Biology papers often have explanations of key points in "boxes", which are typeset like figures, i.e. they are floating, but they are not numbered as figures and they usually have a frame around them or a shaded background. I would like to achieve the same effect in a LaTeX document.
That is, I would like to have a floating element in my document that is similar to a figure in that it consists of an image an a caption, but:
- there should be some title text (so the layout is title, then figure, then caption text)
- it should have a frame drawn around the whole thing (i.e. around the title, figure and the caption)
- it should not say "Figure 1" in front of the caption
- it should not affect the numbering of subsequent figures
- it should look as unobtrusive as possible, since it's not strictly part of the format for the conference I'm submitting to. So just a plain frame is preferred, without colour, shading, rounded corners etc.
For bonus points, it would be nice to automatically number these as "Box 1", "Box 2" and so on, though I don't strictly need that since my document only has one box.
I can find solutions to each of these things individually and could cobble them all together, but that feels like a bit of a hack and it would be good to have a clean solution.