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Calculate parbox width to make it meet the page border?

I'm using the program package to typeset my algorithms. I want my comments to have a light gray background, therefore I'm using colorbox with a parbox inside (for multi-line comments). Now the ...
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Measuring height of fixed-width text box

Suppose some text is put inside a fixed width box. The text will then continue in vertical direction. How can you measure the total height of that text? Original text: text text text text text ...
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Why doesn't \settoheight of \parbox work?

Consider the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{letter} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{printlen} \newsavebox{\foobox} \newlength{\fooboxheight} \savebox{\foobox}{ ...