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

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Placing the figure exactly at the top of the page in Latex [duplicate]

I have a problem in placing a picture into a page. I used a simple code as below: \begin{figure}[t!] \centering \includegraphics[keepaspectratio, width=0.6\textwidth]{./pics/5_11} ...
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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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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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Typeset credits at the very end of a document automatically

I want to print some graphics on the very last page of a document (containing some credits etc.). I don't know the length of the final document since it serves as a template and therefore I need a ...
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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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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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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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Tikz tree and position of single leaf in binary tree

I am constructing a binary tree which looks as follows: \begin{tikzpicture} \node {root} child { node {left} } child { node {right} child { node {rightmost} } ...
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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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Fractions in superscripts are placed too low

I have noticed that "tall" superscripts seem to be placed awkwardly low in math mode; their baseline is so close to the main baseline that confusion has happened. \documentclass{article} ...
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Is there an “endproof” package?

You may be familiar with the endfloat package, which moves all figures and tables to the end of your document. Is there a similar package for achieving that kind of results with proof environments ...
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Wrapping text around multiple figures

I am a beginner in LaTex, but I have to to do this in a hurry: I need to write a macro to handle 2 cases (or one macro for both). 1st case: i have 1 - 3 pictures on the right side, and the left ...
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PDF bookmark going to the bottom of the previous page in case when caption header is on the top of a page

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{mwrep} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[nodisplayskipstretch]{setspace} \setstretch{1.3} \usepackage[hidelinks,unicode,pdfencoding=auto]{hyperref} \usepackage[all]{hypcap} ...
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Undesired Placement of Footnotes in Blocks

Depending on the theme of a beamer-document, footnotes will either be placed inside or outside of a block-environment. It would like to do combine a style, which places the footnotes inside a ...
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Putting two images beside each other

If I want to put two images beside each other, what should I do? I have inserted a figure. But, rather than having the next figure on a new line, I want it to be beside the already inserted figure. ...
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side-by-side equations, with equation numbers for each

The align command from amsmath allows me to put two equations side-by-side: \begin{align} x = y && a = b \end{align} Unfortunately for my purposes, this shows both equations under one ...
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Fill the left 1/3 of the title page with color?

This is my first time to try and write documentation by using LaTeX. The generated PDF is quite impressive, but there is one thing I have no idea of how to do it: I would like to have the left 1/3 of ...
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How to position nodes around another node in TiKZ?

I'd like to position some nodes in TiKZ around a given node. I could do that manually, by setting each node position, but why not looking for an easier way that looks better? I thought about using a ...
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Is the following layout possible with the subfigure package?

Is it possible to achieve the following layout with the subfigure package (and any other package/command I don't know about): ############# ############## # # # # # pic1 # # ...
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Forcing bibliography to the end [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with? I'm using the thebibliography environment, in a paper that has three floating figures. ...
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Accented Character in ornamental drop-caps using Zallman Caps

I'm looking to use an ornamental drop-caps using Zallman Caps and the lettrine package. However Zallman Caps doesn't have all characters I'm interested. In particular, I'm interested in placing ...
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How to make different caption placement for figures on odd and even pages?

For small figures, I want for captions to go on the right or on the left depending on the page number, whether it is odd or even. To do that I define the command \row as follows: ...
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How to simplify a basic diagram

I am a beginner in Latex, trying to use it for an industrial document. I have tried to add a simple electrical diagram using the following code. However it is not easy for me to adjust the location of ...
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Format a tutorial with screenshots in LaTeX

I want to format a step-by-step tutorial in LaTeX in a way that each step shows one screenshot and a small piece of text for that step. I could think of a formatting where in each step the screenshot ...
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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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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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Writing the Existential Quantifier with Lower and Upper Limits

When I write $$\sum_{i=1}^{n} x_{i}$$ I obtain indices which are below and above the symbol. I want to write the existential quantifier with this same formatting, but when I try to do so, it appears ...
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Theorem Name/Numbering in Margin

I have seen the previous discussion on this same issue before (see Theorem name and number in margin, note in text), however this did not resolve anything as clearly as I had hoped. Basically, I ...
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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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Forcing a figure to appear on the next page

I have a figure which takes up an entire page of space. When I use \includegraphics to put it in my document, instead of appearing on the next page, it appears at the end of the section. However, I ...
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How can I insert a paragraph or image into the same spot on every page of a memoir doc?

How can I duplicate one feature of this layout from 'House of Leaves' in a 100ish-page book using LaTeX? (I'm presently using memoir for document formatting/structure.) The specific feature I want ...
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TikZ: How to rotate and then shift?

I'm trying to rotate a node and then shift it along the X axis. If I do [rotate=90, xshift=-20pt], the node will first shift and then rotate.
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How to create roller coaster text?

I want to specify a curved base line (rising and falling like a roller coaster), then to have the text positioned such that it flows along that line. Is there a way to achieve this?
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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 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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Positioning TikZ pictures in beamer slide

I am trying to position a TikZ picture on a beamer slide but some nodes (well, not all?) get pushed to the right. I have tried to add % wherever it seemed fitting as mentioned in Tikz figure in ...
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How to create a 'fact box' or pull quote that is tied to the margins of your page?

I'd like to accomplish the following: Ut convallis libero in ------------------- urna ultrices accumsan. | | Donec sed odio eros. | "an important | Donec viverra mi quis ...
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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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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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Subscript. Superscript. Middlescript?

What's the best way to vertically center inline text for both math and text modes? Is there something similar to \textsuperscript for non-math mode?
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Anchors badly positioned

I am trying to overlay some transparent boxes over a picture using TikZ within a Beamer frame. The code I use is the following: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} ...
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Can TeX/LaTeX draw lines at precise positions?

I need to draw lines at specific distances (in mm). For example: ---- line 0 ---- line 1 at 35.64 mm below line 0 ---- line 2 at 33.64 mm below line 1 The macro I'm using is as follows (I don't ...
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Can I calculate the difference between two relatively positioned nodes with TikZ using calc?

I have a chart with relatively positioned nodes. How do I calculate the horizontal distance x, between node "sub3" and node "key" and multiply that value by 2 and use it for the positioning of node ...
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How to arrange mdframed side by side?

How to arrange mdframed side by side, like mdframed1 mdframe2 \begin{mdframed}[roundcorner=10pt] table 1 \end{mdframed} \leavevmode \hspace{2cm} \begin{mdframed}[roundcorner=10pt] table 2 ...
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Access loop variable outside loop

Here's what I have created, but how could I access the loop variable \n outside the foreach loop so that I could write sth like this: \n = \n + 1 % this is definitely not right, and it seems I ...
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How to have the mdframed material flow in the top part of consecutive pages

Suppose you have the following layout: The gray area represents normal text. The orange area consists of one or more text boxes (inserts) of given height. Some textbook layouts present advanced or ...
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Auto-Range for size of figures?

Is it possible to give figures a "range" for their size? For example from .3\textwidth to .5\textwidth or 5cm +- 10% or 5 cm +- 0.1\textwidth. You give a range for all images and TeX chooses the ...
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Label automatically positioned so that it doesn't overlap anything

I produce automatically generated LaTeX-files with nodes and links. Is it possible to put the label of the node outside of the node and it is automatically positioned somewhere, such that there is no ...
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graphics - dynamic image placement

This is a follow up to my post here: Graphics - Images off the page in multicolumn environment Using C#, XML, SQL, and LaTeX, I've managed to create a system which retrieves database information and ...
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Tikz callout: positioning start of pointer

The pointers of my Tikz callout rectangles always start in the middle of the rectangle. But that kind of pointer sometimes gets in the way of other objects (e.g. the pointer start should be more to ...