{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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Custom margin settings for figure in LaTeX

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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`h' float specifier changed to `ht' warning when not attempting to specify a float

I'm new to LaTeX and trying to understand the reason why I'm getting the warning: `h' float specifier changed to `ht' I'm not attempting to change the float property of anything - the warning is ...
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How can I modify vertical space between figure and caption?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[draft]{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \setlength\fboxsep{124pt} \setlength\fboxrule{1pt} \fbox{\includegraphics{dummy}} \caption{Dummy ...
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How to place a table on a new page with landscape orientation without clearing the current page?

I'd like to place a table on a new page with landscape orientation. To do so, I use \usepackage{pdflscape} ... \pagestyle{empty} \begin{landscape} \begin{table}[htbp] \begin{center} ...
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How can I remove the figures from a draft of my document?

I'm working on a research paper with many figures in it. To save paper, I would like to exclude the figures when I print drafts of the paper. Is there an easy way to do this (via command-line option, ...
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Optimal arrangement of pictures/boxes in a page

Does anybody come up with a way to automatically arrange a few figures or boxes in a larger rectangle or page? Here it is a real world example: One is producing a beamer presentation. One has 4 or 5 ...
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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} ...
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Figure with caption within an itemize list not indenting correctly

I'm trying to put an image with a caption on it within an itemize environment (within another itemize environment). When I had the image with no caption, simply using \includegraphics, it indented to ...
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Creating a table in two column style page

I want to create a table, in a two column style page (IEEEtran) which will range in both columns. Any idea about this issue?
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Is the following layout possible with the subfigure package?

Is it possible to achieve the following layout with the subfigure package (and any other package/command I don't know about): ############# ############## # # # # # pic1 # # ...
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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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Rename “Algorithm” to “Listing”

Background Syntax-highlighted source code image listings are being used as Algorithm floats with the lst: prefix for captions. Problem The following LaTeX code in the preamble renames the caption ...
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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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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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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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New figure environment

I am writing my PhD thesis. In my manuscript I have Figures in the text and Photographic plates (a figure of figures) in the annexes. The two elements are different and I would like create a new ...
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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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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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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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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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Frame around text and figure

Consider the following TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT Figure~\ref{fig:foo} TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{foo} \caption{This is foo.} ...
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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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How to define different spaces below float and non float listing?

I am using listings from the listings-package. I'm having a problem with spaces below the listings. I use both, float- with h and non-float listings. The problem now is, that the spaces below the ...
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Absolute positioning of wrapfig

In Microsoft Word, it is common to create a floating text box, separate from the normal body text, that can be placed anywhere on the page. The body text will then wrap around this text box so ...
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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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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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Table reference

I wrote a long table with a label in a tex file and \input it into my main tex file. The reference in the main tex file to the table, however, does not show the numbering of the table but the one of ...
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How can I vertically align subfigures of different size without affecting subcaptions?

Please consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \begin{minipage}[c]{0.45\textwidth} \centering ...
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Dedicated pages for figures featuring automatic fit-to-page scaling and automatic portrait/landscape selection

There are some books where you have a couple of pages that contain only a picture with no footer, header or anything like that. I wanted to have something similar although I'd like to keep a uniform ...
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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 ...
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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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Cite in the caption of a graphic but not in \listoffigures?

Sometimes I'd like to cite the reference in the caption of a graphic. But I want to avoid that this citation is displayed in the \listoffigures. How can I achieve that? Fore example with this code: ...
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Framed text with a float in it

I'd like to frame the text between \startfoo and \stopfoo, but there is a float in it. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \startfoo \begin{figure}[h] some float with a \caption{...} ...
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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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Put two figures side by side

There are already several threads that deal with this: they suggest having one figure and putting putting minipages inside, or using the subcaption package and having subfigure environments. However, ...
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Force impagination sequence

I want to force my document to be in this order: text tabular image This group is repeated some times; as you can imagine the compiler mix the elements (e.g. text1, tab1, text2, tab2, img1, img2). ...
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references to floats without ever using figure numbers (possbily using lua or python)

Stephen Wolfram's 'A New Kind of Science' states in its colophon that it has 973 illustrations spread out over 1280 pages. Remarkably, he accomplishes this without ever using figure numbers. No figure ...
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Non superscript citations for figures

Is it possible to reference figures like so taken from \emph{ref. \cite{reference}} with non superscript numbers, while leaving the rest of the references in the bulk of the document untouched? ...
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Displaying a wide figure in a two-column document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a figure span on two columns in a scientific paper? It's my first time working with a two-column document (declared as an argument to \documentclass) and I ...
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Change figure numbering for appendix

I want to the figure counting in my document when the appendix starts, and follow a different pattern than 1, 2, 3... Specifically, I want figures in the appendix to start with A.1 onward, instead of ...
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Is it possible to scale an entire \begin{figure}?

I have a bunch of LaTeX-output from Gnuplot which I would really like to leave alone. Is there an easy way of scaling an entire figure? Something like \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{...} but just for ...
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Placing figure on an even/odd page

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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How to have headers, section headings, and figures expand into the margin?

I am interested in the following page layout. How to have headers in margins (up to margin) Is it possible to start section headings from margin How to set figures occupy the margins. I can ...
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Putting in MATLAB codes in a box as figures? [duplicate]

how do I put MATLAB codes in a box or deal with them as if they are figures? Is there a way to do it within LaTeX itself? I am currently using the verbatim environment to present my codes and to be ...
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Reflow text blocks in a page

Friends, I have a simple layout to typeset a songsheet for my parish which consists of two columns provided by the multicol package and a custom environment that simply wraps each song. The following ...
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Insert multiple figures in Latex

I need to insert 10 figures (in two columns- side by side) in LaTeX that will have one global caption, but also I need to name each figure (1a, 1b, 1c, ... ect.). So they will look like: 1a ...
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Turning off and on images in figures

Is it possible to prevent the contents of a figure from being rendered? I have a large book document, and to speed up compiling while working on a draft, I would like to have some way of ignoring the ...
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How to recall a figure without rewriting it

I'm writing a long document and sometimes I need to recall a figure and show it (not just a \ref in the document). Right now every time I need this I rewrite the LaTeX code for showing the figure. Is ...
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How to put two images next to each other with a) and b) labels?

I want to put two images next to each other and in order to do that I have written these code: \begin{figure}[h] \begin{minipage}{16pc} \includegraphics[width=16pc]{P_1.eps} \caption{\label{fig4} ...