{positioning} is about positioning document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what should be positioned.

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How to force table caption on top?

I have a table which works ok...as per example below. But in the thesis, the right column is centered and caption forced to below table. Is there a way I can make it look like? ...
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Package for game/playing cards (not only poker)

Is there a package to design playing cards (NOT ONLY POKER and similar card games, but board games like this and that) in TeX (and friends)? I'm well aware of this one and a half years old topic ...
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Three-columns text with figures of 2\columnwidth

Although in multicol environment (not the twocolumn option in document class) is problematic to place floats, there are some ways to put figures within a single column or occupying the entire width of ...
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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 ...
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How to float until on left (or right) page?

I have two sideways tables that I want on two facing pages so the reader can turn the entire book and read them both in one turn. For the moment I keep moving them around to keep them on facing pages. ...
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side-by-side equations, with equation numbers for each

The align command from amsmath allows me to put two equations side-by-side: \begin{align} x = y && a = b \end{align} Unfortunately for my purposes, this shows both equations under one ...
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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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Put a figure with a table side by side

I have a table and a figure, I want to align them one next to the other (not one under the other): \documentclass{llncs} \usepackage{capt-of} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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TikZ: using the pos = x in a node

Why doesn't the pos = x option work when the node is used in the plot command? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw plot[domain = 0:2, samples = 100] ({\x}, ...
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positioning of a matrix bigger than margins

A document I'm working on has a table that was complicated enough for me to try and make it using a pgf matrix of nodes. However, the resulting matrix ended up being slightly too big for the page. ...
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Table and Figure side-by-side with Table caption above, Figure caption below

A continuation of this question. I'm fighting a page-limit in a single-column layout and I need to put a Figure and a Table side-by-side and provide them with independent captions. However, the style ...
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How to ensure that 2 couples of figures are on 2 facing pages?

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 ...
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How to use the placement options [t], [h] with figures? [duplicate]

I want to control the placement of figures. The paper that I am currently writing contains a lot of figures, resulting in some figures ending up in the bibliography section. Therefore I want to ...
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Send (and stack) \marginpar to the top or the bottom of the page

I'm looking to define something like \topmarginpar{<text>}, which would essentially create a \marginpar{<text>} and align its top with the top of the current page. I would also like ...
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Reproducing an official letterhead

My university, just like many other institutions, isn't really aware of something called LaTeX. Therefore, the letterhead comes only in MS Word. The following (low quality) image is the best guide I ...
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Tikz: Arrowheads in the center

For arrows I have gone through options like ->, ->>, <-, <<- but havent found one for making the arrowhead appear in the center of the line of the curve (something like ->-) How do I do it in ...
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How to make a grid of images?

Is it possible to place 4 images in an 2x2 grid? I don't want to float them, I don't want any captions. Each image should have the same width. Edit: Thanks for all the answers. After trying it out, ...
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Placing footnotes or endnotes at the end of the current paragraph

This question led to a new package: parnotes How can I get footnote or endnote text to appear right after the paragraph in which it was mentioned? Update: As my question lacks sufficient ...
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Formatting floats differently based on placement

I'm interested in changing how floats are formatted depending on whether they are placed at the top, bottom, or middle of a page, or on a float page. One package I am aware of that does something like ...
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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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Create a “yearbook-style” multi-page layout of photos

I would like to create a "yearbook-style" layout of photos in LaTeX. Each photo would have a caption and the objective would be to automatically layout the differently sized rectangular photos to ...
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LaTeX3 and pauper's coffins

Frank Mittelbach in this answer said: "I would be interested who would attempt to do that in the plain TeX box model approach. In the MWE below is my approach which I will from now onwards call it for ...
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Alignment and scaling of nested subfigures

Update: Read this first I originally asked this question to find out how I would show a large image with magnified portions of the same image next to it. I was doing this by manually cropping copies ...
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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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How to type specifically on this part of the page?

I want to type my name in block capitals and in italics in the space highlighted in the blackbox, but I can't seem to be able to. Everything else is fine with the cover letter, I just need to type my ...
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Putting two images next to each other that are 0.5\textwidth wide

I need to put 4 images in one group and put it on the page. All images have the same length and width, however I have problem with placing them by two in a row. I used this code \begin{figure}[h] ...
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Hyperref jumps to the wrong equation if the equation has a \tag and cleveref is used

The problem I'm writing a document where all of my equations are labeled, not by numbers, but by names, which I provide with amsmath's \tag command. I also use cleveref for ease of ...
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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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Undesired Placement of Footnotes in Blocks

Depending on the theme of a beamer-document, footnotes will either be placed inside or outside of a block-environment. It would like to do combine a style, which places the footnotes inside a ...
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\answerline to the right of a question

using exam class. I want the answerline on the same line as the question, to be used in mid-sentence actually. I have this: \documentclass[a4paper]{exam} \begin{document} \begin{questions} ...
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Multicolumn listing for comparison in LaTeX

I have some C code that I want to insert in a LaTeX document using a listing. I also want to display its translation to assembly code. I don't know how to display those two kind of codes in a ...
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Caption issue when placing figure side by side

I placed 2 figures side by side using the minipage method from this post, and the figures look perfectly fine. However, the caption of the right figure stick out into the margin, why is that and how ...
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Marginpar appearing on the wrong side (using memoir)

The subject line pretty much says it all: some marginal notes (beginning of the second page) do not appear on the correct side. (The question is: how can I fix this automatically?) Below is a MWE that ...
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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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Certain hyperlinks (memoir+hyperref) placed too low

I tend to use the memoir class together with the hyperref package, in order to have my table of contents, the lists of tables and figures, and the bibliography be hyperlinked. While all links to ...
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Centering full-page Tikz image on page without margins with xelatex?

I'm trying to export some full-page SVG images via inkscape2tikz, and then trying to include these tikz-code images in a Latex document; but there seems to be a slight problem with xelatex. After ...
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Positioning of equations

How would I shift my whole set of equations/calculations at the left, to be aligned with "Example"? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{report} ...
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Two diagrams side by side

I am trying to put two feynman diagrams side by side, but they get displayed below eachother. I am using feynmf and subfloat. This normally works for pictures. \begin{figure}[ht!] \centering ...
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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} ...
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Even spacing between successive textblocks (or equivalent)

I am writing a poster in LaTeX (\documentclass[a0,portrait]{a0poster}) Each block of the poster is created with textblock, like: %MOTIVATION \begin{textblock}{16.4}(.3,1.8) \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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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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How to put subcaptions below subtables, and increase gap between subtables with 'subfigure'?

Using 'subfigure', how can I create subtables within a table, such that a) subcaptions are underneath each subtable, and b) there's a reasonable horizontal gap between the subtables? So far I've only ...
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Minipage content overlaps with text before that if nccmath is used

It seems that if the nccmath package is included, then the text in the following minipage overlaps with the text before that if the minipage contains only display math. The \FixMinipageForNccmath ...
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Positioning relative to page in TikZ

Consider the following: Let's say I have a dot. I would like to be able to position this dot anywhere on the page: at the corner, in the middle, anywhere. So far, despite poring over manuals and ...
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What are the ways to position things absolutely on the page?

I know that there is tikz, but also eso-pic and textpos. I'd like to see a list of possible ways (not necessarily packages) for absolute positioning of things (which I believe amounts to "boxes") on ...
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How to wrap text around a figure? (revised)

This question has been asked before (and in fact I stole the diagram below from that question) but the answers are not sufficient for my needs (at least near as I can tell). What I want is the ...
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LaTeX letter with address field in the right place for a “C5 envelope with window”

Does anybody know of a good way to write simple paper letters in LaTeX, so that the formatting shows the receivers address on the right place so I will show in the window of those C5 envelops with a ...
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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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Zooming images out to specific locations in beamer

I want to: Show an image full width On click, make a small sized image placed at a particular location starting from top left and show another image full width Repeat the process till all four ...
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Skip to absolute position on line

Is there a way to skip to a fixed position on a line? (a specific tab position) Example: The quick \skiptoposition{1.5cm} brown \skiptoposition{2.5cm}fox which would put "brown" 1.5cm and "fox" ...