[texhax] \kern in horizontal mode

Morten Høgholm moho01ab at student.cbs.dk
Thu Feb 3 14:51:50 CET 2005

On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 15:04:33 +0100, Björn Michaelsen  
<bjoern at michaelsen.kicks-ass.net> wrote:

> Dear list,
> I have a problem generating a bordered box using TeX. I want a vbox with  
> some
> space around it and hoped this will generate it:
> I expect the text to be 4pt from the border on all sides. But on the  
> left and
> right the borders are much wider. What did I do wrong? How do I get what  
> I
> want?

Rather than fiddling with \vbox I would advise you to look at some of the  
examples from The LaTeX Companion 2nd ed. If you don't have this book then  
look at <http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/examples/tlc2/> and for  
your particular problem see examples A-2-20 and A-2-21.
Morten Høgholm

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