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I hope you can help me with this. I am having a "minor" problem with Texmaker. While creating a report some lines contain at the end a "black rectangular character". Initially I thought that was because some blocks of text were copy-pasted from emails and text files, but it also happens when writing the text from scratch.

Here a snippet of the code:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,draft]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\author{António Domingues}
\begin{document}
\title{Omniviewer \\
Interpret results }
\maketitle
\section*{Scoring}

{\bf Sepscore.out} is the main file of interest. A typical cutoff is p=0 and sepscore better than 0.3.

Example:
\\
\\
\resizebox{14cm}{!} {
\begin{tabular}{|l|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}
\hline 
c1 & c2 & c3 & c4 & c5 & c6 & c7 & c8 & c9 & c10 & c11 & c12 & c13 & c14 \\
\hline 
one & two & three & four & five & six & seven & eight & nine & ten & twelve & thirteen & fourteen & sixteen \\
\hline 
\end{tabular}
}
\\
    Judging from personal comments and the online survey it is fair to say that, as usual, this was a great event from which many benefited. Here are some numbers, taken from the online survey (72 respondents), to substantiate this: 

\begin{itemize}

\item 

Roughly 90\% of participants came from 3 institutes: MPI-CBG (38.9\%), BIOTECH(30.6\%) and  CRTD (23.6\%)  and  the  majority  of  these  were  Predocs  (34.7\%)  or Postdocs (36.1\%). Worthy of note was that a group leader also filled in the survey.

\item 
The talks were considered largely informative or inspiring and 43.5\% of respondents talked to the speakers during the breaks. As for the range of topics/speakers, 43.5\% considered it good and 14.3\% great.
\end{itemize}

\end{document}

This is the log file:

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entering extended mode
%&-line parsing enabled.
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2 Answers 2

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Black rectangle is a sign of overfull. You have to increase a tolerance for example. https://www.overleaf.com/learn/latex/%5Coverfullrule

If it doesn't solve your problem you can get better help here: http://tex.stackexchange.com

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  • Thanks to all specially to mnowotka. The 1st link contained the solution: the environment was set to "tolerant" and then all I add to do was adjust the value in the paragraph with \begin{tolerant}{3000}. For the table it was even simpler: all that was needed was to adjust the size in here \resizebox{14cm}.
    – krespim
    Jun 26, 2012 at 14:06
  • This answer is no longer useful; the link is dead.
    – user118490
    May 19, 2020 at 21:57
19

i just wanted to add that this black box is only created if you have the

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,draft]{report}
                            ^^^^^

option set. It will leave if you delete this - and just appear as a warning in texfile.log such as

Overfull \hbox (38.36009pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 16--30
Overfull \hbox (6.07912pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 37--38

if i remember correctly.

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  • Quite right epsilon! Deleting "draft" does solve the problem. It was however good to know the source of the problem. Cheers. Jun 28, 2012 at 10:55
  • 1
    I have black boxes but I'm not using the draft option.
    – skan
    Jun 1, 2020 at 17:46

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