What is the command to insert inline code words into the text like this? enter image description here

I know there are packages for inserting snippets into the code, but I need to insert keywords within the main text. I was wondering if there is a more convenient way to do that.


The package listings provides \lstinline for such short snippets. The advantage of such a package is its awareness of keywords etc.

In principle any formatting can be used for the 'code' -- as long as the syntax does not interfere with TeX/LaTeX syntax all is well.

The package xparse allows for verbatim arguments, it can be used as well.





\lstset{language=C,keywordstyle={\bfseries \color{blue}}}


\lstinline{for} or \lstinline{while} or \lstinline{main}

\codeword{Here} you \codeword{see} an \codeword{example} of \codeword{an} inline \codeword{code}


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  • And of course you can specify your preferred font for code snippets in the \lstset, not just the colour/weight. – Chris H Jan 5 '16 at 13:58

This is also possible using the minted package and the highlighting tool pygmentize

The command for minted inline code is called \mintinline{language}{code}

The inline highlighting will only colorize keywords, that are defined for the language and colored properly according to the highlighting style you choose.



    To create a table you could use the command \mintinline{MySQL}{ALTER TABLE}. 
    While  \mintinline{MySQL}{DROP TABLE} deletes a table,
    \mintinline{MySQL}{INSERT} enables you to insert something into a table.

Which gives you:

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Note that the default highlighting style gives you green keywords and you need to use --shell-escape to get pygmentize to work.

  • 3
    +2 for using minted (-1 for using scrartcl :-P) – user31729 Jan 5 '16 at 16:02
  • Beware that installing pygmentize on some systems (windows) adds a level of complexity. – Fuhrmanator May 11 at 13:17

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