{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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write the content of an hbox in an auxilary file

I know that TeX can't write the content of hbox in an auxiliary file (Re-parse the content of a box register). That mean that \newwrite\foo \immediate\openout\foo=\jobname.txt \setbox0=\hbox{bar} ...
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vbox of 0 height still adding margin

There is this box that I want to place next to a description list. It should not affect the list itself. I'm using an mbox and within the mbox a vbox with a height of 0. However, it still pushes the ...
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How can I move my fcolorbox underneath a description list label?

I have a description list. In this list, I have the label name, which should have a score underneath (say in a box with a colored background). Then next to it should be the description. So far, I have ...
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Difficult mdframed example

I want to do this mdframed model: Which is the example 6 of the page 21 and 22 of this pdf: http://texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/latex/mdframed/mdframed.pdf My question is if it is correct or not, ...
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What's the difference between ~ and {\mbox{$~$}}

I'm looking at the source code of a book where I found: D.{\mbox{$~$}}Knuth What's the purpose of this?
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Colored box with image and text, no margins

I would be extremely grateful to get some help with this following problem: I would like to have following outcome: Where the grey box is all the way out in the margin, but the image and the rest ...
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Strange overfull error in texmaker

I am getting a strange error related to an overfull line. Here is a stripped down version of my code. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb} \usepackage[mathscr]{eucal} ...
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How to make a custom legend with a squared box followed by a text?

I'm trying to make one of that legends that we can find in some graphics such as bar plots. Just to clarify, I'm not displaying a plot. I have to present a schedule, which is defined trough a ...
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boxes are in the same order in a column

I want to draw boxes as in the picture, but the same order. So i create a table and i add the boxes in the columns of the table but it did not work. Also, I do not want that the texts on the arrows ...
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frame more than 1 equation (but not all) of an align environment

I think the question is self-explanatory. I have an align environment with four equations and I want only the last two of them framed in a single box. So not separately framed. If I try to achieve ...
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Color-filled box in text area with size corresponding to font size

Is it possible to construct a small, color-filled box in text among ordinary text? The size of the box should correspond to the font size. I need it because I need to construct a legend for some ...
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Box environment created with frame box

I am creating the box environment using packages environ and float. But I will try to put the \BODY part after the caption and also try to fix the "framebox environment" by using \fbox{} command. ...
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Boxed caption and figure, with colored caption

I'm trying to recreate a figure and caption effect from a journal. An example of it can be seen on PDF version of Figure 1 from this article: It's basically a large grey bordered box that goes ...
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how to draw a text box with shadow Borders, i have tried the following but it give error

how to draw a text box with shadow Borders, i have tried the following but it give error \fbox{ \begin{minipage}[c]{5in} \shadowbox{\large\bf text write here} \end{minipage} }
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Border control for LaTeX tables generated using TeX4ht

In producing simultaneous pdfs and html/word files using xelatex and TeX4ht I have noticed that the table produced by TeX4ht is kind of illogical and is clumsy to clean up and manipulate. I would ...
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Solving underfull warnings “the general way”

I finished writing my LaTeX template, which I now fill with data I retrieve from a database. I am yet struggling with fixing underfull/overfull warnings, I have plenty of them, especially in tabulars ...
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Placing Vbox es

I am writing a text using LaTeX. I want my test to be 2-columned. I have done this using multicols environment. My question's text and its choices mustn't be splitted by a page break, or column break. ...
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New Box environement created follow all aspects in figure

I try to create the box environment and all figure future to be included in the box environment like (BOX - single column, BOX* - double column, placemnt - [tphb], and seperate auto box label counter ...
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Problem with length of psshadow box

I am using the a0poster environment and I am trying to create a psshadow box that has the same length with the document. I am using the following code: \documentclass[landscape,a0,final]{a0poster} ...
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LaTeX equivalent of \wd [closed]

Please consider the following code: \newsavebox{\mybox} \savebox{\mybox}{some text} \newlength{\widthmybox} \settowidth{\widthmybox}{\usebox{\mybox}} Is \widthmybox then equivalent to \wd\mybox?
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Pleasing line breaks with extremely long words that must fit on the page

I'm typesetting some technical documentation that includes identifiers with very long names. It is unacceptable to break or hyphenate these names because that would look confusingly like juxtaposed ...
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How to define a command that produces a different savebox depending on the argument

I'd like to define a sequence of saveboxes \fooA, \fooB, etcetera, in a style file and introduce a command like \newcommand{\foo}[1]{....} which produces \usebox{\fooA} if the argument of \foo is 1, ...
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Preserving font size in scalebox

I'm using a scalebox around a picture. There's text inside it. I'd like the text size to keep constant even if I change the scale factor. \scalebox{0.5}{ \begin{picture}(360,255)(0,0)% ...
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Maintaining text colour change in a breakable tcolorbox

I try to maintain the current text colour in breakable boxes from tcolorbox, but the manual clearly states (see manual of the current version, section 15.2, page 292, version 3.34) • If your text ...
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Add vertical space before a line

I have the following code: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper] {article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} \vspace*{1cm} \begin{center} \textbf{Text of ...
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Avoid underfull \vbox with page number “inside textblock”

My thesis requirements state that the page numbers must be "centered at one inch from the bottom of the page." All the margins are to be 1 inch and nothing can be printed in the margin area. I have ...
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Build a box that starts after next line break

I have reason to insert notes in-text in boxes. I defined the following command for doing so: \newcommand{\Lnote}[1]{% \textsuperscript{\footnotesize{\thelnote}} \begin{center} ...
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Make fireworks with only text

For the holidays, I wanted to follow up to the question about making fireworks with tikz (How can we display fireworks?): How can we make fireworks with only text? I have made a crude attempt below. ...
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Recursion of unknown origin: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=10000]

For some reason, there's a recursive definition in this MWE. Who can find where it goes wrong? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{tcolorbox} ...
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How to get a centered colored box

I want to create a centered colored parbox, but although I defined boarders using package geometry, the parbox has a greater margin left than right. Thanks for help ...
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Is \c_empty_box intended to be used instead of \mbox{}

At a first glance, I understood \c_empty_box as a replacement of \mbox{} but the following MWE (that points out a weird behavior of \c_empty_box: it is replaced by "æ") gives me serious doubts. ...
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How to make a fixed height-width box with custom padding

I am new to latex, I am trying to include output of TI84 calculator in my document. It is supposed to look like this: Following is what I am able to make. My output's height and width arrange ...
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Uneven spacing between parbox

I have uneven vertical space between two parboxes and between a parbox and beginning of a new text paragraph. How to fix these? Here is a minimum working example. \documentclass{article} ...
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Measure distance from text to bottom margin

I'm making some boxes for providing answers. The box macro takes the height of the box as an argument. I need to measure the remaining space from the line the box starts at, to the bottom of the page. ...
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how to use fbox in align mode

I'm trying to highlight the diagonal elements of a matrix by using fbox but I failed. I've searched for the problem, some ppl suggest using tikz. I don't want to use it, so I decided to use fbox{}. ...
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Is there a way to set a parbox to a minimum height?

I'm looking for a way to make it so that my \parboxes keep a minimum height, similar to CSS min-height, e.g. \mhparbox{\textwidth}{3cm}{...} would ensure that whatever text appears in place of ..., ...
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TikZ mdframed environment: close box at end of page and continue on next

I used the Excursus environment as a template to create my own box like this: \usepackage[style=1,leftmargin=0pt,rightmargin=0pt,framemethod=TikZ]{mdframed} \newenvironment{boxtype1}{% ...
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Boxes within boxes and line numbering

How can I create framed boxes with two columns, where there is a line numbering on every row where there is something written? (if hard or possible then a number for every line in general) Something ...
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How to make gradient ellipse title box with border?

I am using the tcolorbox package, and I want to use a gradient ellipse title box with border on the titlepage. It is possible somehow or I have to use another package to manage this?
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Homework Problem Sheet Template

Could someone make this picture of Homework Problem Sheet Template in sample code in LaTeX with the same font size by the way i already add tow pictures in the front of document to make it more cute ...
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Accessing child contents of LaTeX boxes (append/concatenate TeX box material)?

This is somewhat similar to Reading the contents of a box, but with a specifically plain Latex example; I somewhat solved the question while writing the post, so I'll formulate the question like this: ...
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box all equations of align environment, but not the equation numbers

I want to box (like \boxed{} of package amsmath or \Aboxed{} of package mathtools) the entire block of equations from an align (or eqnarray) environment, but not the equation labels. How can I do ...
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Make box in math mode with current math font

The commands $\mathcal{\mbox{$M$}}$ and \mbox{$\mathcal{M}$} produce different output. I would like a replacement for \mbox that creates a box preserving all features of the current font in math ...
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How to modify colbacktitle, coltext in a tcolorbox with AAUsidebar theme?

I'd like to produce a presentation with beamer. I use the AAUsidebar theme. I want to use my own boxes that I defined with \newtcolorbox. But, I can't not modify the background colour of the title ...
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How can I draw a box around this?

MWE: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[margin=3cm]{geometry} \begin{document} \paragraph*{Problem 1} This ...
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Boxed equation on the right and its verbatim on the left

How to write a verbatim form of an equation on the left and its output form on the right inside a box?
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Why hyperref's \url may be used in preamble within a macro but not within a box?

The following MWE, where a macro involving hyperref's \url is defined in the preamble, works like a charm: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} % ...
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Create page break for entire frame without breaking the text flow

I'm including a large, one page box using framed package, with simplest example being: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{framed} \begin{document} Some text ...
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longtabu and rotatebox resulting on too wide table

I'm trying to produce a fixed full-width table, that can potentially span multiple pages. I found that rotating headers with \rotatebox messes up the dimension computation, but I can't find a way to ...
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Building a box for side calculations

I am doing a math assignment, and want to place a box next to my calculations for side calculations. I tried to use the tabular environment, but then there is a huge space besides the box, and the ...