# How would I make a colored alert box in LaTeX?

I would like to make something similar to the following green alert box

http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/components.html#alerts

I have tried various combinations of verbatim without success

• I would use mdframed for this – cmhughes Feb 12 '12 at 17:22

## 1 Answer

You can use a color box.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,xcolor}
\begin{document}
\colorbox{pink}{\hbox to \textwidth{alert box\hfill}}
\end{document}


If you want the text to have a different color use,

\textcolor{brown}{your text...}


For a paragraph you can you parbox or minipage.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,xcolor,lipsum}
\begin{document}
\colorbox{pink}{\parbox{\textwidth}{\lipsum[1]}}
\end{document}


If you want a bit of "padding"

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,xcolor,lipsum}
\begin{document}
\colorbox{pink}{\parbox{\textwidth}{%
\vskip10pt
\leftskip10pt\rightskip10pt
\lipsum[1]
\vskip10pt
}
}
\end{document}