# How would I make a colored alert box in LaTeX?

I would like to make something similar to the following green alert box

I have tried various combinations of verbatim without success

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I would use mdframed for this – cmhughes Feb 12 '12 at 17:22

You can use a color box.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,xcolor}
\begin{document}
\end{document}


If you want the text to have a different color use,

\textcolor{brown}{your text...}


For a paragraph you can you parbox or minipage.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,xcolor,lipsum}
\begin{document}
\colorbox{pink}{\parbox{\textwidth}{\lipsum[1]}}
\end{document}


If you want a bit of "padding"

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,xcolor,lipsum}
\begin{document}
\colorbox{pink}{\parbox{\textwidth}{%
\vskip10pt
\leftskip10pt\rightskip10pt
\lipsum[1]
\vskip10pt
}
}
\end{document}

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Thank you. Is there a way to make line wrapping work? My text runs off the screen – Hoa Feb 12 '12 at 5:50
@Hoa See edit. I added another minimal. – Yiannis Lazarides Feb 12 '12 at 6:12