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

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\parbox vs. minipage: Differences in applicability

Lamport, LaTeX: A document preparation system, states on p. 104: There are two ways to make a parbox at a given point in the text: with the \parbox command and the minipage environment. They can ...
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How to keep a constant baselineskip when using minipages (or \parboxes)?

When a minipage is used to box a text paragraph, the first line of the minipaged text and the last line of the previous text paragraph are closer than two consecutive lines in a standard text ...
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Understanding minipages - aligning at top

I would like to be able to align two minipage at the top, without worrying about what is in the minipage. I am aware of the optional [t] parameter, but still have some confusion as to how this all ...
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Fit text into given box by adjusting the fontsize

I would like to fit text (potentially several paragraphs) into a box of given size. This should be done by adjusting the fontsize of the contained text. Clarification edit: The given dimensions are ...
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How to use figure inside a minipage?

I'm trying to include an image, and keep it centered, and prevent from wrapping from the next page. The following code works for that: \begin{minipage}{\textwidth} \begin{center} Caption ...
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How to preserve the same parskip in minipage

I have following structure: \begin{document} Paragraph1. Paragraph2. \begin{minipage} Some paragraph1. Some paragraph2. \end{minipage} \end{document} How can I make the same spacing between ...
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Using elastic lengths — when do they work?

I was wondering why elastic lengths like \fill seem to work only under certain conditions. For instance if I write A \hspace{\fill} B I get A left aligned, B right aligned as wanted. If however ...
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Aligning image and text on top, with minipages

I have an image (on the left) and a block of text (on the right), and I would like both to be aligned on their top. I am trying to use minipages for that: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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! LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode

I am using an image within minipage and getting error message. ! LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode. Below is minimal working example. \documentclass[11pt,table,a4paper]{article} ...
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Why is \parskip zero inside a minipage?

This question was originally entitled "inconsistent paragraph spacing with \parskip inside minipage" as the MWE below shows. But I found the answer at How to preserve the same parskip in minipage, ...
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Print programs with its proper syntax

I have defined my own language whose syntax is very close to the one of Pascal. I would like to type the following program for instance. Many people use the packages algorithmicx or algorithm2e to ...
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How to split a frame (of beamer) into 2 parts (minipage) side by side?

I would like to split a frame into 2 parts side by side by minipage. But it seems that the following code puts one on top of the other: \begin{minipage}[t]{0.48\linewidth} left part ...
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Can I get a normal footnote in a minipage environment in LaTeX? How?

I need to use a minipage environment and I need a footnote in that minipage. I want the footnote to be numbered in the normal footnote sequence and to occur together with the rest of the footnotes in ...
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How to move a whole tikzpicture?

I have a tikzpicture, rounded by a fbox, and embedded in a minipage. Is it possible to change the position of the whole picture inside the minipage? for instance, move the picture 1 unit higher and 1 ...
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Placing TikZ drawings in a minipage side by side

I've some problems with aligning some drawings I made with TikZ: I want these two TikZ pictured below to be displayed side by side with the two captions being on the same horizontal level. ...
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multicols not wrapping to 2nd column properly?

This question led to a new feature in a package: multicol I am having problem with multicol package, I created a sample demo to show it. When I put 3 minipages of certain height in the ...
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Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) message

I made a mini page like below. It compiled without any error, however, I am getting following message in log: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 104--109 I am trying to fix above ...
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Putting Figures Side-By-Side Using Minipage

I am trying to put two figures next to each other. However, it is not working. Here is my code: \begin{figure}[h] \centering \begin{minipage}{1.0\textwidth} \centering ...
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Help needed to create a relatively complex page for the cover of a textbook

I would like to be able to create a page like the following: I am using PDFLaTeX, by the way. I tried playing around with the minipage environments, but while I get somewhere, there are always ...
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Two minipages with 0.5\textwidth each get placed one below another

This happens in the beamer class only. Does anyone know the reason behind this? I fix it by just setting both widths to 0.49\textwidth and this works but I'm still curious why this happens and if I ...
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How to put two minipages side-by-side, which use 100 % of the text width?

In draft-mode a black marker indicates that the reserved space is too low. This also appears in the following example, but it shouldn't. How can I put two minipages exactly side-by-side? ...
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How to change symbol for footnote in minipage

\renewcommand method does not work \documentclass{article} \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\arabic{footnote}} \begin{document} \begin{minipage}{1.3\textwidth} test this\footnote{abc} \end{minipage} ...
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side by side minipage figures

I have this code where the part marked A is the same as the part marked B except that .4 in A is .45 in B. Even though they are so similar the first one puts the images side by side with the ...
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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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In beamer class, how do I remove the additional vertical space before an itemize environment?

On a beamer slide, I want to produce something like I use the following LaTeX code, which works well in LaTeX with the article class. \begin{minipage}[t]{1.4cm} Questions: \end{minipage}\nobreak ...
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Vertically aligning minipages, subfigures, and subtables (not with baseline)

The goal My goal is to align side-by-side figures, tables, and text in minipages according to the top, middle and bottom of the largest such minipage. This makes it different (I believe) from the ...
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lstlisting in two columns

I would like to have two listings, side by side. They have approximately the same length, therefore I don't care about how it's layed out if one part is longer. I tried \begin{minipage}{\textwidth} ...
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Align minipage to baseline of first or last line inside minipage?

The minipage environment has options for making the top, bottom, or center of the minipage box line up with the baseline of the surrounding text. Is there a way to make it line up to the baseline of ...
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Minipage spanning across pages

I'm looking for a way to span minipages across pages in LaTeX. I have a collection of recipes (presented through the recipe environment provided by the cuisine package) that varies in length, from ...
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Wrapfigure-Minipage Woes: How do I correctly typeset wrapped text boxes within a \parcolumns environment modified for a two-sided document?

This is a follow-up question concerning an experimental chapter layout I'm trying to implement for a novel I'm writing. So. My initial problem of finding a way to modify the innards of the parcolumns ...
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Two column problem

I'm trying to replicate a certain part of a scanned book. However, I'm unable to get two columns, which have enumeratation on the left, line of the right column which is in the parallel with first ...
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highlight lines in listings

I have code that i have included into my document using the texcode below \begin{minipage}{.48\textwidth} \centering \lstinputlisting[numbers=left,xleftmargin=2em,frame=single,framexleftmargin=2em, ...
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\if@minipage purpose in floats

In floating environments such as the captions of figures, LaTeX has a \global\@minipagefalse, why is this necessary and what does this switch do? \long\def\@makecaption#1#2{% ...
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Left and right aligned on same line

I am currently busy typesetting my thesis in LaTeX, but I am stuck on something with my cover/title page. At the bottom of the page, I need to type my name and my supervisor's name. This is a rough ...
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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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How to draw a polygon with height exactly equals to the text's height

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and XeLaTeX. I have a minipage with some formatted text: \centering \begin{minipage}{\quotewidth}% \centering\small\textit{Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing ...
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tables side-by-side using minipage

I'm trying to get three tables side by side using minipage. In spite of my horrific efforts my tables keep stacking on top of each other instead of standing beside what drives me mad. Can anybody spot ...
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How do I put card backs on my cards?

I have a a document that is making me sheets of cards. A stripped down, almost minimal example looks something like \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %Needed for input ...
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Trouble placing images side by side in beamer

I need to place a couple of images side by side (horizontally) in a presentation I'm doing with beamer, so I looked around and inserted the following code (sugested by this post): ...
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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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How do I force multicols environment to use first column when called from within a minipage

I understand how to get multicol package to use the entirety of the first column before moving to the next: \begin{multicols*}{3} .... \end{multicols*} which is mentioned in section 2.2 of the ...
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How can I create a two-column layout with different widths (and texts) for the two columns?

I want to create a document in which there are two separate columns of content. The column on the left is normal text, with sections, environments, etc. The column on the right is figures, all roughly ...
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Should \minipage restore the default definition of \@par?

I came across the issue hinted at in the title while I was reflecting on this question (“Irregular spacing around a user-defined environment”) and its answer. The \@endparenv command is called by ...
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Text next to image

I have a problem to get the following result in LaTeX: The figure is not something I want to do with tikz, but I want to use \includegraphics{figure1.png}. Can someone help me to get this?
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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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cannot use \caption under minipage

I am using following code to import two images next to each other. When \caption{} is used, LaTeX gives me error caption outside float. \begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth} \centering ...
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Minipage that allows page breaks?

Is there a minipage-like environment that allows pagebreaks? Everything I can find is about avoiding page breaks (which minipage does well) but I want to indent a whole section, which is convenient to ...
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Colored box in new environment

I have a problem, I'm fairly new to LaTeX but I think I got the basics. My problem is that wants to create a environment that can create a minipage with a background color and some text in it. I can ...
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Why does \vfill not work inside minipage?

Perhaps the answer is trivial, and I am facing the scenario as part of a larger macro. I faced a situation where I found that \vfill does not work inside minipage environment. The extracted code from ...
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Multiple columns with minipage, can't use 100% of \textwidth

In a document I'm making, I have several cases where I need to organize things into several "columns." For example, here is some code I might use: \documentclass[letterpaper,12pt]{report} ...