I used the Graphics->New Graphic, then the Drawing Tools to create this in my notebook.

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Now, you can see that there is wasted whitespace above and below my line. I tried dragging all the sides and corners, but the effect is the same, What I want to do is narrow the vertical size of the window only, eliminating some whitespace.

Anyone know how to do this?

  • $\begingroup$ You can Ctrl+Drag to do clipping style operations. $\endgroup$ – Yves Klett Dec 8 '15 at 8:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba why not elaborate on the programmatic options? I guess the Shrinkwrap->True hack should be applicable here, too. $\endgroup$ – Yves Klett Dec 8 '15 at 9:05
  • $\begingroup$ @YvesKlett I really don;t like drawing tools :P I just wanted the question to be answered and I would really choose your answer. Feel free to include that way too. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Dec 8 '15 at 9:07
  • $\begingroup$ David, was that what you were after? $\endgroup$ – Yves Klett Dec 21 '15 at 12:32

You can press down Ctrl while dragging to do clipping-style manipulations:

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More convenient might be a programmatic way, e.g. using:

Show[graphics, Method -> {"ShrinkWrap" -> True}]

However, this method does not really work well with text (that tends to be cut off), so sometimes a bit of manual dragging might be in order anyway.

  • $\begingroup$ Nice answer. Thank you very much. $\endgroup$ – David Dec 22 '15 at 2:13

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