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Too much space below figures [duplicate]

I am trying to use graphicx package to include figures. However it seems to leave too much space between the figure and caption. My LaTeX lines are \begin{center} ...
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\center and \centering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should we use \begin{center} instead of \centering? I found that \center \begin{tabular}{...} ... \end{tabular} and \centering \begin{tabular}{...} ... ...
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When should \begin{center}\end{center} ever be used? [duplicate]

I know that \begin{center}\end{center} cause excess white space so it is always suggested that \centering should be used which I use all the time. What would ever justify the use this tag? Maybe if ...
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Make the text left side [duplicate]

I am trying to write in a template LaTeX document, all the text I am writing is centred. I couldn't find the command causing this problem and I don't know how should I make the text start from left ...
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Which macros define spaces around table and float environments? [duplicate]

I am trying to define the length of vertical space between tables and text globally in my document. So far, I have been using \setlength{\intextsep}{0cm} \setlength{\floatsep}{0cm} ...
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What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?

I want to collect the most common mistakes, misconceptions, pitfalls, etc that (La)TeX and Friends users make. Please one answer for each mistake, misconception, pitfall, etc. I am only interested in ...
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Should I use center or centering for figures and tables?

What is the correct way to center figures and tables (figure, table)? \begin{center} ... \end{center} or \begin{centering} ... \end{centering}
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How do I align an image to centre?

How do I align an image to centre? In a beamer presentation I have a 2-3 items on a slide followed by an image. The image is not wide enough to cover whole slide, so it leaves around 30% space from ...
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How do I tell which version of a command to use?

So LaTeX has a lot of commands that do very similar things. Often this is a result of some of these being old. For example: $x^2$ vs \(^2\); As I understand it, the second example is the more modern ...
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Definitive guide to trivlists

I create a lot of theorem-like environments, and I'm usually happy to employ a package (such as ntheorem, amsthm, etc) to do the work for me. After studying the ntheorem documentation, and reading ...
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center and \centering both add space above; \centerline does not

The nag package suggests I use the center environment in LaTeX, rather than the TeX \centerline command. When I do that, however, I find that the former inserts a blank line above the line (in my ...
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Verbatim Environment in Figure Caption

verbatim environment is not working in figure caption. Checked How to put \verb command inside of \textbf{} block? and Verbatim inside a command is not working. \documentclass[11pt, double ...
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TikZ graph positioning

I am trying to use TikZ to include a simple graph in a short document, but I can't get to position the image properly. Sorry if it is a bit stupid, but this is the first time I am doing something like ...
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tcolorbox spacing with \center environment and \centering switch

In LaTeX, the way \begin{center}....\end{center} spaces the tcolorbox is different from how \centering does it. The center environment, provides enough space but the vertical spacing done with ...
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problem with alignment of an image in the center of the page in lyx

I have this doubt Using lyx inside a floating I been putting the images, everything was good but then I realized something: some images are aligned in the center and others not. I don't understand ...

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