1. aditi

    How can I suppress the filenames of the images as well – so that I see only the outline boxes?

  2. tom


    This is tricky. The only way I can think of is to change how graphics behaves in draft mode and suppress the filename directly. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a solution how to do it.

  3. If one wants only the former (overfull boxes marked) but not the latter (pictures not being displayed), then instead of the [draft] option, one can use something like:

    This works even in plain TeX.

  4. ketan

    thanks. That helped. I remember there was a similar tag that also made a version of doc with date printed on each page. But dont remember which.

    • Hi Else,

      Thanks for your question. Most probably you get this warning when you force a linebreak at the end of a paragraph. The correct way to end a paragraph is through a blank line or \par without linebreak (i.e. \\).

      ... End of previous paragraph.

      Beginning of new paragraph ...

      If you prefer space between paragraphs, you can use \vspace{12pt} or even better \setlength{\parskip}{12pt} or load the parskip package (\usepackage{parskip}).

      Cheers, Tom.

  5. Gitte

    What does overfull hboxes mean or do?

    I have lots of them when I run my Latex script. Is that a problem, if everything else in the final PDF/DVI-file looks fine?

    regards, Gitte

    • Hey!

      It means that your contents is wider than the margins of your document. You can make them visible by making your document a draft:


      It’s good to omit them where possible.
      For graphics, set them to be at most textwidth in width:


      For text it usually means there is a hyphenation problem. Try loading the babel package and see if it helps:


      You can also force the words that cause the issue to be split locally using \- at the corresponding locations within the word. It will only be applied where needed. In other words, the word will only be split in case it hangs over the edge.

      Hope it helps.
      Cheers, Tom.

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