## LaTeX forum ⇒ Text Formatting ⇒ Color the contents word

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Tolaso
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### Color the contents word

I have the tables of contents rendered in DarkRed using the commands

\usepackage{xcolor}\definecolor{DarkRed}{RGB}{139,0,0}\usepackage{hyperref}\hypersetup{colorlinks=true, linkbordercolor=DarkRed,linkcolor=DarkRed}

and everything goes well ... Take a look

preview.png (109.58 KiB) Viewed 1163 times

For aesthetic reasons I'd like to also have the "Περιεχόμενα" words ( standing for Contents ) in Red ... How can that be achieved? I guess it has something to do with

\makeatletter

Oh by the way the dots in the toc are rendered by


Johannes_B
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Since you did not bother to present a MWE, i can only shoot into the blue.

\renewcommand{\contentsname}{\textcolor{red}{Περιεχόμενα}}
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Tolaso
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Hi Johannes. Thanks but that does not do the trick. I thought than MWE was not necessary in this situation but apparently I am wrong. Here is one


Johannes_B
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I set the pagestyle to empty to avaoid an error of a missing color (the name is uppercased). You can have colored headers by defining the color all in uppercase. But if you want all in colour, simply change the textcolor without bothering to change a single event.

Actually, just use
{\color{DarkRed}\tableofcontents}
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Tolaso
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Johannes_B wrote:Actually, just use
{\color{DarkRed}\tableofcontents}

It is to bang my head on the wall. ...

Thank you!!

Stefan Kottwitz
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Hi,

that's actually the easiest way.

By the way, coloring \contentsname would print "Table of Contents" or "Περιεχόμενα" in color everywhere, such as in the header.

The way with babel, also btw., would be

\addto\captionsgreek{\renewcommand{\contentsname}{\textcolor{DarkRed}{Inhalt}}}

Because of page header entries, that are capitalized by default (argh!) there would be an error message since "DarkRed" is capitalized too so an additional \definecolor{DARKRED}{RGB}{139,0,0} fixes that.

But, finally, {\color{DarkRed}\tableofcontents} is the best, especially because it colors the page numbers too. Just there may not be an indication any more, that the TOC entries are clickable hyperlinks.

Stefan

Tolaso
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Stefan Kottwitz wrote:
Because of page header entries, that are capitalized by default (argh!) there would be an error message since "DarkRed" is capitalized too so an additional \definecolor{DARKRED}{RGB}{139,0,0} fixes that.

Could you explain what do you mean by this? What is capitalised?

Edit: Probably you mean the CONTENTS that appear as capital letters. Do I get that right?

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Yes, on the top of subsequent pages of the table of contents, there's the header CONTENTS. Since it's simply uppercased / capitalized, if the color is used within the name it becomes \textcolor{DARKRED}{CONTENTS}, unforeseen. Looks like a fault, but on the other hand styling should not be within text macros anyway.

Stefan