# [Tugindia] Colour Background

E. Krishnan ekmath at md5.vsnl.net.in
Wed Aug 13 20:04:20 CEST 2003

On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Abdullah Sowkaar wrote:

> I need your suggestions for the following

> 1. A text should come inside a oval box with colored background.

The easiest way is to use the "pstcol" package (with the "usenames" option
so that you can use  all the "named" colors) as in:

\begin{center}
\psovalbox*[fillcolor=Yellow]{%
\parbox{0.5\textwidth}{%
\color{Red}
\begin{itemize}
\item The first item
\item The second item
\item The third and last item
\end{itemize}}}
\end{center}

if you want an actual ellipse or

\begin{center}
\psframebox*[fillcolor=Yellow,framearc=1,framesep=10pt]{%
\parbox{0.5\textwidth}{%
\color{Red}
\begin{itemize}
\item The first item
\item The second item
\item The third and last item
\end{itemize}}}
\end{center}

if you need only a "capsule".

> 2. How to control  thickness of the borders of ovalbox.

If you go the "pstricks", this is set by the parameter "linewidth"

> 3. Whats the use of \thicklines or \thinlines, where it has been defined and
> how to control all those things.

These declarations decide the thickness of lines currently in effect. The
default is often decided by the environment.

--
Krishnan