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Decrease page margins

I have found a very neat template for a cv. The problem is that I cannot regulate the dimension of the single column, resulting in way too much space wasted on the sides of the page. I would love to ...
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Why do I need \fp_to_dim:n in my dimension expression?

I’m trying to use an expel floating point variable (\l_@@_last_machine_row_x_fp) inside a calculation of a dimension (\l_@@_bar_width_dim). In the following code \BarA works (with a solution from this ...
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What are the possible dimensions / sizes / units LaTeX understands?

I know there are different ways of expressing sizes or dimensions in LaTeX such as points (pt), inches (in) and ex. As some commands, such as \hspace understand all of them, I would like to have a ...
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Dimensioning of a technical drawing in TikZ

Is there is an easy way to mark dimensions in a technical drawing with TikZ? Is there a library or something? Edit I am using XeLaTeX. Update I chose Martin's answer because it serves me well ...
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How can I minimise errors arising from TikZ pictures involving too large dimensions?

What general strategies are available for minimising the occurrence of errors concerning too large dimensions in PGF/TikZ? The following is an example but I'm less interested in a fix for this ...
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Getting “Dimension is too large error”, and when I resize the images it prints a black block [duplicate]

I recently reinstalled my setup with the latest version of miktex and Texnic Center, and a set of figures I had stopped working. This is the code I'm using: \begin{figure*}[ht!] \centering ...
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Listing creation fails with “dimension too large” given a large block of characters

When creating a code listing, we recently ran into a strange error from the listings package. Specifically, listings bails out on a large block of text. Here's a minimal working example: ...
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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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Is it possible to store the height and width of an imported document in variables and adjust the page to fit it (reverse-engineering layouts)?

For example, let's say that I use the pdfpages package and import a PDF. Is there any way (without using an external scripting language like Python) to access the dimensions of the PDF? Can I pass ...
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Box height in tabular

I have this macro \code that produces a box. And I want to create a tabular "environment" that acts like enumerate except it puts the items into a grid. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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How to typeout dimensions in mm?

\typeout{***This vertical space will be \the\textheight} prints ***This vertical space will be 153.64488pt Is it possible to print \the\textheight in mm?
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TikZ Dimension too large Matrix Transform [closed]

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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6x9 document class?

How do I explicitly define my documentclass to be 6x9 (i.e., typical book style)? \documentclass{article} %Russian-specific packages %-------------------------------------- \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} ...
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! Dimension too large. in x-y plot

I am trying to do a simple x-y plot. However, I have no idea what I am doing, which result in the duplicates to be no helpful for me. I was based on this tutorial. Can you help please? ...
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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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Third grade spiral in TikZ - dimension too large

I'm trying to draw a smooth third grade spiral (r^3 = a^3\cdot \varphi) over $60\times 60$mm grid and I'm getting the "Dimension too large"-error if I set $a > 320$ but I need to fill the grid area ...
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Crop A4 to specific paper size

I want to send a document to a publisher. The publisher prints books with the dimensions of the pages being 16.5cm x 23.5cm. Thus I am now layouting the final document with the help of the crop ...
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No room for a new \dimen

I have this error message: ! No room for a new \dimen . \ch@ck ...\else \errmessage {No room for a new #3} \fi which I can not find a cure for.
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How to interpret the page layout in LaTeX using layout package?

I have used package layout to generate the page layout figure for both article and amsart class. It's quite curious that although different in values, the patterns for those two layouts are quite the ...
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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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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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What do different \fontdimen<num> mean

I know that \fontdimen<num> returns some dimensions associated with the current font. What are they?
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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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How does PDF or PDF Viewer define a rounding rule for stroke thickness?

I defined a sequence of line segments of different thickness each as follows. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multido} \parindent=0sp \begin{document} ...
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How to declare variable sizes in tikz to let LaTeX decide how to fill the page

LaTeX sometimes does some tricks to fill lines to the end, to fill pages up to the bottom and to prevent pages only containing a single line of text. When I create some tikzpictures there are ...
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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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Image from \includegraphics showing in wrong image size

When I use the following to embed an image: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering \includegraphics{my_image} \caption{blaaa} \label{fig:blaaa} \end{figure} whereas my_image is a JPG file, the ...
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bigfoot - Dimension too large (I can't work with sizes bigger than about 19 feet.) [closed]

My MWE is below. I can produce the following output in nonstopmode... ... but I see these errors in the log: ! Dimension too large. \FN@normaloutput ...\tw@ \fi \fi \ifdim \FN@vsize ...
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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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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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Background image from tikzpicture does not fit the whole page

For a poster, I would like to have an image fill the whole page. This image is supposed to be drawn within a tikz environment as my other content. However, graphicx seems to fail at rescaling when the ...
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Maximizing page usage for a table

I'm printing a table enclosing 4 other data tables, one per page, and would like to maximize the space available by reducing the margins as much as possible. I still need the page number, but wonder ...
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how to get the size of a \pgfdeclareimage

Basically I want to use a TikZ node to frame a pgfimage, so later on, I will add more and connect them as I see fit. I have this: \pgfdeclareimage[width=10em]{image1}{images/image1} ...
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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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Avoid figures encroaching on page numbers with LyX

I'm using LyX and have figures in floats and wraps but some of them are too high on the page when converted to PDF and overlap with page numbers. Is there a way to avoid this and respect the text ...
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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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How to make CircuitTikZ symbols smaller

Is there a way to make symbols of the CircuitTikz package smaller (like ports). Using small/tiny as argument doesn't help.
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Adjusting box height to the document bottom

I made a command that prints a gray rectangle in my document. I can use this command typing: \notes{100}, where 100 is the vertical size of the box. \newcommand{\notes}[1]{ ...
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Big table with rotated column labels using booktabs

I'm trying to get a big table to fit into my document using the booktabs package, but it is too wide. An example of a couple of rows of the table is given below. I'm using the ...