{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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PDFLatex is counting numbers due to a parbox

I am having a problem with a minipage or \parbox and its parameters. Currently I try to do some business cards with the package called ticket. Therefore I modified one example delivered with the ...
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Define \shearbox with \rotatebox and \scalebox

Similar to this problem, I want to define \shearbox with \rotatebox and \scalebox using singular value decomposition: The latex code is as follows: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Reusing saveboxes

Since \newsavebox{\name} assigns the box register number to \name, there are probably a maximum of 256 boxes available. Is there a way to release a \savebox after you are through with it?
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Coloured box with tikz

I'd like to break a coloured box when the page which contains it breaks... here is an example which shows this issue: \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} ...
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Unify the size of two tables

How can I unify the table size and the font size for these two tables \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} % Table 1 \begin{table}[h] \resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{% ...
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Using \textwidth via strip@pt with beamer and the picture environment

OK, I admit I haven't tried my MWE without Beamer. My goal is to use e.g \textwidth with the picture environment, and my overall goal is to include several rectangular portions of an .eps file within ...
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very bad underfull hbox

I would like to include a progress bar in my presentation and, when in draft mode, a page number below the progress bar. I have the code to do this, and it looks great, but I get one instance of this ...
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How to align text in title with \fcolorbox

I have defined a new command to make some titles for a newsletter. I'm using the article class for the document. The command is defined with the following code: \definecolor{myblue}{rgb}{0.16, 0.32, ...
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How to make “callouts” or “standout blurbs” among a larger body of text? [duplicate]

I'm not sure what the word I need to search for is, to find help if this question has already been answered. In magazines it's common to pick out words from the middle of a body of text and repeat ...
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Bottom margin not respected with tikz and verticaly centered boxes

I've been working on making a Cards Against Humanity clone in TeX and have everything but this one last bit working. The text on one card is long enough that I need to stick the logo/game name on the ...
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getting rid of underfull Bad boxes

\begin{table}[h] \begin{center} \renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5} \renewcommand{\tabcolsep}{0.2cm} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|} ...
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tcolorbox empty title but with frame?

I want a box with the header frame for empty title. How can I do that? If I remove the title, the header frame will be removed automatically. I've tried to put an empty title so that I can keep the ...
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Custom date format

I am trying to create a fancy date format as shown below: The following is a MWE of what I have so far. For some reason or the other I can't seem to get the right height. ...
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Draw a box around a title on the title page

As part of a title page, I'd like to make a simple box around my Title. Nothing fancy, just a black lined box around it. But I don't want the box to be as narrow as usual but to have some space around ...
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Tips on ways to mark important equations/statements in a thesis/paper

I'm writing my masters thesis and in it I have a set of examples for different chapters which I separate from the rest of the thesis by a mdframed-box. Furthermore, I have a set of equation that are ...
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What to do with both “underfull \hbox” and “overfull \hbox” in the same line?

I've recently read through my \jobname.log files to spot errors in typography. I came across this: Overfull \hbox (6.8925pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 650--651 [][]\T1/cmtt/m/n/10 ...
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Text doesn't fit the box

I created the following picture with Inkspace and made export to tikz. The problem is that the text doesn't fit the boxes. And the arrows should be colored with a gradient, but it's not so important. ...
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How to measure the minimum width or height of several boxes?

I know we can get the maximum width or height of several boxes via: \setbox0=\vbox{\hbox{a}\hbox{b}\hbox{c}} The maximum width is \the\wd0 \setbox0=\hbox{\hbox{a}\hbox{b}\hbox{c}} The maximum height ...
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Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?

Ipe vector graphics editor I am currently evaluating the ipe vector graphics editor. A very attractive feature is that one can use LaTeX-commands inside its text objects as long as these are legal ...
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Coloured shadowbox around equations?

I currently put some boxes around equations using: \newcommand*\eqbox[1]{ \definecolor{shadowcolor}{RGB}{0, 0, 102}\setlength\shadowsize{2pt}\shadowbox*{#1} } \eqbox{$1+1=2$} How to have the same ...
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\fbox does not work in \headebox baposter

I am doing my poster, I need to put a set of itemize in a box. I can not put the all text but here a portion of my code \fbox{ \begin{itemize} \item \textbf{\color{red}{Adaptation of classic VH}} ...
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background color of colorbox doesnt fill enclosing framebox entirely?

I am using a colorbox (that contains a parbox) inside a framebox. Inside the parbox there is an itemize environment I need some paddding around the text so I put fboxsep for the colorbox to 6pt ...
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Set size of \colorbox for a single character

my question is simple (or not) I want to set the size of the \colorbox command or \fcolorbox command for a single character. The problem is the next: As seen in the image, the height and width are ...
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Empty body centered on the page and vertically splited

I want to have an empty page such that the body is centered. Next I want to have two minipage's each half the width of the body and of its height, such that they will vertically split the body. Here ...
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Stretching an \fbox horizontally to fit the page

I have a frame box next to some text (Komentar:), and I would like to stretch it so it fills up the page. I've done this using the calc package by subtracting \widthof{Komentar: } from \hsize (or ...
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Make a text box with color?

I'm new user in LaTeX, and I would like to know which is the better code to do a colored squared round box with text in a page? I would like to show important notes for example. Best Regards.
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Strange behavior of smart diagram with \resizebox

I'm working with package smartdiagram. Since I can't specify the width of the diagram (or can I...?), I'm using \resizebox as a workaround. This strategy works fine EXCEPT when I set custom colors ...
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Convert a latex command with parameter into a two begin end commands without parameter

I have defined a command \newcommand{\CV}[1]{\parbox[c]{0.2\textwidth}{\begin{flushleft}#1\end{flushleft}}} which I obviously have to call like \CV{My text} However I rather would like to use ...
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How can we change the height of a header box

In my poster done using baposter, I need to change the height of the \headerbox. for example, I have this example: ...
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Set default width of \shadowbox to line, not column, width

When I insert a shadowbox using Lyx (Insert>Box>Drop Shadow) the width is specified as 100% of column width (1\columnwidth). This is the source code it generates: ...
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Bounding box is larger than expected when drawing in 3D

This is a semi-duplicate of this question I think, but the answers provided there don't seem to work for me with 3D pictures. I'm inputting a tikz picture into a beamer poster, but I think that part ...
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How to make a dynamic comment box next to \address cluster?

I'm sure you're aware what \address{blah} is. Well, I'd like to make a boxed comment that's just as high as my address and stretches from the left margin of the document to 3cm to the left of the ...
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Box or [ around multiple lines inside align

I have the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{alignat*}{4} \begin{minipage}[h!]{0\linewidth} \text{Let:} \end{minipage} ...
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Rounded corner box with shading [duplicate]

I wish to draw a rounded corner box (top-left side as a square, top-right side with 6pt radius curve and the bottom of two sides also with radius curve), in addition to that there should be shading, ...
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What are the ways to position things absolutely on the page?

I know that there is tikz, but also eso-pic and textpos. I'd like to see a list of possible ways (not necessarily packages) for absolute positioning of things (which I believe amounts to "boxes") on ...
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Adding a “box” to latex document with different style than the rest

I have my CV written using Latex, using moderncv document class. I really like the output, but at the bottom of the CV I need to put a disclaimer (required in Poland), which doesn't really fit into ...
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Problem with boxes and paragraphs

I am trying to create a form for my company. I am new to Latex and based on some tutorials i was able to get to a certain point. But as you can see The fbox is starting from a different margin I am ...
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How can I add lists and similar in a savebox?

I'd like to have a savebox (or savebox-like functionality) that contains some 'simple' formatting, for example lists. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} This is a sentence \begin{itemize} ...
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How do I get consistent spacing around an mbox?

I am trying to typeset a formula in LaTeX with a rule name beneath it, such as the following: The code for the rule an automatically-generated mess (not necessarily using maths mode), output from ...
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Xelatex polyglossia hyphenation

Is there a way to make the polyglossia package solve the hyphenation problem that presents itself in the log as "Overfull \hbox" automatically? (Note: I find that having shorter lines—even for the ...
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Temporary removal of `\ChapFrame` used in 'Chapter Title in rotated vertical box at the margin'

I would like to, temporarely, not assign new coloured boxes for some chapters. Is that possible, e.g. using or resetting the \ChapFrame command?
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Fitting text to exact specific size

I would like to make my text fit a certain size "box" at a specific location. The two problems I am encountering are as follows: This long string should wrap when it hits the 4.5 inch limit but it ...
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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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Latex finding underfull hboxes [closed]

I got an underfull hbox in my document which I can't find. The log tells me it's in line 3-3 which is \input{costumshortcuts} which I haven't changed in ages. So is there a way to find it? Or even ...
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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 ...