# Shaded with “continue on next page”

I am using the shaded environment in the framed package to wrap some text lines that may go across two different pages. If there is a crossing of pages, I'd like to automatically add a line "(continue on next page)" to the first shaded box. Is there an easy way to do so? Thank you.

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I recommend to use the newer mdframed package instead of the framed package. However, it also doesn't seem to have such a feature, but it might be done by patching \md@putbox@first and \md@putbox@middle. –  Martin Scharrer Jul 26 '11 at 9:49
I have a new version of mdframed Maybe in two weeks the new version will be finished. A current pretest you can download here: mrunix.de/forums/… –  Marco Daniel Jul 26 '11 at 10:00

I recommend to use the newer mdframed package instead of the framed package. However, it also doesn't seem to have such a feature, but it might be done by patching \md@putbox@first and \md@putbox@middle.

Here something quick and dirty:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{mdframed}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{xcolor}

\makeatletter
\let\orig@md@putbox@first\md@putbox@first
\def\md@putbox@first{%
\orig@md@putbox@first
\nopagebreak
\vspace{-\baselineskip}%
\vbox to 0pt{\hbox to \linewidth{\hss(continue on next page)}\vss}%
}
\let\orig@md@putbox@middle\md@putbox@middle
\def\md@putbox@middle{%
\orig@md@putbox@middle
\nopagebreak
\vspace{-\baselineskip}%
\vbox to 0pt{\hbox to \linewidth{\hss(continue on next page)}\vss}%
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]

\bigskip

\begin{mdframed}[backgroundcolor=gray]
\lipsum[1-30]
\end{mdframed}
\end{document}


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not tested: addto\md@putboxfirst{\vbox to 0pt{\hbox to \linewidth{\hss(continue on next page)}\vss}} –  Marco Daniel Jul 26 '11 at 10:18
@Macro: That was my very first try as well :-) It didn't work. It places that line on a page of its own afterwards. –  Martin Scharrer Jul 26 '11 at 10:39
Thanks: Only at the weekend I can spend my time at home. Maybe for the next version it is an inspiration. –  Marco Daniel Jul 26 '11 at 14:05