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

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Margin Figures/Captions

I have two figure/caption related questions. Firstly, in many textbooks, it is customary to put thin figures (along with their captions) entirely in the outer margin of the page. What is the most ...
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How to draw text-anchored tikz line below text instead of above?

I wish to mark several pairs of from/to anchor locations in text, and use tikz to draw lines between these. The anchors are not in absolute page locations; the text determines where the endpoints of ...
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Tables below footnotes, is this a good output routine algorithm or a bug?

Consider the minimal code below, which produces two different layouts depending on the table position marks. The first layout uses \begin{table} which results in the table ending below the ...
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How to align a series of TikZ pictures at the baseline

I am trying to align a series of pictures made up of letters, using TikZ. Having tried almost all combinations of the baseline key it is obvious I am missing something. Here is a MWE (currently ...
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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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Theorem Name/Numbering in Margin

I have seen the previous discussion on this same issue before (see Theorem name and number in margin, note in text), however this did not resolve anything as clearly as I had hoped. Basically, I ...
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How to put algorithm and figure(s) side by side?

How can I put an algorithm and figure(s) side by side? Say, XXXXXXXXXXX FIG ONE XXXXXXXXXXX FIG ONE XXXXXXXXXXX FIG ONE XALGORITHMX FIG TWO XXXXXXXXXXX FIG TWO Please, only post working solution ...
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Placing equation numbers on the right

I am new to TeX and am using scribtex to write a maths paper. When I put the followng code, the equation number is automatically displayed on the left, instead of in the right as is usually done. What ...
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What does [t] and [ht] mean?

I would appreciate if someone could tell me difference between [t] and [ht] in the following example? I don't see a difference in the output pdf file. \begin{figure}[ht] ... \end{figure} and ...
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Force LaTeX image to appear in the section in which it's declared [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with? Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned How can I force an image 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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Subfig label positioning

Can anyone tell me how to change the horizontal position of subfigure labels? I have: \captionsetup[subfigure]{labelformat=simple,position=top} Is there something like: {position=topleft} to ...
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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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Set a global policy for floats positioning

I have a document with many floats (figures, specifically). I want to be able to change the global floats positioning policy from htbp to just h (or even H with the floats package). For my-own ...
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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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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 to place an image at the right top of a document?

I've been learning LaTeX and this community has been very helpful. Currently, I'm trying to set up corporate letters but as a newbie I'm encountering a variety of challenges, so I'm posting them one ...
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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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How can I position equation numbers always to the left side?

Equations and amsmath environments put equation numbers to the right side by default, the output of \begin{multline} some equation \end{multline} is: equation (number) How can I change it this ...
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\phantomsection - how to jump to the chapter title instead of the center of the page (only)

I use \phantomsection in my document, because I have nonnumbered chapters in Table of Contents: \chapter*{Chapter title} \phantomsection \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Chapter title} Command ...
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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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Four smaller pages in one page

I would like to style my document in such a way that the page is divided into four equal parts and then the text is printed in those pages: it is similar to twocolumn but I also want to have, say two ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 move the whole block of {align*} to the left?

I use {align*} a lot, it seems that the block of {align*} are automatically centered. How could I move the block to the left margin?
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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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Subfigures placed horizontally

I want to place two or more figures on top of the two-column page next to each other (horizontally). However, for some reason I can't do this. This is the code that I use, it puts the second figure in ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to set the default float position, e.g., set it to be H? [duplicate]

Is there a way to set the default position option for floats? I want all float to by default to use the option H. Then I only need to set position parameter for those floats that I do not want to use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Inserting a small vertical space in a table

Is there a way that I can insert a small space in a table? When I use a superscript, the number touches the \hline. \documentclass[9pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{helvet} ...
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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 ...