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 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 ...
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Is there any solution for highlighting text in CJK?

Is there any solution for highlighting texts or sentences in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean? I know none, at the moment. But this will be changed, if someone would like to help me with CJK in LaTeX. ...
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Strikeout - when which package ? ( ulem vs soul vs …)

When to use which package for strikeout? I see answers : \usepackage{ulem} \sout{Hello World} or \usepackage{soul} \st{Hello world} or \usepackage{cancel} \cancel{Hello world} In what ...
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Environment to underline/strikeout for comparing versions

I have a TeX file that I'm editing with several collaborators and we use environments to highlight and discuss proposed changes like the following: Some text. \begin{old} Text that I propose to ...
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Switching a string in a token register to lowercase and processing via the package soul

I would like to store a string in a token register, transform it to all-lowercase, and process the resulting string via the macro \caps provided by the package soul. That is to say, transform the ...
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Hyphenatable material enclosed in group braces

I have text that I need to repeat quite a few times: \newcommand{\repeatme}{text to repeat that is somewhat long and verbose} I'd like to underline this text and have it not cause hbox overflow ...
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soul: broken highlighting with xcolor when using \selectcolormodel

I try to highlight text using the soul package. But I experience problems if I use it in combinations with the xcolor command selectcolormodel, only spaces are highlighted as shown in the MWE: ...
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Argument of \someCustomCommand has an extra } encountered when command is put in \ul. How to fix this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Custom command inside soul package's \hl To make the document easier to understand (and easier to write), I have defined: \newcommand{\code}[1]{\texttt{#1}} I ...
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labeling underlined text over multiple lines

I have a large number of documents I need to create, and there is one very particular need I cannot find a solution for. In these documents, there are pieces of text that are underlined and they ...
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Problem with using soul in paragraph mode and siunitx immediately after

This problem seems somewhat obscure, it is potentially a bug in siunitx or soul (I am aware of issues with the latter). Which one is uncertain and I'm not certain that it is a bug. What I want to do ...
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Problem with a counter inside a \ul command

The following MWE gives a compilation error. If i move the \arabic{count} outside from the \ul command, it works \documentclass{article} \usepackage{soul} \begin{document} \newcounter{count}% ...
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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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soul dropping some accented letters from the end of words

I'm using soul to letterspace headings in a Hungarian document and compiling it with lualatex. For some reason soul drops some of the accented letters at the end of a word, but not all. In the ...
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Letterspacing memoir section headers

I'd like to add letterspacing to the \section commands with \setsecheadstyle in a memoir book. I tried using soul: \sodef\soSection{}{.1em}{.5em plus.1em}{.1em plus.1em minus.1em} ...
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Triple underlining

I am quoting passages from ms. letters and need to underline a few words with three lines. Does a command exist for doing so? I've consulted Melchior Franz's soul package documentation from 2003 and ...
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Highlight foreground text using overpic?

I am using the overpic package to edit a pre-created pdf by writing notes in between the lines using \put(){$$} for each line. Im having difficulty however using the soul package and \hl to ...
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How could I use \input within soul arguments?

So, I basically want to do something like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{soul} \begin{document} \so{Hello} \so{\input{key.tex}} \end{document} Now the first "so" works but the second ...
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How to make overlaid text?

Is there a nice way to overlay text in the space of one character? So if text is overlaid as I described it would almost result in a black square.
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conditional highlighting with soul

The journal PLoS ONE, says in the FAQ When submitting your revision, you will need to include the following new files: [...] A ‘clean’ copy of your revised manuscript. A revised manuscript with ...