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How can I determine the height and depth of a “multi-line” `\ooalign`?

How can I determine the height and depth of a "multi-line" \ooalign? \ooalign{\relax\cr% \noalign{\vskip-2ex}X\cr% \noalign{\vskip+2ex}\cr% \noalign{\vskip+1ex}X\cr% ...
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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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Fermi--Dirac in pgfplots, dimension too lage

I'm trying to draw a plot of the Fermi-Dirac distribution, for which I'd like to show a few lines of varied temperate (T). My code works for this, except for zero temperature, it results in a ...
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Computation of size in titlespacing

Consider the following example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{titlesec} \newlength{\textsize} \makeatletter \setlength{\textsize}{\f@size pt} \makeatother ...
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How to configure complex options for graphics groups in LyX

I have a document with several images from a few different sources. I'd like to indicate different formatting options for each source. I understand I can use graphics groups for this, but I don't know ...
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The commands \wd, \tp and \ht in TikZ/PGF

What does these commands, \wd, \tp and \ht stand for? I assumed that they are from TikZ and PGF, because I haven't seen them elsewhere. I think the \wd stands for "width" and the \ht stands for ...
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How to know the *best* figure dimensions

How do I know which dimensions are best for the figures I want to include in my book? I know about \textwidth, \linewidth, etc. but is there an automatic way to adjust the figures in an appropriate ...
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Is it possible to adjust the “quantization” of allowable skip lengths?

In plain TeX and derivative formats, the concept of stretchable/shrinkable length, AKA a glue or a skip or a rubber length exists, in general defined as <dimen> plus <stretch-dimen> minus ...
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How can I print a length in centimeters? [duplicate]

(I am a new to LaTeX.) I'm trying to print a length in centimeters. Here is my code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \newdimen\mylength \mylength=1in \the\mylength \end{document} And here ...
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Multirow and rotated column headers

I want to typeset a table with rotatetd column headers (so far it works) stretching over multiple rows. The problem seems to be that multirow does not adjust the tables row heights, thus I have to do ...
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Why am I getting a division by zero error?

I was experimenting with the answer I got to an earlier questions of mine: A better notation to denote arcs for an American high school textbook I wrote a new command as \documentclass{article} ...
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How can I readjust TikZ's dimension variables to fit mid-document dimension change?

Question How can I readjust TikZ's dimension variables to fit a mid-document dimension change as in this example and using the TikZ drawing from here. Problem TikZ coordinates are not where they ...
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Tikz: Error “dimension too large” when decorating arc [closed]

I'm drawing circles with arrows on in 3D. To do this I'm using decorations, and drawing the circles in halves so that I could change the colours later and draw an arrow penetrating them while keeping ...
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Convert dimension to integer number of mm

I'm using \zsavepos to record the position of a box on the page and then writing the position to the box. It works fine but the functions I've got give measurements in mm to quite a few decimal places ...
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TeX/LaTeX: Macro for getting a length as number

I would like to write a macro getlengthin to get a length or dimen as floating point number in a specified unit. Here is what I have created so far: \documentclass{article} ...
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Read graphics dimensions

I'm putting sets of graphics (i.e. figures and graphs) aligned in sets of rows using caption and subcaption packages. As figures and graphs doesn't have same with/height ratio the captions in rows are ...
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How to show dimension values in scaled points

TeX stores dimensions internally in scaled points but operation \the expands to the corresponding value in points. Can we avoid the conversion and get the more precise, "original" value instead?
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Is there a platform-independent way of specifying page dimensions in TeX?

This is partially a follow-up to this question since the answer mentioned tex as executing the "original Knuth TeX". So far, I have seen that the following will work in TeX, but is ignored by ...
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Overcome 'Dimension too large' when using the forest package with a lot of nodes

I am drawing a genealogical tree with the forest package in which I have approximately 50 nodes. I have reached a point where I get the message "Dimension too large" when I try to add another node. I ...
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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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Thickness of math arrows

I'm making a poster with a0poster and pxfonts package for math fonts. I'm using tikz-cd for diagrams and I'm adjusting the line width for arrows and the arrow tips with \tikzcdset{arrows={line ...
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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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Thickness and alignment of curly braces for block matrix dimensions

I need to create block matrices with the dimensions in the right. The blocks of the matrices are of different dimensions. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{easybmat} ...
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Tikzcd graph gives me: Typesetting problem in main.tex Too wide error

I made a graph which looks good in the pdf. But now latex keeps telling me it's too wide and I have no idea how to compress this thing. \[ \begin{tikzcd} ...
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\newdimen in LaTeX is 0pt after assignment, why?

In the below example, I print out the two dimens in the subfigure captions. Surprisingly (to me), the first one prints correctly but the second one is somehow zero pts. Here is the MWE: ...
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Reduce vertical size of tikz plot

The following code generates a color mapped plot. I would like to reduce the vertical size however, and cannot figure out how. Can anyone give me a hint? \documentclass[a4paper,twocolumn]{article} ...
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How to use margins in calculations?

I'd like to have a rule that has for example the width of \paperwidth-\leftmargin-\rightmargin. I tried to use \dimexpr, but apparently I do something wrong, because it does not work. ...
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tcolorbox doesn't print offset correctly? [closed]

Edit: It turned out to be my PDF viewer. So I made this little tcolorbox and the distance between each subsequent pair of rules does not match for all rules: The code I have is this: ...
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Dimensional calculations use newdimen - LaTeX reads over parts of my equation

I am trying to do a dimensional calculation, but LaTeX reads over parts of my equation. How do I correctly calculate BLLa here? Sorry for the not that minimum example. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to measure the minimum width or height of several boxes?

I know we can get the maximum width or height of several boxes via: \setbox0=\vbox{\hbox{a}\hbox{b}\hbox{c}} The maximum width is \the\wd0 \setbox0=\hbox{\hbox{a}\hbox{b}\hbox{c}} The maximum height ...
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Size of circle path vs. circle node in \pgfdeclareshape?

I'm trying to "overload" a rectangle node as a custom shape, such that it has a circle on its south west corner. In the MWE below, I use \circsize to set the size of the circle - and for testing ...
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How to resize Feynman diagrams drawn with FeynMF / FeynMP (and their labels)?

This seems like an easy question, but I haven't found any hints on this, so: How do I resize the output of FeynMF and the labels within it? I use it like this: \begin{enumerate} \item Feynman ...
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This elliptical-orbit diagram compiled fine with TikZ 2.10 but fails with TikZ 3.0. Why?

I borrowed some code on Kepler's 2nd Law from the linked post here on TeX answered by Tosco. I haven't compiled the document it is in awhile but needed today. When I did, I was told dimension too ...
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Svmono and "real page dimensions''

I'm writing a document with the Springer's template svmono. Clearly the margins and more generally the page layout is automatically setted. Despite this, the output file is displayed as an A4 pdf ...
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Error: “Dimension too large…” when plotting EXPONENTIALS with TikZ

Despite having read answers to 4-5 relate questions, I still can't get why my code does not compile. Here it is: \documentclass[11pt,twoside]{book} \usepackage[paperheight=24cm, paperwidth=35cm, ...
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LyX enlarging inserted images

I have a problem with inserting images in my thesis that I write with LyX. Images in exported pdf are always larger than they actually are. Here is what it looks like in the editor, that's the real ...
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Dimension too large in pgf plot

I am trying to create a pgf plot which includes (among others) a constant function f(x)=1. My x-axis should be restricted to some range (see below), and there is also a restriction on the y-axis. This ...
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ConTeXt TABLEs, how to automatically fit table size with text with \setupTABLE

When I type something like \bTABLE \bTR\bTD abc\eTD\bTD abcdefg\eTD\eTR \bTR\bTD 123456789\eTD\bTD 1234\eTD\eTR \eTABLE in ConTeXt, it automatically sets the column widths to fit the text contained ...
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What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?

Every once in a while the nominal (i.e. declared) dimensions of a symbol are not identical to the actual ones. This can be intentional or not, but sometimes it is inconvenient. The dimensions of ...
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Automatic width setting in LyX

Is there any preference setting so that LyX automatically adjusts images width to \linewidth when they are added, instead of doing so by hand whenever a new image is inserted?
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Use dimensions \totalheight \depth for inline TikZ drawing

I want to use the current text's dimensional properties for constructing an inline TikZ image, such as an icon. The properties I have in mind for use are \height \depth \totalheight as described ...
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Lines with `shorten >` don't count towards image size [duplicate]

I use the technique mentioned here to extend a line through two points: using shorten > and shorten < with negative values. However, the part of the lines that is generated by theses shorten ...
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Setting image size in html output of tex4ht

I have a complex document which I'm trying to convert to html with tex4ht and TeXLive under Ubuntu, but I'm not able to coherently control the image size of jpg and eps images. In html output, jpg ...
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Usage of the \dimexpr command

I have MiKTeX 2.3 and its version of e-TeX does not support \dimexpr command. I do not want to update this MiKTeX now and wonder, is it possible to define the \dimexpr command, probably with use of ...
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Resize figures that are too high or too wide in LyX?

I would like to know how to define a preamble in Lyx to resize the width and the height if the figure is too wide or high. I've already tried this: \usepackage{graphicx} % Determine if the image is ...
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TikZ Dimension too large Matrix Transform

I'm working on some matrix transformation code, and I keep getting ! Dimension too large. I traced it down to the following simple example. The problem does not occur when 2e-17 is replaced with ...
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break line at comma inside listings [closed]

I'm trying to do some listings environments, but I'm encountering problems. The ideal output is this: [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,⤦ ⤷ 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, ...
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Varying edge thickness

A couple of months back, I had asked a question regarding an elegant way of drawing a somewhat sophisticated graph. Thanks to the community I received tremendous help. To avoid repeating the whole ...
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Auto-Range for size of figures?

Is it possible to give figures a "range" for their size? For example from .3\textwidth to .5\textwidth or 5cm +- 10% or 5 cm +- 0.1\textwidth. You give a range for all images and TeX chooses the ...
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How to use the width of some text in \dim_compare:nTF directly?

Is it possible to use the width of some text directly inside of a <dimension expression>. I found this way using a temporary box but it seems not very elegant … \documentclass{article} ...