{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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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 ...
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difficulties getting lrbox to cooperate with Verbatim environment

This is a follow up to an earlier question of mine: local commands are not recognized when trying to define a wrapper lrbox If I write \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} ...
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local commands are not recognized when trying to define a wrapper lrbox

I can't get the following code to work correctly: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfkeys} \makeatletter \newif\if@ae@nfig@verb@ \pgfkeys {%%' /ae/nfigverb/.is family, /ae/nfigverb, ...
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I can't seem to get \fbox and \itemize to work together

I'm trying to place some text inside of a box, here's what I'm writing that is not working: \fbox{The \textit{two-step} model of XMCD: \begin{itemize} \item[In the \textit{first step}, circularly ...
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Bad box because of algebraic expression

I'm getting a bad box in the following (I can see in the PDF that the expression is shooting past the right edge of page contents): \item If $\dfrac{a}{b} = \dfrac{c}{d} = \dfrac{e}{f} = \ldots$, ...
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mdframed box of fixed minimum height

I would like my mdframed boxes from MyEnvironment to have a minimum total (title+body) height. The height can be greater (if the content warrants it), but not smaller than a certain size. I can ...
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Replace paragraphs with boxes [closed]

I would like to replace the paragraphs of a compiled document with framed boxes. Although I read the /tex/latex/base documentations I have no idea how to tackle this problem. In detail I want to ...
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Vertical spacing around a parbox

Given this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{setspace} \setstretch{1.5} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} \newlength{\len} \newcommand{\arrowed}[1]{% % draw an arrow, then a ...
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How do I add a box as a prefix to sections or float a box left of sections?

I am working on converting some old documents at work into LaTeX. I realize that some of the things I need to do do not conform to the LaTeX typesetting standards but that is where I am. I have most ...
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Rounded box around placeholder text that supports line breaking

I want to draw a rounded box around a piece of text like that: The left and right borders should be half circles and line breaking should be supported. This my code so far: \setuppapersize[A7] ...
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defining a centered shadowboxed listings environment

I'm trying to define a environment for code listings wrapped in a shadowbox and centered in the line. Using this code, I can generate the kind of output that I want: ...
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\tcolorbox: footnote on page on which there are

I use in my document boxes created with tcolorbox package. Each box can cover few pages in document, and I would like to add some footnotes inside the box. But I want the footnotes to occur together ...
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Box with same vertical height, even when empty

I'm trying to draw a vertical box around one or more lines of text (for a field in a pre-filled form), but some of the fields may be empty and in these cases, the box should be the same vertical ...
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Better way to center text below overline with given length

I need to create lines for signatures. I need 3 of them with different texts below them, but i want all lines to have the same length and the texts centered below them. Tables with \hlines made the ...
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Strange behaviour of \sbox

This question consists of two related parts. I already solved the original problem but still don't understand where it came from or why the solution works. I use the subcaption package so I can place ...
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get the width (in pt) of a box

I would get the width (so a dimension) of a string in a box. I need to know the width of \hphantom{some text}, in order to use it into a tikz picture, for example as \draw (0,0)--(\mylen,0); that ...
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Occasional overfull \vbox warnings [closed]

Depending on the value of \aeheight I may or may not get Overfull \vbox errors. I don't understand why. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=0.5in,landscape]{geometry} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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Badbox in TexnicCenter.. How to solve it? [duplicate]

After compiling my Project in Latex, I got 206 badboxes of all the types you want. However, I can only see the reference of the Badbox, for example: Underfull \hbox (badness 1607) in paragraph at ...
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Making the text fit in a specific space in Latex

I'm trying to fit my text in a specific space, as it's a Graph explanation. I would like to make something like the graph below: Is it possible to make the text fit in that space? LaTex does it by ...
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How to make this diagram in latex

Please could someone make this diagram in LaTeX and if you have some other thought to make it better than I draw it I'll be grateful. Here is how figure 1 and 2 Thanks to Mr John Wickerson who ...
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Sample example of box in latex

Could someone make this picture in sample code in LaTeX and please make it in different style with different colors. Here is my attempt: \fbox{ \parbox{\linewidth}{ This example will show ...
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Coloured shadowed boxes around equations

When I want to highlight some important result, I traditionnally put my equations in boxes: \begin{equation} boxed{\Delta = b^2-4ac} \end{equation} I would like to have a more fancy thing: to be ...
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TikZ -The pretty boxes to frame the theorems-lemma-proposition-etc

I came across a website which provides examples of pretty boxes to frame theorems in LaTeX with extension bioboite and not with TikZ. Here is code with: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to show only the TeX boxes [duplicate]

I'd like to use a sequence of boxes to show how TeX works. I read some time ago that everything (or almost) in TeX are boxes. So, how to show only the TeX boxes that surround each character, each ...
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Angle brackets with an underset arrow

I am trying to make a pair of angle brackets of variable height enclosing a main box along with a box beneath each bracket and an arrow of variable length between these lower boxes. Since I'm sure ...
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Fancy Handwritten Post it document

Recently I was asked by a professor to gather comments from all my class mates, anonimusly, regading his way of teaching in order to improve or keep some aspects. I thought to write each comment in a ...
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How can I keep an environment all on one page? [duplicate]

In other words, how can I forbid pagination between \myenv and \endmyenv? I thought at first to make the whole thing a box; if I'm not mistaken---this would prevent TeX from breaking it up---but I ...
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Newline Not Working Inside \pbox After Using \selectfont Command

I have the following command defined for a custom row of a two-column tabularx table with column specifiers rX: \newcommand{\pbrow}[2]{\pbox[t]{\linewidth}{#1} & \pbox[t]{\linewidth}{#2} \\} ...
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Why is `\strut` working in these scenarios?

\strut seems to be a powerful command to get the interlinear spacing correct; particularly, when working with text in \parboxs or minipages. But it's also nice in contexts in which LaTeX is setting ...
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Boxes of zero height, depth and width unexpectedly affecting document spacing

I was adding some mark up for a roughdraft of a document I'm working on. But when I eliminated the mark up, the spacing and linebreaks came out differ. My intention was to create boxes of zero ...
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How do I get an empty box on each page?

I'd like to have an empty box on the bottom of my pages in a certain chapter. I've messed around with wrapfigure and kinda sorta gotten something that looks okay, but I'd like to do it properly so I ...
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Not breakable box in mdframed package

In my previous post, title of a colored box, I've tried the first answer I was given typing the following code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,titlepage,twoside,openright]{book} ...
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Break box (a long caption) over pages

I want to have text of a certain width less than the page width, which goes across several pages. Normally you’d put text into a (\par)box to set its width but these boxes cannot be broken across ...
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title of a colored box

In an another post, beamer style text box, I've seen a box that I'm interested in making it. However, I would like to use it in a book, and I would like before the title to write: Definition (or ...
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Removing overfull and underfull box warnings [closed]

Always when I want to prepare a document with LaTeX I receive different warnings including underfull and overfull but I don't know how I can handle these warnings. As you can see here I have two ...
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Box around several but different items in an itemize environment

I am trying to highlight, at the end of my slide, several items in a list with a box in something similar as in the method shown in Box around a few items in an itemize environment. The difference ...
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how to extend shaded to full page width?

I use "shaded" to indicate the reader that the text is about something special. This works fine but i can not extend the box to the full page with. How is this possible? I use LYX and i can imagine ...
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vertical spacing on enumitem

In the example below I want the enumerate list to essentially be ``inline'' with the word Example from the example environment. It works perfectly with text or enumerate* (inline list), but I cannot ...
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Mimicking (*office) CV-layout in TeX

To me (who considers himself a TeX-beginner for a long while to come) it seems like quite a mountain to climb, with much guessworking required, to convert this CV template into a (reasonably close, or ...
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Header content higher than header heigth

Edited: based on the discussion below I created an interactive file to help people to understand the margins. I'd like to get your opinion about that. You can access it here: Geogebra file to ...
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Differentiating between \hbox and \mbox

What are the differences between \hbox and \mbox? Related: This answer to "What are the different kinds of boxes in (La)TeX?" discusses different boxes in general. This answer to "Difference ...
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Equal separation between south of one node and north of another

I am new to TikZ and am trying to get these three boxes with equal spacings between the outer frames of the boxes such that the two arrows are the same length. I am going to have a flow chart with ...