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

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“Thanks” note (footnote) placed below right column even though there is enough space on the left

In this two-column document, the "thanks" note is placed below the right column even though there is enough space below the left column, and a lot of space is inserted around the heading of the first ...
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Horizontal lines touching the multicol column separator rule

Is there a possibility to put a horizontal line above and below a multicolumn output (using the multicol package) such that the horizontal lines touch the multicol column separator exactly at its ...
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How to typeset two verse environments side by side

I'm doing a poem analysis of some English poem translated to Swedish. I want include the poem in both the languages, like this: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Overriding node draw style inherited from every node style messes up positioning

I have been trying to draw a tree with TikZ. All nodes should be circles, so I use the every node style. There are some additional labels on some nodes, which have to be exceptions. I have tried this: ...
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Title picture misplaced in Beamer when using 'show notes on second screen' and absolute 'pgf' positioning

When I try to do something like the following, everything works fine and dandy; The title graphic (here represented by the LaTeX logo with the reddish background) is shown just fine. ...
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\twopagepicture package refining with long caption spanning across the two pages

The \twopagepicture package is definitely worth it when you have many large pictures. But perhaps I'm not getting the required results because I'm not following the advice correctly. Here are some ...
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How to adjust the position of entries in the table of contents in ConTeXt?

I have a table of contents defined like this: \setuphead[part][number=no] \setuphead[chapter][number=no] \setuphead[section][number=no] \setuplist[part][alternative=a, margin=0em] ...
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placing caption on the top right or top left -

I would like to have my captions as shown in the image below. I want them to appear on the TOP left of the image. I tried SideCap, but it puts them at the bottom of image.
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tabular side-by-side

I am trying to get two tabular constructs side-by-side with a tikz figure in between and can't seem to get what I want using the minipage construct. Here is the code I have ...
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wrapfigure cuts off images at the end of the page

I used the code from here to get text to wrap around images, but whenever I have a long image near the end of the page, it runs off the page and gets cut off. How do I fix this?
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How to bind figure (table) to a section? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to avoid splitting tables between sections How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with? I have the following problem: when I ...
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Placing a table next to figure (align table vertically centre)

I would like to place a table and figure side by side in my document. I have achieved this with the following code \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{floatrow} \usepackage{color} ...
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How to place a multicolumn figure above a single column figure and a single column table?

I would like to place the following on the same page: A double column figure A single column figure A single column table I want the placement to look something like this:
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place floating tables and figures in order of appearance

In my document I number tables and figures with the same counter, using the answer to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3865036/using-a-single-count-for-figures-and-tables-in-latex/7771554#7771554. ...
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Circling/framing and referring to a bunch of nodes

The end goal: drawing paths between nodes like in the example there but the difference is the nodes are inside a picture here and in particular, the other node is a bunch of nodes in the same picture. ...
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Left Justifying the Date with Scrlttr2

I would like to left justify the date in the KOMA-Script scrlttr2 class so that it aligns with the left margin of the body. I have no other data in the refline. This question helped me to get my ...
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How can I insert address blocks on the left and right side of the page?

I want to insert my local address on the left side of the page and my permanent address on the right side of the page. However, I want both address blocks to be left-aligned. Basically, I want ...
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TikZ: How to set a node on an exact position on a line?

to set a node on a line the usual way should be something like this: \begin{tikzpicture} % place nodes \node[draw] at (0, 0) (a) {A}; \node[draw] at (5, 0) (b) {B}; \node[draw] ...
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Throw warning based on distance from the bottom

Is there a way to specify a warning in LaTeX which is thrown if and only if a specified text is not at the bottom (or near the bottom) of the page? Use-case: manual column-breaking is needed due to ...
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xcookybooky — too much vertical space between recipes

It seems to me that there is too much vertical space between individual recipes or between recipe and its hint. Is there a way to make it narrower? MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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TikZ with “remember picture” compiled with pdflatex yields different results compared to dvips -> ps2pdf

The following document \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \begin{document} ...
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aligning braces in a text (not maths)

This is what I have done \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage[polutonikogreek,english]{babel} \newcommand*{\tg}[1]{\textgreek{#1}} \usepackage{ledmac} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{myheadings} ...
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Align an image at the right of a text in LyX

I am LyX user and I would like to align an image at the right side of my title but I don't know how..:/ I am using as module "report". I've attached a screenshot in order to illustrate where I want ...
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Calculating position in tikz

I'm trying to do calculation to be used in tikz. Here is my current code: \def\monthtabpos#1% {\ifthenelse{#1<7} {\dimexpr \numexpr -3*#1 \relax cm} {\dimexpr \numexpr -3*(#1-6) \relax ...
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Locking boxes vertical position

The fboxes and section titles generated with this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[left=6cm,right=6cm,top=3cm,bottom=3cm]{geometry} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \vspace*{1cm} ...
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Four Arranged Figures are offset

How can I ensure that the four plots (which are all the same size pdfs) appear with the same spacing: see they are offset here: % Actual versus predicted plots \begin{figure}[H] ...
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How can I redistribute floats towards the top of the page?

I'm using Tufte classes and am trying to gain some general control over the distribution of floats (including Tufte's implementation of citations and footnotes) on my pages. Without intervening, I get ...
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Force LaTeX image to appear in the section in which it's declared [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with? Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned How can I force an image in a ...
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Tutorial on positioning

As a beginner, I keep running into difficulties when in the need of positioning elements. Pushing them down, up, left or right should be easy concepts, but I find it hard to visualize as a beginner ...
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Highlight passages from the body as quotes between the paragraphs

In newspaper and magazine articles, striking messages from the main text are often highlighted in form of quotes in larger font size, sometimes also set apart by a bold rule or so. For an article I am ...
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Placing equation numbers on the right

I am new to TeX and am using scribtex to write a maths paper. When I put the followng code, the equation number is automatically displayed on the left, instead of in the right as is usually done. What ...
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pgfplots - Add offset to pins

I'm trying to make a bar plot for an optimization parameter in quantum physics. To be more informative, the graph should display the values of these parameters above the bars. So far I did ...
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Two minipages with 0.5\textwidth each get placed one below another

This happens in the beamer class only. Does anyone know the reason behind this? I fix it by just setting both widths to 0.49\textwidth and this works but I'm still curious why this happens and if I ...
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A theorem and its proof in different places

I have a couple of theorems, proofs of which are quite boring and longish. I would like to place theorem formulations in a usual place and stack up the proofs at the end of the chapter. How to do ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Exact centering of full-page background image

Here's the situation: I have to use memoir (v3.6j), with geometry (v5.6) and LuaTeX, version beta-0.70.1-2011061410 (rev 4277) in an A5 project which, in the final output have to be 3mm larger from ...
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How to number atoms using chemfig?

I need to number atoms using chemfig. I thought I could use \chembelow and \chemabove to place numbers above and below but adding these commands changes the look of the drawing and does not simply ...
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footnotes - on the bottom except on last page of chapter

My school requires that dissertations follow a set of sometimes odd formatting requirements. We have a latex class file which does a reasonable job at bringing documents into compliance with their ...
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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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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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Image placement in LaTeX (twocolumn mode)

I'm beginning to work on my senior thesis for biochemistry and I'm excited to use LaTeX to make a nice looking final product. I'm new to LaTeX though so I don't actually know that much about it. ...
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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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angled fraction like superscript

I would like to draw a fraction like symbol that looks similar to \frac{a}{b} BUT is angled so that the a is higher than the b and the slash is angled. Sort of like a % sign but not as drastic. Not ...
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adaptively sized/positioned arrow symbol pointing to the next line

I would like to use a curved arrow symbol, positioned downwards, to signify "continued on the next line". I'm adjusting the arrow's size using scalefnt and taking the symbol indirectly from mnsymbol ...
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Positioning of text (box) relative to other text

I'm looking at the first, 'letter class' example in LaTeX/Letters - Wikibooks, open books for an open world. What I'd like to do is to use a \newcommand - say, \insertbox - which would be inserted ...
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Letterhead : How to Position Images in Top Left Corner (Revisit)

I'm trying to use this exact template, but I'd like a to put a rectangular image in the top left corner ( I can give you the dimension of said rectangle if you need them). I don't know that the ...
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Place a figure at the beginning/end of a specific page

So I'm putting together a paper using LaTeX and I know that I want to place a specific figure at the bottom of page 1, another figure at the top of page 2, etc, and let the text just wrap around the ...