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boites is a package to typeset boxes that may break across pages.


(c) 1998-1999 Vincent Zoonekynd <zoonek@math.jussieu.fr>

Distributed under the GNU Public Licence


These environments allow page breaks inside framed boxes. They include a few examples (shaded box, box with a wavy line on its side, etc.)

See also the framed package.


In the preamble:


Before using the various environments:

\bkcounttrue: the lines will be numbered

\bkcountfalse: the lines will not be numbered

Boxed text with a title:


Text with a double vertical line on the left and a number (17, in this example):


Text with a wavy line on the left:


Shaded box:


If you wish other kinds of boxes, have a look at boites_examples.sty and feel free to adapt the macros.


  • These environments may be nested.
  • They may appear in a multicols environment.
  • Floating material, footnotes, marginpars appearing inside them will be lost.


  • 1992: original macros (eclbkbox.sty) by Hideki Isozaki
  • 1998: a few modifications to make the macros more configurable, more comments and inclusion of some examples (Vincent Zoonekynd)

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boites – Boxes that may break across pages

Defines environments that allow page breaks inside framed boxes whose edges may be variously fancy. The bundle includes a few examples (shaded box, box with a wavy line on its side, etc).

Version1.1 2013-11-21
LicensesGNU General Public License
MaintainerJosé Romildo Malaquias
Vincent Zoonekynd (inactive)
Contained inTeX Live as boites
MiKTeX as boites
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