# A fancy box for non-verb text, but like that of Fancyvrb

How can I create, without a verbatim environment, these nice boxes that the Fancyvrb package produces:

The sibling package Fancybox (by the same author) doesn't allow for the caption being placed onto the box's sides.

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I'd have a look at the package mdframed – egreg Oct 10 '12 at 15:46
Wow! That's what I was looking for! Thanks! – NVaughan Oct 10 '12 at 15:49
When you have a working solution, you can add a self-answer here. – egreg Oct 10 '12 at 15:54
The second code in this answer tex.stackexchange.com/a/69154/3954 could be used as a starting point. – Gonzalo Medina Oct 10 '12 at 17:32
Thanks, Gonzalo! That was very helpful indeed. – NVaughan Oct 10 '12 at 19:33

Using @GonzaloMedina's code (here), and @egreg's suggestion, the desired code is the following:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{mdframed}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\newenvironment{myenv}[1]
{\mdfsetup{
frametitle={\colorbox{white}{\space#1\space}},
innertopmargin=0pt,
frametitleaboveskip=-\ht\strutbox,
frametitlealignment=\center
}
\begin{mdframed}%
}
{\end{mdframed}}

\begin{document}

\begin{myenv}{The frame title}
\lipsum[2]
\end{myenv}

\end{document}


It produces the following PDF (cropped here):

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