What is it about using
\makebox that makes it disregard text body borders / margins, where other boxes respect the margins / text width and friends?
Allowing images outside of margin Letting graphics overflow over page edge
Drawing lines across paper Horizontal line spanning the entire document in LaTeX
Aligning things in margin with paragraph start How can I top align AND left align a box flush with the top of a paragraph?
I ask this because it seems like a magic box that you can just throw anything into and do whatever (same with
\parbox, I suppose). In TikZ, you have to use the
overlay option. Is it due to something implicit like that?