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I've placed three figures on the same page through the minipage option. However, it looks quite ugly right now.

My latex (beamer) code for this page looks like:

\frametitle{Various initial conditions}
% Nomenclature:
% \begin{align}
%  1-0.05(\cos [2 \pi x/L]+\sin [2 \pi x/L])\underbrace{\cos[2 \pi y/L]}_\text{Trailing term}
% \end{align}


\caption{$1-0.05(\cos [2 \pi x/L]+\sin [2 \pi x/L])\cos[2 \pi y/L]$} 
\caption{{\tiny $1 - 0.05(\cos [2 \pi x/L] + \sin [2 \pi x/L]) \sin[2 \pi y/L]$}}  
\end{minipage} \\
\caption{{\tiny $1 - 0.05(\cos [2 \pi (x+y/\sqrt{2}L)] + \sin [2 \pi (x+y/\sqrt{2}L)]) (\cos[2 \pi (x-y/\sqrt{2}L)])$}}  



And the figures look like:

Screenshot of page

Any suggestions on how I can clean this up? I also find that the figure caption has too many spaces between the math symbols. Whats up with that?

My preample is:


% \captionsetup{labelformat=empty,labelsep=none}
% \usepackage{makeidx}
% \usepackage{sidecap}

\setbeamertemplate{footline}[page number]
\setbeamercolor{structure}{bg=yellow, fg=black}
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Why are you using minipage? You also forgot one \tiny. – Sigur Nov 14 '12 at 0:30
@Sigur because subfigure is deprecated and my adviser has asked me to use minipage with the view of publication in the future. – drN Nov 14 '12 at 0:30
Do you really need the \caption on the slides? You can use only \includegraphics inside a tabular to align the figures. Also you are using 3 \caption command inside the same figure environment! – Sigur Nov 14 '12 at 0:37
@Sigur Yes I need the caption to explain how the figures are different from each other. Oh ok, the three captions inside figure... thats an interesting observation! So what do I do to have my captions? – drN Nov 14 '12 at 0:50
What do you think \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{cc} foo & foo \\ text & text \end{tabular} \end{center}? – Sigur Nov 14 '12 at 0:52
up vote 0 down vote accepted

How about this?





\frametitle{Various initial conditions}
                \path[draw=red,fill=red!20] (0,0) rectangle (3,3);
            \tiny Red-square equation:
            $1-0.05(\cos [2 \pi x/L]+\sin [2 \pi x/L])\cos[2 \pi y/L]$
            \phantomsubcaption \label{subfig:red}
                \path[draw=green,fill=green!20] (0,0) rectangle (3,3);
            \tiny Green-square equation:
            $1 - 0.05(\cos [2 \pi x/L] + \sin [2 \pi x/L]) \sin[2 \pi y/L]$
            \phantomsubcaption \label{subfig:green}
                \path[draw=blue,fill=blue!20] (0,0) rectangle (3,3);
            \tiny Blue-square equation:
            $1 - 0.05(\cos [2 \pi (x+y/\sqrt{2}L)] +
            \sin [2 \pi (x+y/\sqrt{2}L)]) (\cos[2 \pi (x-y/\sqrt{2}L)])$
            \phantomsubcaption \label{subfig:blue}



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Very nice! I'll try to incorporate this and be back in a bit! thanks! – drN Mar 21 '13 at 13:53

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