{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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Verbatim without breaks

Hi I found a lot of questions which suggest something like How to box verbatim to prevent page break? to prevent breaks in a Verbatim environment. However this does not work for me as I display some ...
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Auto-resizable box [duplicate]

How to create a box like parbox which automatically resizes to the length of its content and can contain multiple lines? I tried mbox but it can contain one line of text only; on the other hand, ...
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Aligned equations in a colored box

I would like to put a set of aligned equations into a colored box. After a quick search on tex.stackexchange, I have found the following solution to put (apparently) one equation in a color box : ...
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Box around equations in align environment and no indentation

I have the following code and I want to do two things to it.First, I want to have the output maximally on the left, that is I do not want any indentation of the stuff in the align environment, I want ...
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Problem with \setbox

I wrote the following box, which contains my name displayed vertically: \setbox0\vbox{\hbox{M}\hbox{a}\hbox{t}\hbox{t}\hbox{e}\hbox{o}} I'd like to dysplay it twice in a line, so I wrote: ...
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How can I set the horizontal separation only in a framebox?

I'm using the command \fcolorbox to add a framebox around an image. I want to set the horizontal separation only. With \fboxsep I set the separation all around. \documentclass[oneside]{article} ...
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How to insert a text box with controllable margin

I want to insert a text box with controllable margin. Specially, how to format the following text as the following Figure? And how to set the space? Currently, I use \noindent\fbox{ ...
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Package for framed boxes

I saw the following framed box in a Tex-generated PDF and was wondering what package had been used to make it: Does anybody recognize it?
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How to inject a color into boxed objects?

Consider the following MWE. I want to give a color (red) to the boxed object (Hello). Unfortunately, it does not work as expected as if the boxed objects are shielded. How to remove such a shield? ...
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replace rule below title with box

I'd like to change the rule above and below the title in this document, instead putting the title, author and date information inside a (hopefully stylish looking) box. Any help appreciated! ...
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storebox doesn't work before begin{document} like normal savebox

One can use storebox package to save space. For example, I will expect that this works as it is similar to the use of savebox. However, it does not. One needs to move the \storebox{\foobox}{FOO} ...
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Textbox of arbitrary shape [duplicate]

Textboxes are rectangles which can contains text and other stuffs. I was wondering if there is some package that allows to create textboxes with arbitrary shapes. I mean, can I obtain something like ...
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How to create boxes within columns (Beamer)?

I need to have three columns and the text within each should be enclosed in a box. below is my code, but it is not working: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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Boxed equations and arrows

I would like to implement this into an align-environment (or equivalent) how can I do this? I tried with boxes but the structure is rather complicated since I want a large box on the left-hand ...
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How to make this particular type of box?

I need this type of command. Someone can help me? I do this with tabular and some negative space but it is very difficult to work like this.
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Reflowing marginpars typeset using pdfsavepos

I'm trying to typeset marginpars more accurately on the correct side of the page using a solution based on pdfsavepos by David Carlisle. (The code below is a slight alteration of it.) I got most of ...
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How to write text that takes up no space? [duplicate]

How does one write text such that whatever comes next is placed as if the text had not been written? Edit: More specifically, I would like to place text in the top-left corner of a tikzpicture by ...
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Wrap a few lines of Algorithmic in a box

I have some pseudocode where I want to reveal an algorithm little-by-little. Currently I highlight the code that is revealed by coloring it red and this looks good onscreen. However, on print, this ...
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Box with fancy colors

Does anyone know how to create these? I think they made it by using tcolorbox but I can't find a way to generate them.
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“Underfull \vbox while \output is active”, adjusting stretch/shrink does not make the error vanish

I intend to use the sidenote package along with David Carlisle's implementation of \marginpar based on \pdfsavedpos from the answer here: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/52436/44160. I've simplified ...
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Background color of the block of text

I want to have something like given in the picture. Borders above and below of the box are optional. I tried \colorbox, but it doesn't work. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{color} ...
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How can I fill vertical spaces with dotted horizontal lines?

I'm sure this must be a duplicate, but I can't find it. I'm preparing a worksheet for students to use when starting to work on an assignment. Here is a (naturally sweetened) version of the code: ...
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Unused \setbox0 in beamerbasedecode.sty

Inside the source file beamerbasedecode.sty of beamer package, there are the following lines: \def\beamer@stoptexts{| stop:0| } { \catcode`\|=13 \catcode`\:=13 \catcode`\,=13 ...
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How can I set contents in a box of zero width and specified height, optionally rotating, using expl3 syntax?

Using Steven B. Segletes's answer, I can centre something horizontally, optionally rotating it, using \centering \makebox[0pt]{\rotatebox{<angle>}{<contents>}} \par However, I would ...
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forcing vertical size of savebox to equal page height

Is there a better way of generating a \savebox whose dimensions are equal to the paper dimensions than sticking in a \strut of length equal to the page height (width is an argument to the \savebox ...
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How to box aligned equations

\boxed{ \begin{align*} x &= 1 \\ y &= 1 \end{align*} } obviously doesn't work/compile.. \begin{framed} \begin{align*} x &= 1 \\ y &= 1 \end{align*} \end{framed} sort of work, but ...
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TeX expert needed: how to \setto(optimal)width?

there is a problem I have been trying to solve for a while but without success so far. As far as I know, TeX is very good at appropriately breaking text lines with respect to a fixed container width. ...
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Vertically align text to graphic

At first this might look like a duplicate, but I couldn't find any solution, although I tried various (combinations of) vspace, minipage and box-commands. Situation: I have some pictures (all have ...
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Strange \parbox issue: vertical positioning

I'm working on updating my resume and converting it into a LaTeX-based CV. I'm reusing features from several open templates, which I liked, but I'm trying to modify the document per my taste and ...
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How do you make a tight box using \begin{framed} and how do you skiplines in it?

I cant fit a tight box using this code: \begin{framed} \begin{flushleft} \# Description of the data \\ summary(training) \end{flushleft} \end{framed} and I dont manage to skip lines. Can anyone ...
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How to fit title and author into footline of the CambridgeUS beamer theme

I am writing a presentation using a beamer theme; the code I wrote is this: \documentclass{beamer} %\documentclass[handout]{beamer} % THIS PUTS TWO SLIDES ON EACH PAGE %\usepackage{pgfpages} ...
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Custom linespacing in a parbox

Is there a way to set the line spacing into a \parbox? What I am trying to do is create a new command from a \rotatebox and \parbox and assign locally, i. e. only inside of the \parbox, custom line ...
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Resizebox within equation environment

How does the resize command work with the equation environment? The following code results in an error. \begin{equation}\label{model3_coef} \resizebox{0.91\hsize}{!}{y_{t}^{3} = -145.071 - ...
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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} ...