{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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Restrict text to box without linebreak

This: \fbox{\makebox[3cm][l]{long text long text long text long text}} results into this: I want it to stop right at the end of the box. No line-wrapping. So the text, which is 'too much', ...
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How to draw the following box using TikZ?

How to draw the following box using TikZ?
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How to make more than two fancy gradient stripes in tcolorbox?

I use the following fancy tcolorbox definition: \newtcolorbox{mybox}{colframe=black!80,colback=black!10,sharpish corners, skin=bicolor,interior style={left color=black!5,right ...
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move text box outside the textwidth

I used tcolorbox to make a semi-transparent box as explained in this link. What I need is to offset this box from the center of the texwidth, this means crossing a bit the border of the textwidth. Is ...
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text with semi-transparent color filled box

I have this text: \begin{flushleft} \fontsize{16pt}{16pt}\selectfont\textit{some text}\\ \fontsize{16pt}{16pt}\selectfont\textit{some text} \end{flushleft} and I would like to have a filled ...
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How to relax the horizontal spacing rules for one line?

I have a line that happens to end in a non-breakable code-fragment This is a long line that ends in a \pre{std::ostream} long word. When printed the line is too full. The spaces between the words ...
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How to use wider and higher margins in a beamerboxesrounded box?

I love beamerboxesrounded boxes in Beamer presentations, but the text fits too tightly into the box. So I would like to use equal but wider and higher margins (left, right, top, bottom) around the ...
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header rule margin with boxes

I'm creating a document with a box in the header and an other one in the footer. But I would like to have the same space between the bottom of the top box and header rule and between the top of the ...
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Long list of tabular figures inside minipage goes off page

Using the follow MWE, I'm able to create a beautiful lists of photos on the left and a caption on the right (similarly, I could also use the sidecaption package or floats directly). MWE [LuaLaTeX]: ...
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\vbox and vertical spacing between lines

When I put a text in a \vbox and \unvbox it, I have extra space between line. Why? See the MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \newbox\titi ...
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Ignore particular tabular cell height and simple overflow its content (like \multirow)

I want latex to ignore the height of a tabular cell and to overflow its content to the above and below tabular cell (see image - red arrows). First I tried \multirow but this doesn't align the text on ...
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Problem with vertical alignment in tabular environment

I'm having a few issues with vertically aligning table elements. There seems to be too much space either above or below the text or image. Is this to do with the fbox environment? I want both the ...
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\parboxes with facing pages in `eledmac`/`eledpar`

Currently I'm trying to typeset a document with facing pages using eledpar and eledmac. On some pages I'd like to fill in images between paragraphs. In order to have a predictable height for these ...
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No space before first section in framed box

I am looking for the correct way to lay out content in a framed box. In my opinion the space before the first section in a box looks odd in comparison to the same content at the start of a page. How ...
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Rescale paragraph to fit margins or detect used width of paragraph

I want to write a command or similar that allows me to rescale a given paragraph to fit a given frame, keeping the aspect ratio. The problem is that the paragraph is usually manually set and not ...
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Boxes with equal height

I am looking for a simple way to make the following boxes the same height. \documentclass{article} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} \begin{document} \fbox{\hbox to 0.3\linewidth{\vbox{test}}}% \hfill ...
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Controlling height of box

I am currently using the code \newsavebox{\FVerbB} \newenvironment{code} {\VerbatimEnvironment \hspace{-0.25cm} \begin{lrbox}{\FVerbB} \hspace{-0.29cm} \begin{BVerbatim}} {\end{BVerbatim} ...
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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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Peek ahead a \vbox: \vsplit and reassemble again?

I'm wondering if it's possible to implement a peek method to inspect the head of a \vbox without changing the content of the \vbox. It could be done by brute force using a \copy of the original \vbox, ...
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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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Debugging Friggeri's CV - Underfull \hbox (badness 10000)

I am trying to debug my CV made using Friggeri's CV template but there is still a recurrent warning I cannot get rid of no matter what I try... I am using the same friggeri-cv.cls file, I have only ...
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How to make a box around an equation in align-environment

I would like to draw a frame around one equation to point it out. I used \fbox{...} but it didn't work out. Here is a minimal example where I tried it. Any package suggestions? \documentclass[ ...
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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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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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Why is a varwidth incorrectly vertically centered by \raisebox{-0.5\height}?

I was creating a pseudocode/JavaScript comparison table, and wanted to typeset algorithms written with the algorithm2e package vertically centered in table cells. Out-of-the box, algorithm2e can't do ...
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Measure total glue in a box

Someone gives me a box, and my goal is to know as much as possible about the amount of glue inside that box. I can assume that the box is not huge, but it may contain arbitrary stuff (so I cannot ...
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How to get box dimensions within lualatex

I'm new to lualatex, which looks phenomenal. I wonder what the easiest way is to access the dimensions of a box from within lualatex. I intend to use it in more complicated situations than this (as ...
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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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Shadow title-like box in beamer

I'd like to have the same box as the title one. I try an imitation, but is there a direct way with beamer stuff ? \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \RequirePackage{fontspec} ...
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Adding a hrule between hboxes decreases their vertical distance

Using pdftex. Given two sample programs test0.tex \vbox{ \hbox{X} \hbox{Y} } \bye test1.tex \vbox{ \hbox{X} \hrule \hbox{Y} } \bye gives the following outputs. test0.png test1.png So, ...
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Make box with minimum width (in math mode)

How can I give a box a minimal width, in math mode? That is, I would like a command something like \minwidth{exp}{width}, which will always typeset exp, but additionally, if the natural length of exp ...
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Measure a very large \vbox

I would like to measure the total height of a \vbox even for boxes which are larger than \maxdimen. It would be enough, if the code would compute the total height correctly only for small boxes. For ...
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Box for multiple lines and automatic width

I feel this is rather a dumb question, but I could not find an answer. I'm looking for a \parbox without the width parameter, i.e. it should be determinded by its content. And the content is multiple ...
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Why can I not vsplit a parbox? (and fbox alignment, and unvbox syntax)

I was trying to experiment with the code in this answer: Breakable vboxes, and I got something I didn't expect; consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{xcolor} % ...
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\vtop vertical top alignment of \vsplit \vbox

Well, I wanted to have a minipage spanning across pages, so first I thought to split a minipage so it can , but I learned you cannot; so I got to breakable vboxes, and in trying that, learned that ...
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putting a box around each line of text in a paragraph

In my environment I would like to automatically make a box around each individual line of text in a paragraph so that I can operate on each line. I think this should really be done in LaTeX rather ...
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Bounding box for each letter

How can I take input text and replace each character with a solid (and/or hollow) rectangle representing the bounding box for that character? In the case where two characters are closer together from ...
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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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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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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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Problem resizing an itemize environment with a \scalebox: “Something's wrong”

I have a \block containing a \itemize: \begin{block}{title} % \scalebox{0.8}{ \begin{itemize} \item 1... \item 2... \end{itemize} % } \end{block} I try to use \scaleboxand ...
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Rounded corner colored box around figure

I'm trying to get Rounded corner grey-colored box around figures. One solution would be to use \usepackage{float} \floatstyle{boxed} \restylefloat{figure} but this results in black box around a ...
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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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How to continue the framed text box on multiple pages?

I am using framed package to create text boxes using begin{framed} and end{framed}. My problem is that my framed box goes on for two pages, and I don't want the text box to complete itself at the end ...
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A \boxed alternative with nicer spacing?

I like using \boxed to emphasize my answers in homework problem sets. However, whenever I use superscripts/exponents inside the box, the box becomes taller than it seems it should. This causes two ...
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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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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?

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 ...