# tikz, minipage and positioning problem

I am using tikz and minipage to create a note box inside a description list. The problem I am facing is that I practically do not have any control over the positioning of the minipage and the corresponding note text. I would want to position the note text in such a manner in which the surrounding text is not wrapped around it (by which I mean no inline embedding), and I could position the note box in accordance with the layout of the page (say take it left, or right, or position it around the center, et al.). Can anyone suggest a method to achieve both of the above? The MWE follows.

TIA

\documentclass[11pt]{report}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes,snakes}
\begin{document}
\begin{description}
\item[\emph{Point:}] texttexttexttexttexttexttexttexttext...
% copied from http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/boxes-with-text-and-math/
\vspace{3mm}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\node [mybox] (box){%
\begin{minipage}{0.9\textwidth}
Note text.
\end{minipage}
};
\node[fancytitle, right=10pt] at (box.north west) {NOTE};
\node[fancytitle, rounded corners] at (box.east) {$\clubsuit$};
\end{tikzpicture}
texttexttexttexttexttexttexttexttext...
\end{description}
\end{document}

• Forget about that. It is very old and now new weapons are available. Try tcolorbox for such note boxes. – user11232 Mar 9 '15 at 5:06
• @HarishKumar Can you modify my code to provide me with an example? I would really appreciate it. – Vinod Mar 9 '15 at 5:07
• @HarishKumar I could find an example from the documentation, so reusing that :)....I will accept your answer anyway..thanks for the same – Vinod Mar 9 '15 at 5:25

\documentclass[11pt]{report}
\usepackage{tikz,showframe}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes,positioning}
\tikzset{mybox/.style = {draw=red, fill=blue!20, line width=1pt,
rectangle, rounded corners, inner sep=10pt, inner ysep=20pt},
fancytitle/.style ={fill=red, text=white}
}
\begin{document}
\begin{description}
\item[\emph{Point:}] texttexttexttexttexttexttexttexttext...

% copied from http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/boxes-with-text-and-math/
\vspace{3mm}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\node [mybox] (box){%
\begin{minipage}{\dimexpr\textwidth-\leftmargin-22pt\relax}
Note text.
\end{minipage}
};
\node[fancytitle, right=10pt] at (box.north west) {NOTE};
\node[fancytitle, rounded corners,overlay] at (box.east) {$\clubsuit$};
\end{tikzpicture}

texttexttexttexttexttexttexttextt
\end{description}
\end{document}


Now with tcolorbox

\documentclass[11pt]{report}
\usepackage[many]{tcolorbox}
\tikzset{fancytitle/.style ={fill=red, text=white}}
\newtcolorbox{mybox}[2][]{
enhanced jigsaw,
width=0.5\textwidth,  %% change
colback=blue!20,
colframe=red,
title=#2,
boxrule=1pt,
left=10pt,right=10pt,top=20pt,bottom=20pt,
attach boxed title to top left= {xshift=10pt,yshift*=-\tcboxedtitleheight/2},
boxed title style={size=small,colback=red,colframe=green!75!black,arc=0ex},
before=\par\vspace{3mm},
after=\par,
overlay unbroken and first ={
\node[fancytitle, rounded corners] at (frame.east) {$\clubsuit$};
},
#1
}

\begin{document}
\begin{description}
\item[\emph{Point:}] texttexttexttexttexttexttexttexttext...
\begin{mybox}{NOTE}
Note text.
\end{mybox}
texttexttexttexttexttexttexttextt
\end{description}
\end{document}


And an example from manual:

\documentclass[11pt]{report}
\usepackage[many]{tcolorbox}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{varwidth}
\newtcolorbox{mybox}[2][]{enhanced,
attach boxed title to top left={xshift=1cm,yshift=-2mm},
fonttitle=\bfseries,varwidth boxed title=0.7\linewidth,
colbacktitle=green!45!white,coltitle=green!10!black,colframe=green!50!black,
interior style={top color=yellow!10!white,bottom color=green!10!white},
boxed title style={enhanced,boxrule=0.75mm,colframe=white,
borderline={0.1mm}{0mm}{green!50!black},
borderline={0.1mm}{0.75mm}{green!50!black},
interior style={top color=green!10!white,bottom color=green!10!white,
middle color=green!50!white},
overlay unbroken and first ={
\node[fill=red, text=white, rounded corners] at (frame.east) {$\clubsuit$};
},
title={#2},#1}

\begin{document}
\begin{description}
\item[\emph{Point:}] texttexttexttexttexttexttexttexttext...
\begin{mybox}{My title}
\lipsum[2]
\end{mybox}
texttexttexttexttexttexttexttextt
\end{description}
\end{document}