{floats} is about the floating environments figure, table and other, custom-defined floats, and concerns issues such as positioning, labelling, captioning, indexing and listing of said floats. For questions specifically about formatting a float caption, consider using {captions}.

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How to put large figure caption on separate page from the figure

I have a large figure (> 50% of a page) and a large caption to describe it (also >50% of page). How do I put the caption on a separate page? This is discussed in several forums, but apparently not ...
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What is the difference between \subfigure and \subfloat?

I've been just reading through this Latex wikibook and I spotted they advocate use of \subfloat in figures. I've always used \subfigure. What is the difference?
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\intextsep gives doubled space

If a float (black box) follows my {example} environment (gray left line) the skip between them is too big. I guess it’s twice \baselineskip but it should be only one \baselineskip plus some glue. It ...
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How to change the numbering for different figures?

Let's say I have two standard figures and two supplementary figures. If I change the name of figure using \renewcommand{\figurename} the figure counter will still count all figures continuously (i.e. ...
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Wrapping text in enumeration environment around a table

I would like to wrap the text in an enumerate environment around a table, this is my actual situation (sorry for including so much code, but I wanted to give a precise idea of the number of lines in ...
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How can I place a double-wide figure float (ie, figure*) on the bottom on the first page of a two-column document

In what I would like to be a two-page, two-column document with two wide (figure*) figures, I need one to be on the bottom of the first page, and one to be on the top or bottom of the second. ...
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Drawbacks of the `H` specifier

According to the float package documentation, the H float placement specifier [...]when added to a float, tells LaTeX to “put the float HERE, period”. If there isn’t enough space left on the ...
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Text next to image

I have a problem to get the following result in LaTeX: The figure is not something I want to do with tikz, but I want to use \includegraphics{figure1.png}. Can someone help me to get this?
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Placing graphics inside figure captions

Similar to putting a tikzpicture inside a \caption{}, I would like to insert an external icon inside figure captions, something like: \begin{figure} \caption{text with \includegraphics{icon} ...
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Align by the top borders of figures when using subcaption

I'm using the subcaptionpackage to have figures side-by-side. The problem is that the package aligns the figures to their subcaptions (should I be taking a hint for the package name?) rather than the ...
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Margin floats and hyperlinks

I read Margin Figures/captions and the answers within. I have stripped the definition of the marginfloats from the tufte documentclass into the MWE below. Can the definition of \@tufte@margin@...
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How to create multilevel figure / table numbers?

How to create figure numbers like 1.1.1 and then 1.2.1, not 1.2.2? I mean even if I added \arabic{section} into the command, the order of figures is still continuous, not accordingly rearranged by ...
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Placing listing and figure side by side in memoir

I am writing a document using the memoir class where I want to place listings (with the listings package) and figures side by side. My first approach was to save the listing in a box and use subbottom ...
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How can I detect if I'm inside or outside of a float environment?

I am trying to detect whether I am inside or outside a float. I know the way how caption works. It uses the internal \@captype. But in the example below you see that this test failed by using ...
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How to place a footnote inside a float environment

How can one declare a footnote within a float environment, such that it appears on the same page with the float (regularly on the page, not inside the float)? Is there any trick or additional package ...
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Figure title in List of Figures

I've got a figure which has several annotations on-image. The figure caption explains these: \caption{Image of my item. (1) Part of the item. (2) Another notable part of the item. (3) Yet another ...
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Help aligning tables.

I need to align 1 table to the right and two to the left, the layout I want to achieve is something like this: \begin{figure} \centering \subfloat[]{% \begin{tabular}[b]{cc} \hline 0 &...
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How to wrap around a figure in a theorem-like environment?

I want to illustrate my examples, which are set in a theorem-like environment. Is it possible to wrap the text and equations around the figures? I have read about several packages but I can't get them ...
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How to allow page break inside a float environment?

I'm using new float enviroment to show some examples in my document. This enviroment contains tcolorbox which provides a gray background. The main text in the enviroment is a mixture of plain text ...
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Continuous numbering of figures and tables

I want the figures and tables to be numbered 1, 2, 3, ... until the end of the document instead of 1.1, 1.2, ... in chapter I, 2.1, 2.2, ... in chapter II and so on. I know how to convert the "...
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Changing the number of figure or equation automatically in text by changing the places of figures and equations

Is it possible to automatically reference a figure and equations in text? I meant sth like bibliography references. Moreover, by changing the place of the figures or equations relevant figure or ...
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How to ensure that 2 couples of figures are on 2 facing pages? [duplicate]

I would like to reproduce the following layout with two figures on one page and two others on the facing pages. I would like the first couple to be on an even-numbered page and the second on an odd-...
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Wrong position (on separate page) of sideways figures in amsart

I run into a problem when running sidewaysfigure in amsart. The code below illustrates \documentclass[a4paper,reqno]{amsart} %\documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[figuresright]{...
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Figure and table side-by-side in subfloats

A very similar question has been asked before: Table and Figure side-by-side with independent captions I'm trying to accomplish this, but while using the subfig package. The image below depicts ...
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Figure refs stop working after I added a new counter

I was using the amspset document class for generating exam practice problems. I had wanted to add some referencing to the problems so I started a new counter like this (adapted from some Tex Exchange ...
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subfigure placement incorrect with 4 figures

I am having an issue with latex placing my figures incorrectly. I have 4 related plots that I want to appear together as a single figure (with a,b,c,d sub-references). \begin{center} \begin{figure}[...
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Changing the font size in a table

What's the recommend way of changing the font size in a particular table? Is there a better way than enclosing all values with, for example, the \tiny function.
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Custom margin settings for figure in LaTeX [duplicate]

I have a fairly large figure in a LaTeX document. This figure is too large for the left and right margin of the document. This results in the figure being placed flush with the left margin, and way ...
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How to remove figure label?

I'm using floatrow package to organise my figures, but then would like to add an image in the preliminary chapters which should NOT contain figure label e.g. Figure 1, but only the caption To my ...
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How to build and combine sophisticated layouts in figures

How can I get a layout like the one below in my document?                 With this question, I am looking for: An ...
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Placing figure on an even/odd page [duplicate]

I'm writing a two sided document (it will be printed as a book) and I've got two figures which takes up a whole page each. These two figures are related so I want them to be side by side in the ...
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Floats - how to restrict floating to subsection only in one section of the document?

I have concluded that the package float allows figures to float within the section they belong to. However for one particular section I need to restrict the floating to the subsection (without forcing ...
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Control spacing around table caption

I want to put several tables in the same table float like this: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} \begin{table} \caption{Internal ...
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Special arrangement of subfigures

I need an image with five subfigures arranged this way. I have tried to use subfig and floatrow, but I haven't been able to place the figures as I need them
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Splitting a float with code listings

Using the floats and listings packages, I have defined a float for code listings and a shortcut for using it as follows: \usepackage{floats} \usepackage{listings} \newfloat{program}{tbphH}{lop}[...
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Avoid repeating [hbt] and \centering for every table

In a document I'm writing, I'm using the familiar [hbt] option for my floating tables, and I center them. I'd like to avoid repeating that every time I'm creating a table. I assume it's easy to add ...
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Generating a separate pdf file of tables and figures from a latex file?

Is it possible to generate a pdf of figures and tables of a paper from latex itself? I saw Journals and Conferences asking for a separate file of tables and figures. In this question, questioner ...
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Box or sidebar for additional text

I'm not sure of the name of what I need. I would like to set some text in a box or sidebar, as I've seen in some textbooks. The main text will refer the reader to the sidebar for more details. I would ...
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Figures in odd pages, text in even pages; if no figures, then odd=even pages (i.e., no blank pages w/ numbering and headers…)

I'm writing my thesis using \documentclass{book}. I have plenty of figures and I want them to appear always on the right hand of my manuscript (since this is the "attraction" page when reading, and ...
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Too much space around wrap figure

I am using the wrapfig package to have my text around the figure but there is too much space around it as you can see below. Here is the code that I am using, I looked at the wikibook on LaTeX for ...
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How do you print only the pages with figures on them?

A friend of mine recently completed his doctoral thesis. In order to save on toner, he printed the pages with figures on a color printer, but printed everything else on a black and white printer. In ...
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Ruled Algorithms in columns/minipages

I'm using Benoit Guillon's algo styles for Lyx (at http://bgu.perso.libertysurf.fr/) in 2.0 to get nice algorithms ruled with line numbers. This is just a wrapper for the algorithm and algorithmic ...
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Placing two figures (each having subfigures) next two each other

I would like to place two figures, where each figure has subfigures next to each other. I tried with minipage, but tex does not like the \subfigure as Not in outer par mode. Is there any way to place ...
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Pseudo code to be spread over multiple pages?

I am writing pseudo code in the algorithmic environment. It is quite long and doesn't fit on one single page. Instead of it continuing on the next page, it is cut off. I tried inserting it into a ...
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Macro for figure position?

Why is the following minimal example not working? I.e., what do I need to do, in order to define the float placement specifier of a figure within a macro? (I know that I should use \newcommand, but ...
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IEEE-Template: Algorithm over both columns

I'm currently working on a paper using the IEEEtran template. I do have a pseudocode I would like to put into this paper. In a former paper I saw that it is possible to put this algorithm in a box ...
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How do I make figure captions span multiple pages?

How do I make figure captions span multiple pages? I have a very long caption for a figure and would like it to carry on to the next page. EDIT: I would like this to work in both one sided and two ...
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Automatic vertical alignment of a single float on a dedicated page

In my large latex document, I have some figures which take a considerable height of the page (80-95%). Latex puts each of these figures alone on a page, aligned on top. I would like to have each ...
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How to circumvent a late \pagetotal reset to 0pt?

Below example demonstrates at the beginning of each paragraph how \pagetotal is not always reset to 0pt at the beginning of the page. This appears to interfere with my attempt to automatically clear a ...
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Set up sidewaysfigure to have the bottom of the figure toward the spine

I am typesetting a book. There are a couple figures that are wider than they are tall, and appear too small if placed on a page in the usual fashion. I have found that using the sidewaysfigure ...