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

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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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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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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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How to solve the issue between side-by-side floats (tables) and floatrow package?

I came from here where this issue was raised but could not find a straightforward solution. I have now side-by-side tables and I want to avoid the errors thrown once floatrow package is added to the ...
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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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How to center the minipage?

The left margin is too wide if I set 1.5\textwidth: \begin{document} \noindent\begin{minipage}{1.5\textwidth} test \end{minipage} \end{document}
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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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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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Align text in minipage at same height

I need to put some text at the same height in my page, and I'm trying to do it with a minipage, but I'm not able to do it since they get centre-aligned. This is the LaTeX for the figure I've ...
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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dotted column sep in multicolomn minipage

I'm trying to typeset a table whose cells are divided into columns, and the columns are separated by dotted lines. This is for variable-length enumerations of (short) entries and planned to look ...
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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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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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Group content side by side possibly spanning more than a single page

I have data consisting of groups of key-value pairs and associated images. I'd like the key-value pairs to show in a table to the right of the images. Like this: The above screenshot is produced by ...
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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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Changing Font Style in Minipage

I am trying to generate a pull quote in my document, which I want to have with a different font style. To accomplish this, I have a wrapfig environment containing a minipage. I'd like to set the font ...
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Alignment inside minipage with flushright

Please help me to figure out how to produce with that: I have the following code: \begin{flushright} \begin{minipage}{0.5\textwidth} {\bfseries Допущен к защите: }\hrulefill \\ {\bfseries ...
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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 place two ctables side by side

ctable, not a regular table/tabular. How can I get two narrow ctables to go side by side? I want them to be subtables of a larger table, just two independent tables side by side. I've tried using a ...
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Why there is no output when invoking \usebox{\mybox} outside the minipage in which \sbox{\mybox}{contents} is invoked?

\documentclass{article} \newsavebox{\mybox} \begin{document} \fbox{% \begin{minipage}{5cm} \sbox{\mybox}{from first minipage} \usebox{\mybox} \end{minipage}% } %nothing rendered ...
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Microtype does not work inside varwidth

I make a template for different texts and I need to use varwidth. But it seems microtype doesn't work inside this environment. Is there any way to make it work? \documentclass{book} ...
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Minipage, multiline caption centering

No matter what I do, I can't seem to center the bottom line of these minipage captions. Along with the several variations in the code below, I have also tried ...
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Minipage - space between two columns and aligning

Here is the deal. I want both of them starting from the very same line and perhaps increase the distance between them. I really cannot remember wheater s.th. chaged after adding ...
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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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Alignment of item number in list containing a minipage

I would like to have the list number at the beginning of the item, and not centered as is the case for item (b) the example below. If I comment out the \usepackage{nccmath}, I get this, but then the ...
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Using biblatex, multicols, defbibenvironment, how to keep list items together

Using Biblatex, I can produce a double-columned bibliography with the following definition: \defbibenvironment{bibliography}{% \begin{multicols}{2}% ...
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Eliminate space at end of list in a table

I have a tabular environment, created with array loaded and using m columns, the cells of which mostly contain lists. In cells with a list, there is about 1em of dead space at the end of the list ...
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Creating a document with no borders or margins

I want to create a small flyer. It should be folded once and have four pages in total. Also, I need a special geometry. So far, I am trying to achieve that using minipages. Here is my MWE: ...
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Can I let a listing move up two lines without introducing a break in a paragraph? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent lstlisting from splitting code between pages? I have a rather long listing on a page that has 3-4 lines on the following page. Just before the listing is ...