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What is the easiest way to put a box for quotation wrapped within text as we do for figure with wrapfig. Like half-sized box of text in magazines. I am trying float, but I am not sure if it is the best choice for this purpose.

I am looking for a flexible solution: When the box content is long, split the box in two pages (continues to the next page along with the main text).

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Can you show a picture of what you have in mind? –  Harish Kumar Apr 18 '12 at 6:54
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Could you explain what exactly you mean with "wrapped in text". I can't see how figure is doing this. –  Stephan Lehmke Apr 18 '12 at 8:50
    
@StephanLehmke Exactly! figure is what I need, but I am not sure if figure is the best choice for text. –  All Apr 18 '12 at 10:51
    
I still don't get it. The floating object created by the figure environment is not wrapped in text at all. Are you talking about a specific package? –  Stephan Lehmke Apr 18 '12 at 11:00
    
@StephanLehmke sorry I meant wrapfig. In the original question, I referred to the possibility to wrap figure by corresponding packages. And I am asking for the best package to wrap a box of text. –  All Apr 18 '12 at 11:10
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I might have misunderstood the question... but I think you want to wrap the quotation within text. It can be achieved using wrapfig package.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{wrapfig}% http://ctan.org/pkg/wrapfig
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\begin{document}
\begin{wrapfigure}[11]{l}{.5\textwidth}
\fbox{\begin{minipage}{\dimexpr\linewidth-2\fboxrule-2\fboxsep}
%\centering
``Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
Proin ac tempus dui. Etiam non mattis neque. Maecenas tempor,
massa a luctus sollicitudin, elit massa auctor velit, eu mattis
lacus arcu nec est. 

Sed et lectus non tellus posuere consequat.
Donec congue lacinia urna a iaculis. Cras id nisl sed sapien
euismod rhoncus.''
\end{minipage}}
\end{wrapfigure}
\lipsum[1]
\end{document}

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If you want the box to span many pages, then the mdframed option suggested in the other answer should be followed.

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Floats cannot wrap multiple pages. I would recommend the mdframed package for this purpose.

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