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Here is the specs of the box.

  1. Color of the bar rule should be:

    \definecolor{mycolor}{rgb}{0.122, 0.435, 0.698}
  2. Radius of the 4 corners of the box: 4pt

  3. Thick line = 0.5pt
  4. Text should be 6pt indention on all sides
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Have a look at the mdframed package:


\definecolor{mycolor}{rgb}{0.122, 0.435, 0.698}

\newmdenv[innerlinewidth=0.5pt, roundcorner=4pt,linecolor=mycolor,innerleftmargin=6pt,




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The tcolorbox package does a beautiful job of setting coloured boxes:

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\usepackage{tcolorbox}% http://ctan.org/pkg/tcolorbox
\definecolor{mycolor}{rgb}{0.122, 0.435, 0.698}% Rule colour
\mybox{Here is some fancy box text.}

The tcolorbox options are:

  1. color=mycolor
  2. arc=4pt
  3. boxrule=0.5pt
  4. left=6pt, right=6pt, top=6pt, bottom=6pt

The macro \mybox will always set the box on a single line. If you want more than one line, some changes are required. To remove the background colour, add the option colback=white.

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Hi Werner, Do you know how to fix this? Runaway argument? { title/.store in=\kvtcb@title , notitle/.style={title=}, adjusted ti\ETC. ! Paragraph ended before \pgfkeys@@qset was complete. <to be read again> \par l.87 parskip/.style={before={\par \pagebreak[0]\noindent},after={\par}}, ? –  jeecabz Aug 7 '12 at 5:53
@jee-ar: What code caused this? Are you adding a title to tcolorbox? –  Werner Aug 7 '12 at 14:14
@ werner: no, this is the error comes out when I try to use your given code/tag. –  jeecabz Aug 8 '12 at 3:56
@jee-ar: You need to embrace the \mybox command with \makeatletter ... \makeatother. –  Werner Aug 8 '12 at 4:22
@ werner: thanks. It is now working. I just modify the tcoolbox package. But If I want to include section, subsection, paragraph - It does not work. –  jeecabz Aug 8 '12 at 5:35
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Since version 2.02 (2013/03/13), the package tcolorbox contains the \tcbox and \newtcbox (version 2.22) macros which allow to give an alternative answer. I also added some text around the box example to demonstrate the usage of the option tcbox raise base.

\definecolor{mycolor}{rgb}{0.122, 0.435, 0.698}

  boxsep=0pt,left=6pt,right=6pt,top=6pt,bottom=6pt,tcbox raise base}

Some text. \mybox{Here is some fancy box text.} More text.

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I had to add the options nobeforeafter to get the box inline like your picture. –  Nate Glenn Jul 8 '13 at 5:41
@NateGlenn Thank you for this hint! The version I used had a bug which is eliminated now. Therefore, nobeforeafter has to be set. I corrected the the example. Thanks again! :-) –  Thomas F. Sturm Jul 8 '13 at 6:35
No problem! Thanks for showing me that this distribution allows inline text boxing. I had been searching for it for a while. –  Nate Glenn Jul 8 '13 at 20:30
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