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I'm writing a thesis and would like to add a box with text at the beginning of each chapter summarising main points. At the moment I'm using framed with itemize within it, which looks okay and does the job, but I would like to make it look nicer.

At the moment it looks like that: http://i.stack.imgur.com/LdBiq.png But I would like something like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/7C5Cd.png

I'm quite new to LaTeX and suspect framed may not be the right environment here, but I'm a bit lost. What is the best way to present styled text boxes that can be modified globally?

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Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look on our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. – karlkoeller Jun 20 '13 at 15:46
Welcome to TeX.SX! The mdframed package is probably what you are looking for. It has lots of customization options, and shadows, too. – mafp Jun 20 '13 at 15:55
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One option is to use the mdframed package:



frametitle=This chapter at glance...


This chapter:
\item First item.
\item Second item.
\item Third item.


enter image description here

The enumitem package was used to define a customized itemize-like environment with the desired symbol.

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