# minipage with page break

I'm using LaTeX for writing math tests. Every task I wrap into an environment, which I defined like this:

  \NewEnviron{beispiel}[1]{\begin{minipage}[t]{0.76\textwidth}
\BODY
\end{minipage} \hfill


So I actually want two columns (with different width) and the left one includes the example and the right one includes the points for that example. My environment works perfectly well, but I need automatic page breaks for long examples. Is there a way to do this?

I also tried out the longtable-package (no page breaks within a row) parcolumns-package (enumeration, vspace don't work) - but I didn't manage to get what I want.

Example:

    \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report}

\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{a4paper,left=18mm,right=18mm, top=3cm, bottom=2cm}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{environ}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\onehalfspacing
\newcounter{punkte}
\NewEnviron{beispiel}[1]{\begin{minipage}[t]{0.76\textwidth}
\BODY
\end{minipage} \hfill

\begin{document}
\begin{enumerate}

\item \begin{beispiel}{3} %points of the example

\blindtext \\
\blindtext \\
\blindtext \\
\blindtext \\

\end{beispiel}

\end{enumerate}
\end{document}


I hope someone can help... Cheers

• Is that right hand box really just a one line label? (If so you don't need boxes at all, just a list, which will allow page breaking naturally) – David Carlisle May 20 '15 at 8:41
• Maybe this question could help you tex.stackexchange.com/questions/32704/… – Rico May 20 '15 at 8:42
• Yes, the right hand box is just one line. But I don't see how to do it with a list. Sorry. – chris May 20 '15 at 8:58
• The posted example produces: ! Undefined control sequence. l.12 \NewEnviron and ! LaTeX Error: No counter 'punkte' defined. – David Carlisle May 20 '15 at 9:40
• I had some commands in an external file. It should work now... – chris May 20 '15 at 9:52

Almost always in such cases you need a list rather than minipages or tables.

here I use a list that borrows from enumerate and description to handle the enumeration counter but use the optional argument of \item to set the points.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report}

\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{a4paper,left=18mm,right=18mm, top=3cm, bottom=2cm}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\
\newcounter{punkte}

\onehalfspacing

\makeatletter
\newenvironment{bbb}{%
\list
{}
{%
\rightmargin.25\textwidth
\usecounter{enumi}%
\def\makelabel##1{\refstepcounter{enumi}%
\hss\llap{\labelenumi}%
\rlap{\kern\dimexpr\textwidth-\leftmargin
\llap{\small\_\_\_/##1/ Pkt.}}}}%
}
{\endlist}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\noindent X\dotfill X

\begin{bbb}
\item[3] %points of the example

\blindtext

\blindtext

\blindtext

\blindtext

\item[2] %points of the example

zzz zzz zzz zzz zzz

\end{bbb}
\end{document}