{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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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 ...
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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} ...