{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 make a layout with colored boxes around sections

I am trying to reproduce the following layout with latex: Is there any package or document class made for such a layout? The example is made in word using tables. But I think using tables in latex ...
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How can I align two boxes to the top right and top left of a surrounding box?

Assuming the following structure (auto-generated from another document), how should I define \csup and \csub to line the sup boxes to line up with the top of the neighbouring box, and the sub boxes to ...
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Adjust the location and size of beamer's framebox for a custom theme

I am trying to create a simple custom beamer theme for presentations by my lab at school. Our department has a relatively nice powerpoint theme as shown below which I have for the most part ...
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How to highlight important parts (with a gray background)

In the below link http://www.math.uiowa.edu/~goodman/algebrabook.dir/bookmt.pdf the author highlights anything which is important using a greyish color background. For example, if you see ...
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homework sheet solution

I would like to create homework sheet solution to looks like the following image My code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[top=1in, bottom=1in, left=1in, right=1in]{geometry} ...
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Unexpected change in pagination when 'no' change in contents, using `boxedmini2e`

I am using the package boxedminipage2e to produce several framed boxes with some text inside. Because these boxes have a fixed height and width, I am expecting that whether or not these boxes contain ...
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How to enclose texts and equations in the following types of boxes?

How to enclose texts and equations in the following types of boxes (for outputs see here), $$ \bbox[yellow] { e^x=\lim_{n\to\infty} \left( 1+\frac{x}{n} \right)^n \qquad (1) } $$ and, $$ ...
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LyX: How to change color of an individual Shaded Background Box?

I can change it globally by going to Document -> Settings -> Colors: Shaded boxes. However, what if I want different boxes to have different colors? For example, in my case, by default I set the ...
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Can two \vtop boxes exist side by side?

So I am trying to see if I can put two \vtop boxes side by side. The below is the closest I have gotten. This is a kind of a "plain-tex in latex" example. ...
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What does “overfull hbox” mean?

I often see output from TeX with the warning overfull hbox, badness 10000. What does this message mean?
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Align \boxed{} equation inside systeme*

I would like to know how can I align a *systeme** environment with only a \boxed{} equation belonging to it. The code I have produces the right system of equations, but the boxed equation is ...
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Space below the box in mdframed package doesn't appear

I am using the mdframed package along with the options skipabove and skipbelow and although the vertical space above the box is appearing, as it should, the space below does't appear! What am I doing ...
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how to design a box like this [closed]

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How to flushbottom in the middle of a page respective to the next page

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[twoside]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{printlen} \uselengthunit{mm} \begin{document} \newbox{\mybox} ...
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Creating a box framework for inside the formula environment

For a list of things to be used inside the formula environment, I want to create boxes stacked over each other. I basically want to write $$ A := "Box with lines like 'A is a number', 'A is bigger ...
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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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How to create a box with caption and label like a float?

I want to create a box (in which I put extra information for the reader) that behaves like a float. In other words, it should have a caption (outside of the box that says Box 1: Here is my box ...
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edit the minimum length of \hfill

Once again I have a pretty special problem: I'd like to edit the minimum length of \hfill. According to de.wikibooks it is a TeX primitive. Therefore, I assume, that it can't be edited. What is it ...
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Framed paragraph with double-line frame

Regarding various ways but most requires rigorous settings to embed a paragraph of words in a box or a frame with double-line box, I try to use a single commend to acquire the effect. However, ...
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\scalebox doesn't compile

I want to scale down an equation and after trying lots of examples found on the internet I still cannot compile or see what is wrong. My code looks like: \usepackage{graphicx} .... \scalebox{0.7}{ ...
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Should I use ~ or \mbox?

~ stands for a non-breaking space, and \mbox{<text>} creates a box with text in it that cannot be broken (since its a "box"). I understand that \mbox has broader application than ~ (e.g. when ...
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How to make a box with fixed size?

\parbox[pos][height][contentpos]{width}{text} gives me a box where height is actually "minimal height", while width= exact width. I would like height to also be "exact height". How can I do this? Text ...
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How to justify escaped proportional text inside monospaced/fixed listing?

I have a fixed column listing on which I have escapped to LaTeX to write a proportional bit of text. The following pic illustrates what I have: On the green box, the proportional text have ...
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Checkboxes in front of labels

How do I create a checkbox in front of the label in an enumerate environment. I don't want to change the label to a checkbox, but want a checkbox in front of the label. So for example. Answer the ...
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How can I insert a newline in a framebox?

I have several frameboxes in my document, using the following command: \framebox(115,115){ R-Sq: \newline For example} I want to force a new line, but neither \newline or \\ appear to work. Is ...
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Tip/Advice/Question box with a symbol on the left [duplicate]

Some books contain boxes with additional advice, tips or questions which have a signaling symbol on the left (like a question mark, an exclamation mark, a light bulb etc.). Is there a package which ...
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Supressing indent on the following paragraph

I have made a environment that formats some example text in a box that sets it apart from the main text of the book. It becomes a sort of a figure that the other text refers to. There is plenty of ...
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Express boxes properties in tikz coordinates

In my understanding, any LaTeX box displays such fundamental properties: .. and anything is wrapped into a LaTeX box. So, when I produce a tikz picture, it must be somehow wrapped into a box. ...
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Box part of equation in align environment

I want to box, as an answer, an equation of the align* environment. Not sure how to do it. \begin{align*} (1+2i)z_2&=-11(2-i)\\ z_2&=\dfrac{11(i-2)}{1+2i}\\ z_2&=11i \end{align*} I have ...
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Mark lines like overfull

I apologize if this has been asked before. I have searched and searched to no avail, it seems questions about getting rid of over/underfull boxes drown out any questions about how to produce the ...
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Two column CV - Create box on top of the document

does somebody know, how can I push this box under the address box? I added this code: I hope you can help me with this. Best regards, Gabriel Main file: %\title{My two column CV} % % tccv (two ...
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Minipage are not at same height with textbox

while using minipage, in the second column there is a text box. When I've used fbox in the second column then the text of the first column goes downward so height not remained same for both sides. ...
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How to avoid overfull and underfull boxes?

I can't solve my problem with overfull and underfull hboxes and vboxes. \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{subfiles} \usepackage{nomencl} \makenomenclature \usepackage{color} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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Graphical placeholder for “variables”

Question The image below exactly shows what I am trying to accomplish in LaTeX. Research Using \fbox (as Peter Grill suggested in this post): \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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familydefault ignored when sbox defined in preamble

I would like to define my global family default once in the preamble. I would also like to define my save boxes in the preamble, but somehow the latter does not seem to work with the former, as it ...
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How to avoid underfull \hbox when using subfigures?

When compiling the MWE below with pdflatex, I get the warnings Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 26--27 and Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 36--37. I tried ...
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Line breaks in code affecting outcome appearance (boxes)

I fear the answer to my question might be obvious to many of you, still I couldn't explain it to me. Using a parbox in an fbox and changing the textcolor works out as desired. But I came across a ...
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How to rotate text in multirow table?

I have a big table with a problem, when I want to rotate the text in a \multirow cell, the text is placed outside and is bigger than the dimensions of the cell, I took some advice from here, ...
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inverse rounded corners

is there a way to use tcolorbox (or some other package) to create inverse rounded corners. By using the following code \begin{tcolorbox}[colback=red!5!white, colframe=red!75!black, arc=4mm, ...
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Determine the height of a box with a rule

\documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{showframe} \begin{document} \setlength\parindent{0pt} \newsavebox\maintitleBox \newlength\maintitleHeight \newcommand{\maintitle}[1]{% ...
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Making a text box replace a \vspace

I have an enumerate list that has it's items separated by a \vspace {1 in}. Each \item is a question that needs to be answered within that space, and, I want to create a "possible answers sheet", ...
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How to avoid underfull boxes in itemize?

I am using an itemize as shown in this example: \begin{itemize} \item \textbf{The First}\\ Some text here over fifty lines.... bla blah \item \textbf{The Second}\\ Other text here ...
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Making set length text box

LaTex noob here. Im looking for a simple way to make a box in latex that won't expand to fit the text. I have been trying to use a minipage within a fbox but it keeps expanding. I have been trying to ...
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Beamer box problem

I am working in "Frankurt" theme on my beamer presentation. Sometimes I am faced with overflow problems. For example: \begin{frame} \begin{definition} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{enumerate}[a)] \item ...
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Building custom text-box using tikz

I'm trying to build a Dungeons and Dragons style LaTeX-Template and would like to recreate a certain box-style as seen here: Using tikz I managed to recreate the rough shape but I don't have any ...
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long remark box

I have the following remark box. However, the text that I'd like to add in it could fit in 2 pages. \NewEnviron{myremark}[1] {\par\medskip\noindent \begin{tikzpicture} \node[inner sep=0pt] ...
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How to create theorem boxes

I wrote a chapter for a book, and we use a structure.tex with a lot of definitios and macros. Now I'm writing other book and I would like to use those kind of boxes as below. Note that when the box ...
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How to make marginal boxes that respect page breaks

At the moment, I'm using a combination of \makebox and \parbox to insert labels into the margin in my thesis. For the most part, this works, but occasionally I have a long label that doesn't quite fit ...
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Spacing after \vtop

There is insufficient spacing between the lines in the MWE, made using an \hbox filled with two \vtop boxes. \parindent=0pt \newdimen\linewidth \linewidth=4in \newdimen\colsep \colsep=1em ...
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How to wrap the title in an a0poster with a page width color box?

Current Preamble I want to wrap the top part of my document with a colored banner, spanning the entire page width and to the very top of the document. Here is my preamble and title section: ...