This is for questions about using the bytefield package which is used to illustrate network and/or specific protocol details including but not limited to bit, bytes, endianness etc.

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Using bytefield as parameter to self-defined macro raises error

I defined a simple LaTeX macro \bansen which takes a single argument: \newcommand{\bansen}[1]{#1} Unfortunately, I noticed that I can not use a bytefield environment as a parameter for this macro ...
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Bytefields: horizontally align leftwordgroup

My leftwordgroups look pretty ugly in my bytefields. Is it possible to make the same gap between bytefield and leftwordgroup as between bytefield and rightwordgroup? Or is it at least possible, to ...
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Using bytefield with wrapfigure

I want to position a bytefield at the right side of the page. For that reason I use the wrapfig package. If I make the wrapfigure smaller than 0.8\textwidth it doesn't work. If it's 0.8\textwidth (or ...
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How to use footnotes in a bytefield?

At the moment I am trying to use \footnote inside the rightwordgroup and leftwordgroup environments of a bytefield, as well as inside the labels given to the fields themselves. The numbering at the ...
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Color \skippedwords in bytefield package respectively background color in general

The manual of the bytefield package explains how to color a normal bitfield with a colored \rule. I'm also using the \skippedwords command in my figures. I would like to also color that fields. ...
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Combining packets of different layers

I am starting with bytefield package. I'd like to combine differents byte layers, for example, how this: . Or this: . Can someone put a similar example? Thanks Best regards Oscar
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Best way to vertically align leftwordgroup with top of wordbox or bitbox

This code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{bytefield} \begin{document} \begin{bytefield}[leftcurly=.,leftcurlyspace=0pt]{32} \begin{leftwordgroup}{0} \wordbox{1}{\the\height} ...
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bytefield doesn't work with subfigures

I'm trying to use bytefield and subfig (and also tested with subfigure with the same results) but I got the error: ! Extra alignment tab has been changed to \cr. \endtemplate at the end ...
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multiline bitbox

I have the following figure \begin{bytefield}{31} \bitheader{0-31} \bitbox{120}{Head} \bitbox{8}{Tail} \end{bytefield} Is it possible to make the Head bitbox line-break at 32 bytes so it fits ...
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Bytefield bitheader escaping its minipage?

In a small segment of a much larger document, I'm building a poor man's two-column layout using minipages for a short run. The bitheader from the bytefield in the right column, however, seems to be ...
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Bytefield: Word Group below blocks

I would like to get an effect similar to bytefield's letf/right word groups on the bottom of a bytefield. I didn't see any obvious way to do this in the bytefield documentation. My Latex macro ...
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Please explain a strange interaction between bytefield, unicode-math, and mathtools

bytefield gives me different results when used in association with mathtools and unicode-math when used together. Here's my 'good' MWE: % !TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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How to define a function with undefined number of arguments to draw bytefield with variable number of bitbox?

I have to draw lots of bytefield with different number of bitbox with different shapes. For that I define 3 functions: mybytefield that takes a variable number of arguments (using xparse with ...
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Bytefield - width of a single bit

Is there a way to control the width of a bit in pixels on a per-diagram basis ? I have a word in a packet with a lot of fields, my text is becoming smaller and smaller. Is there a workaround other ...