Questions with this tag are about the uses, and also problems with using, the `soul` package for letterspacing, underlining, overstriking and highlighting, perhaps also using colour.

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How to reliably switch the highlighting color with soul?

In my document I need to use different colors for highlighting text. The soul package provides yellow coloring by default. The color can be switched with the \sethlcolor command. However, this does ...
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Streamline use of Highlight in text and equations

I have been highlighting certain parts of text in order to make it easier for me to search through a long document to find parts that need expanded on or some sort of work is left to do; however, I've ...
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Soul package and input encoding

I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{kerkis} \usepackage{color,soul} \setul{0.1cm}{0.2ex} \setulcolor{red} ...
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using the soul package with equations

I use the soul package to highlight some changes in my documents for review purposes. However I can't get it to work with equations (or other environments for that matter). Basically I create a ...
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Extra spaces problem when using soul package combined with cite package to highlight citation

When I use the soul package combined with the cite package to highlight some text that contains tilde and citation (e.g. \hl{Ref.~\cite{xyz}}, I get unwanted extra space between the word "Ref." and ...
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Box highlighting of text with rounded corners (soul-based)

Here it is an excellent solution from Gonzalo Medina. Could somebody help me to make it with nice small rounded courners?
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using soul to highlight only text and math while skip any other macro

I try to highlight large paragraph of text, where there are various other macros such as \cite, \SI, \ref, etc. in between. If I do something like the following: \hl{the duration is \SI{4}{\second} ...
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How to use inter letter space for justified alignment?

I have a long sanskrit compound taking up almost a line, but leaving a small space at the right margin empty, too small for the first syllable of the next word, thus breaking the justified alignment. ...
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Equations (align) with SOUL and CHANGES

Is it also possible to add markups for equations (created with align) by use of soul and changes package? The used Code is: \usepackage{soul} \soulregister\align7 % für highlighten von \align ...
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Changes package - highlight and strikethrough

I am working with the changes and soul package. Highlighting DELETED passages works well with \sethcolor and hl command: \setdeletedmarkup{\sethlcolor{green}{\hl{#1}}} Is it possible to combine the ...
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Use of ednotes and soul together - not working!

I am new to LaTeX and I have a problem with using ednotes and soul together. I want a text to be spaced, but also to add a note to it. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{book} ...
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cross out the text in the section title

It seems that \st{} for crossing out a text (strike through) doesn't work on the section title. For example, this \documentclass{article} \usepackage{soul,color} \begin{document} ...
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How to continue thick underline beyond text?

Here's my code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{soul} \begin{document} \setul{}{2pt} \ul{\Huge\textbf{Some text}} \underline{\Huge\textbf{Some text \hspace{1in}}} \ul{\Huge\textbf{Some ...
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Color highlighting with soul package does not work well with ligatures

The picture below says it all. Color highlighting with the soul package prevents a correct rendering of the ff ligature. Is there a way to fix this? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color, soul} ...
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Highlighting words with special characters using \hl (soul)

I am using xelatex, polyglossia and the document is in UTF-8 encoding. I use the soul package to highlight words (using soulutf8 makes no difference). The problem is really weird, so I will go ...
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soul for text highlighting, microtype for letterspacing, and xspace: incompatibility

I am trying to use soul for highlighting text and microtype for letter spacing (and other things). But I cannot get the two to work together nicely when I include xspace (I use this mainly for ...
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soul package for wavy underline with bidi does not compile

I am using the soul+tikz code provided by Gonzalo Medina in Red squiggly imitation to get a wavy underline All works well until I include the raqgged2e and bidi packages. At compile time I get ! ...
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Why highlighting math with soul doesn't combine with l2tabu option for the nag package?

I have found that highlighting mathematical formulas with soul package does not work if the nag package is used with l2tabu option. A minimal (not) working example is: \documentclass{book} ...
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How to customize the highlight height with soul

Is it possible to customize the height of the highlighting with the soul package? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{soul} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \hl{game} \end{document} I would ...
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soulutf8 strips characters from compound words

I use soulutf8 for underlining in my LaTeX document. However, it seems to be stripping characters from the end of compound words, e.g.: \ul{$n$-rozměrný} results in n-rozměrn However, if I ...
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ragged2e breaks soul package \textbf{} spacing

If you compile the XeLaTeX below you will see the output is not-as-expected for the bold part of the text i.e. it is: underline underline boldboldbold In other words the spacing of the bold elements ...
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math equation with underline has different heights

I struggle with some equations in my research paper. I want to underline some variable, because they are complex, but if I use \underline the line is not at the same level in my example: ...
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Soul package and spacing problems

Similar problems with soul package can be found here and here. But since my problem is simpler than those (even related with spacing) I guess that it could have a simpler solution. The problem ...
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Follow-up: Underline + strike-through using soul

This is a follow-up question to Mixing underline and strike-out. This time, I'm specifically interested in an implementation using soul (that doesn't require multiple compilations to stabilize). I ...
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Mixing underline and strike-out

Word allows for all kinds of font formatting: The above example combines strike-through/strike-out (like this) and underlining. I'd like to be able to do the same, but neither ulem nor soul allows ...
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How to improve this text highlighting?

I want to highlight some letters which represent an amino acid sequence of a protein using different colors. The below code works fine, but the highlighted box is not fitting exactly the letters, as ...
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Soul letterspacing in memoir sections with \setsecheadstyle

I realize I have asked almost the same question earlier. There, the answer involved xparse or titlesec. Titlesec however gets into conflicts with memoir's pagestyles (running header settings, ...
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Page citation in soul

I'm using the soul package. This works: \ul{lorem ipsum} This doesn't work: \ul{lorem \cite{foo} ipsum} This does work: \ul{lorem {\cite{foo}} ipsum} Neither of these works: \ul{lorem ...
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French accents in \hl from soul package

I'd like to use the \hl command from the soul package in a French text. However, it does not work whenever the part to highlight contains French accents (e.g.: \hl{é}). I could use \'e instead of é ...
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Using multiple { and }

It seems that using multiple {{{ and }}} causes some problem to the latex document. Assume this line \usepackage{color,soul} \begin{document} something \hl{I am referring to \cite{publi}} is good. ...
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No room for a new \dimen despite of loading etex [duplicate]

After upgrading to TeX Live 2013 one of my books does not compile any longer. I do load etex, but still have not enough room. What can I do? Back in 1994 I had a colleague who hacked the LaTeX source ...
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Strikethrough Cyrillic text in XeTeX preserving hyphenation

I was looking for the way to create a strikeout text in XeTeX. After some googling I found two packages that supposedly could do that: ulem and soul. However, it turned out that both of them have some ...
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Underline text with background (soul and ulem nesting)

I'm using soul's \hl to set background for the paragraph parts and ulem's \uline to underline text. The problem is what I cant underline text for text with background. Initial doc: ...
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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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Using latexdiff to highlight changes: alternatives for soul?

I am using latexdiff to create a pdf that highlights changes between two .tex along with hg diff latex, so as to use with Mercurial. However, the problem is that the the strikethrough formatting ...
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Extending underline up to the right side

I need to create command that underlines some given text that takes several lines. And the underline of the last line should be extended up to the right side of page. When I need just to underline ...
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Highlighting SI: “invalid-token-in-number” [duplicate]

I need to highlight some parts of code containing both text and numbers using the siunitxpackage but I get an invalid-token-in-number, the token being a number! Here's my mwe: ...
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Defining font color inside highlight fails

Since I wanted a better readability of highlights of a would be black & white-printed document, I needed to change both the highlighting color (gray) AND the font color (white). Depending which ...
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List of Underlining Packages - Pros and Cons

The \underline macro built into LaTeX is pretty much not useable per Why does underlined text not get wrapped once it hits the end of a line ? I have been attempting to use the soul package to ...
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Soul's underline misses text produced by a macro

The macro ul provided by soul works great, allowing linebreaks within an underlined text block. It even supports macros - if they were registered with soulregister. But if these registered macros ...
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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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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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Soul vs Microtype in regards to Tracking

When using small/all caps, I was told to adjust the tracking alongside. I have found \SetTracking from microtype and \so from soul. Is there an advantage to using one or the other and if yes why? Do ...
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“! Argument of \xpg@nospace has an extra }” error message with polyglossia

I use a code – to be found at the end – for long citations in the french tradition. When I use french quotation marks inside such a long citation, I have no problem on compiling with xetex if I load ...
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Embedding \soulomit in a macro

In the MWE below, the code: \MyUl{abd \soulomit{\MyLink{www.google.com}{The Google}} ghi} works exactly as desired: However, when I attempt to wrap this in a macro, and use \MyUl{abd ...
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Emphasize text that is highlighted using the soul package [closed]

I can highlight a bit of text (i.e., make the background yellow) using the soul package like this: \hl{a bit of text} I figured I could also use italics like this: \hl{\emph{a bit of text}} ... ...
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soul package does not work with user-defined language shorthands

Using \caps from the soul package with user-defined language shorthands generates an error. However, it works fine with language shorthands defined by babel itself, e.g. by using ...
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How to use soul with glossaries to space-out acronyms?

I want to increase the spacing between capital letters of acronyms inside text. Acronyms are printed by \ac, \acs, etc. commands of the glossaries package. soul package provides a nice command \caps. ...
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Issue with soul and nested macros

I'm using package soul to highlight text, for example with \hl{some text}. It works nicely in general, but when the text contains other macros, soul simply skips it. For example: \usepackage{soul} ...
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How to make highlighting work in beamer with overlays

I'm trying to use the soul package to get highlighting via \hl{some text}. I'd like to do this in overlays in beamer. I'm trying to follow the guidelines in section 9.6.1 of the beamer manual to ...