{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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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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Fitting TikZ picture in beamer: Difference between using \resizebox and \adjustbox? [closed]

\documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{float} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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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 ...
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Multi-line box around a sentence in a paragraph

I am trying to draw a polygon box around a sentence within a paragraph. This box would wrap over multiple lines and terminate exactly at the end of the sentence (i.e. without white space filling the ...
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Need to left align referenced image in mdframed Info box

I have been successful at creating a set of Warning, Note, and Info boxes using mdframed package, and they look very good. However, I need to left align an inserted image rather than have it on its ...
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Boxed text between pages

I've made boxed text into a manuscript using tikz by following the example in texamples, it works like a charm as long as the box is short enough to fit into a page. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to edit the length of a color box?

I've typed my Resume and Im using a color box, with a line underneath it. However the grey colored box doesn't reach the full length of the page width. \documentclass[letterpaper,11pt]{article} ...
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\setbox containing maths interferes with surrounding math mode in XeTeX

I encountered what might be a bug in XeTeX (but I would be glad to be proven wrong) while chasing a strange interaction between bytefield, unicode-math, and mathtools. In general, I do not expect a ...
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algorithm2e with boxruled gives overfull hbox

I am using the algorithm2e package with the boxruled option to format my pseudo-code. However, I am getting an overfull hbox, which I suspect is due to margin/box conflicts. Does anyone have a fix ...
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listings caption gray box meaning of code

Some time ago I copied this code from Stackexchange to have a nice gray box at the top of my imported source code which I displayed with listings: \DeclareCaptionFont{white}{\color{white}} ...
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How to avoid the enlarging of a \vbox by \vbox\unvbox?

The \vbox{\unvbox ...} operation should remove obsolete vertical space. In the following case, additional vertical space appears somewhere inside the resulting box. The resulting \vbox grows from a ...
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how to centerlize a box in the very center of the paper?

I am trying to draw a box in the center of the current page (A4 size). I try the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Horizontal boxes in article class

How can I have a box with multiple boxes inside like the following in the article class? It should be at the beginning of the page on the left side.
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Bottom-right box

I am preparing a poster with LaTeX and I want my blocks to be only half boxed to the bottom-right. Which means that I want to draw a half box made of only two lines. Can anyone help me?
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Getting a particular kind of page border using background package

I am doing my project report using latex, and the format requires a particular kind of page border around each page. (Its a black thick box enclosing a thin box). I saw this question, Multiple border ...
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How to set \framed to make the baseline of the whole \framed as same as the first line in this \framed in ConTeXt?

An simple example: \starttext \setupframed[align=right,frame=off,offset=none] \framed{A\hskip3em\framed{B\\ C}} \stoptext How can I set the framed which contains B\\ C so that the baseline of ...
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Highlight theorem environment using todonotes

I'm trying to highlight theorem-like environment (defined using amsthm) utilizing todonotes. In the preamble I have: \newtheorem{que}{Question} \newcommand*{\question}[1]{% ...
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What is a “Overfull \hbox (9.89561pt too wide)”?

I have this warnings around, some of them seems to be solved naturally but I never really understand what do they mean. What this means? Edit: I would like to keep the question in more general ...
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Covered Box Beamer Shadows [closed]

It seems to me that in beamer, a (rounded) box with shadows that is covered (transparent, normally visible on the next slide) has buggy shadows, I'm not sure if this is a know bug, or maybe an error ...
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Creating form boxes with labels

I want to recreate a form with LaTeX, that can be filled by hand or --- of course --- via LaTeX. How can I create the boxes, with a footnotesized label at the top and enough space for the text to be ...
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Set the width of a fcolorbox

Hi a very basic question I'm sure, but is there a way to tell \fcolorbox in xcolor to draw the box of a certain width. For example with \fbox I would do \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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How to put \algorithm and \algorithmic environments inside a box?

I want to put an algorithm inside a box. Here is the code \fbox{\parbox{0.8\linewidth}{ \begin{algorithm} \caption{My algorithm} \begin{algorithmic}[1] \scriptsize ... \end{algorithmic} ...
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Textbox on frontpage

in my thesis I would like to include a "textbox" in the lower left corner of the front page. It should contain the names of my supervisors. But I'm not able to put a box there, I suppose it has to do ...
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How can I box multiple aligned equations?

This question is two-fold. In my document, I currently have boxes around single equations like so: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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footnote inside itemize

I know that I should use \footnotemark and \footnotetext{} (or not?) for putting a footnote inside an itemize environment, but when the items are split on more pages, I want the footnote to be placed ...
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can't put figures in a box

The other day I had a problem in creating an example that contained text and listings, I asked about that here: lstlisting in a box? David Carlisle found a very good solution for it, and after toying ...
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Hide paragraph but keep space

I need a command that replaces its contents by white space of the same size. Unlike \phantom it should work paragraphs and/or images. It should do more or less the same as the \visible command of the ...
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lstlisting in a box?

My problem is that I am trying to write a document with coloured sections for examples. Examples can contain code listings. Somehow I can't seem to combine a background colouring with a listing, or ...
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Drawing boxes of any size and any location

How can I draw rectangles of any size and any placement on the current page? \PassOptionsToPackage{dvipsnames}{xcolor} \documentclass[landscape]{article} \usepackage{tikz,graphicx} ...
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Beamer overlay box around text - the correct way?

I have something that "works," but I'm wondering if there's a more elegant solution. I want to box some text after an itemize in beamer, so this is what I'm doing: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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\hbox in “p”-column (tabular) destroys row layout

The following example code shows a problem with my \vertgap command, which is just intended to add some space above and below the mandatory argument after encapsulating it in an \hbox (for tall ...
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How to draw a square of 1cm in LaTeX filled with color?

How to draw a square of 1cm in LaTeX filled with colour? I found mdframed and framebox does this, but there need to write text inside it. I just need to draw a box.
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Set background color of a box with predefined width

I would like to have something like a minipage with colored background, i.e. a box where you can predefine the width and the background color. My attempt \colorbox{green}{\begin{minipage}{\slwidth} ...
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boxed equation but framed only some sides

I need to box part of an equation, but I need the frame to be open one side. In the following MWE I would need the left part of the equation not to have the right frame of the box and the right part ...
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Vertical centering of a title within a box which ignores possible accents

I am currently adapting the \part command to customize the table of contents as follows [code directly extracted from the book.cls class]: \def\@part[#1]#2{% \ifnum \c@secnumdepth >-2\relax% ...
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(Framed) Boxes are too long / Textwidth doesn't work

I want to create a box/frame (in math mode) with its content centered horizontally and vertically such that I can adjust the height of the box and such the width of the box automatically (!) is the ...
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Saving a list in a re-usable box

Pardon me if this is a dumb question, but I am a bit rusty about this. I want to store a list like one generated by the enumerate environment in a re-usable box that I may re-use within a TikZ ...
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Is it possible to `split a hbox`?

When creating two columns or balancing it, we may use \vsplit to achieve this, but can we split a \hbox in TeX? Compared with \vsplit, an example may be like this: \setbox0=\hbox to 6in{ ... } ...
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Putting text in a box: custom box : different color for each line

For a beamer presentation, I would like to enclose text in a box such that: - all the line of the box are blank, - except the upper left corner, and the lower right corner of the box which are color ...