# Debugging BMC LaTeX template for personal use

I use the BMC LaTeX templates for my own documents, but it always throws the warning:

 Overfull \hbox (1.0pt too wide) has occurred while \output is active


And I just don't know where it comes from... Could anyone have a look and see how to remove this warning? Thanks!

You can get the template from: http://www.biomedcentral.com/authors/tex (bmc_article)

I am not asking what "overfull \hbox" means, just how to track that warning in this particular template, and solve it!

• possible duplicate of What does "overfull hbox" mean? – Fran Jun 17 '15 at 2:47
• I know what overfull hbox means... I just don't know where the warning comes from in this particular template – DaniCee Jun 17 '15 at 4:12
• Use \documentclass[draft]{bmcart} and you will see where is it. Just in in the top right. – Fran Jun 17 '15 at 5:56

The setting for \leftarea@width is off by one.

Workaround: after the \documentclass line, add

\makeatletter
\setattribute{leftarea}{width}{123\p@}
\makeatother


A more general workaround that doesn't rely on knowing the value is

\makeatletter
\begingroup
\def\get#1\p@{#1}
\count@=\expandafter\get\leftarea@width