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I'm trying to format a picture so that it fills the text width however it always errors and fills the whole page.


is the line I'm currently using also this is probably relevent



Also this is the error I'm getting:

Overfull \hbox (264.0pt too wide) in paragraph
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Welcome to! A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, they'll be marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it). – texenthusiast Mar 18 '13 at 0:29
@JonathanWebb Overfull \hbox (264.0pt too wide) is not an error. It is a warning. Also, please always provide a minimal working example (MWE) – hpesoj626 Mar 18 '13 at 0:35
If you want that the image fills the column width, use \columnwidth and not \textwidth that encompasses the two columns. See for more information – egreg Mar 18 '13 at 0:35

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You want to fill the column, not the page; so the correct parameter to use is \columnwidth


See for more information.

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