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I am writing a report and I need two things: there must be an image in the title page at the top left and I have to add a 5mm left margin to odd pages and a 5mm right margin to even pages, how can i do these things?

for the image I'm trying with


but the following text will go along with the image, and I want it to stay centered vertically and horizontally:

{ \huge \bfseries Title}\\[1.5cm]
\textsc{\LARGE Subtitle}\\[1.5cm]

How can I do it?

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You don't need to use figure in order to use \includegraphics. For fixed placements of single images like this you should not use it at all. – Martin Scharrer May 28 '12 at 13:42

For your margin requirements, use the geometry package:

\usepackage[inner=5mm]{geometry}% http://ctan.org/pkg/geometry

This will add a 5mm inner margin (left for odd-numbered and right for even-numbered) in twoside mode.

For your image requirements, consider using the following structure (and avoid \maketitle, since it is just easier):


  {\huge \bfseries Title} \par \bigskip
  \textsc{\LARGE Subtitle}


If you want a bigger gap between the title elements, you can use more \bigskips, or you can insert a manual \vspace{15mm}.

It is also possible to have the image and the centred title at the same vertical position, if needed. It wasn't that clear from the original post.

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