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This function has not been fully integrated into the long-term Mathematica system, and is subject to change.
is an option for AdjustmentBox objects that specifies the margins to leave around the contents of the box.
  • BoxMargins->{{left, right}, {bottom, top}} specifies the amount of space to leave around the selection. Positive margin specifications increase the spacing around the selection; negative ones decrease it. Horizontal margin specifications are in ems; vertical ones are in x-heights.
  • The default setting is BoxMargins->{{0, 0}, {0, 0}}.
  • The placement of a selection can be fine-tuned using an AdjustmentBox.
New in 3.0