I am currently using the shaded environment from the framed package for large calculation digressions in my papers.

\newenvironment{digression}[1]{\begin{shaded} \noindent\textbf{\sc {#1}\\} }{ \end{shaded} } % or snugshade

Unfortunately, when I try to include a figure within such a digression, I get the error ! LaTeX Error: Float(s) lost.

I'm using tikz right now, but ideally I'd like it to be in a wrapfigure since it's such a small figure..

1 Answer 1


Since figures are floating in nature, you can't use them inside a static environment. But the reverse can be done as in:




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  • That is interesting, although I really wanted to be able to use a wrapfigure which I don't think this is very applicable to. But thanks for the response.
    – Hanmyo
    Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 6:35
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    @Hanmyo: If you provide a complete (non)working code starting from \documentclass{..} and ending at \end{document}, chances of getting a solution will improve.
    – user11232
    Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 6:44
  • Thanks, Harish. While trying to make an mwe, I realized that it actually does work. The problem must have been in my code elsewhere..
    – Hanmyo
    Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 7:06

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