{minipage} is an environment providing a paragraph box which is a complete mini version of a page.

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Vertical align a tabular and tikz figure in a minipage

How can I vertically align a tabular left to a tikz figure? With minipage without a vertical align option it looks good: The problem is that I need it aligned at top (for this I replaced ...
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framed or colored box with text and margin notes

I am using pdfTeX and I have in my text an example which just is a kind of a short story. What I want is: The story should be visually distinct from the normal text, by frame or background colour. I ...
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How do I put a paragraph in a box that is some percentage of the width of the page I'm putting it in?

I have a document that should contain a bordered box with a paragraph of explanatory text. The box's width should be a percentage of that of the page's body. I don't want to make the box a fixed ...
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Fitting and centering text (both!) in a constrained area

Is there a way to make text size and alignment automatically "best fit" on a page? So that a large amount of text will be constrained on the page in a small font, but a small amount of text can be of ...
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How can I determine the height of a minipage?

If I have a minipage \begin{minipage}{5cm} content \end{minipage} How can I determine its height and save this value as a length?
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How do I make one minipage the same size as another?

I'm writing a LaTeX document into which I want to put two boxes, in a row next to each other, which will contain varying length content. I want each box to be the same height, and that height needs ...
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How to split a page in six equally sized sectors?

I'd like to split an A4 page into six equally sized sectors. I want that page to be in landscape. Each sector has a body of text and a caption. I don't really have an idea where to start. I know I ...
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Background image for minipage

I'd like to put a background image into a minipage, stretching exactly to the surrounding fbox. What's the best option to do that? (Searching the web, I only found solutions for backgrounding the ...
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No horizontal spacing within minipage

I do not understand why my attempts to introduce horizontal spacing in beamer (with hspace or typographical spacing) fail when within a minipage: \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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How can I control the horizontal space between minipages?

I'm trying to place two mini pages next to each other, one with text, one with an image. But my code has them spaced really far apart. How can I bring them together horizontally. I've tried \hspace ...
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Increase spacing after minipage

Hello i am using a line of code to draw 2 equations next to eachother using \minipage{}: \begin{minipage}{0.5\textwidth} \small \begin{equation}\label{e3} \begin{split} \frac{\mathrm d x'}{\mathrm d ...
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Minipage footnote is inside tikZ node

I have a minipage, and inside of it I have a footnote and a tikZ picture. Now my problem is, that the footnote text goes inside the last node of my tikZ picture. That is not what I want – and it's ...
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\footnotemark and \footnotetext in minipage

The Tufte handout class give a neat layout that shows the footnote at the right hand side not bottom line. But, when I use the minipage with tufte-handout, and if the minipage has the footnote, the ...
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How to control the vertical height of boxes

I would like to create boxes where I can control the height of the boxes. Right now I have used the command. \colorbox{calcclr}\makebox[\textwidth-2\fboxsep][l]{#1}}} This gives me a box that ...
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How to fix the width of a minipage?

I put 2 minipages containing tikzpicture side by side: one on the left, the other one on the right. And I hope each minipage, surrounded by \fbox, occupies almost half side of the page, and leave some ...
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Spliting a page in half horizontally

I am trying to fix two half-paged documents on one document, one on top of the other. The method below works pretty well so far, but I'm having trouble using 0.5\textheight for the height of the ...
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minipage with verbatim package doesn't compile

This is my code: \usepackage{verbatim} \newenvironment{listing} {\begin{minipage}{\linewidth}\verbatim} {\endverbatim\end{minipage}} However, it doesn't compile: Runaway argument? ! File ended ...
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minipage is wider than I wanted

Occasionally, the width of a minipage environment seems to be ignored. I've not kept accurate records of when this has happened. But below is purely illustrative code that shows the issue. ...
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Problem with tikzpagenodes and minipage

Using the anchors defined by tikzpagenodes inside a minipage produces unexpected results; this is not the case for the current page family of anchors defined by standard TikZ as the following example ...
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Minipage width not acurate

I have the following document, with several minipages of 12cm width. Each minipage contains a different number of minipages (with a sum of 12cm for all of them). So every *sub*minipages should fit ...
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How to create a group of minipages that can be spanned across columns but can't be broken in two pages?

I'm trying to diagram an exam for an educational purpose. I'm using the package multicols to display questions in two columns. Each question of this exam is divided in three blocks: base text ...
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Changing minipage vertical alignment in mid-line?

Please consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[showframe,showcrop]{geometry} \begin{document} \section{Section 1} aa \fbox{\begin{minipage}{100pt} Box 1 ...
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Align minipage on right side

I was thinking that this is a small matter, but I can't seem to get my head around this. I want to create a legend, which sits on the right side of the page. I created a minipage environment around ...
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Hyperref inserting undesired space at start of enumerate environments

This question arises from my attempt to answer vertical spacing on enumitem. Originally, I was able to answer the OP's question, but then the OP mentioned that the problem re-emerged if the hyperref ...
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How to produce 5-up 3by5 index cards

I want to produce instructional 3by5 index cards. It's easy enough to produce the cards one per page, but I want to print five copies of the same car on a single sheet of 8.5by11 card stock, where it ...
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Caption issue when placing figure side by side

I placed 2 figures side by side using the minipage method from this post, and the figures look perfectly fine. However, the caption of the right figure stick out into the margin, why is that and how ...
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minipage environment with bottom-aligned

I would like to make my figures with bottom-aligned, but the arrows are still in the center. Here is my code: \begin{figure}[!ht] \centering \begin{minipage}[c]{0.2\textwidth} ...
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Placing images left and right of each other

I want to create the following layout: ------------ ------------- | IMAGE 1 | ...
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Tikz Ellipse Formatting

I am having difficulty formatting an ellipse within a Tikz box. I am a little bit of a loss on how to describe the issue, so I will let the code speak for itself. I want it to look like this: ...
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Resuming a list started within a minipage

I have a minipage with a figure, and I want part (a) to be on the right of this figure (so part (a) is in a 2nd minipage), and the remaining parts (b), (c), etc to be below. The insights provided in ...
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How to put horizontal space between two side by side figures, then automatically scale the pictures to that new width?

I've been working on how to put side by side figures with captions for a book but haven't managed to find a way to put a horizontal space in between the two figures. There has been some troubles ever ...
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vertical alignment of two columns in a beamer frame

I'm trying present two concepts side by side in a frame. And I want each lineitem to be vertically aligned. Here is is an example where they are not aligned. \begin{frame}{An Example of using columns ...
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minipage horizontal alignment

I'm using minipage to put two tables next to each other, and instead it is putting them in vertically. It seems like this is usually caused by having blank lines between the minipages, but that isn't ...
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Problem with top alignment in beamer columns

I am trying to place two images in top of two columns in a columns environment, in a beamer presentation. The first column consists of one image on top and a enumeration list bellow the image. The ...
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Why does this code give me a badbox?

Why does this code give me a badbox? \documentclass[a4paper, 10pt, notitlepage]{article} \begin{document} \begin{minipage}[t]{1.0 \textwidth} aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa \end{minipage} \end{document} ...
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Minipage, columns, tabular: differences in applicability?

This \parbox vs. \minipage post helped me to understand the main reasons to use either \parbox or {minipage} for placing material side-by-side ({minipage} is usually the winner). I have a similar ...
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Set background color of a box with predefined width

I would like to have something like a minipage with colored background, i.e. a box where you can predefine the width and the background color. My attempt \colorbox{green}{\begin{minipage}{\slwidth} ...
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General question on floating and non-floating objects in LaTeX

I am wondering when you place a non-floating object such as a minipage into a floating environment such as a table or figure if this construction as a whole is then a floating or a non-floating ...
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Why is text being placed beyond the specified line width?

I thought that I knew a few things, but looks like I have some basic misunderstanding on how TeX is supposed to typeset material. I thought that settings by the geometry package would force the text ...
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Align the top of two tables horizontally (side-by-side with minipage)

I'm using \minipage to put two tables side by side. But when the two tables are not of equal length, the shorter of the two is vertically centered with respect to the other. I would like both tables ...
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Vertical alignment of tikzpicture with text?

I have some text, and a corresponding tikzpicture, both of which are to be part of a test question, and which are thus included as part of an \item in an enumerate environment. Like this: \item ...
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How to arrange a large picture on the side on the current page?

I have a decorative picture that I want to display on the right side current page. The picture should fill the whole vertical length of the text body (maybe even 1cm larger). The picture is long and ...
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Find out actual width of text in nested lists

I am trying to solve the following problem: In regular text, I can place two paragraphs of unequal width side by side using minipages, like so: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Some text ...
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Create layout avoiding overlapping floating wrapfigures

I'm writing companion notes for some beamer presentations. For each slide in a presentation, the document has a small picture of the slide, along with a text explaining the slide. For some slides, the ...
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Compute depth of paragraph

I need to compute the distance from the current baseline to the bottom of the next/current paragraph. (Eventually this is going to wind up in \everypar.) Is there an easier way to do this precisely? ...
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Single/Double side environment with different backgrounds

I'm having trouble aligning some of the elements. I would like align Check Box and Cross Box to be same size so that they look nicer below is what i got so far. Also it would be great if they can ...
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minipage within fullwidth

I'm using Marco Daniel's fullwidth package, detailed in this answer. I want all of my text in fullwidth to be inseparable (and to begin and end with long black lines), so I am currently doing the ...
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Linewidth is Larger than the actual Linewidth

Ok I am creating a simple CV and in have the following problem. My \linewidth is actually larger than linewith. I tried to add \noident as stated on the following link overfull hbox despite of ...
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Three 'side to side' figures using minipage

I'm trying to set up a main figure containing three sub figures. The idea is to split them in such way that it shows a two columns figure where the second column is made out of two sub figures located ...
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minipage right margin

I want to start a minipage, with the regular left-indentation, but to have its right margin adjusted with regular page right margin. An example of discrepancy: \documentclass{article} ...