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I'm trying to place include a pdf figure in a beamer presentation. I'm using


the figure is always placed a bit too much to the right. how can I move the figure a bit to the right? A quick & dirty solution is acceptable here.

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If the figure is placed too much on the right, are you sure it is not too big for your slide, given the margins on a frame? beamer should left align images as far as I know, so when it appears as placed too much to the right, it might just be sticking in the margin. – Pieter Oct 22 '10 at 21:41
Do you want to move the figure to the left or to the right? – TH. Oct 23 '10 at 2:50
Thanks a lot!! Doing my final year engineering project! – user6262 Jun 21 '11 at 11:31
@Randy: Please only post solutions to the question in the answer section. I converted your post to a comment. Note that you need to have 50rep to comment everywhere. In general it is better to show your gratitude by up-voting the question (you need some rep for this too). – Martin Scharrer Jun 21 '11 at 11:35

Try \hspace{-0.5em} before the \includegraphics. You may need to put them in an \hbox.

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For example, in my case, \hbox{\hspace{26ex}\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{aPicture.pdf}} – Kadir Jun 16 '13 at 11:40

As Pieter comments, it sounds like the figure is too large to fit in the measure of your document. In which case, centring on a single line might work so it overhangs to both sides:


Note that \centerline is really only recommended for cases like this; it will only ever typeset its contents in a single line, so generally \centering is the preferred option.

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