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sciposter colors

Postby daviddoria » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:33 pm

In the documentation for sciposter, it says you can set the background color with:
\definecolor{mainCol}{rgb}{0.0,0.0,0.396} %dark blue

The normal text color with:
\definecolor{TextCol}{rgb}{1.0,1.0,1.0} %white

The section title color with:
\definecolor{SectionCol}{rgb}{1.0,0.6,0.0} %orange

And the section block color with:
\definecolor{BoxCol}{rgb}{1.0,1.0,1.0} %white

However, after doing this demo (the code is below), it seems like the subsection text has turned white, but the normal text is still black.

My other questions are:
1) how do you change the title color?
2) how do you change the color of the lines that separate the columns?

Can anyone shed some light?



  1. \documentclass{sciposter}
  3. \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
  4. \usepackage{amsmath}
  5. \usepackage{amssymb}
  6. \usepackage{multicol}
  7. \usepackage[landscape]{geometry}
  8. \usepackage{subfig}
  9. \usepackage{verbatim}
  10. \usepackage{algorithmic}
  13. \newtheorem{Def}{Definition}
  14. \renewcommand{\titlesize}{\Huge}
  16. \definecolor{mainCol}{rgb}{0.0,0.0,0.396} %dark blue
  17. \definecolor{TextCol}{rgb}{1.0,1.0,1.0} %white
  18. \definecolor{SectionCol}{rgb}{1.0,0.6,0.0} %orange
  19. \definecolor{BoxCol}{rgb}{1.0,1.0,1.0} %white
  21. \title{Test title}
  23. \author{Test authors}
  25. \institute{Test institute}
  27. \setmargins[3cm]
  28. \setlength{\columnseprule}{1pt}
  30. \begin{document}
  32. \maketitle
  34. \begin{multicols}{5}
  36. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
  37. \section{Goals}
  38. do something like in slides - block diagram but with images
  39. \subsection{Input}
  40. \begin{itemize}
  41. \item Model - triangulated mesh
  42. \item One or more LiDAR scans of a scene
  43. \item An estimated transformation of the model into the scene
  44. \end{itemize}
  47. \end{multicols}
  48. \end{document}

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Postby localghost » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:16 pm

Looks to me like there are some bugs in this class which should be reported to the maintainer. Moreover it seems that the author hasn't provided according commands to customize the settings you listed. An interesting alternative could be the beamerposter package which provides the capabilities of the beamer class with similar options for customization.

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Postby ImaConundrum » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:55 pm

I was able to change the colors in \maketitle like this:

\title{\color{Blue}This is the Title of my Poster}
\author{\color{Blue}Jane Doe, John Doe}

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Postby Juanjo » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:48 pm

There is a bug in the sciposter class (at least in v. 1.18) in such a way that TextCol has no effect. To fix it, just copy \color{TextCol} after \begin{document}. Concerning the color of the lines that separate the columns, that is a feature of the multicol package. It suffices to redefine \columnseprulecolor. For example,
  1. \renewcommand\columnseprulecolor{\color{yellow}}
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