# Including multiple figures/subfigures within an fbox (minipage)

From what I understand, it's pretty much impossible to include floats within an fbox/minipage. I basically want a paragraph of framed text with a couple of subfigures included within the frame. Any ideas as to how I might implement this?

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If you don't need a floating environment just use an fbox/minipage with \captionsetup{type=figure} as 1st line. Afterwards \caption, \subcaption(box), \subfloat etc. should work fine. (I'm assuming you are using either the subcaption or the subfig package for typesetting sub-figures.) –  Axel Sommerfeldt Jan 4 '12 at 11:29
–  Torbjørn T. Jan 4 '12 at 15:44
luser, please comment at least if this should be a floating environment or not. –  Axel Sommerfeldt Jan 5 '12 at 12:13
I'm not sure if it needs to be a floating environment. I need text and two side-by-side figures surrounded by a box. If this can be done without a floating environment as above, then no, it needn't be floating. –  luser Jan 11 '12 at 9:50

For such things you can use packages like framed, mdframed, adjustbox or tcolorbox.

Every package has its own benefits and drawbacks: you can read the related documentation to get more information.

The following example uses tcolorbox. To provide subfigures I am using subcaption.

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{caption,subcaption}
\usepackage{tcolorbox}
\usepackage{kantlipsum}
\begin{document}
\begin{tcolorbox}
\kant[1]
\begin{center}
\captionsetup{type=figure}
\begin{subfigure}[b]{.5\linewidth}
\centering
\rule{3cm}{1cm}
\caption{A subfigure}\label{fig:1a}
\end{subfigure}%
\begin{subfigure}[b]{.5\linewidth}
\centering
\rule{3cm}{1cm}
\caption{B subfigure}\label{fig:2a}
\end{subfigure}
\caption{FIGURES}
\end{center}
\kant[2]
\end{tcolorbox}
\end{document}


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