# [texhax] \boxit

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 13:51:04 CEST 2018

Hi all.

In the following example, to be processed simply with text file', the left box
is bottomed down, whereas I want it toped' up at the same level as the right
box.  How could I change the definition of \boxit so to do that...?  I tried to
turn the two occurrences of \vbox into \vtop, but then there is an undesired
side effect: the two boxes are lowered down a bit, that I don't want...

Thanks for any help.

Rodolfo

\long\def\boxit#1{%
\vbox{%
\hrule
\hbox{%
\vrule
\kern3pt
\vbox{\kern3pt\parindent = 0pt #1\kern3pt}%
\kern3pt
\vrule
}%
\hrule
}%
}%

\hbox{\boxit{\hsize2cmhallo}%
\boxit{\hsize2cm to be or not to be, that is the question}}

\bye