{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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Placeholder with hint for handwritten text

How can I typeset form with hint which will flow nicely with other text in paragraph? Approximate sample of what I'm trying to achieve is like this
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add frame to matrix [duplicate]

I want to enclose my matrix by a box. I have followed the instructions in this link but couldnt get the borders correct. Here is how the frame looks like and the code. \begin{frame} ...
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Automatic box packing

I have a number of say, subfigures, of varying shapes and would like to waste less space displaying them; their order doesn't matter, and rather than having them all lined up on the same baseline I ...
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How to handle box creation inside a question of AMC when shuffled

I am doing a follow up on How to expand a macro to use it inside a question in AMC?, as suggested by @Steven B. Segletes, so the question can be answered. Context I'm trying to use AMC to produce an ...
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How to leave horizontal mode?

There is this question: How do I leave horizontal mode? - but there is no answer no how to leave horizontal mode. I know there is a command \leavevmode (Function and usage of \leavevmode); the post ...
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How to show keys (ctrl, alt, …, etc.) as fancy as StackOverflow? [duplicate]

In StackOverflow, I can show keys like this: ctrl + alt. How to do the same things in LaTeX?
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\hphantom behaving like \mbox, not like the counterpart of \vphantom

I have the following figure as part of a slideshow I'm writing with beamer. If it is relevant, I've used pst-jtree (which is essentially a bunch of macros over pstricks) to produce the tree branches. ...
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Text alignment in clipped parbox

I have the following problem: I need to put variable length content into a fix-sized parbox the gets clipped with clipbox command. And want the content to be vertically centered. As long as the ...
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Render content normally, then wrap into box of given size, letting text stick out to the right

With komascript and geometry I made a page layout such that I can render a logo at the top right of every page simply with \ohead{\hfill\usebox{\rtlogo}} except that this pushes the logo only out ...
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Boxed text inside tcolorbox tcblisting?

I am writing a text which includes lots of programming snippets which I've put into environments which use tcolorbox/tcblisting: \usepackage[pdftex]{xcolor} \definecolor{vlgray}{gray}{0.9} ...
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position punctuation after a box

In this document I think the period would look better horizontally aligned with the floor of the box. Perhaps it should be bolder, too. If you think the alignment is right as is please say so. Edit: ...
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tikz mdframed environment: lemma/excursus skips pages

I used the example code under this link [TikZ mdframed environment: close box at end of page and continue on next to successfully create a nice excursus section in an a4 onesided environment. However, ...
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Save a longtabu in a box for check and reuse

I want to measure the height of a table and insert a \newpage before it if the table is too high. My table is done with longtabu of the tabu package. Where should I start? \documentclass{article} ...
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rcases with parbox to fit residual space

I have the following construct (using package mathtools) \begin{drcases} Content.... \end{drcases} \parbox{.53\textwidth}{Long Multiline Text Blablabla} I am using cases to display some long ...
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How to customize boxes?

I want make block in my document like javadoc method description (see figure) I have wrotten a macro: \def\makemybox{% \noindent% \fcolorbox[HTML]{9EADC0}[HTML]{F9F9F9}{% \makebox[\textwidth]{% ...
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A problem on realboxes: unexpected vertical space

I had sent an e-mail to Martin, and I have not received reply from him. Compare the codes \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{realboxes} \begin{document} The above line ...
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LaTeX style boxes

I need to create this: I have a LaTeX file with this code, but I can't use styles to file with text: \newlength\sidebar \newlength\envrule \newlength\envborder \addtolength{\voffset}{-0.7in} ...
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How to put the footnote texts on the footnote when wrap text with a box

I tried the following code but the footnote text is wrapped into the box. Anyway to put the footnote texts on the footnote of the page? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[framemethod=tikz]{mdframed} ...
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how to put Verbatim inside minipage that has fbox around it? “Paragraph ended before \FV@BeginScanning was complete. }” [duplicate]

I am surprised that I get an error when I add Verbatim to content of minipage that had \fbox around it. Removing the \fbox removes the error. But I need to put frame around the minipage. I can't use ...
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How to make a framebox around paragraph title

I would like to have a framebox around some paragraph titles. Something like the diagram below. I would like the framebox to have a background color (e.g. cyan), round corners, and shade if possible. ...
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How to add extra space inside of a table

I wrote a simple table with this commands: \begin{table}[h] \centering \begin{tabular}{| c | c |} \hline\hline \multicolumn{1}{ |c| }{Parametro} & \multicolumn{1}{ c| }{Espressione} \\ \hline ...
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First word hyphenation in parbox with strut

I've a problem with parbox spacing in combination with hyphenation. What I like to achieve is setting parboxes in a tabular-like way as key value pairs. So I have two parboxes with a given width per ...
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How to add a framed box inside a paragraph?

I'm using little markers in some parts of my text and I wanted to add one of those to a paragraph entitling a list: \newcommand{\hip}{{\color{BlueViolet}\framebox[1.1\width]{HIP}}} ...
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Length space on parbox

I am trying to build a table on LaTeX with Parbox. I have found how to do with \parbox. However, the length between rows makes the text so pack. Do you know how to increase the length? I have tried ...
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\hfill \break does not work

I have following text chunk: \colorbox{gray}{[862401.693536] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off\hfill \break [862401.693548] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 45 00 00 08\hfill \break [862401.700884] ...
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microtype, listings and lrbox: What in the world is going on here?

The image says it all: I'm not sure what's going on, but it seems that microtype "breaks" the lrbox hack for coloring \lstinline. The code is here: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Equally distribute text among a given amount of lines; automatically adjusting the width

Given some text, I want to centrally align this text on a given amount of lines. For example, \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Nam dui ligula, fringilla a, euismod sodales, sollicitudin vel, ...
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Drawing LaTeX boxes

I want to write something like in the attached file. In particular I want the box to be flexible in such a way that it can contain the text -- both in the small box and the bigger one. Any help ...
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How to Nest Proofs in a Useful Way

I am using amsthm and amsbook and nesting claims and proofs. I would like to have two things: 1) Proofs that are in a deeper layer should be indented. 2) There should be a semi-box (only left and ...
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BOX name changing

I am unable to change the box name using flotrow.sty. Kindly advice Box 1 : should be changed to BOX 1 : MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{floatrow} \DeclareNewFloatType{Box}{% ...
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Cut off text hight than a given value

Is it possible to have a text box which cuts of text running out of its height? Considering the following minimal working example, I would like to have the text in the first parbox to be cut of as ...
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Vertical spacing between parboxes

I'm using \parbox for creating a flexible table-like structure of paragraphs as in the following minimal working example: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{polyglossia} % ...
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Write words within a certain length

I am looking for a way to write some words within a certain length, filled by space on the right side, so that I could align words without making a table. Image that there is a command to do so, ...
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Simplest way to get a colored rectangle behind text? [duplicate]

I'd like to display a grey rectangle behind text, so that certain parts of the text are more recognisable. I will do this to highlight problems' body. I found various packages, like fancytooltips or ...
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Boxes automatically sized to reach end of line?

I'm setting up a little test, which includes empty boxes for students to write their answers. The boxes start at different places on the page, but I'd like - for neatness - each box to reach to the ...
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Command to fill paragraph with repeated text (alignment/spacing problem)

I am trying to define a command \todopar[dummy]{msg} that fills a paragraph with dummy repeated a number of times and msg typeset centered in the paragraph. The end result should look like this ...
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Nice title highlighted

I would like to construct a title highlighted by two horizontal lines look like the picture below: To add it to the front of document I have the following segement of code, for example ...
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Hyphenation/text wrapping in \parbox

I have a \parbox with some text. The text should be wrapped as normal, but it doesn't seam to work, while the words wrap in normal text: \documentclass[a4paper,parskip]{scrartcl} ...
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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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Tikz: Creating a rectangle with a fake \parbox

In the example below, I am trying to get identical blue and red boxes, without any text in the red one. I would like to have the red box exactly identical to the blue one, whose size depends on the ...
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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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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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Balanced Text Wrapping in \parbox

Is there a possibility to balance the lines if a text has to be wrapped in a \parbox? \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} \begin{document} ...
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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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Horizontal placement of a framebox

I would like to horizontally offset a framed paragraph of text so that the sides of the frame coincide precisely with left and right margins of 2em on a page with a text-width of 6.5 inches. ...