[pdftex] [Slightly OT] Width of ragged text

Magnus Lie Hetland magnus at hetland.org
Mon Dec 22 11:14:20 CET 2003

I guess this is more of a general LaTeX/TeX question, but I hope it's
not too far OT here...

The question is simply: How do I find the width of a piece of
ragged(right) text? I put the text in a parbox of a given width to
break it, but then, of course, it doesn't fill the width of the box,
and I no longer know how wide it is. Is it possible to find out?

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