Questions tagged [height]

{height} is the measurement of the extent of something from top to bottom.

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My table doesn't fit; what are my options?

I have a table that I want to insert on a page, but at least one (perhaps both) of the following conditions are met: The table is too wide to fit within the text block or page. That is, I'm exceeding ...
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Why do \sqrt{1} and \sqrt{-1} have different heights?

I noticed that the heights of \sqrt{1} and \sqrt{-1} are different. For instance, when they are in between \left( and \right) parentheses, I must write a character of zero-width (e.g. \sqrt{-1\...
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Fitting tables into beamer

I have some tables in my presentations that are rather big. I found out how to use \resizebox to fit them into my page. Unfortunately this only works for tables that are wide. For long tables, my ...
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Height of colorbox

I'm trying to "highlight" two parts of a sentence by using a \colorbox like so: \colorbox{red}{This is} \colorbox{blue}{a great sentence.} The problem is that in the second part the height colorbox ...
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How to make a row in a table shorter?

I have a row of a table (tabular) that has small text (tiny). I would like to make this (first) row shorter, either automatically (automatic height) o̶r̶ ̶m̶a̶n̶u̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶(̶s̶e̶t̶ ̶a̶ ̶n̶o̶n̶-...
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How to set an Inline figure matching the text height?

I want to put a very small figure inline with text. The figure must have the same height as the line it is positioned in. I have this: Some text... \includegraphics[height=\baselineskip]{picture.png} ...
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How to automatically scale `\mid` within delimiters [duplicate]

\mid within \left and \right delimiters is expected to be automatically scaled, but today I noticed such behavior: L = \sup \left\{ \sum_{x \in F} a(x) \mid F \subset X,\, |F| < \infty \right\}, ...
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Setting fixed height (in all situations and characters) for overset notations

A noticeable downside to aesthetics in the \vec{} notation is that, for "short" and "tall" characters (a, i, v vs b, k, l), the overset vector notation shows difference in its height from the baseline....
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Content doesn't fit in one slide

I have a paragraph which I want to put in one slide, but it doesn't fit and some content can't be seen. I am using the Warsaw theme as follows. I tried increasing the height of the slide using the ...
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Correct delimiter height in TikZ

When using the left delimiter and right delimiter options, I am having the problem that their height is not equal to the node they are surrounding. Here is an example: \documentclass{article} \...
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Set \strut height

I'm using quite a few \colorbox and \colorfbox in a document but they weren't sitting at the same heights (because some words contained g and this seemed to push the box down. The solution I found (...
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Depth and height confusion

I create two equations: $x \notin \mathbb{N}$; and $x \in \mathbb{N}$. As it turns out, both have the same depth value: Depth = 0.39098pt Height = 7.5pt Depth = 0.39098pt Height = 6.88889pt ...
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How can I determine the height of a minipage?

If I have a minipage \begin{minipage}{5cm} content \end{minipage} How can I determine its height and save this value as a length?
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{\phantom{X}} sometimes higher than X

Why is {\vphantom{X}}^2 (%8) higher than any of the other options? In particular, why is it higher than %5, %6, and %7. The behavior is normal if I use a lower-case character instead of the X. \...
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What is the correct expression to exactly divide \textheight into n rows?

I want to create a table exactly occupying the whole printed area with no space left. The table consists of 5 rows per page, as follows. \documentclass[table]{article} \usepackage[a4paper,margin=1cm,...
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Measuring the true height of a character

Suppose you have got a character that sits above the reference point. When you measure its height, the empty space above reference point gets also included in its height measurement but that is not ...
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What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?

Every once in a while the nominal (i.e. declared) dimensions of a symbol are not identical to the actual ones. This can be intentional or not, but sometimes it is inconvenient. The dimensions of the ...
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How to determine the height of a beamer block?

To keep content from jumping between slides in a beamer presentation, I would like to use an overlayarea environment. By trial and error, one can determine the appropriate amount of space to reserve. ...
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Is there a simple command for the available height in a beamer slide?

I would like to add two figures figures to a beamer slide, one on top of the other. Is there a simple command, similar to \linewidth or \textwidth for the height? The figures have dimensions roughly ...
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Is \textheight in beamer slides with a title wrong? [duplicate]

The problem I have is simple to describe: the height of a beamer slide title does not seem to be subtracted from \textheight, leaving me with no idea how much space is left for the actual content. A ...
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How can I draw a very thin row?

I want to draw a table like the attached with LaTeX. I'm using the table and tabular environmnet. My problem is how I can represent the line which goes from the begining to the end of the table at the ...
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Need the height of the descent

I'm creating a few custom icons for my latex documents that are repeated using tikz. However, in order to align them to the text I need to know the descent to set the baseline in the correct place. I ...
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tabular height savebox problem

I'd like to build a tabular and next to it a graphics in the same height. I use the following code (for minimal working purposes, I used \rule) and do not understand, what is going wrong: \...
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Increasing height of single row in table

Possible Duplicate: Column padding in tables I want to make a table where one column heading has superscript which overlaps with hline above it. How can I increase the height of just that row so ...
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Constant height and depth of hyperref link boxes

For boxes around links which the hyperref package creates, their height/depth seems to be dependent on the maximum height and depth not of letters of the enclosed material (see top example pair below) ...
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How can I determine the height and depth of a “multi-line” `\ooalign`?

How can I determine the height and depth of a "multi-line" \ooalign? \ooalign{\relax\cr% \noalign{\vskip-2ex}X\cr% \noalign{\vskip+2ex}\cr% \noalign{\vskip+1ex}X\cr% ...
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How to measure the height and width of several lines (paragraph)?

1. Measuring total height of a paragraph : Hello I'm trying to draw a black box of same height and width of a paragraph with several lines. For this I need to know the size of paragraph and I'm using ...
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How to set fit height and width for tcbox according to the text inside?

I want to place a word into a \tcbox, but the box has too much space around the word. For example, the word "EQUAL".
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How to make a fixed height-width box with custom padding

I am new to latex, I am trying to include output of TI84 calculator in my document. It is supposed to look like this: Following is what I am able to make. My output's height and width arrange ...
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How can I increase the space after a \crule in a booktabs table?

In the table created in the MWE below, I want the space between the crule and the third row to be slightly greater and the space between the text in the 2nd row and the crule to be slightly smaller. ...
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How to guess and use the height of a tabular row

As a pure challenge, I try to draw hugly top tabular column. I have almost done, still a poblem to control there height. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{array,tabularx,tikz,ragged2e,...
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Table cell overflow

Consider this document example: \documentclass[a4paper,draft]{article} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage{tabularx,multirow} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{hmargin=0cm} \...
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Table cell height too small when wrapping text

I have the following problem with my table: The height of the 2nd row is slightly too small and the text overlaps with the line at the bottom and the top of the cell. My code is below: \begin{...
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Determine height of tabular

I am working in a minipage, because I want two columns next to each other in landscape mode. In the first column I would like to place a figure, and then a tabular. I am scaling the tabular to ...
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Why is a varwidth incorrectly vertically centered by \raisebox{-0.5\height}?

I was creating a pseudocode/JavaScript comparison table, and wanted to typeset algorithms written with the algorithm2e package vertically centered in table cells. Out-of-the box, algorithm2e can't do ...
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Height of sparkline

I'm trying to place a sparkline in a ctable using the sparklines package. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{ctable} \usepackage{sparklines} \begin{document} \ctable[ caption = ...
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TikZ: Make node height span several others

How can I make the Z node span the total height of the ABCD column? My current code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,positioning} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Set same height for all cells in longtable

I have created longtable with some text and I want set same height for all cells. It looks like: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{longtable} \begin{document} \renewcommand{\tabcolsep}{0....
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Set Table height to fixed height

I found the \resizebox command but I don't want to scale my table. I want to be able to set it to X height and have it stay there. Is there a way to set the height of a table and leave it there no ...
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Increasing the size of a minipage proportional to the contain

I am trying to create a simple environment. The enviroment contains a minipage that is surrounded but a dashed box. \NewEnviron{Notes}{ \par \begin{tikzpicture} \node[rectangle,minimum width=...
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Odd/even page wrongly detected if there is not enough space on the current page

I'd like to put: some text on the outer side of the page, some another text on the inner side of the page. For this, I make use of the (\checkoddpage) \ifoddpage test provided by the changepage ...
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tcolorbox/makebox to take up the rest of page

I am trying to make a \begin{tcolorbox} which consumes the remainder of the page and other nested tcolorbox within, which consume the of remaining available area of the outter tcolorbox, Ie Nested ...
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Changing \textheight in the middle of a LaTeX document

Actually, I want to change \textheight only on one page of my document, then continue with the old dimension again. How can I update \textheight in my .cls file e.g. for my title page? Is there an ...
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How to put fixed-height shading around text (inline)?

I have a chunk of code in an alltt environment and I want to highlight elements that are auto-generated (two colours for different methods): \newcommand{\gen}[1]{\colorbox{DGray}{#1}} \newcommand{\...
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Table/tabular problem: vertical centering of long text + increase the row height

I already checked this post in this site: Vertical centering of text within a table What I am asking is quite similar to that question: I want all the cells to be vertically centered. This can be ...
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How can I fix the title height in mdframed boxes?

I am trying to write a LaTeX document involving a lot of definitions. For this reason, I decided to create a mdframed environment (see below), and place my definitions one after the other in a two-...
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How to make a 0pt height box?

We can use \makebox[0pt]{text} to make a box that is logically 0pt width to external (as if nothing existed to the surroundings, while actually we can put whatever in it). My questions is---what is ...
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Heights of elements and spaces (after, before)

I wish to know how to set the following: height of a text line in paragraph (is it fontsize?) height of space between text lines in paragraph (\baselineskip - fontsize?) height of space before and ...
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LaTeX - how to detect scale of \includegraphics

I have a general question, so without any example code. I'm implementing part of document containing gallery of images. Generally, I have two types of images: 1) document, typically scanned A4, ...
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Invisible and unselectable text

For alignment reasons (for boxes that align themselves on the text they contain), I currently use this command : \newcommand{\uplowtext}[1]{ \transparent{0.}TJPtjp \transparent{1.}#1 \...