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{backgrounds} is used for questions concerning different ways and circumstances where color or images constitute a backdrop to other elements on a page.

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Background package in beamer: individual frames

This answer provides a solution for putting the same background image in all slides. Is there a way to use the background package for individual slides? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{lipsum} \...
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Make repeating watermark with tiling

I am trying to make two different types of watermarks: One which takes multiple words and puts them at an angle to fill the page, and A tile-able one which can take word(s) and/or images. Both of ...
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Changing default background image in specific pages (XeLaTeX)

I have a default background image for my document, but I need a different background on specific pages. Atm the only thing I was able to do is to have both the backgrounds, while I need to momentarily ...
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Beamer background canvas template resolution order

How does beamer handle background canvas template resolution when used within the title page template? Background I am working on adapting my company's PowerPoint presentation to use beamer. I had ...
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How to make sure the "background"(watermark)is only for the first page when using pdfpages to include a pdf?

\documentclass[12pt, a4paper, UTF8, scheme = plain]{ctexart} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{pdfpages} %%% \usepackage{draftwatermark} %%% \SetWatermarkText{DRAFT} %%% \SetWatermarkScale{1} %%%%%%%%%%...
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Title page background opacity issue with TikZ

I am using TikZ to set the page background, but changing the opacity doesn't seem to work on the title page. Here is a minimal working example. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \AddToHook{...
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Problems with \usebackgroundtemplate

When I use a figure in \usebackgroundtemplate I nothe that the figure in the background does not adjust in my presentation. See the figure below: The shadows become white and the figure as background ...
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Background package - Troubles with `\NoBgThispage` command

I am not able to make this command be deterministic. The weird behaviour I get with PDFLaTeX is explained in the comments of the following MWE. I checked for conflicts with package afterpage, also ...
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Grid only showing up on part of the page, when switching mid-document to a larger page size

I change paper size mid-document using KOMAoptions. However my grid is only showing up on part of the larger page. How can I make the grid span the ENTIRE page, even for the larger page? Thanks! MWE: \...
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How to make gridlines go to edges of page?

I used this answer to add gridlines to a pdf. Unlike in that question, I need the gridlines to go all the way to the edges of the page. The code below achieves that goal, with the second line below ...
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Text in \AddToShipoutPictureBG

I would like to put some text in the command \AddToShipoutPictureBG the desired output is printed in red on the picture. How can I do this ? I've tried using Foot left \hfill \page \hfill Foot right ...
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tikz matrix background color for unevenly sized cells

I've adapted the example below from elsewhere on this forum. What I'd like is to have the background fill to come out as a rectangle covering the contents of all cells. What is the easiest way to ...
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Color merged and regular cells in a table individually

In a LaTeX table with merged cells, how can I color each cell with a different color? %% LyX 1.6.7 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% Do not edit unless you really know ...
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Beamer: change header background color

I have decided to switch from Powerpoint to Beamer, and for my first presentation I'd like to use the metropolis theme, and the same colors as in this goggle slide template: . I tried to do some ...
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how can I adjust the first includegraphics opacity? [closed]

xeLaTeX i can't adjust the first background's opacity.
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Blocks' title and body in the same slide under default beamer theme with allowframebreaks option

I am preparing a presentation with the default beamer theme, since I need something really simple. I am using a background image that has to fade from right to left, and I modified the margins in ...
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Metropolis theme [beamer], changing the background of logo in the title page

I'm using the metropolis theme for beamer presentation and i have some problems with logo. In fact, I want to change the white background of my eps logo to the transparent one, so that only the colors ...
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Change background color of parts of the text, possibly containing floats

With tcolorbox, for example, it's possible to change the background color of parts of the text (even from one page to another, thanks to its breakable library). But it relies on boxes that can't ...
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How can I make an image background? And how can I change the standard color from black? [duplicate]

I want to make an image background in Overleaf and I have no I idea how to do that. I want to be able to write over it just like one can change background color with \pagecolor{color}, I also want to ...
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Changing background color of text in Latex

How can I make change a text background in LaTeX? For example using Latex code \textsc{Extra Curricular Achievements}\ I get However, I want the background of this heading to be changed so that it ...
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How can I put an overlay tikz picture below and ordinary text?

The following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{tikzmark} \begin{document} This is some text: \tikzmarknode{Foo}{foo}. And this is some text in between that the filling ...
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Improving Arguelles, a beamer theme, circumventing the use of TikZ in background definition

I found a very neat beamer theme (Arguelles, https://github.com/piazzai/arguelles) however there are three things that I believe are troublesome with the theme. I am trying to improve them but I am ...
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how to apply different background when plain vs footer frame option in beamer?

I am using beamer with a footer from metropolis theme for my presentations. I also need to add a background to fit with my lab standards. Since I am using a footer, I some empty space left for the ...
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tikz-cd "equal" arrow with a colored background

I use a Beamer template with black background. Whenever I type an equal arrow with tikzcd, it appears as a large white line (because some background is added between the two lines of the "equal&...
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Change headline and footline for section page

I've started to write my own beamer theme. Now, I would like to style the section page and the subsection page with a coloured background, while the rest of the pages have a white background. Headline ...
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Table of contents : different page styles for first and subsequent pages

It's my first question. I read only answers and comments usually. Its work before =). So, question is how to use different styles for first and subsequent pages of TOC. I've written different styles ...
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Background color in frame mode (titlesec)

It is easy to get the un-colored version of my \section header using the following code: {\normalfont} {\filright \footnotesize \enspace SECTION \thesection\enspace } {8pt} {\Large\bfseries\...
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How Tikz blending modes are working?

In short, I would like to do exactly what is done in a previous question, but for any colors. Or at least understand better how it works. To be more precise: I would like to automatically change the ...
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Fancy Beamer presentation ToC: add a background Tikz picture

I want to have a fancy ToC in a Beamer presentation. For that, I want to have a the background filled with a certain color, or even with rounded edges. In the following code I have two approaches. The ...
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Shading parts of fitch-style natural deduction proofs

I'm using the fitch package (the one written by Prof. Selinger and is now maintained, I believe, by Richard Zach) for pedagogical purposes -- as I suspect many people do. It would be helpful to be ...
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Double-paged title page

I'm trying to find how I can have a 'double sided' title page in latex, using the TU Delft Template (please see the link below). Now, a new chapter and thus its title page always starts on the right ...
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Backgroundsetup not in the background?

I have a backgroundsetup for every page in my latex file. But I want the content of the backgroundsetup in front of the rest of the document. Is this possible with backgroundsetup or do I need to use ...
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PDF letterhead as document background

My institution's letterhead is available as a PDF file. The PDF is not just of the logo (to be placed in a corner), but of the entire page. Is it possible to make this PDF the background of the ...
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Inconsistent appearance of white \hline on black background

Are there known issues with the appearance of white text on black background? When I use several \hline in a table I get different appearances for the lines. It could appear as normal or weak or ...
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How to set background image on every page using group elements

I need to put a background image on full page and I have several group elements, sometimes two groups on one page I only get one Image on half of the page and on the next page the group elements start ...
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Is it possible to keep the fading background on the node without showing the back of the drawing?

I have just discovered the fading library of the software and I find it curious that I have not found an easy method to not show the back drawing, that is to say that the background of the node is ...
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How to make the inner icon solid in fontawesome

I am using fontawesome 5 to make a framed environment. How do I go about making the inner icon solid so that the background color does not show? Here is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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How do I add a background behind my page number with fancyhdr?

I currently try to set my page number via: \fancyhf{}% \fancyfoot[RO]{\begin{picture}(0,0)\put(1.5cm,-0.9cm){\includegraphics[width = 1cm]{page-number}}}\put(1.5cm,-0.9cm){\makebox[0pt]{\...
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Watermark using background package doesn't work in Xepersian

I tried to add watermark to my beamer using the followng (that can be found in this post) \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{background} \backgroundsetup{ placement=center, ...
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How can I add specific pages of a PDF file as backgrounds on different pages?

I want to add specific pages from a PDF as backgrounds to different pages in my LaTeX document, creating a new command for each desired image. How can I do this? I'm somewhat new and can't find how to ...
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Background for Listings with TeX escape, but caption outside

Listings does not play well with backgrounds and included math formulas (using mathescape) - there are white horizontal lines because Listings doesn't know how tall the lines are meant to be. You can ...
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Place text on image at specific locations

I am trying to palace text on a background image for a cover for a document. The background image will be static hence I used \AddToShipoutPicture* I would like to know if there is a much more ...
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Sphinx Verbatim (Code block) with background color

I would like to remove the frames and set a light grey shade background to my code blocks. I know I could use colorbox such as \begin{tcolorbox}, but I have no idea where to place it. Sphinx uses ...
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Replicating the formatting of a document

I was trying to replicate this document in Latex. Does anyone have an idea what fonts they are using and how they got the background colour on the side? This is the code I have so far. \documentclass[...
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how to create a pdf with a transparent background

How do I create a pdf file with a transparent background? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \nopagecolor hi \end{document} This doesn't work since \nopagecolor ...
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Changing titlepage in beamer: background, box, title position

After having some issues with Office Word I had to redo my thesis in LaTeX and now I decided to change from power point to beamer as well. However I don't like very much the beamer templates and I'm ...
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How to draw star in TikZ background

I draw shapes on background via pgfonlayer \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{backgrounds} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{pgfonlayer}{background} \draw[...
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Allow text to sit over out-of-bounds graphic

I have a feathered graphic which extends beyond its bounding box. It blends into the background, and is not supposed to interfere with main text setting. Unfortunately, text set before the graphic is ...
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Color flashcards with flashcards document class

I would like to specify the background (or border) color of a flashcard with the "flashcard" document class, how can I do that? Here a minimal exemple: \documentclass[testpage,grid]{...
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How to use image as page background

I have an png image, I would like to integrate it into a latex leaflet. I would like to put this image at the corner of the page as a background. But I can't get it to go outside of the margins. Here ...

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