{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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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 ...
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Boxes in tikzposter

I designed a poster with the style tikzsposter. My problems are the too big distances between title of the poster and a box and the position of the text in a box I tried already the options given in ...
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Remove space between consecutive fbox commands

I type several fbox commands and for some reason the boxes are separated with small spaces: MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fullpage} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-15mm} \raggedright ...
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XeLaTeX misplaces ActualText box

The following MWE uses accessibility features of PDF provided by the package accsupp to replace the content of the selection corresponding to BBB with ZZZ in the string AAABBBCCC. ...
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Increase vertical space for tikz boxes

Problem: This problem is two-fold: How would I do in order to increase the top and bottom margin for the orange box where it says "Code if true"? How would I do in order to always align the orange ...
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Create generic containers that dynamically expand for text

Problem: I am trying to create color containers that can hold text that vary in size. What I have not been able to figure is what method you should use in order to achieve this. Example 1: ...
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Making text appear in a box [duplicate]

Sorry if this is similar to previous questions, but I need to check if this is the best solution. My issue is that I am writing a document which contains HTTP messages for example of a snippet: ...
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Complex formed/shaped boxes (with coloured rim/frame and height as specified in \begin{minipage}[height=…])

This is the first question I ask. I honestly searched though the topics and I haven't found a solution yet and I even find it difficult to describe in a short title what is looked for in the german ...
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How to avoid underfull \hbox when using subfigures?

When compiling the MWE below with pdflatex, I get the warnings Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 26--27 and Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 36--37. I tried ...
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Create link of empty box

I make my first attempt on a beamer template. I created a simple graphic with my company logo and some fields as header (background for title). Now I would like to use the logo as home button. In ...
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Breakbox box placed on a new page instead of breaking the page

I made a list of serveral items that I'd like to be framed. That was no problem with \fbox{...}. Since the text is not longer than 1 page, it goes straight to the next page insteat of starting in the ...
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Why hbox does not start a new paragraph?

These two produce the same result: abc %\null def \bye abc \null def \bye These two are different: abc %\null def \bye abc \null def \bye Does anybody know where this behavior is ...
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how to get a newline in \fbox?

I am trying to have two lines in inside \fbox but is not working. Below is my code \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{vietnam} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{Exhaustive Search} ...
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Table with multirow, multicolumn, interior braces and vertical entries

Partly as a challenge and partly because I wanted an electronic copy, I sat down last night to try to LaTeX the following complicated table: The first problems I encountered were the size and the ...
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Fbox'ed minipages with fboxsep=0pt, fboxrule=0.0001pt and colored border

I have arranged within approx. 20 minipages a data plot, several pictures with attached labels taking columnwidth, columnsep of the twocolumn paper format etc into account. For debugging purposes, I ...
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Smashing diacritics on all uppercase characters

I need all uppercase letters with diacritics to have the same height (depth) of the corresponding naked uppercase letter. Motivation: obtaining a regular baseline grid when stretching the baseline is ...
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Box diagram (with text in and around it)

How can the attached box diagram be drawn in latex? I have tried using the table environment, but it does not seem to work well. Is there a quicker and easier code for it?
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Will it stretch? Plumbing the depths of Interline glue

I've gone back to basics to gain a better understanding of how TeX works. One of the things I've been puzzled about is the workings of interline spacing and why ocassionaly (depending on font sizes ...
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Add a fitted box to a multiline equation

I am trying to draw a fitted box around some equations. However, I was not able to control the width of the box. How can I achieve this? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,empheq} ...
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How can I get the following output,using what commands?

If there is no frame ,I just can get it . \begin{verbatim} \verb+text+ \end{verbatim} but with the frame ,I don't know how to manage it.
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parbox vertical alignment after brace in equation

In the code below, I am trying to center the parboxes vertically, relative to the braces. I have been playing around with the position argument, to no avail. Can you help me with this? Thanks in ...
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Why underfull message in Texmaker in \[…\] equations

Why I am getting underfull hbox badness 10000 in paragraph at lines Message even when I am not using \\. After reading many questions on the same message, I eliminated all \\ that I used ...
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fancy quote with picture

I'm trying to make a custom quote environment. I'm beginning from the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{times} \definecolor{quotationcolour}{HTML}{F0F0F0} ...
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Fancybox question

i've been messing around with boxes recently, and i'm struggling with doing 2 siple things. Here is the tex code first. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{tcolorbox} ...
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How to store an mdframe in a savebox?

The title question is the last piece of information I would need, to solve my problem my way. Putting a \sbox or lrbox-environment around a mdenvironment yields a ! Missing \endgroup inserted. ...
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Complicated Boxed Frame Design by LaTeX

It has been long time not touching LaTeX and I recently try to remember all things which I have forgotten. Instead of going over manuals, I look up some books which have some good design and try to ...
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Draw a box containing the grandchild and add text at the bottom of box

I want to draw a minimal box which contains all the grandchilds (pink boxes), and move the text of deep green box to the bottom of the new box. How could I do it? codes: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Use the Exercise environment from Legrand Book template

I am using the Legrand Orange book template and like the typesetting of the exercise environment. I wanted to use the same environment to just have my text within the ocre color box. From the ...
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Use \raisebox with \depth in caption

I want to use \raisebox in a caption. I know that \protect is often needed in these situation, but this (and other combinations I have tried) does not work: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Difference between \framebox{$$} and \boxed{}

I want to put an equation in a frame box. Is it the same that if I create a framed text box environment first then put the equation inside or use the environment \boxed{}? ...
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Replicate a box | Part 2

You can follow part 1 here. As for part 2, I'd like to know how to replicate the image you see below.
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Replicate a box using fancybox

As the title says, is there a way to do this by using the fancybox features? I'd really like to know if it's possible. Also, what's the font written in the text? Is there a way to replicate it?
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Including “boxes inside boxes” in baposter

I have divided my poster into \headerbox correctly. I would like to modify the following example because in the results section I would like to make subdivisions or boxes in order to show different ...