Occurrence of a Particular Word

I'm writing a scientific paper, and in this paper, I present a series of new terms. The first time a new term is presented, I would like LaTeX to automatically highlight this - e.g. by using italics ...
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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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Set table background hatched and shaded using tikz

I am looking for a convenient way to set the background of tabular cells. I'd like to do two things: (1) Set the background shaded in a color (2) Set the background hatched I learned that the TikZ ...
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Piecewise highlighting in beamer presentation

I would like to do the following with beamer: All items of an itemize environment should be displayed in gray. The current item should be highlighted in black while all others remain grayed out, but ...
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Cell coloring (highlighting) with in-out effects in a table in beamer

I need cell coloring (or highlight effect) in a cell of a table in beamer after a click (I mean, I am planning to talk about something in that frame and I will emphasize just a number in a cell at the ...
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How to adjust the beamer block width to the size of its content?

I would like to define a nice beamer block environment with the following properties a) it is always centered on the slide (horizontally) b) it is only slightly longer than its content The aim is to ...
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Highlight equations in a typographically correct manner

I am presenting a model composed of a dozens of equations, some of them requiring a somewhat lengthy derivation. The equation that continue the actual model appears progressively along the derivation ...
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How Do I Highlight Table Rows in beamer, Piecewise?

I would like to know how to highlight rows within a table in beamer, piecewise, so that when I present the piece, I can originally have no rows highlighted, and then the first, and then both the first ...
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highlights path sequentially BUT in order of clicking

I have been looking for a possibly difficult answer to a simple question. I would like to be able to highlight paths on a TikZ picture. I would like to highlight these paths by clicking on them and at ...
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Using soul with indirect formatting applied

I am using the soul package to underline omitting the descenders. It seems that passing the following as a parameter works fine \textit{special text} but if the \textit is applied indirectly via ...
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Beamer: highlighting text with colored background through which surrounding text can be seen

On some slides I'd like to highlight some text by using a colored background, like so: I've exaggerated the width of the border around the text in this example to indicate the effect I want. I ...
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How can I automatically highlight SuperCollider symbols and environment variables?

This question led to a new package: sclang-prettifier I've been poring over the listings manual, trying to figure out how to get some very specific types of formatting for the SuperCollider ...
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How to highlight (colorize) the syntax of configuration files (like .ini or .conf)?

I need to highlight the syntax of files containing lines with parameters and their values in LaTeX. Let's say I have a following file: # some comment parameter1 = value of parameter1 parameter2 = ...
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Highlight environment by setting a gray background color

The title explains everything. I have a theorem with ntheorem and want to highlight it with a gray background color. What would be the easiest way to achieve this?
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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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Circle around content of a table: is it possible?

I managed to create three tables with letters in it: \begin{minipage}{0.37\textwidth} \begin{tabular}{c | c | c | c | c} E & G & P & A & L\\ \hline I & I & U & G & F\\ ...
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Correctly highlighting custom html tags in listings

Problem statement I have several code listings containing HTML markup in my latex files. These listings contain multiple custom html tags (created in combination with corresponding AngularJS ...
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Highlight a prompt with the listings package

I use the listings package to typeset a series of commands in the language Octave (a free clone of Matlab) in my lecture notes. Most of the command lines look like this: octave:1> A=eye(4) A = ...
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Using keywords including a dot in the name with the listings package

I am using the listings package which works like charm in most cases. I tried to define new languages for my needs with the help of morekeywords options in \lstset, but entering special keywords ...
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pass “global” options to minted/fancyvrb

Is there a way to override default options for the minted environment, rather than having to specify them for each and every snippet of code ? In other words, is there an equivalent to listings's ...
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How to color over/underline, or other ways to highlight substituted expressions in proofs?

I desire to "highlight" in equational proofs the expressions that are substituted for or transformed in each successive step. Since an expression may be transformed in both the prior step and the next ...