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Labelled Frames in Latex

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I wanted to have a frame with a label in Latex, as in the image to the right.

One solution provided by the VisualFAQ is to use the fancy verbatim class:

\begin{Verbatim}[frame=single,label={\texttt{equidem.tex}}]

However, I didn't want text; I wanted an image, and I wanted in a consistent font.

I found the solution was the following Latex:

\begin{figure}[htb]
\centering
  \begin{tabular}{@{}lllr@{}}
    
  & \multirow{2}{*}{Internet Application 'root'} & & \\
  \cline{1-1} \cline{3-4}
  \vline & & & \vline \\
  \vline & \multicolumn{2}{c}{\includegraphics[width=80mm]{models/Source.ps}} & \vline \\
    
  \hline
  \end{tabular}
  \caption{Figure Caption}
  \label{fig:reference}
\end{figure}

Making it Coloured

I also wanted the frame to be a shade of gray. By using \arrayrulecolor, the \hlines of a table can be coloured:

\arrayrulecolor{gray}

Using \color directly allows you to change the colour of vertical lines (but NOT horizontal lines through \cline):

{\color{gray}\vline}

I also wanted to change the font of the label to a sans-serif font through \sffamily. My solution was thus:

\begin{figure}[htb]
\centering
  \begin{tabular}{@{}lllr@{}}
    
  & \multirow{2}{*}{\color{gray}\sffamily Internet Application 'root'} & & \\
  \arrayrulecolor{gray}
  \cline{1-1} \cline{3-4}
  \arrayrulecolor{gray}
  {\color{gray}\vline} & & & {\color{gray}\vline} \\
  \arrayrulecolor{gray}
  {\color{gray}\vline} & \multicolumn{2}{c}{\includegraphics[width=80mm]{models/Source.ps}} & {\color{gray}\vline} \\
    
  \hline
  \end{tabular}
  \caption{Figure Caption}
  \label{fig:reference}
\end{figure}

Making it a Command

Finally, I wanted to make this a re-usable command:

\begin{figure}[htb]
  % param1: the frame caption
  % param2: the image width
  % param3: the image source
  % param4: the image caption
  % param5: the reference label
  \framedimage{Internet Application 'root'}
    {80mm}
    {models/autocomplete/Source.ps}
    {Autocomplete: Connecting a Domain Source}
    {fig:autocomplete-source2}
\end{figure}

This is achieved by adding the following source code to your prelude.
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