enter image description hereI'm using one of Mathematica's built-in stylesheets, "Standard Report". When I enter an expression into an input cell and evaluate it, the input is shown with a white background, while the output has a grey background.

However, when I generate a plot, the numbers on the axes have white boxes around them, which looks stupid next to the grey background.

How would I get rid of these white boxes?


  • $\begingroup$ I cannot reproduce it. Mma version, OS, code, and plot snapshot are needed t o address your question. $\endgroup$ – Vitaliy Kaurov Nov 18 '12 at 8:24
  • $\begingroup$ Can't reproduce it either (Win7-64, MMA 8.04) $\endgroup$ – Sjoerd C. de Vries Nov 18 '12 at 16:39
  • $\begingroup$ Problem not reproduced on my setup -- Mathematica v.8.0.4 on running on Mac OS X 10.6.8 $\endgroup$ – m_goldberg Nov 18 '12 at 17:03
  • $\begingroup$ I posted a screenshot $\endgroup$ – Fawkes5 Nov 18 '12 at 17:52
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    $\begingroup$ I can't reproduce this (same setup as m_goldberg). Just so we're clear you are using StandardReport and not making any private style modifications? What it looks like is that you have set Background->White for TraditionalForm. $\endgroup$ – Mike Honeychurch Nov 18 '12 at 23:49

It appears that TraditionalForm has its background set to white.


should fix this.

  • $\begingroup$ That did it. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Fawkes5 Nov 26 '12 at 5:18

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