{boxes} are the units used by (La)TeX to construct a page by pasting them together horizontally or vertically. A single character from a font is a box, as are the lines of type and the eventual page.

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Why does titlesec make boxes thicker and how can I fix it?

I am trying to give my section headings a light grey box around the text. However, for some reason, when I add the titlesec package (which I am using to format chapter titles) it changes the ...
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colored boxes diagram with text

I am trying to represent a diagram with boxed like in the pictures: So, 4 diagrams as showed below. The problem is that I do not know how to make them colored, with the math signs and the text in ...
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Fbox increase the spacing between the box and it content (inner margin)

Is there a way to control the top and bottom spacing between the box and it content (text)? and secondary about left and right spacing? in other words i am looking for the analogous of \arraystretch ...
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\framed and \itemize with custom item labels

This question is a slight extension of this previous post and in particular the answer by @knut. Unlike the situation in that post, I also have my own custom labels for each item, i.e. my code looks ...
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clip box environment to height/width

Is it possible to clip a tabular in a box environment, so rows outside the box are hidden? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} This is a table with multiple items: \begin{minipage}[t][1cm][t]{0....
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Box with dashed border

How can I modify the definition below to get an unfilled box with thick dashed lines around it and rounded corners? I don't want it to be numbered either. \newmdtheoremenv[outerlinewidth=2,...
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formatting a cover letter - footer with logo

I am having a hard time to position and align with logo a footer for a letter. attached is the type of footer i d like possibly with a ruler before. I am using a template with a class file. % % ...
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List of Unused \newbox, \newcount, \newdimen, \newskip, etc

Want a appropriate command to list out unused Box, Counter, Dimension, Skip from the CLS/STY file.
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Clash between amssymb and MnSymbol

Following from another post Margin notes on both left and right? I am having problems while using both MnSymbol and amssymb in the same document. It says ! LaTeX Error: Command\centerdot' already ...
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The first box is slightly shifted when using tcbraster

I am writing a small manual for my students to learn the most common LaTeX commands that we use in class. My main problem is that the first box inside tcbraster (and tcboxedraster as well) is always ...
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How can I write like this example and boxs in latex

How can I write like this example and boxs in latex thanks very much
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Chapter Styling with background color out of textwidth

I tried to use hbox/wbox, tabular and colorboxes. Just look at image and this source. Could anybody help with correct styling? \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \...
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Drawing separated dashed/filled rectangles (sub-tables) within a tabular environment

Please, I need to draw a table that looks exactly like the following one Thickness is not important here, but rather the grouping and shading of symbols in rectangular sub-tables within the main ...
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Customize font size

What is the best way of using (large) custom font sizes in latex documents (e.g., for title pages)? I thought of using \scalebox. I have also seen there exists a \newfont command - can this be used?
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Text boxes that cover several pages

I am trying to faithfully reproduce the first section of the standard UK Police Witness Statement Form, known as an MG11. I am having difficulties lining up the boxes for the front page with the box ...
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New colored box environment [duplicate]

Is there someone who can do the followig: I would like to define a new environment for a colored box with a title that I can call as follows: \begin{mybox}{*Title*} ** Text ** ** Math ** \end{mybox} ...
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table and box over certain cells

I was trying a way to make a box for a certain part of my table like the following Is there a way to create the red box? My code so far for the table: \begin{tabular}{cccc} \toprule &...
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Box around item in Beamer environment

I want to put a box around the last item of the main itemizing structure (the item starting with "Set ...") of this slide. Any help? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{etex} \usepackage{graphicx} \...
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New environment special colored box

I would like to construct a new environment that I can call like: \begin{Box}{*Title of Box*} ** Text ** ** Math equations ** \end{Box} It shall have the following properties: The box ...
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“Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item” error in \newenvironment using a \vtop box

In attempting an answer to "How to label a list / make a line before list stick with the list?" I answered using a \vtop box to contain the entire list including the label. I then, trying to improve ...
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An error using \mathit

A command is defined in the preamble to typeset the arc symbol over a pair of letters or a triple of letters. WinEdt compiles $\arc{AB}$ but not $\arc{\mathit{AB}}$. \documentclass{amsart} \...
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How to calculate width of remaining part of line

I wish to create section heading using titlesec like image But I have some difficulties in determining the width of remaining of line to include blue box containing section label, my method ...
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How to create a breakable whitebox with fixed height

I want to create a whitebox with empty space (in order for people to write in it when the document in printed) but i can't find any solution to do that. I tried tcolorbox but I can't fix the height of ...
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\write at the beginning of a table cell adds spurious vertical space

If a tabular column of type p (or a few others such as tabularx's X) starts with a write, this inserts some vertical space. MWE: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{array} \newcommand{\writethis}{\...
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Environment to replace \vbox{\hbox{…}\hbox{…}\hbox{…}\hbox{…}…}

I am using LaTeX (LuaLaTeX,actually) and lately I found myself doing this a lot: \vbox{% \hbox{\strut foo}% \hbox{\strut bar}% \hbox{\strut baz}% } I use it inside tabular environments, ...
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Problems with `\declaretheoremstyle` `\headformat`

I'm trying to change the headformat option in declaretheoremstyle, but I'm getting errors, even when copying the code in thmtools that allows \headformat=margin. Here's my preamble: \documentclass{...
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Fixed position for boxes at the body area

First of all, I'd like to find a solution without Tikz (PGF) because I'll share this file and people could not be able to install additional packages. So simplest solution could be good. I'd like to ...
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How to make a layout with colored boxes around sections

I am trying to reproduce the following layout with latex: Is there any package or document class made for such a layout? The example is made in word using tables. But I think using tables in latex ...
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How can I align two boxes to the top right and top left of a surrounding box?

Assuming the following structure (auto-generated from another document), how should I define \csup and \csub to line the sup boxes to line up with the top of the neighbouring box, and the sub boxes to ...
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homework sheet solution

I would like to create homework sheet solution to looks like the following image My code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[top=1in, bottom=1in, left=1in, right=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{...
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How to enclose texts and equations in the following types of boxes?

How to enclose texts and equations in the following types of boxes (for outputs see here), $$ \bbox[yellow] { e^x=\lim_{n\to\infty} \left( 1+\frac{x}{n} \right)^n \qquad (1) } $$ and, $$ \bbox[...
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LyX: How to change color of an individual Shaded Background Box?

I can change it globally by going to Document -> Settings -> Colors: Shaded boxes. However, what if I want different boxes to have different colors? For example, in my case, by default I set the ...
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Can two \vtop boxes exist side by side?

So I am trying to see if I can put two \vtop boxes side by side. The below is the closest I have gotten. This is a kind of a "plain-tex in latex" example. \documentclass[fontsize=13pt,letterpaper,]{...
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Align \boxed{} equation inside systeme*

I would like to know how can I align a *systeme** environment with only a \boxed{} equation belonging to it. The code I have produces the right system of equations, but the boxed equation is ...
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Space below the box in mdframed package doesn't appear

I am using the mdframed package along with the options skipabove and skipbelow and although the vertical space above the box is appearing, as it should, the space below does't appear! What am I doing ...
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how to design a box like this [closed]

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How to flushbottom in the middle of a page respective to the next page

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[twoside]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{printlen} \uselengthunit{mm} \begin{document} \newbox{\mybox} \savebox{\mybox}{\begin{...
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How to create a box with caption and label like a float?

I want to create a box (in which I put extra information for the reader) that behaves like a float. In other words, it should have a caption (outside of the box that says Box 1: Here is my box caption)...
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edit the minimum length of \hfill

Once again I have a pretty special problem: I'd like to edit the minimum length of \hfill. According to de.wikibooks it is a TeX primitive. Therefore, I assume, that it can't be edited. What is it ...
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Framed paragraph with double-line frame

Regarding various ways but most requires rigorous settings to embed a paragraph of words in a box or a frame with double-line box, I try to use a single commend to acquire the effect. However, ...
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Should I use ~ or \mbox?

~ stands for a non-breaking space, and \mbox{<text>} creates a box with text in it that cannot be broken (since its a "box"). I understand that \mbox has broader application than ~ (e.g. when ...
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How to make a box with fixed size?

\parbox[pos][height][contentpos]{width}{text} gives me a box where height is actually "minimal height", while width= exact width. I would like height to also be "exact height". How can I do this? Text ...
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How to justify escaped proportional text inside monospaced/fixed listing?

I have a fixed column listing on which I have escapped to LaTeX to write a proportional bit of text. The following pic illustrates what I have: On the green box, the proportional text have ...
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Checkboxes in front of labels

How do I create a checkbox in front of the label in an enumerate environment. I don't want to change the label to a checkbox, but want a checkbox in front of the label. So for example. Answer the ...
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Tip/Advice/Question box with a symbol on the left [duplicate]

Some books contain boxes with additional advice, tips or questions which have a signaling symbol on the left (like a question mark, an exclamation mark, a light bulb etc.). Is there a package which ...
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Supressing indent on the following paragraph

I have made a environment that formats some example text in a box that sets it apart from the main text of the book. It becomes a sort of a figure that the other text refers to. There is plenty of ...
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Box part of equation in align environment

I want to box, as an answer, an equation of the align* environment. Not sure how to do it. \begin{align*} (1+2i)z_2&=-11(2-i)\\ z_2&=\dfrac{11(i-2)}{1+2i}\\ z_2&=11i \end{align*} I have ...
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Mark lines like overfull

I apologize if this has been asked before. I have searched and searched to no avail, it seems questions about getting rid of over/underfull boxes drown out any questions about how to produce the marks....
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Two column CV - Create box on top of the document

does somebody know, how can I push this box under the address box? I added this code: I hope you can help me with this. Best regards, Gabriel Main file: %\title{My two column CV} % % tccv (two ...
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Minipage are not at same height with textbox

while using minipage, in the second column there is a text box. When I've used fbox in the second column then the text of the first column goes downward so height not remained same for both sides. ...