[texhax] space between colorboxes in adjacent lines

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Apr 27 17:27:20 CEST 2010

Am Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:14:34 -0300 schrieb José Romildo Malaquias:

> 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.

There is no need to attach files. We all can compile documents too
;-) (and it didn't work anyway, I don't see an attachment).

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




  \cbox{yellow}{Second line}\newline
  \cbox{yellow}{Fourth line}

Ulrike Fischer 

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