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How to properly code a TeX file, or at least avoid `badness 10000`

I'm coding a TeX file and although the .pdf is correctly rendered, I'm using "stone age" tools to code it. As some examples, I use \\ to leave a line space between two paragraphs, or \noindent in ...
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Obtain \badness or glue adjustment for each line

This might be interesting for perfectionists and/or fastidious typesetters who would like to improve the document even further (beyond the beyond the magnificence of a book with zero bad boxes). We ...
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Badbox from PGF layer using fit

Why does the code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{backgrounds,fit} \tikzstyle{internal} = [draw, fill, shape=circle] \begin{document} ...
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Tabular: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines

I read all the questions regarding the error message Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines but I am still not sure if my code is correct. The problem is with the tabular of a table. ...
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Test if paragraph has an overfull line

I'd like to test if the last paragraph has any overfull line. The naive approach of looking at the \badness once the paragraph is finished does not work, as it will only give the badness of the last ...
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Underful hbox badness 10000

A while back I ran across a web page that explained how to avoid this error by not using \\ but hfill or hspace. I can't remember which one or find anything else about it. It was a very simple ...
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Penalty or badness for linebreak near start or end of sentence

I would like to set a penalty or badness for breaking a sentence (or the contents of some \command{...}) too early. More specifically, I would like the penalty of a line break to be dependent on the ...
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How reduce badbox sensitivity locally?

In my document I have a Underfull \vbox (badness 2662). I want to ingnore this specific badbox but none of the others. Therefore, I want to make LaTeX locally less sensitive to badboxes. I tried ...
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Is the default value \vbadness=1000 a 'good' one, and when should it be adapted?

There are already a couple of questions around the topic of changing the value of \vbadness from its default value of 1000, e.g., How reduce badbox sensitivity locally? or Do I have to care about bad ...
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Detection of underfull vbox / hbox?

this is probably a redundant question, although I haven't found the answer of it on TEX or the internet. I have the following warning messge: Badbox line 1 "Underfull \vbox (badness 1270) has occured ...
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Why does the \onslide command in beamer reset the dimension \hfuzz?

I needed to set \hfuzz to a very large value for a beamer frame which had a substantial number of slides overlayed. Then I found (the hard way) that I have to issue \hfuzz\maxdimen after each of the ...