[pdftex] Colored background for pdftex document.

Jim Diamond Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Sat Jan 15 18:58:38 CET 2011

On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 12:46 (-0500), John Culleton wrote:

> Sometimes I need to  have a colored background for an entire page. I 
> use pdftex. Pstricks could be used but that adds other complications 
> to the workflow.  I would prefer a vector rather than a bitmapped 
> process. 

> As many of you know already I am LaTeX-intolerant.
And who can't sympathize with that?

> Any suggestions?
Attached find the file I use for colour in plain TeX.  Admittedly, it
does use some LaTeX facilities, but you can use it without getting
involved with macros (oops, commands) that might or might need *'s,
[]'s, and other such things.

After \input'ing that file, try something like
and see if that gets you where you want to go.

If the comments in the file don't get you going, feel free to e-mail me.


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