{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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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 ...
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Can I disable underfull \hbox messages for a specific line?

The line \sbox{\mybox}{\parbox{2cm}{\lipsum[1]}} causes some of the above messages (59): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \newsavebox{\mybox} \begin{document} ...
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LaTeX Beamer Block “Sandwich Style”

How can I create a block in LaTeX Beamer in "Sandwich Style", i.e., that has both a title and a footer. Ideally, the background colors could even be different. Here is an illustration (with incorrect ...
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Insert text into a fixed size box

Is there a way to create a box which has fixed width and height? I tried \parbox and some similar things, but sometimes the text overflows. If the text inserted would overflow: it should be resized ...
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Using savebox around the BODY of environ

I tried to use a \savebox around the \BODY macro of \NewEnviron. Can I keep the linebreaks somehow (they are gone, in the MWE)? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} \newsavebox{\mybox} ...
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Tikz lines intersect boxes

Today I just started to learn how to use the Tikz package for drawing flow-charts. I've been reading through the manual and a few online sites such as our beloved TeX.SE, but I can't seem to figure ...
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Package for game/playing cards (not only poker)

Is there a package to design playing cards (NOT ONLY POKER and similar card games, but board games like this and that) in TeX (and friends)? I'm well aware of this one and a half years old topic ...
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Implement functionality equivalent to many thousand \savebox

I have a large (approx 600 pages) index of files, and for each file entry significant computation is required so that additional links can be added. The computation of these links takes quite a bit ...
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siunitx overfull hbox dependent on table-format

There are a few similar questions (see here and here) regarding overfull \hboxes in siunitx tables but neither solves/explains the following. Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Spacing within a box, relative to the page

I am attempting to place a textbox precisely 75mm from the top edge of a page (to correspond with a cut-out on the cover). On printing this out, I noticed I was getting positioning problems, so got ...
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Vertically stack parboxes in a cell of a table

I need to insert an enumerate environment in a table. Following hints from this page: itemize in a tabular environment, I used \parbox to prevent error (Putting itemize environment in a tabular ...
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Tight connection of \vbox es

I don't understand why TeX put a thin whitespace between my two vertical boxes: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \vbox to 1cm {\rule{1cm}{1cm}} \vbox to 1cm {\rule{1cm}{1cm}} ...
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Use a box to fill text to right margin

I often use an eqnarray (I know it's better to use align, but let's not worry about that for this question unless it changes the answer) as a way to list a bunch of definitions or descriptions of ...
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Is it possible to create a box with a fixed dimension, regardless of how large its content is?

Is that possible to create a box (without frame) so that, even though its content is pretty big, it only occupies a small space in the text follow. For example, a tikz picture, however large it is, ...
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How to create an alert box with a figure to the left? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create an alert box to show some info, with background color and an icon to the left. With the help of this question I've figured out to come up with this: ...
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How could a verbatimtab environment in a figure environment be resized (perhaps using the package adjustbox)?

How could a verbatimtab environment in a figure environment be resized (perhaps using the package adjustbox)? I have some code something like the following: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering ...
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How could I use scalebox to rescale a table such that it fits exactly in the usable page width (i.e., between the margins)?

How could I use scalebox to rescale a table such that it fits exactly in the usable page width (i.e., between the margins)? Is there some way in which something such as \hsize could be used as an ...
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Absolute vertical positioning of parbox

I create signature area like \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} %some content here \begin{center}\parbox[t]{5cm}{\hrule height 1pt\medskip \textbf{John ...
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Making Inline Code Printing Pretty

I have to include small code snippets like method and class names within continuous text. I do not want to display those snippets as complete seperated listings, they should be displayed inline, ...
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Vertical bar in text mode [duplicate]

How do I create a vertical bar in text mode, which is a bit thicker and taller than the | character? I used to know how to do this with boxes, but googling no longer turns up any useful resources. ...
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Why the checklist box was put on the left

I just create a simple check list following the way described here: How do I generate a check-list?, My code is below: \documentclass[a4paper,notitlepage]{article} \usepackage[]{ctex} ...
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Grid of colorful boxes with shade

How can I reproduce this in Latex?
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parbox vertical alignment

The following code uses parboxes and hrules to vertically align two rectangles of different heights. The hrule seem a bit hackish to me. Is there a more elegant solution? \documentclass{article} ...
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Dropping boxes on top of the listings environment [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knew a decent way to drop boxes of text on top of the listings environment. This would be most useful for a beamer presentation that I am currently writing. Ideally the text ...
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Equation numbers for boxed multiline equations

I am attempting to set a box around multiline equations is LaTeX using the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{empheq} \newcommand*\widefbox[1]{\fbox{\hspace{2em}#1\hspace{2em}}} ...
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overfull vbox if multirow is bigger than usual

I have the following table which gives an overfull vbox because the multirow takes more vertical space than each of the rows it spans. Also, I would like the multirow to center vertically if possible. ...
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Make an \fbox of the remaining line width in `exam` class

I'm writing a math test in the exam class, and I want to make framed boxes for the students to write their answer in. I've tried this solution, but the box exceeds the right page margin by 6.79999pts. ...
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Test for vertically overfull parbox

I'm currently updating an old class written in mostly plain TeX into LaTeX (mostly for readability) and I changed a combination of hbox and vbox into a single parbox with all the optional arguments. ...
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Is there a switch to turn off LaTeX counters from inside a box?

I know that amsmath typesets at least twice its material, the first one for measurement and that it takes measures (sic) to avoid some counters being updated twice. Is there a switch a macro writer ...
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Why does \smash screw up vertical spacing after tabulars?

Using \smash after a tabular seems too screw up vertical spacing. Wheras after a paragraph vertical spacing is fine. Witness for yourself: \noindent \begin{tabular}[t]{@{}ll}% One\cr Two\cr ...
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box the size of A containing B

A thing I'd often like to do is put in my document a box the size of some text A and containing some other text B. For instance, I have two tikz nodes, one containing $n$ and one containing $n+1$, and ...
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Resume: How to create a textbox ?

I am creating a resume template. The picture below looks bad, is there a way to fit the entire bullet point "subject" into a box, so it is properly aligned ? Or is there a better solutions that you ...
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Vertical alignment in tabular with fbox

I have problems with vertically aligning content in my single row header table for an invoice template. Currently it looks like this: What do I have to do to align the top fbox to the top of the ...
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Alignment of tabular objects inside a horizontal box

How to align two tabulars of different height side by side so that both top rows are aligned with each other? Example: \hbox{\vtop{\hbox{Foo}\hbox{Bar}}\enskip\hbox{Baz}} produces Foo Baz Bar ...
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Handle % character in verbatim inside a grey box

I found this snippet on the internet which is used to produce a text area inside a greybox. \newcommand\greybox[1]{% \vskip\baselineskip% \par\noindent\colorbox{lightgray}{% ...
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Text wrapping in a minibox?

For a class I'm given access to a LaTeX version of the homework so that it's easier to fill out. We're given boxes we're suppose to answer the questions in similar to: \begin{picture}(420,570)(0,0) ...
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Display some text next to an image regardless of its size

I want to create a command that displays an image and some text next to it. The image should be displayed in its original size and the command will be used with several images that differ in size and ...
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Frame option in includegraphics makes an overfull \hbox

I'm using the adjust package to add the frame option in \includegraphics command. The package is loaded in this way: \usepackage[export]{adjustbox} Now I can write the following command: ...
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\psdiabox is too big

How can I reduce the size of a \psdiabox, for instance: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twoside]{scrbook} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-all} \begin{document} \psset{unit=0.35} ...
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Box/Table surrounded by a pattern/symbols?

I have a box for tips, but I would like to have a pattern surrounding it like in the example picture. Thank you for your help! \documentclass[ngerman]{scrbook} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Drawing of matching boxes in LaTeX

I want to draw a split with diffrent blocks inside each one there is the block index. Since I am new to LaTeX, I tried to use \fbox{$b_{0}$}\fbox{$b_{1}$}\fbox{$b_{2}$}% ...
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Box with adaptive length

When I want to put formulas into boxes, I like the box to adapt to the length of my formula. For example, I don't want to put $1+1=2$ in a very large box. To address this, I use the command \encadrer ...
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Centering a \framebox

Before asking, I have checked Centered box, text inside it flushed right?, Questions about \fbox, and Any way to center text within a \parbox?. Here I have tested various centering methods (my ...
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How to preserve tabs and whitespaces in \parbox in latex

I am currently trying to insert a batch file programming code in my report. I am using the code listing. I am not able to preserve white spaces and tabs to format my code! I tried using \hspace but it ...
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Overfull hbox in tabular

In the following (M)WE, the tabular version of the Contact information from a CV gives an overfull hbox warning when compiled with pdfLatex, but the minipage version does not. Why? I have not found a ...
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How to put Text in two lines inside a box

\rightline{\fbox{LEMA 2: $(a^m-1,a^n-1)=a^d-1$\newline onde, $d=(m,n)$}} This command generates this I wanted to pass this onde d = (m, n) to the line below, but keeping within the box ... How ...
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Difficulty finding the vertical distances between two lines of content

I'm trying to determine the vertical distance between boxes and a line of text in the immediately following paragraph. Depending on the content of the top box I'm getting a discrepancy of \lineskip. ...
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Why \usebox (is it vestigial)?

Despite my inflammatory title, I understand that \usebox is employed to display a predefined box. But this question concerns when [the use of the box register, rather than the box content] becomes ...