[OS X TeX] Squeezing text into boxes

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Thu Jul 17 11:28:09 EDT 2008

The PSTricks package could certainly handle this. Check out \psframe,  
\psscalebox and \psscaleboxto. (You'll need a very recent version of  
PSTricks for the last two.)


On Jul 17, 2008, at 7:49 AM, Randy Scott wrote:

> Good Morning!
> I'm trying to create text in a box to simulate the buttons on a  
> graphing
> calculator. I've read the sections in "Guide to LaTeX" and "More  
> Math into
> LaTeX" about using \fbox and have been experimenting with that  
> command. I've
> figured out how to get the text centered in a box of a specific  
> width (not
> hard) but have been stumped on getting
> 1. A framed box of text of a specific width AND height (so it  
> matches the
> graphing calculator button)
> and
> 2. The text squeezed into the specific sized box (don't want to flow  
> out the
> ends.)
> I suspect the resolution to #1 is just something I've missed in all  
> the
> documentation, but #2 seems tougher. I know I could individually  
> adjust each
> bit of text for each button, but it would sure be nice to not have  
> to do
> that.
> Any ideas, suggestions or comments about how I might be able to do  
> these
> tasks?
> Thanks,
> Randy Scott
> Santiago Canyon College
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