[texhax] How to use a created box's dimensions to place subsequent text?

Michael Doob mdoob at cc.umanitoba.ca
Fri Jan 13 21:22:41 CET 2006

On Friday 13 January 2006 1:47 pm, W. Craig Carter wrote:
> I want a command such as \setover{text text text}{b}, similar to 
> \underbrace{}{}, but in paragraph mode. "text text text" should be 
> in an \hbox at the same height as the current line, and "b" should 
> be centered below "text text text"  It would also be nice to have 
> the option of putting at "\upbracefill" between the "text text text" 
> and the "b."

Is this what you want?

$\underbrace{\hbox{text text text} }_{\hbox{b}}$



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