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

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Correctly skipping pages for page numbering

I have a book I'm laying out in pdflatex. The page numbers are on the outer corners of the pages (along with some other header and footer stuff.) Occasionally, the document has a full-page image ...
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How can I position some text on the same place on multiple pages with partly different content?

I am creating the first pages of a book and I want one page with just the title and the next page to have title plus the authors and some other stuff. However LaTeX places the title differently on the ...
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Table and figure side-by-side with independent captions

Looking to put a table and a figure side by side so that the table and figure have their own captions. A crude sketch ------------ ----------------- TABLE | a | b | ...
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Insert graphic at precise place on a page

I would like to put a small graphic in the bottom right corner of a the title page of an article. Is there a way to specify a precise location for a graphic on a page (that has text on it)? I've ...
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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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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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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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Reduce space between enumerated items

Background A book with lots of images. All of the images are set to "here definitely" (as they must come after the text that introduces them). Problem The list types (enumerated and bullet) have ...
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Hyperlink's bad navigation of sub-figures on click

I am using hyperref package to have hyperlinks automatically generated for figures, equations, table of contents, etc... My problem is if I have a big figure consisting of sub-figures and then have a ...
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beamer: footnote text collides with navigation symbols

Footnotes in presentations are "usually not a good idea" (beamer manual, p. 130). Suppose, however, I have a valid reason to use the \footnote command in a beamer document (e.g., for printing a full ...
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Tikz with positioning does not work with DVI

I have the following Tikz picture: \begin{tikzpicture} \node (a) {A}; \node [below=2cm of a] (b) {B}; \end{tikzpicture} When I compile this code with PDF-LaTeX, I get the expected result: "B" ...
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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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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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Floats - how to restrict floating to subsection only in one section of the document?

I have concluded that the package float allows figures to float within the section they belong to. However for one particular section I need to restrict the floating to the subsection (without forcing ...
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How to avoid splitting tables between sections

I have 5 tables and a section after them. After creation of an output file I have two tables on one page, then a section and last 3 tables on next page. What I want to achieve is to put tables and ...
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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 to make an appendix with only tables without “too many unprocessed floats” errors?

I'm often writing reports containing over 50 tables and over 200 figures that have to be included in appendices. The problem is obvious: if you just make an appendix \chapter{Tables} \begin{table} ....
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How do I lower the \widetilde accent, i.e., move it closer to the variable?

I sometimes find that the \widetilde accents sits too high above the math letter it is applied to. An example: To me it looks as if the first tilde is sitting just in between the two lines; it is ...
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Put a table* at the bottom of a page?

In a two column document in LaTeX, is there any way to put a table* (a table spanning both columns) at the bottom of the page? The obvious doesn't work: \begin{table*}[b] % b!, hb, hb!, etc. doesn'...
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Override tendency to avoid filling entire page with floats

I'm working on a two column document, and on one of the pages, I want to fill an entire column with three different floats. But when I use, for instance, h!, ht!, b, b!, t!, etc., on all three of ...
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How do I use a circle as a math accent (larger than \mathring)?

To denote the interior of a set, I'd like to have a command \interior. Now, as one can learn from this post, one possibility is to use \mathring. This is a neat command, but it produces a circle that ...
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Why should a table caption be placed above the table?

In the papers I read the caption in figure floats is placed below the figure and in table floats the caption is placed above the table. I recognize that this is a common style that a lot of people ...
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What is the right way to place a box at a specific location?

I have a box \mybox that contains a letterhead. The dimensions of the box are 7" by 1" (and depth 0pt). The box is going to be used only inside my letterhead macro: \DeclareRobustCommand\letterhead{% ...
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How can I have two tables side by side?

Suppose I have two tables that don't have many columns (3, for example). How can I position them side by side?
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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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Sentence alignment for dual-line bilingual paragraph translation in LaTeX

I would like to make a translation of entire paragraphs at a time for a large document, with the start of the new sentences aligning. The following is almost what I want done, though it doesn't yet ...
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Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned

Is there any package or a method to force LaTeX to keep floating environments like table and figure closer to where they are declared?
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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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Printing interlinear translation: how to mix automatically two paragraphs, printing lines alternately

I am writing a document on a foreigh language, say French, and want to put some paragraphs in French with their translation in English. But I would like to print one line in French, the corresponding ...
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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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Is there a way to get two pages in one with LaTeX?

I would like to have my document compiled with two pages in one using LaTeX, like what you see when you choose to print two pages in one. As my pages are "portrait", I need the page to be shown in ...
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Is there a way to stop the vertical spread of multiple super- and sub-scripts?

I'd like to be able to place multiple sub and superscripts (in maths mode) on an element without having them expand vertically. That is, so that in the output of ${x^2_4}^6_8$, the 2 and 6 were ...
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How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with?

Often floats may land quite a bit later in the document than the point they are created, sometimes after a section break. Is there a way to force a new section to start on a new page, after any ...
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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 ...