[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?

Best Answer

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>}.

See also this answer which explains float environments vs. their content as well.