I'm trying to have a box around my align environment, so I do the following:


This works fine, but I would like to have above the box text as some kind of title for the box.

So I try


And then replace box=\fbox with box={\textfbox{the title that I want}}. This does not work, it places the text next to the box and not above the box, so I have tried inserting \par or \newline but to no avail.

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    It is good that you included some code. Even better would be minimal working examples---chunks of code complete in themselves that can be copied and compiled and that manifest your issue.
    – vanden
    May 12, 2011 at 16:19
  • First, it should be box=\textfbox{The title you want} note the lack of backslash and the curly braces around your argument...
    – Seamus
    May 12, 2011 at 16:20
  • T I edited the title to make it reflect the more specifc problem you are having.
    – Seamus
    May 12, 2011 at 16:26

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You are using in a wrong way the parameters, first of all: #1 refers to the optional argument, #2 to the mandatory one. Moreover, there's no centering environment and the \centering command is useless here.


\begin{empheq}[box={\textfbox[A different title]}]{align}

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