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is an environment providing a paragraph box which is a complete mini version of a page. It can contain its own footnotes, paragraphs, arrays, tabulars, and other environments. It cannot, however, contain floats or \marginpar commands, but it can appear inside figure or table environments.

The syntax is the following:

\begin{minipage}[<pos>][<height>][<inner-pos>]{<width>} 
<text>
\end{minipage}

where

  • <pos> controls the vertical positioning of the box with respect to the text baseline (valid values: c, t, or b).
  • <height> determines the height of the box.
  • <width> determines the width of the box.
  • <inner-pos> determines the position of <text> within the box.

The four special length parameters \width, \height, \depth, and \totalheight (= \height + \depth) specify the natural size of <text>.

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