# CTAN Update: shadethm

This package is obsolete. The package colors the body of theorem environments, but it appeared in 1995 and much better options are available today. If you are starting a new project then you should use a more modern package.

The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/shadethm The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/shadethm/

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese

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## Shaded theorems – Theorem environments that are shaded

Extends the `\newtheorem` command. If you say
`\newshadetheorem{theorem}{Theorem}` in the preamble then
your regular `\begin{theorem} .. \end{theorem}` will
produce a theorem statement in a shaded box. It supports all the
options of `\newtheorem`, including forms
`\newshadetheorem{..}[..]{..}` and
`\newshadetheorem{..}{..}[..]`.

Environments declared using the package require their body to
remain on one page; the mdframed
package can frame and shade theorems, and *its*
environments break at the end of a page; users are generally
recommended, therefore, to use mdframed.

In the same spirit, the author told us in January 2020: “These materials are obsolete. There are a number of more recent, more powerful packages that have capabilities that greatly extend the simple ones here. A new project should use one of those. These files only continue to be available to help people who are working with an old project.”

Package | Shaded theorems |

Version | 2020-01-08 |

Copyright | 1999–2020 Jim Hefferon |

Maintainer | Jim Hefferon |