{width} is the measurement of the extent of something from side to side.

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How to create fixed width table columns with text raggedright/centered/raggedleft?

I would like to create a table with some columns' width specified, while the text in those columns should be centered both horizontally and vertically. I found out that \usepackage{array} \begin{...
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Center column with specifying width in table (tabular enviroment)? [duplicate]

I have table that has long headers and I would like to specify width of the column, but also be able to remain it's centred position. Something like |c{0.30\textwidth}|. It is possible? How to ...
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\widthof within tikzpicture

In this minimal example \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{tikz} \newlength{\TestLength} \begin{document} \setlength{\TestLength}{\widthof{\tikz \node {bla};}} \...
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Tabular with p type columns to fill page width

I wish to be able to have a table (using tabular) that fills the page horizontally with each column using a fraction of that space, for now assume that they are equally sized. I wish to be able to ...
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How can I auto adjust a equation to appear in the entire page? (Scale to equations, is this exist?)

If I have a document like this: \documentclass[landscape, 12pt]{report} \usepackage[landscape]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb, ...
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Different column widths using multicol

Is it possible to specify different column widths in a multicol environment? For example, in a two column layout, can the left column be set to twice the width of the right column?
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More condensed version of \parshape

\parshape can handle arbitrary paragraph shapes. One extreme is contained within How to layout irregular paragraph shape, where it can handle setting paragraphs like this: However, a simplified (...
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How to set equal size of cells in tabular environment when \multicolumn extend the size of above cell?

The code example is shown as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{latexsym} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{center} \...
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Shrinking text to the width of a node within a tikzpicture

I would like to be able to scale text to the width of a TikZ node. Using \widthof within tikzpicture as a starting point, I've arrived at somewhat of a solution, except it has incorrect spacing, and ...
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Set width of algorithm environment (preferably document wide)

Looking for a way to set the width of an algorithm environment, preferably document wide (as opposed to per-algorithm). Thought it should be fairly easy, but couldn't find a particularly good solution....
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How to obtain width of longtable?

I need to create multiple tables of the same width, one of them needs to be a longtable due to spanning multiple pages. I could set the width of all of them to a predefined value. However, I would ...
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Why is my tabular wider than the sum of its columns’ widths?

It's simple to create the tabular with columns of fix width, e.g. \begin{tabular}{|p{95mm}|p{95mm}|} \hline a & b \\ \hline b & b \\ \hline c & b \\ \hline \end{tabular} However, the ...
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How to align table or figure caption where the table starts?

HI How can I start the caption where table starts or figure starts? \captionsetup{justification=justified, singlelinecheck=false} does not work for me because it places the caption at the ...
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Extending arrows with overset text

I'd like to extend an arrow to allow better readability of characters which are overset using \overset{}{}. Right now I have \overset{k_1}{\rightleftharpoons} which produces: and this leaves ...
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Average width of popular TeX fonts

I know I have seen a table of average font widths. I am not sure whether this was for popular LaTeX fonts such as Computer Modern and I can not remember where it was. Does anyone know of such a ...
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Width of the caption of a figure

I am having trouble making the caption beneath a figure to be of same width of the figure (less than the width of the paragraphs in the same page). How can I force the caption width to be the same as ...
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Different width for caption and floatfoot with floatrow

I am using the floatrow package. I would like to define a separate width for both the caption above and the \floatfoot below the floats. I want the caption to span the entire width of the page, but ...
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Troubles with column width in the tables headings

Well, we all know that compose tables in LaTeX is not easy, however, despite the large number of existing packages and options to facilitate this, I still have some problems I could not solve, and I ...
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Automatically set the figure width depending on whether the layout is one or two column

I am wondering how do you usually deal with figure width when you are writing a paper. (use \linewidth, \textwidth ? others?) Maybe we can just define a "switch" and use it with ifelse package? (...
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Aligning three figures next to each other based on text width

Problem: I am trying to align three figures next to each other with text centered to each figure. This is going well until the box for the third box does not adjust after the text width. Minimal ...
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Set longtable to fit the page-width

I would like to set a longtable to fit correctly the page-witdh. From now, I've this situation: and the related tex code is: \usepackage{array} \usepackage{multirow} \usepackage{longtable} \...
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Auto-fit table column widths based on content

Is there any solution in LaTeX tables that implements similar functionality to MSWord's AutoFit?
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Determine width of verbatim characters

I would like to determine how many characters of the verbatim font that fits on a text line. Consider: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \begin{document} \noindent\hrulefill \begin{...
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LaTeX split long table in multiple pages and resize the width

I am trying to find a way to fix the width of my table to the margin of a portrait page (not landscape) while continuing the table in another page since it is very long. I can adjust the width by ...
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Resize all images in Latex to a percentage width

I am auto-generating multiple tex files using pandoc (one tex file for each of my chapters). Pandoc generates this tex code for each image. \begin{figure}[htbp] \centering \includegraphics{images/...
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Modifying the headline width in Beamer Warsaw

I am using Beamer Warsaw for a presentation. I need to modify the headline and the footline, since the title of the work is very long. Therefore, for the footline the adjustment is: \...
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Table caption Width

We have table caption background image. We put this as image. But we need the table caption and images exactly same width as table body.
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latex how to make table as the same width as the textwidth?

I have used \begin{tabularx} or \begin{tabular*} but neither of these two work, these two environment managed to increase the width of the table as the same as the text, while they cannot let the ...
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In a table: Problem equalling the width of only three columns

I am writing a thesis in a large .tex file in Vim. As I show in this image, the first, second and third column have different spacing (width): This is the code for the table: \begin{table}[h] \...
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How to set fit height and width for tcbox according to the text inside?

I want to place a word into a \tcbox, but the box has too much space around the word. For example, the word "EQUAL".
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In a 2-columned document, how do you get a table to stretch across the entire width?

I'm working on a document that runs two columns of text down the page, like many scientific conference proceedings. However, I'd like for a table to run across the entire width of the page, as it is ...
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Setting subcaption width for specific subcaptions

In the subfig packge, the command \captionsetup[subfigure]{width=<length>} can set the width of all subcaptions within a figure. How can the width of just a single subcaption in a figure be set?...
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Longtabu not able to shrink text to textwidth

I have a really long table with papers, their authors and some other info about the paper. I use longtabu to make it a long table, and as some papers have a lot of authors I would like to make sure ...
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Expanding a Tikz rectangle to fill remaining text width

I would like to place a shaded rectangle between the left and right footers, which fills the space in-between. The left footer can be of variable width, so I would like the rectangle to automatically ...
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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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Columns width of array environment

I'm using the array environment and have something like this: \begin{array}{|c|c|} \hline \textbf{x} & \textbf{y} \\ \hline \hline t_1 & lon_1 \\ \hline \end{array} I ...
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Make box with minimum width (in math mode)

How can I give a box a minimal width, in math mode? That is, I would like a command something like \minwidth{exp}{width}, which will always typeset exp, but additionally, if the natural length of exp ...
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Macro for the average width of a character

How can i made a macro similar to \averagecharwidth of ConTeX in LaTeX, that calculates the average width of a character based on the frequency of that character into my document ? that macro is show ...
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How do you get block dimensions in Beamer?

I'm using a block for emphasizing different pieces of information. I'd like those pieces to be constrained to the block dimensions and to use the columns environment, but I don't know how to get the ...
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Table exceeds page

I'm new to tex and got a problem with a table that exceeds the page, because the content is too wide. I'd expect the table to wrap the text into a new line / new lines, if the text is too long for the ...
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Problem with subcaptions in subtables

I am trying to implement a table with several subtables, but working with subcaption does not work neither when I try tabularx. This subtables have different number of columns. with the following code ...
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Restricting the length of a line of text while allowing line breaks

While attempting to answer this question, I re-read Chapter 14 of The TeX Book (on how TeX breaks paragraphs into lines). It got me thinking: Is there a way to restrict the length of a string of text ...
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\parbox “textwidth” for the combined width of a subset of table cells

I would like the parbox width of the text in a multicolumn to be calculated automatically from the combined width of the cells that the multicolumn spans. (Their width will vary in different copies of ...
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How to measure the width of a longtable dynamically and use this width in footer?

I'm having trouble computing the width of a longtable and using it later in the table. This site offers several suggestions and I have implemented one of them. However, because of scope, or because ...
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Glossary term list width

I am using glossaries package in my document and I have some long term names. This breaks my layout. I tried to apply: \setlength{\glspagelistwidth}{0.3\linewidth} And it did not work at all. If I ...
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Display a breve over several letters

I'm writting with a very dumb question, buy I haven't been able to find anything regarding this topic, nor think of a more general topic to look into. I'm trying to have a \breve which scales ...
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Problem with 'longtable' and the width of the table

I'm using the package longtable to define a table in two pages but it has too much width when I write long text in a cell that fills until the border of the page and doesn´t have room for all the text....
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Tabu table is too wide though there is enough space to shrink

I'm trying to make this table to fit to \textwidth. The first column has column type X from tabu package which should make it work. But it does not. Adding the "to \textwidth" option dosen't have any ...
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Fix column width of table

I have two tables in this code: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \begin{document} \title{} \author{} \date{\today} \maketitle \section{Header} \begin{table}[!htbp] \centering \footnotesize \...
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LyX: Removing indentation from a table

I want to make a table that has terms on the left side with .25\textwidth and descriptions on the right side with .75\textwidth Like Name: asdjoia Position: ...