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I want to put figures (controller button icons) beside text, for a game manual, like this image:


source: http://www.zeldacapital.com/manual/ootmanual.pdf page 17

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You can use tikz with the baseline option. – azetina Sep 23 '12 at 20:53
up vote 6 down vote accepted

If you have the figure, you can use \includegraphics[scale=0.1]{*filename*} of graphicxpackage directly in the text (not in an environment like center or figure). You can use the scale factor to fit the figure in the text.

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how to control vertical position?, image is putting itself like a exponential value (i dont know how to explain) – Joe Cabezas Sep 23 '12 at 21:39
i solved it using trim: [scale=0.4, trim= 0 30 0 0] – Joe Cabezas Sep 23 '12 at 21:51

Using TikZ:



Press the \tikz[baseline=-1.3ex]\node[circle,fill=blue!80,inner sep=1pt] (O) {\LARGE\bfseries\sffamily\textcolor{white}{A}}; Button


enter image description here

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wow, pretty amazing!, but actually i want to use xbox controller buttons, this blue circled "A" buttons is just an example about i want to do images i want to put are here: github.com/sgraham/gamepad.js/tree/master/images/Xbox360 – Joe Cabezas Sep 23 '12 at 21:36

Similar to @Gonazalo Medina:

  \node[shape=circle,fill=blue!80,inner sep=2pt,text=white] (char) {\bfseries\sffamily #1};}}
text on the left \circled{A}  text on the right

This yields:

enter image description here

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