{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 is a varwidth incorrectly vertically centered by \raisebox{-0.5\height}?

I was creating a pseudocode/JavaScript comparison table, and wanted to typeset algorithms written with the algorithm2e package vertically centered in table cells. Out-of-the box, algorithm2e can't do ...
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Peek ahead a \vbox: \vsplit and reassemble again?

I'm wondering if it's possible to implement a peek method to inspect the head of a \vbox without changing the content of the \vbox. It could be done by brute force using a \copy of the original \vbox, ...
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How to get box dimensions within lualatex

I'm new to lualatex, which looks phenomenal. I wonder what the easiest way is to access the dimensions of a box from within lualatex. I intend to use it in more complicated situations than this (as ...
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Measure total glue in a box

Someone gives me a box, and my goal is to know as much as possible about the amount of glue inside that box. I can assume that the box is not huge, but it may contain arbitrary stuff (so I cannot ...
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Shadow title-like box in beamer

I'd like to have the same box as the title one. I try an imitation, but is there a direct way with beamer stuff ? \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \RequirePackage{fontspec} ...
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Adding a hrule between hboxes decreases their vertical distance

Using pdftex. Given two sample programs test0.tex \vbox{ \hbox{X} \hbox{Y} } \bye test1.tex \vbox{ \hbox{X} \hrule \hbox{Y} } \bye gives the following outputs. test0.png test1.png So, ...
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Make box with minimum width (in math mode)

How can I give a box a minimal width, in math mode? That is, I would like a command something like \minwidth{exp}{width}, which will always typeset exp, but additionally, if the natural length of exp ...
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Measure a very large \vbox

I would like to measure the total height of a \vbox even for boxes which are larger than \maxdimen. It would be enough, if the code would compute the total height correctly only for small boxes. For ...
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\vtop vertical top alignment of \vsplit \vbox

Well, I wanted to have a minipage spanning across pages, so first I thought to split a minipage so it can , but I learned you cannot; so I got to breakable vboxes, and in trying that, learned that ...
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Why can I not vsplit a parbox? (and fbox alignment, and unvbox syntax)

I was trying to experiment with the code in this answer: Breakable vboxes, and I got something I didn't expect; consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{xcolor} % ...
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Box for multiple lines and automatic width

I feel this is rather a dumb question, but I could not find an answer. I'm looking for a \parbox without the width parameter, i.e. it should be determinded by its content. And the content is multiple ...
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PDFLatex is counting numbers due to a parbox

I am having a problem with a minipage or \parbox and its parameters. Currently I try to do some business cards with the package called ticket. Therefore I modified one example delivered with the ...
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Define \shearbox with \rotatebox and \scalebox

Similar to this problem, I want to define \shearbox with \rotatebox and \scalebox using singular value decomposition: The latex code is as follows: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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round box around theorem

When I run the following file I get error: must run latex with -shell-escape flag. How do i do that? \documentclass[a5paper]{article} \usepackage[]{minted} \usepackage{tcolorbox} ...
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Reusing saveboxes

Since \newsavebox{\name} assigns the box register number to \name, there are probably a maximum of 256 boxes available. Is there a way to release a \savebox after you are through with it?
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Coloured box with tikz

I'd like to break a coloured box when the page which contains it breaks... here is an example which shows this issue: \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} ...
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Using \textwidth via strip@pt with beamer and the picture environment

OK, I admit I haven't tried my MWE without Beamer. My goal is to use e.g \textwidth with the picture environment, and my overall goal is to include several rectangular portions of an .eps file within ...
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very bad underfull hbox

I would like to include a progress bar in my presentation and, when in draft mode, a page number below the progress bar. I have the code to do this, and it looks great, but I get one instance of this ...
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How to align text in title with \fcolorbox

I have defined a new command to make some titles for a newsletter. I'm using the article class for the document. The command is defined with the following code: \definecolor{myblue}{rgb}{0.16, 0.32, ...
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How to make “callouts” or “standout blurbs” among a larger body of text?

I'm not sure what the word I need to search for is, to find help if this question has already been answered. In magazines it's common to pick out words from the middle of a body of text and repeat ...
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Bottom margin not respected with tikz and verticaly centered boxes

I've been working on making a Cards Against Humanity clone in TeX and have everything but this one last bit working. The text on one card is long enough that I need to stick the logo/game name on the ...
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getting rid of underfull Bad boxes

\begin{table}[h] \begin{center} \renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5} \renewcommand{\tabcolsep}{0.2cm} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|} ...
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tcolorbox empty title but with frame?

I want a box with the header frame for empty title. How can I do that? If I remove the title, the header frame will be removed automatically. I've tried to put an empty title so that I can keep the ...
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Custom date format

I am trying to create a fancy date format as shown below: The following is a MWE of what I have so far. For some reason or the other I can't seem to get the right height. ...
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Draw a box around a title on the title page

As part of a title page, I'd like to make a simple box around my Title. Nothing fancy, just a black lined box around it. But I don't want the box to be as narrow as usual but to have some space around ...
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Tips on ways to mark important equations/statements in a thesis/paper

I'm writing my masters thesis and in it I have a set of examples for different chapters which I separate from the rest of the thesis by a mdframed-box. Furthermore, I have a set of equation that are ...
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What to do with both “underfull \hbox” and “overfull \hbox” in the same line?

I've recently read through my \jobname.log files to spot errors in typography. I came across this: Overfull \hbox (6.8925pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 650--651 [][]\T1/cmtt/m/n/10 ...
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Text doesn't fit the box

I created the following picture with Inkspace and made export to tikz. The problem is that the text doesn't fit the boxes. And the arrows should be colored with a gradient, but it's not so important. ...
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How to measure the minimum width or height of several boxes?

I know we can get the maximum width or height of several boxes via: \setbox0=\vbox{\hbox{a}\hbox{b}\hbox{c}} The maximum width is \the\wd0 \setbox0=\hbox{\hbox{a}\hbox{b}\hbox{c}} The maximum height ...
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Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?

Ipe vector graphics editor I am currently evaluating the ipe vector graphics editor. A very attractive feature is that one can use LaTeX-commands inside its text objects as long as these are legal ...
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Coloured shadowbox around equations?

I currently put some boxes around equations using: \newcommand*\eqbox[1]{ \definecolor{shadowcolor}{RGB}{0, 0, 102}\setlength\shadowsize{2pt}\shadowbox*{#1} } \eqbox{$1+1=2$} How to have the same ...
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\fbox does not work in \headebox baposter

I am doing my poster, I need to put a set of itemize in a box. I can not put the all text but here a portion of my code \fbox{ \begin{itemize} \item \textbf{\color{red}{Adaptation of classic VH}} ...
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background color of colorbox doesnt fill enclosing framebox entirely?

I am using a colorbox (that contains a parbox) inside a framebox. Inside the parbox there is an itemize environment I need some paddding around the text so I put fboxsep for the colorbox to 6pt ...
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Set size of \colorbox for a single character

my question is simple (or not) I want to set the size of the \colorbox command or \fcolorbox command for a single character. The problem is the next: As seen in the image, the height and width are ...
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Empty body centered on the page and vertically splited

I want to have an empty page such that the body is centered. Next I want to have two minipage's each half the width of the body and of its height, such that they will vertically split the body. Here ...
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Stretching an \fbox horizontally to fit the page

I have a frame box next to some text (Komentar:), and I would like to stretch it so it fills up the page. I've done this using the calc package by subtracting \widthof{Komentar: } from \hsize (or ...
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Make a text box with color?

I'm new user in LaTeX, and I would like to know which is the better code to do a colored squared round box with text in a page? I would like to show important notes for example. Best Regards.
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Strange behavior of smart diagram with \resizebox

I'm working with package smartdiagram. Since I can't specify the width of the diagram (or can I...?), I'm using \resizebox as a workaround. This strategy works fine EXCEPT when I set custom colors ...
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Convert a latex command with parameter into a two begin end commands without parameter

I have defined a command \newcommand{\CV}[1]{\parbox[c]{0.2\textwidth}{\begin{flushleft}#1\end{flushleft}}} which I obviously have to call like \CV{My text} However I rather would like to use ...
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How can we change the height of a header box

In my poster done using baposter, I need to change the height of the \headerbox. for example, I have this example: ...
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Set default width of \shadowbox to line, not column, width

When I insert a shadowbox using Lyx (Insert>Box>Drop Shadow) the width is specified as 100% of column width (1\columnwidth). This is the source code it generates: ...
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How to make a dynamic comment box next to \address cluster?

I'm sure you're aware what \address{blah} is. Well, I'd like to make a boxed comment that's just as high as my address and stretches from the left margin of the document to 3cm to the left of the ...
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Box or [ around multiple lines inside align

I have the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{alignat*}{4} \begin{minipage}[h!]{0\linewidth} \text{Let:} \end{minipage} ...
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Rounded corner box with shading [duplicate]

I wish to draw a rounded corner box (top-left side as a square, top-right side with 6pt radius curve and the bottom of two sides also with radius curve), in addition to that there should be shading, ...
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What are the ways to position things absolutely on the page?

I know that there is tikz, but also eso-pic and textpos. I'd like to see a list of possible ways (not necessarily packages) for absolute positioning of things (which I believe amounts to "boxes") on ...
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Adding a “box” to latex document with different style than the rest

I have my CV written using Latex, using moderncv document class. I really like the output, but at the bottom of the CV I need to put a disclaimer (required in Poland), which doesn't really fit into ...
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Problem with boxes and paragraphs

I am trying to create a form for my company. I am new to Latex and based on some tutorials i was able to get to a certain point. But as you can see The fbox is starting from a different margin I am ...
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How can I add lists and similar in a savebox?

I'd like to have a savebox (or savebox-like functionality) that contains some 'simple' formatting, for example lists. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} This is a sentence \begin{itemize} ...
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How to export a box to a standalone images? [duplicate]

I'm writing a report now, in which I have several tikz figures. How could I export these figures (or as boxes) into separated image files (with exactly the same format as in the report)?
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How do I get consistent spacing around an mbox?

I am trying to typeset a formula in LaTeX with a rule name beneath it, such as the following: The code for the rule an automatically-generated mess (not necessarily using maths mode), output from ...