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

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include graphics overlapping figures, (sig-alternate.tex) format

I have several images that span the entire length of the two-column sig-alternate format I am using. I would like to avoid images on the same page from overlapping. How can I achieve this? I am using ...
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Get current position in the line / get space untill end of line

How can I get the current position within the line? Or how can I find out how much space is left until the end of line? (With the help of \linewidth it is easy to deduct one value from the other) ...
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positioning a node on a path rather than “above” or “below”

Is there a third alternative for nodes on a path, that means "on" rather than above or below? The default appears to be above. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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drawing a line that stops at the edge of a shape

Is there any way to modify this example so the line to "Hey!" stops at the edge of its node boundary? (Or at least stops drawing some distance short of its final position) I know I can use a fill but ...
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Node position based on two nodes

I'm trying to position nodes with tikz to draw a schematic. I would like to position nodes containing explanations text stacked below each other and at a specific x shift from the related word. My ...
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How to move a tikz picture inside a beamer frame

I am trying to place a tikzpicture in a beamer frame on top of an image. In principle this should be easy, however changing the at(x,y) cordinate doesn't seem to have any effect at all. My code is ...
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Increase labelwidth MSC package

I'm using the MSC package to draw a sequence chart. I only need one instance, with ingoing and outgoing (lost and found) messages. I've set up a working example suing the LaTeX compiler. ...
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beamer background content top-right

How can I place a background image in beamer at a certain distance from the top and right page margin? So far I only managed to control the horizontal position: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Absolute positioning in beamer

It's easy to absolute position something using remember picture with TikZ, but it only works with pdfLaTeX. I can get something working by using negative vskip and hskips (trial and error), but that ...
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Positioning includegraphics vertically on a line?

Lets' say I want to emulate an underlined signature; so I have this image: ... which has been generated with the ImageMagick convert line included in this MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to create subfloat figures (two in first row and one below)?

I want to place three figures like this on the page: (a) (b) (c) How do I achieve this using subfloat or any other method in LaTeX? The three figures need to have a common caption and label. I ...
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Avoiding jumping frames in beamer

Sometimes I want an element on a frame to change in steps. I do this by \only<2>{ ... } \only<3>{ ... } etc. But this causes the frame to jump due to different sizes of the ...
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Placing image below the bullet points

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{pgf} \usepackage{polski} \usepackage[cp1250]{inputenc} \usepackage{xcolor,hyperref} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{float} \begin{frame}[t] ...
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What is the generic workflow to place objects relatively to others (or previously set anchor points) in beamer?

Coming from MS Powerpoint I usually use SmartForms or other objects to highlight specific points in a picture or a table to draw the viewers attention. Just imagine a technical drawing and I want a ...
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Force placement of sidewaysfigure

I have several large figures which need their own page. I would like to force the figures to occupy adjacent pages, starting from where I place the code for the first figure. Regular figure ...
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Where do I place floats in the source?

I realize that this is an embarrassing simple question. Shall I put the floats, e.g. \begin{figure} . . \end{figure} in the source immediately after first reference? or wait until the end of the ...
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Two captions, one figure, one line

I have a figure that contains two images side by side. I want the first to be Figure 1 and the second image to be Figure 2. I'd like to have the caption written beneath both of them. ...
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Positioning mdframed box on page using book class

I'm trying to create a template for a book that I'm planning to write, however, I'm having difficulty placing the box created using mdframed at the bottom of the page. I have tried the obvious \vfill ...
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Align resized tabular and image vertically

I'm using this code to put a large table next to a figure. \begin{figure}%[t!] \centering \begin{minipage}[c]{0.95\textwidth} \begin{tabular}{cc} \resizebox{0.45\textwidth}{!}{ \begin{tabular}{c c c ...
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Can we move the picture upwards?

I want to add a picture a text and I have the following code: \title{\foreignlanguage{english}{Ackermann's function}} \date{ } \begin{document} \begin{frame} \titlepage \begin{figure}[h!] ...
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Keeping tables / figures (floats) on either the current even (left) or odd (right) page

I'm writing a two sided LaTeX document and would like tables / figures (floats) to be depicted ) in the best case, immediately after the end of the sentence in which the float is referred to with ...
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placing of floats referenced with varioref

In my text I use \vref{<label>} from the varioref package for referencing figures and tables. In most circumstances this works satisfactory. Exceptions are cases, when in a text line \vref ...
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How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX?

How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? This is a general question and should collect useful answers for all users. I hope we can use this as a reference
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Anchoring complex tikz pic

In my illustration I need a sketch of clock. For it I use pic capability of TikZ. It works fine with quit annoying exception: positioning of clocks in picture. If I put a clock at some absolute ...
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Set node distance between borders in tikz

From \documentclass[tikz,border=10pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows,positioning} \begin{document} \tikzstyle{block} = [draw, rectangle, minimum height=3em, minimum width=6em] ...
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How to make footnote goes right after the text, not on the bottom of page

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} Test\footnote{Test} \end{document} Now it like this: And I want this:
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How to move amsmath equation label into LHS margin?

I am using amsmath and I would like to move the equation label into the left hand side margin aligned with the top of the equation. I have looked through the documentation but I can't find anything on ...
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Put caption on top of figure and source at the bottom with two footnotes

What I'm trying to do is this: Figure 1: Caption of the figure. _____________________________________ Figure _____________________________________ Source: Images from Jhon¹ and Joseph² (Bottom of ...
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How to put a full-width table at the top or bottom of the same two-column page as the reference text?

I'm posting today because I would like to reduce white space in a document I'm writing. The content is two-columns but I have floating tables that span across both columns (table*). At some point, ...
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LaTeX, Image placed below ToC

I am trying to insert a picture (pdf) below a ToC, but when I do it through \includepdf it just appears on the next page. I have tried some absolute positioning, but haven't gotten any of them to ...
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Relative positioning: how to avoid the discentering of external images?

Stuck with the following problem while making "Who we are" section for a business plan. The code \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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pgfplots: change vertical position of node label in addplot

In the MWE below, how can I change the vertical position of the label associated with the curve? For example, if I wanted to put it below the curve? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to prevent a pdf-figure to overlay text?

I have a pdf-figure which I want to include in my tex-file. I wrote the following line of code to insert the figure in my file: \includegraphics[width=.8\textwidth, bb=0cm 12.5cm 26cm ...
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LaTeX places table outside of page margin

I'm using the KOMA class scrbook with the font Tex Gyre Pagella (11pt) and onehalf-spacing. I am placing a table float with the position options "htb", but both pdflatex and lualatex place the table ...
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Unable to push a figure to the top of an empty page [duplicate]

I am writing a thesis and I have a figure which appears near the end of a chapter. It happens that there is no sufficient space for it at the last page so it is floated to the next new empty page. And ...
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How to align figure with subsection?

I have placed numerous figures beneath subsections, but there is a one page gap between the subsection title and the actual figure. Does anyone know how to resolve this placement issue? An MWE of ...
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pgfplots axis label positions change unexpectedly

I want the axis labels to appear at the ends of the axes -- the arrows should "point" to them. They are correct in this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Tikz: Node positioning relative to external image height or node height

I have an external picture and I want to put some labels on it. The code below works fine, but I want to automate the calculation of the vertical label positions in case of resizing the imported ...
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TikZ: Problems with relative position

I have a problem using relative positioning in TikZ. As shown in the MWE below, my "vertex circles" are not placed correctly when putting two figures side by side using \node[right = of ...] syntax. ...
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My figures are not at their place

\documentclass{article} % Specifies the document class \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} % To use graphics and insert images \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % handle french é,è etc. ...
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Plot a horizontal bar which doesn't start from the y axis

As stated in the title. I want to plot a bar which doesn't start from the y-axis(i.e., where x = 0). I try to use the bchart package but I fail to achieve this. For example, my latex code is like ...
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ACM template: add pictures in a single row on both columns

I wanted to ask how to position pictures in ACM template in a row covering both columns. For example, when I add pic1, pic2, pic3 and pic4, they go below each other. I need two of them to stay in the ...
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How can I achieve a fixed vertical position for titlegraphic on custom title page?

How can I achieve a fixed vertical position of the blue "logo", even if author or institute or subtitle contain more than 1 line? Right now, if I add a second line to any of the content elements, ...
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How to defining additional float environment like figures and tables?

I have found this tread on how to construct a box around content and liked the idea quite a lot. I have used it on a few places but ran into a little problem now. I have a box that is about 3/4 of a ...
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Tikz: Placing a node relative to the (rectangular) coordinates of another

How do I place one node relative to the coordinates of another? In theory: \begin{tikzpicture} \node (source) {X}; \node (destn) {Y} at source.coordinates +(2,1); \end{tikzpicture} would ...
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Positioning of toc, chapters, bibliography in book class

In \documentclass{mwbk or book} chapters, table of contents, bibliography default are located at some distance from the top of the page/header. Does anyone have an idea how to move their location on ...
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Insert a figure in the first page of a one-page document [duplicate]

I am trying to insert a figure in a one-page document in LaTeX, I am not sure about how to do it, though. All my attempts have created a new page, and what I am pursuing is to place the figure at the ...
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Tikz picture appears at the wrong location inside the document [duplicate]

I haven't found any question on this but I'm having problems when placing a Tikz picture in a document. It's enclosed in a Figure environment, and it uses \centerfloat to center it, with some code in ...
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tables side-by-side using minipage

I'm trying to get three tables side by side using minipage. In spite of my horrific efforts my tables keep stacking on top of each other instead of standing beside what drives me mad. Can anybody spot ...
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\part title does not result centered

The first \part title (\part{introduction}) does not result in the center of the page, but it ends at its top, with an horizontal line above. On the contrary, all the other \part titles are correctly ...