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

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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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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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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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TikZ Nodes not exactly centered

In my solution to draw a plot with point, it was pointed out that the nodes containing \textbullet and $\circ$ were not placed exactly centered at the specified point. I found this hard to believe ...
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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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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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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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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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How to place a “floating text box” at a specified location in page coordinates

I have read this thread, but I don't think it addresses the same problem. I am looking for a way to have a command in LaTeX with an interface as follows: \placetextbox{x_in_page_percentage, ...
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Placing two figures (each having subfigures) next two each other

I would like to place two figures, where each figure has subfigures next to each other. I tried with minipage, but tex does not like the \subfigure as Not in outer par mode. Is there any way to place ...
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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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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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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] {$B$}; \end{...
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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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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, with ...
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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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Image next to Equation

I am trying to make my first LaTeX file and have been reading syntax for a bit and have not been able to figure one thing out yet and don't seem to find anything about it online so I thought I might ...
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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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What are the default placement options for a floating figure in Latex?

The document Using Imported Graphics in L A TEX and pdfL A TEX talks about the different ways to affect where a floating figure is placed [htbp]. But these arguments are optional ... So how is the ...
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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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Big watermark for tiled pages

I want to arrange pages of my presentation in a rectangular array. I want to print on each page (what may be the equivalent of) a watermark which is a portion of a glyph. For this discussion let us ...
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Text on background-image footer and header

I'm trying to create a template for my article, which has an image on the header, and on on the footer. I also want to put text on these images. The result would look like this : (Blue and green ...
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How can I align captions with each level of a tree drawn with tikz-qtree?

I have drawn a binary tree using the TikZ-qtree package. 1) I now would like to align captions on the right of tree with each of its level---and I would like the placement to be automatic (ideally I ...
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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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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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How can I maintain the current page nodes for portrait when temporarily entering landscape mode in TikZ?

Question How can I keep the current page nodes aligned with the same physical corners of the page in a document where the main layout is portrait, but some pages with longtable are in the landscape ...
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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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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} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb,amsthm,epsfig,...
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Vertical spacing for two consecutive figure environments

I think I'm not going to solve my problem with the Floats and positioning of figures. I have 4 diagramms and I need to place them on two pages and at the end of the second page the caption for all 4 ...
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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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Image from \includegraphics showing up in wrong location?

I have the following situation: \subsection{Some subsection} Some text here... \\ \begin{figure} \caption{Raw} \includegraphics[scale=0.25]{raw.png} \end{figure} \begin{figure} \caption{...
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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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How to control the position of floating images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned I want to make it like this: text image text image But even if I put [h!] to the position the figures, the ...
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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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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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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 flow chart questions?

I am totally new to the package tikz but I am going to make a flow chart for my poster. I used the template provided by this link I just modify some parts I can understand and the source code is ...
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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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Time travel in LaTeX

Is it possible to define a previouspage environment, so that whatever is inside it is output on the previous page? Motivation: In a two-column document, the only way to get a full-width float to be ...
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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 find/...
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How to put two figures side by side in a two-column document

How to put two figures side by side in a two-column document. figure* is not working.
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Table captions are always placed below

I have a problem with table captions in LaTeX. They appear always below the tables instead of above as required by my editor. I've read lots of documentation and everybody says that if you place the \...
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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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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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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, ...