[OS X TeX] color palettes

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Sun Dec 24 21:06:36 EST 2006

At 8:24 PM -0500 12/24/06, Bruce Kellogg wrote:
>I am having trouble using color palettes that I have found on the 
>web. For example,
>I have a tex file with the statements
>{\color{OliveGreen} Olive Green}
>and I cannot process the file. I get the error message:

This is not the correct usage for the color package.  [named] is not 
an option for calling the package, but is an option for the \color 
command.  So, for example,



works for me (assuming TeX+Ghotscript), because OliveGreen is a named 
color in the dvips driver.

The named colors that are available differ from driver to driver.  To 
get pdftex to recognize dvips names use


Then you can typeset the document using pdflatex and it will work.

You should check the documentation for more information.  (in 
Terminal type "texdoc grfguide" (no quotes)).


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