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Is there an easier way to 'corner-frame' a piece of text?

I've written a hodge-podge of LaTeX2e and expl3 to produce the following effect: What I have is ugly and ideologically incorrect. I'm looking for a better way to do the same thing. I think coffins ...
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Memoir: put heading in margin using xcoffin

In the memoir class manual, there is the following code for putting section headings in the margin: A less traditional style is to put the whole heading into the margin. I have done this here ...
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XeLaTeX resume coffin error [closed]

I am trying to compile a resume template using XeLaTeX. I am getting the following error: LaTeX code: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{marvosym} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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How can I build an adjusted coffin?

I would like to put several lines of text stacked vertically inside a coffin, and have the coffin be the tightest rectangle containing them. One way to get a coffin containing those lines is to use ...
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ExSheets fancy headings breaks

Remarks From the exsheets documentation I grabbed a piece of code to produce fancy headings for questions and solution, but it breaks. It is the fancy heading style on page 49 and 50 in the current ...
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Origin of the LaTeX3 term “coffin”?

The documentation for the LaTeX3 xcoffins package introduces the concept of coffins as follows: In LaTeX3 terminology, a “coffin” is a box containing typeset material. Along with the box itself, ...
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Creating title page with xcoffins [closed]

I want to create a title page like in the Tschichold example: using this code: https://github.com/latex3/svn-mirror/blob/master/l3experimental/xcoffins/xcoffins-tschichold-example.tex in MiKTeX ...
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How do I make a framed coffin with correct alignment?

I'm playing with coffins for a title page and would like to have a square framed box that aligns with the topline and baseline of text within a rotated coffin. I have a couple of issues with this so ...
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Is there a simple way to draw a straight line from one coffin handle to another?

I want to know whether there is a simple way to draw a straight line from one coffin handle to another.
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T pole in the xcoffins package

The documentation for the xcoffins package states: In addition, coffins containing vertical-mode material also feature poles which reflect the richer nature of these systems: B a pole ...
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xcoffins behaviour when joining two instances of the same coffin

When I use \JoinCoffin to build a page, and add more than one instance of the same coffin, ongoing references to that coffin appear to behave "sensibly". That is, any reference to the coffin is made ...
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Precision copyfitting in xcoffin

Further indulging my curiosity with xcoffins, I'm playing with xcoffins-tschichold-example.tex. In the TeX reconstruction of the front page of Elementare Typographie, the text is slightly misaligned ...
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How do I measure my coffin?

I'm experimenting with xcoffins for a cover page (and enjoying myself immensely, BTW, what an ace package). What I'm trying to to at this moment is fit a logo, some horizontal white space, and a ...