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

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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 ...