# [texhax] space between colorboxes in adjacent lines

José Romildo Malaquias j.romildo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 27 16:14:34 CEST 2010

I want to set the background color of a set of consecutive lines. I am
using the \colorbox command from the color LaTeX package.

\documentclass[a5paper]{article}
\usepackage{color}

\newcommand{\cbox}[2]{%
\colorbox{#1}{\makebox[\linewidth][l]{#2}}}

\begin{document}

\noindent
\cbox{yellow}{First~line}\newline
\cbox{yellow}{Second line}\newline
\cbox{yellow}{}\newline
\cbox{yellow}{Fourth line}

\end{document}

The result of running pdflatex with this document is attached.

The problem I want to solve is the small blank space between each
line. How can it be eliminated?

Typesetting the lines in a minipage (or similar) environment is not an
option, as the sequence of lines should not be restricted to a single
page.

Regards.

Romildo