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I'm trying to make cards for a game.

I have a problem with \parbox. It's working ok only if the \parbox in the previous picture is empty. If it's not the contents of \parbox are shifted down.

Here is the code and output it makes. Cards go right to left because the ticket package goes top to bottom and I rotated the whole page so the contents of cards are upright.

Why does that happen?








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Note that \center is the start of the {center} environment and therefore should be followed by \endcenter. You confusing it with \centering I assume. – Martin Scharrer Feb 13 '11 at 13:55
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try it this way:


or alternetively:

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Thanks, both work fine. I forgot to ask why it does happen? – Domin Feb 13 '11 at 13:55
Your \center starts a paragraph with some additional space – Herbert Feb 13 '11 at 13:56

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