[texhax] [Fwd: RE: Issues with colour box in amsbook project [Was Fwd: FW:]]

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Tue Jul 26 22:20:54 CEST 2011

------------------------------ Original Message ------------------------------
Subject: RE: [texhax] Issues with colour box in amsbook project [Was Fwd: FW:]
From:    "Dr A K Hannaby" <keith.hannaby at mathshelp.com>
Date:    Tue, July 26, 2011 9:45 pm
To:      "'Alan T Litchfield'" <alan at alphabyte.co.nz>

Sorry, but can you give me the appropriate email address that points to "the
Please give only one option, so it's absolutely clear.

To answer your question: I am producing dvi but it will need to be pdf in
the final analysis.

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan T Litchfield [mailto:alan at alphabyte.co.nz]
Sent: 25 July 2011 21:00
To: Dr A K Hannaby; texhax
Subject: Re: [texhax] Issues with colour box in amsbook project [Was Fwd:

Again, please send your replies to the list.

I think you can rule out the minipage environment as being the cause of your
symptoms. Are you producing dvi or pdf? The pdf I produced is attached. You
will see on that the eps is not obscured.

If you are producing dvi, try producing pdf and see if that resolves your
issue. If you are producing pdf then try opening the pdf in some other

I have not told figbox or figboxeight to do anything different from what you
specified in your preamble.


On 26/07/2011, at 4:31 AM, Dr A K Hannaby wrote:

> Thanks Alan
> It's curious, I've taken out the minipage as you suggest, but the
> result is same.
> I have had the minipage in for over two years while writing this book
> with no problem.
> So it must be something I've added (that is different from what you've
> got) that is the problem.
> What is it that tells the figbox to be behind the figure in the
> correct circumstance (in your case)?
> Regards
> Keith
> -----Original Message-----
> From: texhax-bounces at tug.org [mailto:texhax-bounces at tug.org] On Behalf
> Of Alan T Litchfield
> Sent: 24 July 2011 21:33
> To: texhax at tug.org Hax; Dr A K Hannaby
> Subject: [texhax] Issues with colour box in amsbook project [Was
> Fwd: FW:]
> It is better if you reply back to the list.
> As I said in my post, I am not familiar with the ams classes and there
> may be important settings that I do not know about. Others will be
> better positioned to offer help than me.
> I have also attached the original file for others who may wish to have
> a look.
> For myself I cannot reproduce what you reported. The image is able to
> be read without problem and the box does not sit in front of the eps,
> obscuring it. I have however changed the figure code to:
> \begin{figure}[hbt]
> 		\figboxeight{\centering
> 			\includegraphics[scale=1.15,width=\linewidth]
> {fig_12c_two_solutions.eps}
> 			\caption{A double solution on a directed number
> 			\label{fig:doublesolution}}
> \end{figure}
> so that the image sits correctly inside the box and does not extend
> beyond it. I have also removed the minipage environment you had there.
> I could see no reason for it.
> Good luck
> Alan
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "Dr A K Hannaby" <keith.hannaby at mathshelp.com>
>> Date: 24 July 2011 10:18:30 PM
>> To: "'Alan T Litchfield'" <alan at alphabyte.co.nz>
>> Subject: RE: [texhax] FW:
>> Alan
>> Many thanks for picking up my problem.
>> Error shows up as a result of lines 695 to 745 of the text file and
>> on the output it is adjacent to the words: "with surround" and
>> "without surround".
>> I've attached a sample .eps picture file: fig_12c_two_solutions.eps
>> to match the \include entry (sorry, I forgot about that).
>> Also given a magnification factor 1.15 (or more) to show that the
>> picture is behind the colorbox.
>> Hope this helps.
>> Keith
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: texhax-bounces at tug.org [mailto:texhax-bounces at tug.org] On
>> Behalf Of Alan T Litchfield
>> Sent: 23 July 2011 23:13
>> To: Dr A K Hannaby
>> Cc: texhax at tug.org
>> Subject: Re: [texhax] FW:
>> Few things to start:
>> 1. The email address you have used appears to be sufficiently
>> precise.
>> 2. It is better to include a subject. I normally ignore postings
>> without a subject and selectively look at those that do.
>> 3. Your file will not compile without the images you have specified
>> and I do not want to spend the time in commenting out image
>> references. What are the lines of code that are providing the errors
>> you mention/giving you trouble?
>> I suspect the problem is with the inclusion of the minipage
>> environment inside the figure environment but that is just a guess.
>> Note also that I am not entirely familiar with the ams classes and
>> how they might change the behaviour of certain packages.
>> As an aside, if I use multiple images inside one figure environment I
>> prefer to use the subfig package
>> ftp://ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/subfig/subfig.pdf
>> Can you be more precise about the portion that requires attention,
>> please?
>> Alan
>> On 23/07/2011, at 9:52 PM, Dr A K Hannaby wrote:
>>> Tug
>>> I don't appear to be making contact on my problem.
>>> Yet, I am receiving daily emails on other matters.
>>> Can you give me a precise email address to contact, please?
>>> Keith
>>> From: Dr A K Hannaby [mailto:keith.hannaby at mathshelp.com]
>>> Sent: 20 July 2011 10:57
>>> To: 'texhax at tug.org'
>>> Subject:
>>> Dear Tug
>>> Can you help, please.
>>> I like to surround my diagrams and figures with a colorbox, working
>>> in Miktex 2.9 Trouble is the boxes have suddenly placed themselves
>>> in front of my figures rather than behind.
>>> I enclose sample text and the error is on page 7 of the output.
>>> I would be most grateful for your help.
>>> Yours
>>> Keith Hannaby

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