{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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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. ...
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Color-filled box in text area with size corresponding to font size

Is it possible to construct a small, color-filled box in text among ordinary text? The size of the box should correspond to the font size. I need it because I need to construct a legend for some ...
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Box environment created with frame box

I am creating the box environment using packages environ and float. But I will try to put the \BODY part after the caption and also try to fix the "framebox environment" by using \fbox{} command. ...
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Boxed caption and figure, with colored caption

I'm trying to recreate a figure and caption effect from a journal. An example of it can be seen on PDF version of Figure 1 from this article: It's basically a large grey bordered box that goes ...
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how to draw a text box with shadow Borders, i have tried the following but it give error

how to draw a text box with shadow Borders, i have tried the following but it give error \fbox{ \begin{minipage}[c]{5in} \shadowbox{\large\bf text write here} \end{minipage} }
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Border control for LaTeX tables generated using TeX4ht

In producing simultaneous pdfs and html/word files using xelatex and TeX4ht I have noticed that the table produced by TeX4ht is kind of illogical and is clumsy to clean up and manipulate. I would ...
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fbox without additional v-space

it's a little bit related to Non-invasive replacement for \fbox? , but not really. think: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \footnotesize \begin{tabular}{lc} a & 1\\ a & 1\\ ...
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Solving underfull warnings “the general way”

I finished writing my LaTeX template, which I now fill with data I retrieve from a database. I am yet struggling with fixing underfull/overfull warnings, I have plenty of them, especially in tabulars ...
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Placing Vbox es

I am writing a text using LaTeX. I want my test to be 2-columned. I have done this using multicols environment. My question's text and its choices mustn't be splitted by a page break, or column break. ...
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New Box environement created follow all aspects in figure

I try to create the box environment and all figure future to be included in the box environment like (BOX - single column, BOX* - double column, placemnt - [tphb], and seperate auto box label counter ...
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Problem with length of psshadow box

I am using the a0poster environment and I am trying to create a psshadow box that has the same length with the document. I am using the following code: \documentclass[landscape,a0,final]{a0poster} ...
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LaTeX equivalent of \wd [closed]

Please consider the following code: \newsavebox{\mybox} \savebox{\mybox}{some text} \newlength{\widthmybox} \settowidth{\widthmybox}{\usebox{\mybox}} Is \widthmybox then equivalent to \wd\mybox?
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Pleasing line breaks with extremely long words that must fit on the page

I'm typesetting some technical documentation that includes identifiers with very long names. It is unacceptable to break or hyphenate these names because that would look confusingly like juxtaposed ...
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How to define a command that produces a different savebox depending on the argument

I'd like to define a sequence of saveboxes \fooA, \fooB, etcetera, in a style file and introduce a command like \newcommand{\foo}[1]{....} which produces \usebox{\fooA} if the argument of \foo is 1, ...
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Preserving font size in scalebox

I'm using a scalebox around a picture. There's text inside it. I'd like the text size to keep constant even if I change the scale factor. \scalebox{0.5}{ \begin{picture}(360,255)(0,0)% ...