# [texhax] Measurements inside TeX

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Wed Jun 23 11:54:07 CEST 2010

Mukund R <muxdevil.m at gmail.com> 23.06.2010 11:18:26:
> Is there some way I can determine the height and width of a certain block of text
> in TeX?
[...]
> In fact, a macro of the type \currenty will do, so that I can then do
> something like: \vspace{availabley - \currenty}

\vspace indicates that you are using LaTeX (XeLaTeX), so consider \settoheight, \settowidth, and \settodepth, cf.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Useful_Measurement_Macros

HTH -- Uwe.