# [NTG-context] Verbatim with color background

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Sep 4 10:12:47 CEST 2008

B. Tommy Jensen wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a short question about verbatim areas (\starttyping):
>
> I have been trying to define a background color to verbatim
> areas in a document. My method so far is to define a
> textbackground named "verbatim" and refer to this in the
> setuptyping method:
>
> \setuptyping[typing][margin=0.5cm,bodyfont=8.0pt,
> before={\starttextbackground[verbatim]},
> after={\stoptextbackground}]
>
> This works only partly. For example, when using long
> verbatim texts that spans over more than one page,
> the background color disappears on the last page.
>
> Is there any other easy way of controlling the background
> color on verbatim areas?

can you make a small example that shows where it goes wrong?

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