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I have a \framebox (I don't insist on using this command) and a minipage that causes whitespace, because the drawn box is not allowing any text before or after and it itself does not break over pages. The code looks like this:

    Title Goes Here
    Contents go here

Am I using the correct command? If so, how can I break it over pages? or if it is not possible to break it, I must give it a label and caption (just like a table or figure) and make it inline with text so that I can refer it in the article, but I don't know that either.

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use package mdframed. See documentation on how it has to be used – Herbert May 26 '11 at 10:27
Thanks. That's it. Would you please state it as an answer so that I can mark it as correct answer. – Yasser Sobhdel May 26 '11 at 10:44
Is there anything like it for blocks of math (I mean between two $, like $\phi^\rho$ and so). When such a block reaches end of line, it goes further to margins and I must correct it manually. Is there a way to correct it another way? – Yasser Sobhdel May 26 '11 at 10:46
I don't get "the drawn box is not allowing any text before or after". This is not the behaviour of \framebox. – Martin Scharrer May 26 '11 at 11:01
I mean the box is larger than half of the page, and it causes the previous page to have white spaces. and it starts at the beginning of next page. – Yasser Sobhdel May 26 '11 at 13:42
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Something you can also give a try is this code from the memoir manual for a framed environment with a caption. It can break across pages and gives a continuation caption. It can also be referred to with a \ref


    \vbox{\nobreak \vskip -0.7\FrameSep
        \rlap{\strut#1}\nobreak\nointerlineskip% left justified
        \vskip 0.7\FrameSep
\newenvironment{titledframe}[2][\FrameFirst@Lab\ (cont.)]{%
    \def\FrameFirst@Lab{\textbf{\framename\ \theframecnt:\ #2}}%
    \advance\hsize -2\FrameRule
    \advance\hsize -2\FrameSep

    \begin{titledframe}{A titled frame}\label{frm:A}

    \begin{titledframe}{A New frame}\label{frm:B}
    In frames~\ref{frm:A} and \ref{frm:B}
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Do you know anything for formulae, is it possible to have an script or so t automatically break the formula to the next line when it is exceeding the usual length and entering the margin? – Yasser Sobhdel May 26 '11 at 15:16
@Yasser Sobhdel: No unfortunately not. There are a lot of rules regarding where to break a single equation into multi-line ones. I think it is very close to impossible to automate that. – Danie Els May 26 '11 at 15:20

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