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Get the size that a figure is being rendered

Suppose I have a figure in my LaTeX document: \begin{figure} \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{some_graphic} \end{figure} My question is pretty simple: Is there a way to get the size that some_graphic ...
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Two images aligned to the center of the page

I need to add two logos on the first slide. The problem is that these logos have very different dimensions. So I have decided to align to the centre of the page. The slide should look like this: | ...
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How to use the color package with dvips option together with the graphicx package?

I have a problem with the bounding box of my graphics. Example 1 below, where I only include a PNG image works fine. Example 2 below, where I also have \usepackage[dvips]{color} in order to include ...
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Placing picture above \chapter?

Can anyone recommend/provide an example as to include pictures in the chapter headers? Any packages known for this? I have read about fncychap which looks great, but would still require add'l ...
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Graphics: Clip or cutout a circle from a circle

I have a very specific problem that needs solving: I would like to produce a shape which can be most easily thought of as a circle or an ellipsis cut out of another bigger circle: Think e.g. the apple ...
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Is anybody using TeX for business reporting?

Would TeX (LaTeX, ConTeXt, etc) be a good solution for PDF business reports that require dynamically generated graphs and tables? I need to create financial reports that must look top-notch in their ...
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Correct way to distribute/embed an image in a LaTeX package/document?

I am creating a new document class that needs to render an image (e.g., a logo) on the title page. What is the correct way to distribute image with the class? Should the image file be distributed ...
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What useful web services are out there?

Looking at this question, I wonder what good and useful web services are out there. For example the LaTeX symbol classifier looks interesting. You can draw a symbol with your mouse and get back the ...
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Always a space before embedded figures in table - how do I get rid of it?

I am placing figures in a tabularx and I am having trouble getting them to embed properly. I keep getting an annoying spacer before the figure... Now if only this space could be split evenly before ...
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Is there a way to convert an image to grayscale?

Is there a way to convert a colored image to grayscale both for printing as well as screen viewing through pdfLaTeX?
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Why should a table caption be placed above the table?

In the papers I read the caption in figure floats is placed below the figure and in table floats the caption is placed above the table. I recognize that this is a common style that a lot of people ...
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Graphicspath for MikTeX

Is there a way to specify a \graphicspath that includes all sub-directories? I know I could put all my graphics in a texmf tree, but I'd like to have them in another directory tree. As far as I can ...
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How to speed up a large plot?

I have a large plot. It is a big file and it renders slowly. What is the best method to slim it down without loosing to much of its visual properties ? I know that PDF and PS support cubic splines. ...
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Horizontal positioning with \includegraphics{}

Using \includegraphics{} from graphicx, I'm including this figure in my document: Due to the long legend text, when the caption is centered underneath this, it's not centered under the graph region. ...
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insert big images…cut in two parts, LaTeX

i would like to know how can i cut a figure in a way that some part is show in one page and the continuation in other page. Actually it just take the all figure to the next page and i get a lots of ...
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Seamless background of subfigure bodies, but not captions

I have 3 sub-figures: \begin{figure} \subfloat[Apple]{ \includegraphics{apple} } \subfloat[Orange]{ \includegraphics{orange} } \subfloat[Cherry]{ ...
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How to I convert a pdf to a ps format so that I can insert it into a document?

I would like to insert an article into my thesis, and compile the thesis into postscript with normal LaTeX. (not pdfLaTeX). I have an article that is in pdf format that I'd also like to insert in ...
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Using LaTeX to draw time series graphs and histograms

I have some graphs I drew in maple, some simple line plots and histograms. Now I'd like to redraw these graphs in LaTeX, so I can do fancy stuff in beamer like have one histogram appear, and then ...
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Can't include a picture in pdf using \includegraphics command [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which graphics formats can be included in documents processed by latex or pdflatex? In Latex I used the package \usepackage[driver]{graphicx} and used \includegraphics ...
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Resulting document size when Including a graphics file multiple times - pgf vs. graphicx

In his answer to the question Tikz: using external images as building blocks. Stefan Kottwitz says: The pgf way may be preferred if the document size matters and graphics are multiply used or if ...
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Tikz: using external images as building blocks.

I would like to create a custom vector drawing in Inkscape and then use it many times in many tikz pictures. Is it possible? Should I use PDF or SVG or other output from Inkscape? How to use external ...
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How to include SVG diagrams in LaTeX?

I'm making all my diagrams in SVG format using Inkscape and then I export them to some other format (e.g. PDF, EPS or PNG). I wrote a short script that does this for me automatically, but I'd like to ...
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Which figure type to use: pdf or eps?

Both are vector graphics (typically) and both can be imported painlessly into a pdflatex document (so let's say we ignore dvi for this question). What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? ...
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How to rotate a LaTeX ylabel in gnuplot?

I would like the ylabel on a gnuplot to be the same as $\omega_2(R_{3,n})$ appears in LaTeX. But if I use the following, it overlaps with the plot itself. set ylabel "\\omega_2(R_{3,n})" One way ...
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Compiling LaTeX straight to an image

This is probably going to sound like a strange request (trust me that there's a good reason for it), but is it possible to have LaTeX compile straight to an image file instead of to something like ...
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How to make images appear at their actual size?

Whenever I insert an image into my PDFTex document (using the code below) it seems to be resized to fit the width of the page. I know I can change this using the scale parameter, but that means I have ...
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MetaPost pictures in PDFLaTeX

To include MetaPost pictures in a latex file compiled by pdflatex I usually do something like \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} ... \includegraphics{filename-without-mps} but this requires all metapost ...
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Using Sweave, how can I reliably get .PNG figures instead of .EPS or .PDF figures?

I have tried to set the options in the preamble: \SweaveOpts{keep.source=TRUE, eps=FALSE, pdf=FALSE, png=TRUE} but this does not reliably produce only .png (or indeed any!) figures. I say 'reliably' ...
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How can/should I include annotated images?

It's often the case that I'd like to include some graphic in a LaTeX document and overlay it with some text or other annotation, maybe including arrows or other simple graphics. The annotations can be ...
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LaTeX Package to generate QR codes?

I would like to be able to generate QR barcodes in my LaTeX documents, and I'm having a hard time finding a solution. The use would be a command such as \qr[1in]{Your text to be QR encoded here} ...
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What do people use for modifying figures?

I usually create figures for my articles in Matlab: various plots of numerical and analytical solutions. One thing that I don't like about it is that the font is different in the figure and in the ...
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can't \includegraphics eps files anymore with xelatex (used to work fine)

I've just noticed that (most likely caused by upgrading to opensuse 11.3 with TexLive 2009) whenever I try to \includegraphics{filename.eps} an eps file, I get the error: Unable to load picture or ...
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Included PNG appears blurry in PDF

This is a follow-up to Included png appears too big in PDF, but it's a separate issue so I'll put it in its own question instead of burying it in comments. The problem: an included PNG, included ...
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Included png appears too big in PDF

I'm a beginner with LaTex and writing an article in it (letter-sized). WinEDT and MikTeX (versions seen in the log). I have a PNG chart (obtained from R/ggplot2) which is 471 x 335 pixels and which ...
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Which graphics formats can be included in documents processed by latex or pdflatex?

There several types of graphics files. In no particular order .jpeg .eps .pdf .png .tif .jif (and no doubt others). Some work with latex, dvips and some work with pdflatex. How am I supposed to know ...
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How to typeset flowcharts in LaTeX?

I know that it can be done with graphics packages like TikZ, but it seems to be a bit of an overkill. And for those not already familiar with the TikZ system, learning it can be a bit of a barrier. So ...
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Graphing sine function in MetaPost

I'm trying to reconstruct this picture in MetaPost: So far came up with this: draw (-1cm,0)--(3cm,0); draw (0,1cm)--(0,-1cm); draw fullcircle scaled 1.8cm; label(btex $y$ etex,(0,1.2cm)); ...
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Vertically center text and image in one line

I need to place an icon and text behind each other on one line. The icon is higher than a single text line, and would like to have the icon and text center aligned. How do I do that?
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Why can't pdflatex print EPS figures?

The images in my paper are in EPS format. If I execute pdflatex to get a PDF version of my paper, the figures won't appear. I have to typeset using the latex command, and then convert the DVI file to ...
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How to wrap text around a figure?

How to wrap text around a figure in LaTeX like this? Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aenean quis mi ut elit interdum imperdiet quis non ante. Sed imperdiet, sapien quis ...
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What graphics packages are there for creating graphics in LaTeX documents?

What packages do you use and recommend for creating graphics in your LaTeX documents? As this is a community wiki post, please add your package to the accepted answer (or add a comment, and ...
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How do I insert an image in LaTeX so it looks good on print?

LaTeX documents print beautifully, but images often looks "ugly", "pixelated" or "low-res" compared to the text. By images I don't mean photos, which I rarely use, but rather diagrams, charts and ...
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Why are some pages in my PDF coming out bold? [duplicate]

When I run my LaTeX document through pdflatex, some of the pages (the ones where figures appear) have all the text bolded. Why, and what can I do to make it stop?
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Can pdflatex (or any tex package) automatically rescale included images which have been reduced in size?

I'm writing my thesis in LaTeX, generating it with pdflatex. I have a large number of figures, many of which are bitmaps (as opposed to SVG) in PNG/JPEG format. I've generally created them to be ...
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tabular vertical alignment to top?

I'm trying to create a simple tabular with two cells of text and two images below them like so: \begin{tabular}[h]{ c | c} \emph{Normal} & \emph{Cone} \\ ...
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Images in LaTeX – what's the solution?

I've faced so many problems using images in LaTeX. See for example, another question at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/382590/latex-using-eps-images-builds-slowly What tools do you use to make ...