# [Tex/LaTex] Adding Tables to a Minipage Like Environment

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I'm trying to set up an environment to use for examples in my thesis document. I would like to increase margins, change the line spacing, open with "Example :", and close with $\Box$. Minipage works beautifully except I can't embed tables or figures within my examples.

This is what I have:

\newcounter{examplecounter}
\newenvironment{example}
{
\vspace{1.75em}
\begin{center}
\begin{minipage}[h]{0.85\textwidth}
\setlength{\parindent}{2em}
\refstepcounter{examplecounter}
\begin{oneandahalfspaced}
\noindent
\textbf{Example \arabic{examplecounter}:}
}{
\hspace{-1em}
$\Box$
\end{oneandahalfspaced}
\end{minipage}
\end{center}
\vspace{1.75em}
}

Any suggestions on how to accomplish what I'm looking for?

You cannot have a figure environment inside a minipage because its a float, same counts for table. However you can include an image using \includegraphics (graphicx package) and also add a caption using the capt-of package: \captionof{figuree}{<the caption text>}.