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10.1. Producing portable graphics and ornaments

Portable graphics in LaTeX essentially mean graphics built from boxes, lines, and characters. LaTeX boxes are reviewed briefly in Appendix A.2. Here, we first present packages that provide extensions to the usual LaTeX boxes. Later, this section deals with line graphics.

10.1.1. boxedminipage—Boxes with frames

The boxedminipage environment, defined in the boxedminipage package (by Mario Wolczko), behaves like the standard minipage environment, but the result is surrounded by a frame, as if it was placed inside an \fbox. The thickness and separation of the rules are controlled by the \fboxrule and \fboxsep parameters, respectively. However, in contrast to a construction involving \fbox, one can use verbatim commands inside the environment body.

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