# How to reduce the vertical margin of tikzposter notes?

By default there is a lot of space around tikzposter notes. Setting innersep will reduce horizontal and vertical margins on multi-line notes but on single-line notes the vertical margin is unaffected.

\documentclass{tikzposter}
\title{Title}
\author{Author}
\institute{Institute}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\block{Block}{Content}

\note[connection, radius=10cm, angle=300, innersep=0.5cm]{1b) one line}
\note[connection, radius=10cm, angle=240]{2a) one line\\another line}
\note[connection, radius=10cm, angle=180, innersep=0.5cm]{2b) one line\\another line}

\end{document}


How can I reduce the vertical margins in 1b) ?

• Please show us a compilable code ... – Mensch Jul 15 '17 at 22:09
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The following answer only deals with the width of the notes.

All notes have a default width of width=8cm. If you want to decrease the horizontal size of the notes, you can specify the width explicitly:

\documentclass{tikzposter}
\title{Title}
\author{Author}
\institute{Institute}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\block{Block}{Content}

\note[connection, angle=0]{1a) one line}
\note[connection, angle=300, innersep=0.5cm, width=5cm]{1b) one line}
\note[connection, angle=240]{2a) one line\\another line}
\note[connection, angle=180, innersep=0.5cm]{2b) one line\\another line}

\end{document}


Find tikzposter.sty (I have mine in C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\tikzposter), find max(\TP@noteheight,80pt) and change it to max(\TP@noteheight,20pt) or some other value.

• Hello to the site. Note that changing system files is a very bad idea! First, you may broke other things, second, any update might revert this. You should, at least, make a local copy of the file, but even that's a bad idea, because suddenly you have to files with the same name and completely different behavior. Good luck debugging it in the future. – yo' Jun 5 '18 at 15:43
• Agreed. But I guess that it is difficult/impossible to change it in any other way since the note height is hard-coded in the tikzposter package. – Lukáš Adam Jun 7 '18 at 8:49