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Direc­tory macros/latex/contrib/boites



boites is a LaTeX pack­age to type­set boxes that may break across pages.


(c) 1998-1999 Vin­cent Zoonekynd <zoonek@math.jussieu.fr>

Distributed un­der the GNU Public Li­cence


Th­ese en­vi­ron­ments al­low page breaks in­side framed boxes. They in­clude a few ex­am­ples (shaded box, box with a wavy line on its side, etc.)

See also the framed pack­age.


In the pream­ble:


Be­fore us­ing the var­i­ous en­vi­ron­ments:

\bkcounttrue: the lines will be num­bered

\bkcountfalse: the lines will not be num­bered

Boxed text with a ti­tle:


Text with a dou­ble ver­ti­cal line on the left and a num­ber (17, in this ex­am­ple):


Text with a wavy line on the left:


Shaded box:


If you wish other kinds of boxes, have a look at boites_examples.sty and feel free to adapt the macros.


  • Th­ese en­vi­ron­ments may be nested.
  • They may ap­pear in a mul­ti­cols en­vi­ron­ment.
  • Float­ing ma­te­rial, foot­notes, margin­pars ap­pear­ing in­side them will be lost.


  • 1992: orig­i­nal macros (eclbkbox.sty) by Hideki Isozaki
  • 1998: a few mod­i­fi­ca­tions to make the macros more con­fig­urable, more com­ments and in­clu­sion of some ex­am­ples (Vin­cent Zoonekynd)

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (282.5k).

boites – Boxes that may break across pages

De­fines en­vi­ron­ments that al­low page breaks in­side framed boxes whose edges may be var­i­ously fancy. The bun­dle in­cludes a few ex­am­ples (shaded box, box with a wavy line on its side, etc).

Ver­sion1.1 2013-11-21
Li­censeGNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense
Main­tainerJosé Romildo Malaquias
Vin­cent Zoonekynd (in­ac­tive)
Con­tained inTeX Live as boites
MiKTeX as boites
Topics high­light­ing type­set ma­te­rial, fancy frames, wa­ter­marks, etc.
break­ing boxes over a page bound­ary, etc
cre­at­ing boxes
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