{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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Box with fancy colors

Does anyone know how to create these? I think they made it by using tcolorbox but I can't find a way to generate them.
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Replicate a box | Part 2

You can follow part 1 here. As for part 2, I'd like to know how to replicate the image you see below.
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Replicate a box using fancybox

As the title says, is there a way to do this by using the fancybox features? I'd really like to know if it's possible. Also, what's the font written in the text? Is there a way to replicate it?
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Including “boxes inside boxes” in baposter

I have divided my poster into \headerbox correctly. I would like to modify the following example because in the results section I would like to make subdivisions or boxes in order to show different ...
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Beamer : how to make a box from top to bottom without white space up and down?

\documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} % thème \usecolortheme{wolverine} % variante de couleur % Enlève les icônes de navigation \beamertemplatenavigationsymbolsempty ...
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Boxes within a Dotted Box

How do I create the dotted box? For the rest of the diagram I used a matrix, but I'm having trouble creating that box. Here's the code I used. \begin{center} $\begin{matrix} $ x(n)$\rightarrow ...
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Parallel Boxes - Identity

how do I make this identity? Is there any way to type it without the use of tikz? Thanks (My biggest problem is how I type the connected boxes)
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Vertical stacked parboxes: Spacing and Calculating

I need a table which will work in twocolumn mode and can span over multiple pages. Since I've given up with supertabular (too buggy, too less control), I wrote a simple solution for my purposes with ...
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Rubber width `\parbox`

I am trying to create a rubber width \parbox in LaTeX so that the whole line will be evenly filled. It is for creating a mad-libs style fill in command that will stretch a certain amount of width. I ...
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Text alignment in clipped parbox

I have the following problem: I need to put variable length content into a fix-sized parbox the gets clipped with clipbox command. And want the content to be vertically centered. As long as the ...
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Table of contents alignment problem with multi-line \pbox in \inlcudepdf addtotoc

I'm inserting many 1-page PDF's that I also include in the table of contents. The only issue I have is with the alignment of my entry with the toc counter for PDF # and it's corresponding page ...
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Strange \parbox issue: vertical positioning

I'm working on updating my resume and converting it into a LaTeX-based CV. I'm reusing features from several open templates, which I liked, but I'm trying to modify the document per my taste and ...
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Custom linespacing in a parbox

Is there a way to set the line spacing into a \parbox? What I am trying to do is create a new command from a \rotatebox and \parbox and assign locally, i. e. only inside of the \parbox, custom line ...
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rcases with parbox to fit residual space

I have the following construct (using package mathtools) \begin{drcases} Content.... \end{drcases} \parbox{.53\textwidth}{Long Multiline Text Blablabla} I am using cases to display some long ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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saint Louis fed quarterly review style

How can I generate a title that is similar in appearance to the titles in the St. Louis FED review Journal. I've linked the latest paper from that journal.
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Change height of a box, recalculate rubber lengths

I'm using \setbox and \usebox to define a box, measure its default dimensions and render it later. During rendering, sometimes there is more vertical space available than measured initially, and I'd ...
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Render content normally, then wrap into box of given size, letting text stick out to the right

With komascript and geometry I made a page layout such that I can render a logo at the top right of every page simply with \ohead{\hfill\usebox{\rtlogo}} except that this pushes the logo only out ...
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How to make a two level colored box with text?

I need some help to create boxes with two layers, color and text (as in the picture) that fit into textline. I thought about using tcolorbox but didn't work out for me yet. It is "needed" (it is not ...
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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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Box highlighting of text with rounded corners and hyphenation support

I used tcolorbox to highlight text some text in paragraphs, it seems to work smoothly, but it disables text hyphenation, that the highlighted piece fo text cannot be start somwhere at one line and ...
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Box highlighting of text with rounded corners (soul-based)

Here it is an excellent solution from Gonzalo Medina. Could somebody help me to make it with nice small rounded courners?
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How to design page layout in plain TeX using OPmac?

I'm trying to create a slideshow in TeX using Opmac. I need a page layout like that: And I try this code: \input opmac \chyph \margins/1 a5l (1,1,1,1.2)cm % page format \input ctimes ...
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TeX: Lining up three boxes

This question is really a continuation of my previous question. Basically, I'm wondering why this does not work: \hbox{\vbox{\hbox{This is}\hbox{A line}}\hfil\vbox{\hbox{And so}\hbox{Is ...
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Placing symbol in margin

I am using \def\margin_symbol{\rlap{\protect\makebox[-3cm]{X}}} which I use in sections as \section{\margin_symbol My Header} to place an X 3cm to the left in the margin; however, my problem is ...
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Beamer and listings… how to include \end{frame} multiple times

Following up on THIS QUESTION, I want to include code in my slides. The code includes "\end{frame}", so I had to box the code as suggested in the link, but if I want to include code including ...
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Beamer Overlay — Reveal box around line of {align} environment

Summary: How can I create an overlay slide where the only thing being done is boxing/circling the last line of an align environment? In a lot of math classes, we begin with some initial problem, then ...
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tikz mdframed environment: lemma/excursus skips pages

I used the example code under this link [TikZ mdframed environment: close box at end of page and continue on next to successfully create a nice excursus section in an a4 onesided environment. However, ...
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How much bigger are delimiters

While trying to duplicate TeX dimension computations, I noticed that the delimiters placed with \left…\right are slightly bigger than the box around which they wrap. How much bigger, how is that ...
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Verbatim without breaks

Hi I found a lot of questions which suggest something like How to box verbatim to prevent page break? to prevent breaks in a Verbatim environment. However this does not work for me as I display some ...
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Auto-resizable box [duplicate]

How to create a box like parbox which automatically resizes to the length of its content and can contain multiple lines? I tried mbox but it can contain one line of text only; on the other hand, ...
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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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Aligned equations in a colored box

I would like to put a set of aligned equations into a colored box. After a quick search on tex.stackexchange, I have found the following solution to put (apparently) one equation in a color box : ...
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Box around equations in align environment and no indentation

I have the following code and I want to do two things to it.First, I want to have the output maximally on the left, that is I do not want any indentation of the stuff in the align environment, I want ...
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beamer style text box

If you're using beamer you can do some nice text boxes using: \begin{block}{block title}content of block\end{block} Which gives a text box something like this (the box with the header Esimerkki): ...
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Problem with \setbox

I wrote the following box, which contains my name displayed vertically: \setbox0\vbox{\hbox{M}\hbox{a}\hbox{t}\hbox{t}\hbox{e}\hbox{o}} I'd like to dysplay it twice in a line, so I wrote: ...
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How to insert a text box with controllable margin

I want to insert a text box with controllable margin. Specially, how to format the following text as the following Figure? And how to set the space? Currently, I use \noindent\fbox{ ...
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Package for framed boxes

I saw the following framed box in a Tex-generated PDF and was wondering what package had been used to make it: Does anybody recognize it?
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How to inject a color into boxed objects?

Consider the following MWE. I want to give a color (red) to the boxed object (Hello). Unfortunately, it does not work as expected as if the boxed objects are shielded. How to remove such a shield? ...
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replace rule below title with box

I'd like to change the rule above and below the title in this document, instead putting the title, author and date information inside a (hopefully stylish looking) box. Any help appreciated! ...
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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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Reflowing marginpars typeset using pdfsavepos

I'm trying to typeset marginpars more accurately on the correct side of the page using a solution based on pdfsavepos by David Carlisle. (The code below is a slight alteration of it.) I got most of ...
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storebox doesn't work before begin{document} like normal savebox

One can use storebox package to save space. For example, I will expect that this works as it is similar to the use of savebox. However, it does not. One needs to move the \storebox{\foobox}{FOO} ...
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What are the different kinds of boxes in (La)TeX?

I've seen hbox, vbox, mbox, parbox and others used in various code samples. What are the different kinds of box in (La)Tex? Which are suitable for use in LaTeX, as opposed to plain TeX?