# Side-to-side figure and table in beamer problem

\begin{figure}
%\centering
\begin{minipage}[h]{0.58\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=0.4,trim=12mm 15mm 12mm 15mm]{fig1}
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}[h]{0.38\textwidth}
\centering
\include{fig2}
\end{minipage}
\end{figure}


I get the fig1 nicely placed in the center of the left side BUT fig2 'sank' at the bottom of the right side. I dont really know what's wrong with the code. Actually fig2 is a table which i store as a tex file with codes only, something like:

\begin{tabular}{|c|c|}
\hline
aa  & bb  \\ \hline
0 & 10 \\ \hline
1 & 2 \\ \hline
\end{tabular}


Hope someone will help me fix this. Thanks in advance.

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A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, then they are marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it). –  lockstep Jul 19 '11 at 18:01
@lockstep thanks for the tip. i was about to do it. too rush to post the question. –  hotaru Jul 19 '11 at 18:05
Sorry - I wasn't sure if you knew this feature, but I should have waited 5 minutes nevertheless. –  lockstep Jul 19 '11 at 18:08
@lockstep dont worry about that.. the more important thing is to get the right answer. –  hotaru Jul 19 '11 at 18:22

May I suggest that you use

\RequirePackage[demo]{graphicx} % So the demo works!
\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{columns}
\begin{column}{0.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width = 2 cm]{demo}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{0.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width = 2 cm]{demo}
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


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i tried this (of course after you suggest). ehm... it doesnt work. actually fig2 is a table which i store in a tex file, with a code sth like in the questions (sorry, just add this) –  hotaru Jul 19 '11 at 18:24
@hotaru: then, please edit your question and include a minimal working example (MWE) illustrating the problem. I ask you for this MWE since I used a solution similar to the one by 5gon12eder and everything worked as expected. –  Gonzalo Medina Jul 19 '11 at 19:02

You want the optional argument to the column environment:

\RequirePackage[demo]{graphicx}
\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{columns}[T]
\begin{column}{0.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[height = 2 cm]{demo}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{0.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[height = 1 cm]{demo}
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


(beamer manual, section 12.7)

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The subfig package is excellent for side-by-side figures and tables.

There is a nice example here: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikibooks/en/wiki/LaTeX/Floats,_Figures_and_Captions#Subfloats

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if you mean that advice as an answer, it would be great if you would rephrase it, since this question to the OP looks like a comment. It would be good to elaborate it, besides posting a link. –  Stefan Kottwitz Sep 3 '11 at 18:56
Sorry, unfortunately I don't have the required reputation to comment under the question yet. Also, the example link does go straight to a relevant code snippet, so copy-and-pasting it seemed unnecessary - I did not realize this violated etiquette. –  Dan Sep 3 '11 at 20:31