Box

Create a rectangular colored area. The area must fit the grid cells.

Child elements

(none)

Parent elements

Frame, Overlay, PlaceObject, Position, Td, Transformation

Attributes

backgroundcolor (text, optional, CSS property: background-color)

Color of the box. If the color name is a dash (-), a transparent background is used.

bleed (optional)

Lets the box increase its size by the amount of trim given in the options. Useful for thumb indexes. The contents of the attribute is either »left«, »right«, »top« or »bottom« or any combination such as »top,right«.

top

Increase the size to the top.

left

Increase the size to the left.

bottom

Increase the size to the bottom.

right

Increase the size to the right.

top,left

Increase the size to the top and left.

top,right

Increase the size to the top and right.

bottom,left

Increase the size to the bottom and left.

bottom,right

Increase the size to the bottom and right.

class (text, optional)

CSS class for this box.

height (number or length)

Height of the box in grid cells.

id (text, optional)

CSS id for this box.

padding-bottom (length, optional, CSS property: padding-bottom, since version 2.5.10)

Set the inner distance (width between contents and the border) to the bottom edge.

padding-left (length, optional, CSS property: padding-left, since version 2.5.10)

Set the inner distance (width between contents and the border) to the left edge.

padding-right (length, optional, CSS property: padding-right, since version 2.5.10)

Set the inner distance (width between contents and the border) to the right edge.

padding-top (length, optional, CSS property: padding-top, since version 2.5.10)

Set the inner distance (width between contents and the border) to the top edge.

width (number or length)

Width of the box in grid cells or in absolute values.

Example

<DefineColor name="mygreen" model="cmyk" c="22" m="0" y="55" k="0"/>
<PlaceObject>
  <Box width="10" height="5" backgroundcolor="mygreen"/>
</PlaceObject>

looks like

ref greenbox

See also

The section about <Box> in the basics chapter.