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How to use colors in TeXnic

  1. Sep 6, 2012 #1
    I just got TeXnic yesterday and I'm trying to use colors, but usepackage{colors} doesn't work and I have xcolor or something installed from MiKTeX. I read that you put the usepackage in the "preamble" but I don't know where in the document that is.

    So far I have:

    Code (Text):
     \documentclass[thmsa, a4paper,11pt, oneside]{book}
    \usepackage{color}
    \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amsfonts, amssymb}
    \usepackage{array}
    \usepackage[dutch]{babel}
    %\usepackage{titlesec}  % to define "fancy" section head
    %\usepackage{fancyhdr}  % to define page headings
    %\usepackage{fancybox}  % to make title page
    %\usepackage[dvipsnames]{color}  % colored title page
    \usepackage{enumerate}

    \setcounter{secnumdepth}{1}

    %\renewcommand{\thesection}{\arabic{section}}


    %\input{caligraphic}
    %\input{greek}
    %\input{fraktur}

    \newcommand{\R}{\mathbb{R}} \newcommand{\N}{\mathbb{N}}
    \newcommand{\Z}{\mathbb{Z}} \newcommand{\Q}{\mathbb{Q}}
    \newcommand{\C}{\mathbb{C}}
    \newcommand{\adjoint}[1]{{{}^\tau #1}}

    \theoremstyle{plain}
    \newtheorem{theorem}{Eigenschap}[section]
    \newtheorem{lemma}[theorem]{Lemma}
    \newtheorem{corollary}[theorem]{Gevolg}

    \theoremstyle{definition}
    \newtheorem{exercise}{Oefening}[chapter]
    \newtheorem{definition}[theorem]{Definitie}
    \newtheorem{example}[theorem]{Voorbeeld}
    \newtheorem{examples}[theorem]{Voorbeelden}
    \newtheorem{remark}[theorem]{Opmerking}
    \newtheorem{remarknohead}[theorem]{}


    \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{0.95}

    \begin{document}

    {\color{Red} test}

    \end{document}
    But no color showing yet.
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2012 #2

    AlephZero

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    the predefined color names are in lower case, i.e. red not Red.
    With the wrong version, I get the error message

    LaTeX Error: Undefined color `Red'.

    It would be worth trying to find out where TeXnic hid the error message, because other messages might disappear the same way. (I don't use TeXnic so I can't help you with that).

    The "preamble" is everything between \documentclass{...} and \begin{document}.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2012 #3
    Still no go, but I think this is the error log:

    Code (Text):

    This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) (preloaded format=pdflatex 2012.9.5)  6 SEP 2012 18:54
    entering extended mode
    **C:/Users/Fizz/Desktop/LaTeX3.tex
    (C:/Users/Fizz/Desktop/LaTeX3.tex
    LaTeX2e <2011/06/27>
    Babel <v3.8m> and hyphenation patterns for english, afrikaans, ancientgreek, ar
    abic, armenian, assamese, basque, bengali, bokmal, bulgarian, catalan, coptic,
    croatian, czech, danish, dutch, esperanto, estonian, farsi, finnish, french, ga
    lician, german, german-x-2012-05-30, greek, gujarati, hindi, hungarian, iceland
    ic, indonesian, interlingua, irish, italian, kannada, kurmanji, latin, latvian,
     lithuanian, malayalam, marathi, mongolian, mongolianlmc, monogreek, ngerman, n
    german-x-2012-05-30, nynorsk, oriya, panjabi, pinyin, polish, portuguese, roman
    ian, russian, sanskrit, serbian, slovak, slovenian, spanish, swedish, swissgerm
    an, tamil, telugu, turkish, turkmen, ukenglish, ukrainian, uppersorbian, usengl
    ishmax, welsh, loaded.
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\book.cls"
    Document Class: book 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\bk11.clo"
    File: bk11.clo 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
    )
    \c@part=\count79
    \c@chapter=\count80
    \c@section=\count81
    \c@subsection=\count82
    \c@subsubsection=\count83
    \c@paragraph=\count84
    \c@subparagraph=\count85
    \c@figure=\count86
    \c@table=\count87
    \abovecaptionskip=\skip41
    \belowcaptionskip=\skip42
    \bibindent=\dimen102
    )
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\graphics\color.sty"
    Package: color 2005/11/14 v1.0j Standard LaTeX Color (DPC)

    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\00miktex\color.cfg"
    File: color.cfg 2007/01/18 v1.5 color configuration of teTeX/TeXLive
    )
    Package color Info: Driver file: pdftex.def on input line 130.

    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\pdftex-def\pdftex.def"
    File: pdftex.def 2011/05/27 v0.06d Graphics/color for pdfTeX

    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\infwarerr.sty"
    Package: infwarerr 2010/04/08 v1.3 Providing info/warning/error messages (HO)
    )
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\ltxcmds.sty"
    Package: ltxcmds 2011/11/09 v1.22 LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)
    )
    \Gread@gobject=\count88
    ))
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\ams\math\amsmath.sty"
    Package: amsmath 2000/07/18 v2.13 AMS math features
    \@mathmargin=\skip43

    For additional information on amsmath, use the `?' option.
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\ams\math\amstext.sty"
    Package: amstext 2000/06/29 v2.01

    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\ams\math\amsgen.sty"
    File: amsgen.sty 1999/11/30 v2.0
    \@emptytoks=\toks14
    \ex@=\dimen103
    ))
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\ams\math\amsbsy.sty"
    Package: amsbsy 1999/11/29 v1.2d
    \pmbraise@=\dimen104
    )
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\ams\math\amsopn.sty"
    Package: amsopn 1999/12/14 v2.01 operator names
    )
    \inf@bad=\count89
    LaTeX Info: Redefining \frac on input line 211.
    \uproot@=\count90
    \leftroot@=\count91
    LaTeX Info: Redefining \overline on input line 307.
    \classnum@=\count92
    \DOTSCASE@=\count93
    LaTeX Info: Redefining \ldots on input line 379.
    LaTeX Info: Redefining \dots on input line 382.
    LaTeX Info: Redefining \cdots on input line 467.
    \Mathstrutbox@=\box26
    \strutbox@=\box27
    \big@size=\dimen105
    LaTeX Font Info:    Redeclaring font encoding OML on input line 567.
    LaTeX Font Info:    Redeclaring font encoding OMS on input line 568.
    \macc@depth=\count94
    \c@MaxMatrixCols=\count95
    \dotsspace@=\muskip10
    \c@parentequation=\count96
    \dspbrk@lvl=\count97
    \tag@help=\toks15
    \row@=\count98
    \column@=\count99
    \maxfields@=\count100
    \andhelp@=\toks16
    \eqnshift@=\dimen106
    \alignsep@=\dimen107
    \tagshift@=\dimen108
    \tagwidth@=\dimen109
    \totwidth@=\dimen110
    \lineht@=\dimen111
    \@envbody=\toks17
    \multlinegap=\skip44
    \multlinetaggap=\skip45
    \mathdisplay@stack=\toks18
    LaTeX Info: Redefining \[ on input line 2666.
    LaTeX Info: Redefining \] on input line 2667.
    )
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\ams\classes\amsthm.sty"
    Package: amsthm 2004/08/06 v2.20
    \thm@style=\toks19
    \thm@bodyfont=\toks20
    \thm@headfont=\toks21
    \thm@notefont=\toks22
    \thm@headpunct=\toks23
    \thm@preskip=\skip46
    \thm@postskip=\skip47
    \thm@headsep=\skip48
    \dth@everypar=\toks24
    )
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\amsfonts\amsfonts.sty"
    Package: amsfonts 2009/06/22 v3.00 Basic AMSFonts support
    \symAMSa=\mathgroup4
    \symAMSb=\mathgroup5
    LaTeX Font Info:    Overwriting math alphabet `\mathfrak' in version `bold'
    (Font)                  U/euf/m/n --> U/euf/b/n on input line 96.
    )
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\amsfonts\amssymb.sty"
    Package: amssymb 2009/06/22 v3.00
    )
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\tools\array.sty"
    Package: array 2008/09/09 v2.4c Tabular extension package (FMi)
    \col@sep=\dimen112
    \extrarowheight=\dimen113
    \NC@list=\toks25
    \extratabsurround=\skip49
    \backup@length=\skip50
    )
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\babel\babel.sty"
    Package: babel 2008/07/08 v3.8m The Babel package

    *************************************
    * Local config file bblopts.cfg used
    *
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\00miktex\bblopts.cfg"
    File: bblopts.cfg 2006/07/31 v1.0 MiKTeX 'babel' configuration
    )
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\babel\dutch.ldf"
    Language: dutch 2005/03/30 v3.8i Dutch support from the babel system

    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\babel\babel.def"
    File: babel.def 2008/07/08 v3.8m Babel common definitions
    \babel@savecnt=\count101
    \U@D=\dimen114
    )
    Package babel Info: Making " an active character on input line 132.
    ))
    ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\tools\enumerate.sty"
    Package: enumerate 1999/03/05 v3.00 enumerate extensions (DPC)
    \@enLab=\toks26
    )
    \c@theorem=\count102
    \c@exercise=\count103


    LaTeX Warning: Unused global option(s):
        [thmsa].

    No file LaTeX3.aux.
    LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for OML/cmm/m/it on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for T1/cmr/m/n on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for OT1/cmr/m/n on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for OMS/cmsy/m/n on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for OMX/cmex/m/n on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    Checking defaults for U/cmr/m/n on input line 42.
    LaTeX Font Info:    ... okay on input line 42.
     
     
  5. Sep 6, 2012 #4

    AlephZero

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    That's most of the log file, but you didn't post last few lines, which is where the error message might be! What you did post looks OK.

    FWIW I just changed Red to red in the document you posted, created a PDF, and it worked fine.
     
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