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I'm using the classic thesis style by André Miede. As I have to import a lot of Matlab plots, I'm using matlab2tikz.

In the LaTeX document, I want the TikZ object to act like a normal jpg/png included by \includegraphicx.

When I include the TikZ object with

\input{thetikzfile.tex} % <thetikzfile> contains \begin{tikz} etc.

it is not properly aligned to the text, which would be the case if I had inserted a jpg with the command \includegraphicx

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I tried to align the TikZ object using \centering; however, I still get the same result.

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closed as too localized by Tom Bombadil, Heiko Oberdiek, Werner, cmhughes, mafp Jun 4 '13 at 0:09

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Welcome to TeX.sx! If I am correct in assuming that your thetikzfile.tex file consists only of your tikzpicture environment, \include is not the appropriate command to use here; try \input instead. See this. – Jubobs Apr 9 '13 at 11:03
Have you tried input instead of include? I use the former all the time and it works perfectly. – Anke Apr 9 '13 at 11:04
I've edited the code. I did actually use \input. – Matthaeus Apr 9 '13 at 15:02
Can you describe how it is mis-aligned? Not centered? Have you tried to use a bounding box in your TikZ code? – Herr K. Apr 9 '13 at 15:12
@KevinC I've uploaded an example on imgur.link I haven't modified the tikzpicture, which I got from the matlab2tikz function, at all. I'll have a try when I'm back at home. – Matthaeus Apr 9 '13 at 15:25