# [texhax] (1) Getting text into a box that obeys margins, and (2) having text flow around a box

tom sgouros tomfool at as220.org
Wed May 24 04:08:24 CEST 2006


hgi <hgi at shaw.ca> wrote:

> Also, is there a way (without converting to a graphic and using a
> Wrapfigure command) to take a very short piece of text, throw a box
> around it and then have the text wrap around the box?  That's a
> generic question   my purpose is to have a section at the end of a
> newsletter, in which, in a column, there is a little box containing a
> big italic "i" (for "information") that sits in the column while the

Placing the text in the box first and having the text flow around it is
difficult.  But if you don't mind placing the box by hand it's easy.  I
use this in a publication I edit:

\newcommand{\pullquote}[2]{
\begin{wrapfigure}{#1}{2in}
\begin{minipage}[t]{2in}
\setlength{\baselineskip}{15pt}
\begin{center}
{\Large\textit{#2}}
\end{center}
\end{minipage}
\end{wrapfigure}}

You could put a \framebox around the minipage to get the box outlined.
Is that what you're after?

-tom

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