[texhax] colouring the text

Paul Stanley paulrichardstanley at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 06:34:31 CEST 2011

Thanks. The background colour idea sounds good. Do you know the macro for that?
I can see a light shade of grey or blue (contrasted with the white in 
the rest of the text) as a possibility. but then because I won't be 
able to actually see the end result I'm not 100% sure if either would 
be appropriate.
Any tips would be gratefully received.
At 19:08 30/06/2011, you wrote:
>[sorry, unable to avoid HTML right now, th017806.txt attached]
>Uwe Ziegenhagen <ziegenhagen at gmail.com> wrote 2011/06/30 13:01:43:
> > 2011/6/30 Paul Stanley <paulrichardstanley at gmail.com>
> >> how would one colour selected parts of the text?
> >> [...]
> >> i would be grateful for suggestions of suitable colours for the purpose.
> >
> > Well, colouring text is pretty easy using \textcolor{red}{Some red text},
> > given you loaded the xcolor package.
>\textcolor{red} works with the color package already, not needing xcolor.
>Appropriate colours can be difficult, if you are picky.
>It may make a difference whether it is for printing or for screen.
>You may need to know about colour models, or just advice from a
>graphical designer (hope the one I am thinking of reads this).
>xcolor.pdf, the documentation of the xcolor package,
>indeed may be an introduction into the field.
>The xcolor package offers a quite complete range of  named colors
>known from other applications, displayed in sample boxes.
>Well, if it is just for revisions, `red' from the color package may suffice.
>Are you aware that there are other methods of marking changes?
>The changebar package, e.g., or the changes package.
>I.e., you can mark changes by bars or by a background color (e.g., grey).
>There are also packages for more general revision notes
>(easy-todo, mbenotes, todonotes),
>you could use one of them for describing changes in the margin.
>   Uwe.

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