What is the point of reserving a space or window when creating a figure using the picture environment? I mean if I have the following setup:


I will get this result

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----------------------------------------------------- This simply means that I can draw elements outside the boundaries of that space, so why does it exist in the first place? In other words, what does it represent, or why it's in the background?

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    it represents the place LaTeX will see "occupied" and not fill with other things like text. Feb 1 at 20:37
  • Ok, that seems fair enough. Thanks
    – Ammar Taha
    Feb 1 at 20:48
  • This is similar to the bounding box or viewport.
    – Werner
    Feb 1 at 20:49
  • note your \frame{ should have a % as you ar framing a space to the left of the picture but not the right Feb 1 at 22:53
  • Ok, thanks a lot for the hint.
    – Ammar Taha
    Feb 2 at 2:18


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