# Latex ignoring vspace. How do I get these two images on the same page?

I have the following to insert two images into a latex document:

\begin{center}
\hspace*{-1in}
\includegraphics[width=8.5in]{rmse.pdf}
\vspace*{-2in}
\hspace*{-1in}
\includegraphics[width=8.5in]{mae.pdf}
\end{center}


This allows them to width across the width of the page perfectly, but the problem is I can't get them both on the same page. They would easily fit, except latex is insisting there be about 3 inches between them. I've tried a figure, subfigures and negative vspace* (which gets ignored).

Can anyone tell me a simple way to reduce the spacing/margins/whatever to get latex to realize they fit together?

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In the title and the description you speak of \vspace, the code contains \hspace. Perhaps edit the question to make it less ambiguous. –  Stefan Kottwitz Dec 9 '10 at 1:06

• \includegraphics understands optional arguments for cropping the margins, you might use for instance trim or viewport.
• Macros like \makebox, \llap and \rlap could reduce the effective width of the image.