{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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\usebox with tikz-uml

I would like to be able to reuse components in a state diagram using TikZ-UML. I created a savebox called \giraffe with two components inside and I would like to place these above the initial node and ...
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Floats Analogue of framed

I have very little experience with LaTeX. So, pardon my ignorance, but is there a float equivalent of \framebox? Ideally, I'd like a simple construct for framed text that I can position at the top ...
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Is there any easy way to put boxes around text of selected pages with the page number below the box?

I'd like to be able to create boxes around a whole page or selection of pages with the box extending the full length of the page but with the bottom edge of the box above the page number as in the ...
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\hbox_overlap_right:n{} vs. \makebox[0pt][l]{}

I stumbled about some, to my understanding, unexpected behaviour of the expl3 command \hbox_overlap_right:n. I was expecting all examples below to produce the same result, that is, the frame box ...
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Bump right-aligned text to next line iff no room within a \savebox

This is a follow up to my earlier question Bump right-aligned text to next line iff no room. The difference now is that I need to place this formatted text within a \savebox. In my actual use case, ...
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boxed text between pages in arabic, rightmargin with tikz

First, I want to thank the members of the discussion of the message Boxed text between pages which was very interesting for my use, so I got a macro in arabic for my examples (which is ...
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Breaking pages with boxes in boiboites-like

I want to find a method for breaking boxes of my environments of examples (in arabic, with polyglossia.. see ECM below) I saw that mdframed do something like this, but I'm using my own package ...
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Create box around text without creating a paragraph and with line breaking

I want to draw a box (no rounded corners, keep it simple ^^) around one or multiple words. There are two special things: 1) the box should support line break and 2) the box should not cover multiple ...
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\scalebox doesnt compile

I want to scale down an equation and after trying lots of examples found on the internet I still cannot compile or see what is wrong. My code looks like: \usepackage{graphicx} .... \scalebox{0.7}{ ...
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Increasing the size of \square?

Beginner here! All I want to do is make a couple of boxes on my document. I'm currently using this: \makebox[10pt][l]{$\square$}\raisebox{.15ex}{\hspace{0.4em}$\texttt{1}$} but I need to make the ...
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specific Box Diagram with multiple arrows

I never did a box diagram before. I tried to build this diagram, but couldn't find a solution for these kind of arrows: Could someone tell me, how to perform this? Thank you in advance. \tikzset{ ...
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parbox + itemize = empty space

Consider the following MWE \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \begin{document} Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text: ...
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Minipage width not acurate

I have the following document, with several minipages of 12cm width. Each minipage contains a different number of minipages (with a sum of 12cm for all of them). So every *sub*minipages should fit ...
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Listing background broken by \colorbox and \framebox

I am using listing environment (listings package) with the background parameter. I want to highlight some lines of code and I am using the \colorbox, \makebox and \framebox to achieve this. However, a ...
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Multiply defined labels with \usebox

I want to duplicate some content without re-defining its labels. For example, \newbox{\foobox} \sbox{\foobox}{\vbox{\section{Foo}\label{sec:foo}} \usebox{\foobox} \usebox{\foobox} will emit a ...
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Ignoring actual height and width of box

I would like the following TikZ qtree to come out symmetric: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} \begin{document} \Tree[.O [.N O R ] [.O N \fbox R ] [.R N O ]] \end{document} (so that, ...
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\savebox in page header with redefinable commands

I'm making a document class with some redefinable commands for page headers. However, I'm running into the following issue: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyhdr} % In custom document class ...
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Vertical alignment of lrbox with minipage inside

I'm trying to make an environment that prints highlighted notes, and I can't get the vertical alignment right. Here's a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Reuse an image resp. a box in TikZ but have side-effects only once

I have a huge document (a pool of exercise problems) with lots of \input statements (one file per subexercise). In order to not get lost in this mess and easily open files from the PDF, I include a ...
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Extend box around equation to the entire line

My question is simple: I use \boxed from the amsmath package and so far so good. The single issue I have is that I use the boxed environment on its own line, but the box is only around the equation, ...
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Colorbox with complex content in Beamer

Here is my problem. I try to create a macro that displays a colored background for "any" kind of elements in a beamer presentation. Here is what I did : \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Use of optional argument stretch in \parbox

I'm having some difficulty on how to use the "stretch" optional argument of \parbox. Is it supposed to equally interspace lines of text inside a box of determined size? If I code it like: ...
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How can I write this expression with box using MathJAX? [closed]

I'm a beginner of LaTeX. I'm trying to write below expression using MathJAX. I could write expression without box using array package. But I couldn't draw a box within array. Can you help me please? ...
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Centering two images but aligning them left

How would I place two images below each other so that their left sides are aligned and the whole construction is centered? I tried like this: ...
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Wrapper box for TikZ picture

I am trying to wrap a tikzpicture node inside a box, so that I can refer to this "bounding box" from inside the picture for positioning the nodes relative to that box. I am looking for a command ...
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Fixed text line height?

I have two minipages and the problem that the height of a text line depends on the characters I am using. How can I always have the same height for a text line in a minipage? I have used Tikz to ...
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Measure the column width of a table

Is there a way to determine the width of the first column in a tabular enviroment? I've thought about using a savebox but that would only give me the size of the text (and in one cell only), not the ...
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Equations in a box - table doesn't work

I want to put some limit equations in a table but all I get are errors such as "! Missing $ inserted." and "! You can't use `\eqno' in math mode.". Am I doing something wrong or is there another way ...
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Vertically align the top of a box to the top of the tallest box of a line

This is a follow-up question on this thread. I want to mark a line by putting a star to the left of it. If the line contains a box that is tall, the marker should be aligned with the top of this ...
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Bounding box for each symbol in an equation

Is it possible to make LaTeX put a bounding box around each element in an equation, as in this file? I am aware of this question, but none of the solutions presented there, which does not require ...
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Using boxes to define an adjusting (Dirac) bracket

I'd like to define a set of adjusting bracket, called in physics Dirac brackets. This brackets accept three arguments, separated by vertical lines, and all of them are enclosed by angles, e.g. in ...
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Only display savebox if own command is given

I'm experiencing a quite complicated and hard-to-explain problem: I'm using own commands that create and fill saveboxes if they are called in the main tex file. Like this: ...
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Color bleeding when using \vsplit for a box with colored text

I want to \vsplit a box with quite arbitrary content. If the content does some color changes, strange things happen. The following MWE demonstrates the problem. The example text changes font and ...
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Message Sequence chart

I'm drawing a sequencediagram with LaTeX. By now it looks like this: Is it possible to remove the grey boxes? Is it possible to put a space between handshake and ws.connect? This is my Code: ...
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how can I make an fbox like command with certain color, shape and width of border?

I am using a style file that has a certain color for section headers. I want to create a macro, which will behave the same like fbox, only: There will be some (predefined) padding below, above, ...
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Beamer: Overfull hbox in headline

I try to redefine the header of my frames, but for some mysterious reason I get an overfull hbox of 1.6 points or slightly more: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{times} ...
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How do I put card backs on my cards?

I have a a document that is making me sheets of cards. A stripped down, almost minimal example looks something like \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %Needed for input ...
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How to Produce a Half-Box Symbol?

Does anyone know how to produce a half-box symbol in LaTeX which comprises a bar over an entire expression and a vertical line on the right meeting in the corner, like the top and the right edge of a ...
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Lines with `shorten >` don't count towards image size [duplicate]

I use the technique mentioned here to extend a line through two points: using shorten > and shorten < with negative values. However, the part of the lines that is generated by theses shorten ...
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boxed verbatim environment disappears

I want to center a box containing a verbatim environment. The (almost)MWE below is my attempt to use the answer at center /verbatim text in /figure . \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verbatimbox} ...
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Change direction of a textbox, taking up space from above instead from below

I am designing a custom theme for my LaTeX presentations. This is my title page: Now when I have a longer title, this happens: Here's my code (according to this post): \defbeamertemplate*{title ...
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Reduce space between header and headrule

Problem I'm trying to create fancy headers for my documents using fancyhdr. I want the headrule to be dotted, which can be achieved using \renewcommand{\headrule}{\vbox to 0pt{\hbox ...
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Graphical placeholder for “variables”

Question The image below exactly shows what I am trying to accomplish in LaTeX. Research Using \fbox (as Peter Grill suggested in this post): \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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How to set a box to a rubber length width

Problem I'm trying to create fancy section heading using titlesec. I need to put the section name into a \parbox to have line breaks. I want the parbox to extend to the far right margin, but I don't ...
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What does $\mbox$ do?

The LaTeX wiki says it makes a box, but when I used it with \mbox{Cos} for example, it simply wrote "Cos" in the same way that writing Cos by itself would have done. What's the point of \mbox?
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Breaking Page with Boiboites Package TikZ

I have a problem with package Boiboites I'm writting an exercise enunciate with this package who occupies more than one page, but i cannot break the page. Here's the code: ...
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Framed box, over framed text with image

Hi all, I'm a newby in LaTeX but after researching online, I have seen that it is possible to create boxes and frames adjusted to text and images. I am trying to achieve something like the image, ...
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Unwanted extra vertical spacing with tikz: is it a bug?

I am writing an environment to format its content in a box with a background and that can be split across pages. I am using a splitting algorithm similar to the one used in the boites package. I want ...
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Diary in Latex with additional notes on side

I am trying to make a diary that will have the following format Each entry will be inside a colored box Each entry will have a title with the date and an optional title I want the possibility to add ...
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Using \parbox in \resizebox

I tried resizing a \parbox-d text into a 5cm x 5cm square box (without keeping the aspect ratio). The output is absolutely strange to me, even if I don't specify the height. Couldn't find the ...