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Looking to distinguish between a scale factor and a dimension

I'd like to be able to define a macro, say, \def\testit{<something>} and then test to see what <something> is. If <something> is a dimension (e.g, 4in) then I can do \resizebox{4in}...
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What is the difference between ‘truemm’ and ‘mm’ etc.? [duplicate]

Sometimes I see the use of truemm (or true mm) instead of mm (same for other units). So I’m wondering what is the difference between these? Or: Why are some units false?
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What is truecm?

In examples found around the web, some people specify lengths such as width=5truecm with \includegraphics or the geometry package. How is this different from regular 5cm?
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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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List of Unused \newbox, \newcount, \newdimen, \newskip, etc

Want a appropriate command to list out unused Box, Counter, Dimension, Skip from the CLS/STY file.
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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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How to pass a variable to the minimum size key in tikz

I want to pass a variable to the minimum size key of a node, but it doesn't work. Here is what I tried: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \...
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chapter title layout

I am trying to define the first page of the chapter. At the moment I have been able to do this: but I can't increase the dimension of the name of the chapter and I would like to put a blue line ...
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latex Dimension too large

\begin{figure}[H] \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=2] \begin{axis}[ title={Supply of industrial robots}, xlabel={Years}, ylabel={.000 of units}, xmin=2000, xmax=2018, ymin=0, ymax=400, ...
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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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How to make a figure spread over twocolumns?

I have the following figure: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage[brazilian]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{scalefnt} \usepackage{graphicx} \...
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Fonts design parameters (descendent, cap height, etc): are they available in some register?

I am trying to sample the available fonts in "detail", and I wrote a small LaTeX document to have a visual comparison of fonts, with the main characteristics highlighted. I have a couple of problems ...
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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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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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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 \subfloat[...
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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 0....
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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? \documentclass{...
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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} \usepackage[nomessages]{...
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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} \multido{\dx=0sp+1000sp}{100}{\rule{0.01\...
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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, ...