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is about using color in (La)TeX documents. There are two main packages for doing this: `color` (package documentation) and `xcolor` (package documentation). The `xcolor` package extends the `color` package, providing many more ways of specifying and using colors.
Loading one of these packages by default gives you only a few color options (white, black, red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow), but by passing one of the options `usenames`, `dvipsnames`, `svgnames`, or `x11names` to `xcolor`, you can get access to a wider variety of named colors. Additionally, you can define your own colors using `\definecolor`, e.g. `\definecolor{orange}{RGB}{225, 127, 0}`.
To color a portion of text, use `{\color{red} text}` or `\textcolor{red} text`; you can also give text a colored background using `\colorbox` or `\fcolorbox`.