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README for pagecolor package, 2012/02/23, v1.0e


TABLE OF CONTENTS
=================

1 Introduction
2 Download
3 Installation
4 Additional Packages
5 Package Compatibility
6 Author/Maintainer
7 Bug Reports
8 Known Problems


1 INTRODUCTION
==============

This LaTeX package provides the command \thepagecolor, which gives
the current page (background) colour, i. e. the argument used with
the most recent call of \pagecolor{...}.
The command \thepagecolornone gives the same colour as
\thepagecolor, except when the page background colour is "none".
In that case \thepagecolor is white and \thepagecolornone is none.
Similar to \newgeometry and \restoregeometry of the geometry
package \newpagecolor{...} and \restorepagecolor are provided.
This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License
(LPPL). See http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/
licenses.lppl.html for the details of that license.


2 DOWNLOAD
==========

`pagecolor' is available on CTAN:
  CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/pagecolor/

Running
tex pagecolor.dtx
generates the files
pagecolor.ins, pagecolor.drv, pagecolor.sty,
and pagecolor-example.tex.

Also a ZIP file is provided that contains these files,
the manual (pagecolor.pdf), the compiled example
(pagecolor-example.pdf), and this README, already
sorted in a TDS tree:
  CTAN:install/macros/latex/contrib/pagecolor.tds.zip

`CTAN:' means one of the `Comprehensive TeX Archive Network'
nodes or one of its mirrors. This is explained in
  http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=archives

The CTAN stuff will be mirrored automatically from the
ftp server, so
  ftp://ftp.tug.org/pub/tex/pagecolor/
corresponds to
  CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/pagecolor/


3 INSTALLATION
==============

Installation with ZIP file in TDS format
----------------------------------------
The ZIP file `pagecolor.tds.zip' contains the files
sorted in a TDS tree. Thus you can directly unpack the
ZIP file inside a TDS tree.
(See CTAN:tds.zip for an explanation of TDS.)
Example:
  cd /...somewhere.../texmf
  unzip /...downloadpath.../pagecolor.tds.zip
Do not forget to refresh the file name database of this
TDS tree.
Example:
  texhash /...somewhere.../texmf

Manual installation
-------------------
a) Download the pagecolor files from CTAN.
   If necessary, unpack them.
b) Generate the package and driver files:
     tex pagecolor.dtx
c) Install the file `*.sty' in your TDS tree:
     cp *.sty TDS:tex/latex/pagecolor/
   Replace `TDS:' by the prefix of your TDS tree
   (texmf directory).
d) Create the documentation (if necessary), e.g.
     pdflatex pagecolor.dtx
     makeindex -s gind.ist pagecolor.idx
     pdflatex pagecolor.dtx
     makeindex -s gind.ist pagecolor.idx
     pdflatex pagecolor.dtx
e) Update the databases if necessary, e.g. for teTeX:
     mktexlsr .../texmf
f) Create the pagecolor-example.pdf (if necessary), e.g.
     pdflatex pagecolor-example.tex
     pdflatex pagecolor-example.tex
     pdflatex pagecolor-example.tex
g) Copy the documentation files to
   "TDS:doc/latex/pagecolor/":
   README, pagecolor.pdf, pagecolor-example.tex,
   pagecolor-example.pdf.


4 ADDITIONAL PACKAGES
=====================

pagecolor loads other packages:

* kvoptions, CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/oberdiek/kvoptions.dtx
* xcolor, CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/xcolor/xcolor.dtx
  if the color package has not been loaded before pagecolor.

which again load other packages
(see the result of the \listfiles command in the log-file
 of the example).


5 PACKAGE COMPATIBILITY
=======================

pagecolor should be loaded quite early, i. e. before
\pagecolor{...} is used by some other package
(but can be loaded later using the pagecolor={...} option
with accordingly chosen value), but must be loaded after
\nopagecolor is defined (if that is defined in the document
at all).


6 AUTHOR/MAINTAINER
=====================

* H.-Martin Münch


7 BUG REPORTS
==============

A bug report should contain:
* Comprehensive problem description. This includes error or
  warning messages.
* \errorcontextlines=\maxdimen can be added in the
  TeX code to get more information in TeX error messages.
* Minimal test file that shows the problem, but does not
  contain any unnecessary packages and code.
* Used drivers/programs.
* Version information about used packages and programs.
* If you are using LaTeX, then add "\listfiles". Then
  a list of version information is printed at the end
  of the LaTeX run.
* Please no other files than the minimal test file.
  The other files .log, .dvi, .ps, .pdf are seldom
  necessary, so send them only on request.
* Please .zip or .tar.gz your file(s) before sending them!

Bug address
-----------
Bug reports can be send to the maintainer:
  H.-Martin Münch
  <Martin [dot] Muench [at] Uni-Bonn [dot] de>


8 KNOWN PROBLEMS
=================

* as yet: none.

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README 4837 2012-02-23 18:47
pagecolor-example.pdf 85390 2012-02-23 18:47
pagecolor.dtx 37170 2012-02-23 18:47
pagecolor.pdf 306361 2012-02-23 18:47

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (390.9k).

page­color – In­ter­ro­gate page colour

This pack­age pro­vides the com­mand \thep­age­color, which gives the cur­rent page (back­ground) colour, i. e. the ar­gu­ment used with the most re­cent call of \page­color{...}. The com­mand \thep­age­col­ornone gives the same colour as \thep­age­color, ex­cept when the page back­ground colour is “none” (e.g., as a re­sult of us­ing the \nopage­color com­mand). In that case \thep­age­color is “white” and \thep­age­col­ornone is “none”.

Pack­age De­tailspage­color
Ver­sion1.0e
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2011 H.-Martin Münch
Main­tainerHans-Martin Münch
TDS archivepagecolor.tds.zip
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