Please have a look at this mininal example


\date{September 2020}




As you can see see both tries resulted in the space available for the text being somewhat compressed. I would like instead the box to have a larger width such that the text retains its original breaking line points, is it possible?

  • I believe the mdframed package specializes in placing frames outside the text area. Or you can increase the effective width of the text area using (negative) \leftskip and \rightskip. Sep 7 '20 at 14:57

You can try something like this, based on tcolorbox library. I don't know how to use a larger default frame; consequently, I hide it and create a new one with tikz.

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\documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{article}

% \usepackage{showframe}

  frame hidden, % default frame hidden
  boxrule=0pt, % default frame hidden
  left=-4pt, right=-4pt,
  before skip=4ex plus 2pt,
  after skip=3.5ex plus 2pt,
  overlay unbroken and last={% new frame
    \draw[color=blue, line width=1.25pt]
    ($(frame.north west)+(-1em, .5ex)$)
    rectangle ($(frame.south east)+(1em, -.5ex)$);

\title{Using tcolorbox package}





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