{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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How to set the baseline of a box?

I want to change the baseline of a box so that the depth of the box is equal to that of a letter with a descender in the current font. So far I have only been successful in setting the baseline to ...
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Boxing and coloring background of text

how can I easily make a box like this, set its width and the white border around it? (Ignore the text inside.)
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Draw a special box with tikz

By inspiring from that nice code of that question I would like to draw something like that but with my tired i just could draw this Output: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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Dashed version of \boxed

Is there an easy way of putting an equation inside a dashed box? Ideally similar to \boxed from amsmath. The output should look something like this:
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How to horizontally center a vbox

I am using the MIT Thesis templates to write my thesis. I have created my own document class (that reflects the needs of the university I'm studying at) based on the mitthesis.cls version. Since it ...
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Why does unboxing lose margin kerning in pdfTeX?

Consider the following code: \showboxdepth=20 \showboxbreadth=200 \hsize=5.33333in \pdfoutput=0 \pdfprotrudechars=1 \input protcode.tex \setprotcode\tenrm \vbox{\noindent Test. Test. Test. Test. ...
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putting algorithm in box

Below is my code snippet. Please help me to put a framed box in my algorithm. \documentclass[journal,12pt]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{algorithmic} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{algorithm} ...
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Enable \ifmeasuring@ flag

Apparently the \DHLhksqrt macro in the MWE below measures its content 20 times: Questions: Where exactly can I put the \measuring@true and \measuring@false so that I get the count of 1? If you ...
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Create a \savebox in a Group and have it available outside of group

The MWE below creates a \savebox within a group which results in several blank lines: If I comment out the\begingroup and \endgroup I get the desired results: My thinking was that adding the ...
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Frame title with picture

For my cv I want to create a frame box where I place my name surname and personal info on the left side and my pic on the right. Basically I need to have a frame which width is splitted let say by ...
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How can I title a box?

I was trying to a title inserted on the lines of a box. I don't know if LaTeX has a command or a package for doing this, but it's something similar to the image below. Any suggestions?
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colored underline with vertical spacing

How can I add a vertical spacing between the underline and other items by adjusting the \colorunderline command? \documentclass[12pt,b5paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{color} ...
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\sbox in math mode

I want to extract the width of an equation, but it gives me an error. ! Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ I do not understand what is missing. \documentclass{article} ...
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Colored box just around the text

I want to have a rounded box with black border lines and a backgroundcolor, f.e. yellow just around the text, not around the whole line, so the sentence should just continue on the same line. I found ...
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Transparency inside empheq (color box)

I'm currently writing a formulary for dynamics and searched for a way to box important equations and have them coloured. The answer to my problem was the empheq package - for now. Now I'm facing the ...
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Inline Boxed Equation

I'm having trouble producing a boxed equation in the same line as some other formulae. For example: $$ \frac{2}{4} =\[\boxed{ \frac{1}{2} }\] $$ I'd like to be able to show some calculations, ...
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\fbox thickness different for different size

The thickness of \fbox in LaTeX can be changed by using \fboxrule. But I want different thickness for different sides. Basically I want to write a text with only a border in top and no where. So I am ...
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Making nice box in {article}

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \makeatletter ...
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Equation wider than tcolorbox in twocolumn

I have a large equation I would like to fit within tcolorbox in a \twocolumn page without split it. Could you please help me to fix this? i tired even \begin{minipage}[c]{5in} but with no luck MWE ...
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\fbox inside an imported pdf

I have imported a pdf using \includepdf and I want insert an fbox into the pdf (the pdf contains standard content that stays at the bottom). I have used this code: ...
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How to put a Figure caption (without grphic) in a box in main text with space between text and box, width box same width text?

I want to put figure caption in a box in main text so that having space between box and main text, and length of box must be equal the width of main text. I tried this code but it is not work ...
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Placing marginal label within multiline heading

I want to make section headings in an article-class document both multiline and having lables on thier margins. I'm using two boxes: one for a label and another one for text to force it to split. ...
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Content of \setbox does not respect pagebreaks

The following MWE demonstrates that the list of answers accumulated into a box does not respect page breaks when printed (code adapted from Multiple Choice Answer Key in exam package at the end of ...
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Place \mbox around elements in a list

I am trying to achieve essentially the same effect as asked for in this question, except that I want to redefine \item to achieve the result automatically. Specifically, I am trying to use an inline ...
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How to create a rectangle in moderncv

I would like to create a rectangle under my personal info in order to fill it with my strenght, key achivements, etc. But I have no idea how to do it. Actually I have something like this : and I ...
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“Incompatible list can't be unboxed” with memoir class and many box registers

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{memoir} %% Create 123 box registers \newcount\X \X=1 \loop \expandafter\newbox\csname mybox\the\X\endcsname \advance \X by 1 \ifnum \X<124 \repeat %% ...
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Centering text in \parbox

I used \parbox to auto-wrap the text, but it should be centered. How can I do? \begin{table}[H] \centering \begin{tabular}{cW{5}W{5}} \toprule & {\bf Cost} & ...
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Size and position of boxes in title page

I am trying to create a front cover in a document (class article) and I have decided to 'decorate' it with boxes. The first problem I have is that I am not sure why the title appears on the top of ...
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\ThisStyle, \SavedStyle and \bm

I think this is a follow-up to How to capture the current math style?. In this MWE, \bm{\testbox} works when used after \testbox. But it does not work on its own (commented line): ...
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How to customize shadow box?

I have the following text box: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{fancybox} \definecolor{ShadowColor}{RGB}{30,150,190} \makeatletter ...
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errors with \fbox and parenthesis

So I'm doing a LaTeX tutorial and trying to recreate a LaTeX document where a pair of tables are in parenthesis, in a box, in a list. I've come upon this error when I try to use both \fbox and \left( ...
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Box with shadow on right hand side of paragraph

Is it possible to draw a box shown in this image which reduces the right margin of a paragraph it displays along side and adjusts its own height to the height of the paragraph? Something like this ...
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Centering text in box

I would like to horizontally center the text in the \fbox: \fbox{\vbox{\hbox{Words,}\hbox{words,}\hbox{and only words again}}} How would I do this?
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Compute depth of paragraph

I need to compute the distance from the current baseline to the bottom of the next/current paragraph. (Eventually this is going to wind up in \everypar.) Is there an easier way to do this precisely? ...
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Align boxes in a page

Thank you very much. I could do the boxes using your comments. The one thing I am having problem is how to align the first and second box (China and EE.UU.). Here is my minimal example (I am writong ...
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Scale text/formula to fit area preserving aspect ratio

I would like write a command to scale a given text-object to fit into a given area preserving the aspect ratio. That is, a maximum width and height should not be exceeded, but either width or height ...
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How do I prevent text overflow when using savebox?

I want to create a custom Definition environment. The environment should use some local commands to declare logical parts of the definition (e.g. assumptions using a command Let). The definition text ...
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Overfull hbox in rule below chapter title

I am writing a report with the KOMA-Script class scrreprt. Below each chapter title, I am creating a rule which goes all the way to the end of the paper: This actually works fine, but creates an ...
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How to repeat box every page?

I need to repeat a box with the same content on each page, but not how. attached sample image
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How to make these boxes?

I don't know how exactly to call what I want to implement. It's like a box surrounded with a line and, depending on the context, I want to place a graphic on the right corner e.g. a light bulb or a ...
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Custom enumerate environment inside Fancybox

I would like to put a enumerate environment (customized with the enumitem package) inside of a shadowbox created from the Fancybox package. Here's my MWE: ...
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Box height in tabular

I have this macro \code that produces a box. And I want to create a tabular "environment" that acts like enumerate except it puts the items into a grid. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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In LaTeX, make a box with the width of another text

I am looking for a command like \makebox{text to set width}[c]{new text} which would make a box with the width of text to set width containing ____new text____ centered.
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How to duplicate content/vboxes?

I am trying to create exercise and answer environments for lecture notes, where I type \begin{exercise}... \end{exercise} followed by \begin{answer}...\end{answer} within the text. I want to include ...
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Equations and Equation Numbers within a Box

I use the code below to make a box around equations. It puts the equations numbers outside the box, however I would like to have the equation numbers within the box. How can I alter my code to do ...
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How to use \makebox in \tl_map_function?

While trying to answer LaTeX for music I came to the problem that I can’t use a \makebox inside the function for a \tl_map_function:NN call. The problematic line is commented out in the following ...
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Invisible and unselectable text

For alignment reasons (for boxes that align themselves on the text they contain), I currently use this command : \newcommand{\uplowtext}[1]{ \transparent{0.}TJPtjp \transparent{1.}#1 ...
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Unexpected change in pagination when 'no' change in contents, using `boxedmini2e`

I am using the package boxedminipage2e to produce several framed boxes with some text inside. Because these boxes have a fixed height and width, I am expecting that whether or not these boxes contain ...
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vertical center aligned inside align environment

How can I make the top of the aligned pack vertically aligns with the x ->? How can I use a box or something to achieve this? (There are other options of course but I would like to use box or ...
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Print size of box to latex output

I need to know the dimensions of many objects in a given unit. Essentially I need the size \fboxes would have would I draw ones around the objects. Can I use the typeout command and a modified ...