{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 control the space allotted for a signature in letter documents?

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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How can I add text in the top right corner of a page _without_ using fancyhdr

I want to put a block of text into the top right corner of my document (which uses the article class). The specifications of the document's formatting are very detailed, and it has taken me about 2 ...
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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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Beginner needing help to create simple documentclass for traditional printed Tibetan manuscripts (Pecha)

I am delighted to see how well XeLaTeX can handle Tibetan script and want to use it for the typesetting engine for my software. The first thing I want to do is to create a simple documentclass, ...
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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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Why is my footnote “glued” to the text?

This is the document: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[top=3in, bottom=3in, left=3in, right=3in]{geometry} \usepackage{lipsum} \interlinepenalty=10000 \begin{document} This is first short ...
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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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How to compute xslant and yslant

There must be an easy way to compute the required values of xslant and yslant to obtain the text in the "correct plane". Below I have guessed at then, but that is a very tedious process. The desired ...
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Hyperref link placement: alignment to left page border and top of page

(a) Is is possible to have certain hyperref-hyperlinks (such as those to sections and also (when using memoir) to the table of contents, lists of figures and tables, and bibliography) point to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Forcing a table or image on a specified page

I would like to enforce a table on a page. I tried \startpostponing[2] but it doesn't seem to work and gives me an error: Undefined control sequence \startpostponing Is there any other way by ...
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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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Rotate node text and use relative positioning in TikZ?

In TikZ, I sometimes want to rotate the text within a node and then position the node relative to another. However, the approach below doesn't work as expected: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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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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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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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 build and combine sophisticated layouts in figures

How can I get a layout like the one below in my document?                 With this question, I am looking for: An ...
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Table with arrows between cells

I want to create a table with arrows between some cells, for which I've used tabularx and TkiZ. I have the following problems: Text in cells aligned vertically to the center and at the same heigh ...
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Easy absolute positioning in beamer

For my presentaton slides I'd like to have list uncovered and highlighted by time and each item supported by appropriate image/graph/table. Thinking about it in wider application, I'd like to ...
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Page numbers vertically centered in the outer page margin

Even though it seems to be a non-standard position, I'd like to place my document's page numbers vertically centered in the outer page margin – i.e. where you usually have your thumb when you skim ...
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Forcing a figure strictly on a separate page

How can a figure be forced to appear alone on a separate page? \begin{figure}[p!] forces it to a separate page, but it does not guarantee that some other small figures (which I'd like to be included ...
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How does TiKZ calculate positioning of picture on page?

I'm trying to use \beginpgfgraphicnamed to externalise some complex figures in a large document, using the latest released version of TiKZ (2.00). This produces standalone PDF images but for me the ...
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Determining the position of a box (e.g.) on a page

Suppose I have some .tex code like this ... bla bla \framebox{Hello World} bla bla ... I want to read out the position (left and top or bottom, in pts) of the framebox on the page, and store in, ...
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How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line of a circle and how to position the arrow?

My problem is related to TikZ: How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line?: My Example: I like to have two circles - I want to position the arrow of circle no. 1 at south.south west of circle no. ...
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How to get element position in LaTeX?

I have a test with check boxes made in LaTeX for result recognition in queXF. This works fine, but if I change something in source boxes are being relocated and queXF recognition boxes are becoming ...
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Add an equation at the bottom of a two-column article

How can I place a two-column equation (a large equation that does not fit in one column) at the bottom of a page?
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Customize legend position in PGFplots axis environment

I am trying to customize the position of the legend in the axis environment of PGFplots. A simple way to do this is by using something like legend pos=south west|south east|north west|north east ...
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Tikz labels are shifted dependent on the letters size

General description of the intrinsic behavior The labels in a tikz picture are shifted (e.g. by above) exactly to the extreme of the letters in the labels, i.e. it takes the descender (see ...
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How do I write something at the end of the slide in beamer? [duplicate]

I have an image, I want to write its source in a very small font size on the last possible line of the slide, ignoring the available space after image \section{SCS} \subsection{SCS} \begin{frame} ...
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An overview of node positioning?

I've been making tikz pictures for a while now, and there seem to be a number of different ways to position nodes within a diagram. Absolute coordinates, east/west, left/right, the $ $ things, minimum ...
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put two algorithm side by side

I want to put two algorithm side by side to gain place in the document, but when I use \documentclass{llncs} instead of \documentclass{article}, the following code does not work (errors): ...
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Placing listing and figure side by side in memoir

I am writing a document using the memoir class where I want to place listings (with the listings package) and figures side by side. My first approach was to save the listing in a box and use subbottom ...
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How can I add size of Tikz drawing into size of equation?

This is slightly modified code from Frédéric's answer to How can I add clips above matrix? \documentclass{mwrep} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to place a program and a text side by side?

My first question is how you write a program in LaTeX, with and without a line number for each line. The second question is, because often my program is not too large, I want to save some space for ...
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Placing text and footnotes on separate pages

How can I place the main text of a document on only verso (left) pages and the footnotes on recto (right) pages (or vice versa)? Update: The expected appearance is not unlike moving the whole ...
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Two column align environment with one line spanning both columns

Is there a good/correct way of making an align environment with one line spanning multiple columns? At the moment I'm using a hack like the following, but I feel that it's probably not the best way. ...
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How can I put the empty subfloat subcaptions to the right?

I'm putting two figures above each other with \subfloat from the subfig package. Their captions are empty as I just want to describe the figures with the main caption, but I still want the (a) and (b) ...
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Extra page at beginning of appendix containing big figures

I have an appendix that contains two full-page figures. The first page of the appendix is always blank except for the title -- I suspect this is a common problem with appendices of full page figures. ...
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Scaling “node distance” in tikz

Well, here's another TikZ question; this time, I have no idea how to find an answer. I would like to give all my nodes with relative coordinates: \node (A) {A}; \node (B) [right = of A] {B}; using ...
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Edge nodes, auto and node distance

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0)--(1,1) node[auto,midway] {$A$} -- (2,0) node[auto,midway] {$B$}; ...
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Centered box, text inside it flushed right?

I have some text (like a title), that needs to be centered, and some notes to it (multiline - note 1 \\ note 2), which should be directly underneath it and on the left side of it: Some ...
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Extending figures into the margin on even vs. odd pages

I am using KOMA script for my document. Occasionally, I have a float that is wider than text width, and I want the float to be pushed into the outer margin. This is why I defined \widefloat command, ...
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Force position of full page sized figure

I'd like to have text that is placed after a figure which occupies a whole page also to be placed after that page in the produces PDF file. Imagine this (pseudo latex, not necessarily a working ...
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Difference between [h] and [H] in float position

I'm trying to choose the positions of my tables but I can't figure out the difference between [H] and [h]. I've seen both advised over my search. If I use [h] the row spacing is different than [H] ...