I have the following code in Graphics[]:

{White, Text[MatrixForm[{{2,1},{-1,1}}],{3,3}]}

The numbers in the matrix are showing up white, but the brackets themselves stay black. How can I fix this?


  • $\begingroup$ Which Mathematica version and which operating system are you using? On Windows 10 with Mathematica 11.01 I see white brackets for Graphics[{White, Text[MatrixForm[{{2, 1}, {-1, 1}}], {3, 3}]}, Background -> Orange]. $\endgroup$ – Rolf Mertig Oct 2 '16 at 20:40
  • $\begingroup$ @RolfMertig, I'm using the Wolfram Development Platform, on Chrome. $\endgroup$ – heather Oct 2 '16 at 20:43
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    $\begingroup$ That is just a small bug which apparently only shows up in the online version. Why not purchase a Student Desktop license? You will enjoy it. $\endgroup$ – Rolf Mertig Oct 2 '16 at 21:01
  • $\begingroup$ @RolfMertig, I wish. Don't quite have enough money for that - I'm only in middle school. Thanks, though. Do you know if there is a workaround? $\endgroup$ – heather Oct 2 '16 at 21:02
  • $\begingroup$ I tried, but did not find any workaround. The Wolfram Development platform kind of seems to be still under constant development. But if you really care, just call Wolfram. $\endgroup$ – Rolf Mertig Oct 2 '16 at 21:19

In the Wolfram Development Platform using Rasterize fixes the incorrect coloring of the brackets.

Rasterize @ Graphics[{White, Text[({{2,1},{-1,1}}),{3,3}]}, Background->Gray]


  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, that works beautifully! $\endgroup$ – heather Oct 3 '16 at 11:16

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