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4.7.1 Framed Boxes

Recall the \framebox command described in §2.8.2. Optional Arguments:

\framebox[<width>][<align>]{<text>}

This treats <text> as a box of width <width> and puts a frame around it. The second optional argument may be one of: c (centred contents), l (left-aligned contents), r (right-aligned contents).

Example:

Some \framebox[2in]{framed} text.

Some framed text (the word 'framed' is inside a 2
inch wide box)

There is a shorter related command with no optional arguments:

\fbox{<text>}

The fancybox package provides some additional framing commands:

\shadowbox{<text>}

Puts a shadow-style frame around its contents:

Some \shadowbox{framed} text.

Some framed text (the word 'framed' is in a 
box with a shadow)

\doublebox{<text>}

Puts a double-lined frame around its contents:

Some \doublebox{framed} text.

Some framed text (the word 'framed' is in a 
box with a double lined frame)

\ovalbox{<text>}

Puts a thin-lined oval frame around its contents:

Some \ovalbox{framed} text.

Some framed text (the word 'framed' is in a 
a box with rounded corners)

\Ovalbox{<text>}

Puts a thick-lined oval frame around its contents:

Some \Ovalbox{framed} text.

Some framed text (the word 'framed' is in a 
a thick bordered box with rounded corners)

If you want a different frame effect, you will need to use a graphical package, such as pgf/tikz.

Example:

This example uses commands beyond the scope of this book, but gives you an idea of what's possible.

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes}
\usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing}

\begin{document}

Some
\begin{tikzpicture}[baseline=(n.base),decoration=bumps]
\node[draw,ellipse,decorate] (n) {framed};
\end{tikzpicture}
text.

\end{document}

Some framed text (the word 'framed' is in a 
decorated with a wiggly border)

For further details, see the pgf documentation.

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