# Option clash for package xcolor - undetermined problem

I have a problem with LaTeX packages. My problem seems to be with xcolor, and very close from this question, but the their solution do not work for me.

Unfortuntly, even if I put \usepackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor} before \usepackage{xcolor} the problem continues...

Is there a simple/magic solution ?

Here is the packages I use:

\documentclass[
11pt, % The default document font size, options: 10pt, 11pt, 12pt
%oneside, % Two side (alternating margins) for binding by default, uncomment to switch to one side
french, % ngerman for German
singlespacing, % Single line spacing, alternatives: onehalfspacing or doublespacing
%draft, % Uncomment to enable draft mode (no pictures, no links, overfull hboxes indicated)
%nolistspacing, % If the document is onehalfspacing or doublespacing, uncomment this to set spacing in lists to single
%parskip, % Uncomment to add space between paragraphs
%nohyperref, % Uncomment to not load the hyperref package
%chapterinoneline, % Uncomment to place the chapter title next to the number on one line
%consistentlayout, % Uncomment to change the layout of the declaration, abstract and acknowledgements pages to match the default layout
table,
]{MastersDoctoralThesis} % The class file specifying the document structure

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % Required for inputting international characters
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % Output font encoding for international characters

\usepackage{amsmath} % Use the Palatino font by default

\usepackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor} % pas OK

\usepackage{xcolor} %OK

\usepackage{hyperref}

\usepackage[bottom]{footmisc}

\usepackage[backend=bibtex,style=authoryear,natbib=true]{biblatex} % Use the bibtex backend with the authoryear citation style (which resembles APA)

\addbibresource{example.bib} % The filename of the bibliography

\usepackage[autostyle=true]{csquotes} % Required to generate language-dependent quotes in the bibliography

\usepackage{capt-of}

\usepackage{subfigure}

\usepackage{caption}

\usepackage{float}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\usepackage{amssymb}

\usepackage{amsfonts}

\usepackage[framemethod=TikZ]{mdframed}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\mdfdefinestyle{MyFrame}{%
linecolor=black,
outerlinewidth=2pt,
roundcorner=20pt,
innertopmargin=\baselineskip,
innerbottommargin=\baselineskip,
innerrightmargin=20pt,
innerleftmargin=20pt,
backgroundcolor=gray!20!white}


And here is the table I used in one of the chapters (from this website):

% Please add the following required packages to your document preamble:
% \usepackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor}
% If you use beamer only pass "xcolor=table" option, i.e. \documentclass[xcolor=table]{beamer}
\begin{table}[]
\begin{tabular}{|c|
>{\columncolor[HTML]{FFFFFF}}c |
>{\columncolor[HTML]{EFEFEF}}c |
>{\columncolor[HTML]{FFFFFF}}c |
>{\columncolor[HTML]{EFEFEF}}c |
>{\columncolor[HTML]{FFFFFF}}c |
>{\columncolor[HTML]{EFEFEF}}c |
>{\columncolor[HTML]{FFFFFF}}c |}
\hline
Row 1: & \#1   & \#2  & \#3   & \#4   & \#5      & \#6     & \#7     \\ \hline
Row 2: & 12 \% & 1 \% & 15 \% & 25 \% & 18.75 \% & 12.5 \% & 6.25 \% \\ \hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

• If you already load \usepackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor} you don't need \usepackage{xcolor} – samcarter Dec 11 '18 at 12:10
• Why do you load the xcolor package two times? Try to load it just one time (with options). – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Dec 11 '18 at 12:11
• Where is this MastersDoctoralThesis?, are you sure that class is not already loading xcolor? You can try \RequirePackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor}  before \documentclass to see if that helps. – daleif Dec 11 '18 at 12:20
• @samcarter that particular loading order should not give this error. – daleif Dec 11 '18 at 12:20
• @daleif I'm not saying that this is the cause of the problem, just that it is not necessary – samcarter Dec 11 '18 at 12:21

\PassOptionsToPackage{table,xcdraw}{xcolor}
\documentclass{...}

everything _without_ xcolor

\begin{document}
...
\end{document}


Package tikz (via package framed) already loads xcolor internally

• It does not work: erro message is Missing \begin{document}. \PassOptionsToPackage{table,xcdraw}[xcolor} . Of course I have the \begin{document} after in the maint.tex I am writting in. @Herbert – Agape Gal'lo Dec 11 '18 at 13:21
• @AgapeGal'lo there is a typo: use \PassOptionsToPackage{table,xcdraw}{xcolor} – user4686 Dec 11 '18 at 13:29
• In fact, it works when I use \PassOptionsToPackage{table,xcdraw}{xcolor} ! Thanks a lot ! I have no idea how you got the problem :o @Herbert – Agape Gal'lo Dec 11 '18 at 13:40
• It is now corrected in my answer – Herbert Dec 12 '18 at 5:41