[OS X TeX] the color of color

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Tue Dec 27 04:50:59 EST 2005

>>>>> Alain Schremmer <Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com> (AS) wrote:

>AS> With
>AS>     \usepackage{color}

>AS> the following

>AS>     \begin{displaymath}
>AS>     \colorbox{yellow}{$(+2)\oplus(+5)\oplus(-8)\oplus(+4)\oplus(-7)$}
>AS>     \end{displaymath}

>AS> works as well with green and blue but not with, say, orange.

>AS> Bent Petersen's Oct 24, 2000 "color-package-demo" says to use

>AS>     \usepackage[usenames]{color}

>AS> but after I added the option [usenames] in my preamble, even

>AS>     \textcolor{Orange}{this is Orange}

>AS> where Orange is one of "the 68 standard colors known to dvips", wouldn't
>AS> work.

That's because you are not using dvips, but pdflatex, which doesn't know
these names by default. Just add also the option dvipsnames to make these
known: \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{color}
Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
URL: http://www.cs.uu.nl/~piet [PGP 8DAE142BE17999C4]
Private email: piet at vanoostrum.org
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