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

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Compile a LaTeX document into a PNG image that's as short as possible

I need to convert my LaTeX documents into PNG. The problem is, I also need the resulting image to be as short as possible (height-wise). I've tried latex followed by dvipng, but the result is always ...
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How to define a figure size so that it consumes the rest of a page?

Sometimes I don't need to have a specific picture size, but for layout reasons I would like to scale the image so that the rest of the page is filled. How can I achieve that?
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How to scale a tikzpicture to \textwidth

I would like to scale my tikzpicture to exactly (or a proportion of) the \textwidth Of course I could play with the [scale=0.5] option until I found the right value, but I assume there must be an ...
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How to superimpose LaTeX on a picture?

I know how to add a picture to my LaTeX file, e.g. \includegraphics[width=7cm]{curve.pdf}. What I'd now like to do is place some latex symbols onto the picture. Like a \gamma to name a curve. I do not ...
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pgfplots: how can I scale to text width?

This question led to a new package: tikzscale When I try to scale a plot with: width=\textwidth there is some horizontal space between the start/end of the plot and the start/end of the ...
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How to scale a tikzpicture including texts?

It seems that the scale option scales only the length of lines, but not the size of texts. For instance, 1 and true and not scaled in the following code. \begin{tikzpicture}[thick, scale=0.6] \draw ...
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Scale (resize) large images (graphics) that exceed page margins

Background A large number of screen captures have been scaled 300% at 288dpi. They appear correctly when embedded in OpenOffice, but not LyX. Problem Images that do not extend beyond the margins ...
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how to scale math font only

I am trying to mimic our institute's PPt-template for presentation foils using the beamer-class. The corporate quidelines prescribe the use of Helvetica as the main font. However, package helvet does ...
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Scale image to page width?

I use \inclugraphics[scale=TRYING TO GUESS THE NUMBER FOR PAGE WIDTH]{...} but I find this errorsome, is there some ready flag to set the image to page width? I usually use PNG and JPG photos.
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Really wide hat symbol

Is there any way to get a hat wider than widehat? Why doesn't \widehat{abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz} really go over all of it?
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Shrink figure only when necessary?

I'm writing a report where I have generated and included several TikZ pictures which I also want to use in my beamer presentation. However, some of the pictures (but not all) which fit in the report ...
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Defining scalable “white curly brackets” {| and |} (⦃ and ⦄)

I would like to construct what Unicode calls "white curly brackets" that are in addition scalable. They look like ⦃ (≈{|) and ⦄ (≈|}) and have Unicode codepoints U+2983 and U+2984. unicode-math has ...
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Is there a way to slightly shrink a table, including font size, to fit within the column boundaries?

I have a table that is just a little too wide for a 3.33" column. Is there a way to simply shrink the table a little to make it fit? I'm OK if the 10pt font becomes 9pt-something. Here is an example. ...
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About big parenthesis larger than Bigg

Do any one know how to type a very big parenthesis in LaTeX. Since the formula is very big, I used multline environment, in one line, there are many pair of parenthesis by using \left and \right which ...
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How to scale entire document including Maths symbols?

I'm trying to make a cheat-sheet for my Math class. I wonder is there a way to scale the entire document so that I can fit more formulas and theorems into it. It doesn't need to be super tiny though. ...
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How to fit a large figure to page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best figure size adjustment when dealing with different image sizes Given: a large figure, whose height:width ratio is unknown. Todo: Include this fig in LaTeX, such ...
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Scale tikz figure to a percentage of \textwidth

A user asked a question about scaling a figure to a factor of \textwidth and got an answer like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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Shrink table to fit on a page, or keep it as it is

I am using \resizebox{\columnwidth}{!}{% ... %} to fit a table which might be too wide onto a page by scaling it down. However, my problem is that if the table is smaller than the column width, it ...
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How to properly scale a TikZ/PGF picture which has a `\begin{axis}…\end{axis}`

Applying a scale option to a TikZ picture works great. It keeps the text the proper size and scales everything else. I would like to have the same behavior when using a \begin{axis}...\end{axis}. ...
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Best figure size adjustment when dealing with different image sizes

I have a script which automatically creates a beamer presentation with several .ps images, each one inserted in a distinct frame. Those images consist on graphs built using GraphViz. The script is ...
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Scaling tikz mindmaps within a beamer frame

I recently discovered tikz and I fell in love with it! However, I am having some annoying issues when I try to include a tikz mindmap in beamer. Problem is that I can't manage to have the mindmap ...
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Includegraphics maximum width

With \includegraphics I can give the width of the resulting image (which would be scaled). How can I give a maximum width of the image? That is, if the original is smaller than X, I'd like to keep ...
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Scale included graphics to the higher ratio instead of the lower for given width, height

I would like to scale an included graphics keeping its aspect ratio. Using \includegraphics[width=<my width>,height=<my height>,keepaspectratio]{file.jpg} scaling naturally takes place, ...
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Get the size that a figure is being rendered

Suppose I have a figure in my LaTeX document: \begin{figure} \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{some_graphic} \end{figure} My question is pretty simple: Is there a way to get the size that some_graphic ...
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Scaling a tikz-cd commutative diagram in TikZ?

I'd like to be able to scale some rather complex CDs using the scale key, for example scale=0.5. In the following MWE the scale key seems to have no effect. \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Adjusting the size of an arrow

I would like to make the width of an arrowhead larger. Is there a simple way to do this without defining a new arrowhead type? For instance, I would like to be able to write something like ...
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Alignment and scaling of nested subfigures

Update: Read this first I originally asked this question to find out how I would show a large image with magnified portions of the same image next to it. I was doing this by manually cropping copies ...
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Defining a Length that Scales with Fontsize Changes

I noticed a behavior regarding lengths under fonstsize changes, which I'm hoping there is a way to circumvent. Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \newlength\mylength ...
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How to scale Tikz drawings and text together?

I'm trying to build a diagram (a logo, actually) that I can scale easily through a parameter. I'd like to be able to scale both drawing and fonts through a single parameter. Here's my current MWE, ...
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Resize a tabular object to textwidth

I have a table which its width exceed the textwidth of the document, but I want reduce its size to fit the textwidth space. I have tried the resizebox command but it doesn't work at all. ...
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How to make math symbols bigger?

Is there a way to make math symbols bigger? Reason: I've used \sfrac{q}{m}, and those symbols appear far to small, so I would like to make them a bit bigger. edit: I just thought that \sfrac{q}{m} ...
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Including a PDF page in latex with pdfpages without scaling

I am writing a document in LaTeX and I'm trying to include a frontpage in PDF (aptly called "Frontpage.pdf") the document, to be compiled with Pdflatex. I tried to include it with the pdfpages ...
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Access the scale option within TikZ environment

When using the scale option in \tikz[xscale=2] etc, is there any way to access the scale setting from within the TikZ environment?
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How to include picture in original size into document page on center?

I have a picture that I'd like to include in the center of the page. I don't want the picture to scale. So I tried this (among a lot of other variations): \begin{figure}[htb] \centering ...
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Scale tikzpicture to the remaining height of a beamer frame

Often in a frame (of beamer), I have some texts on the top and a resized tikzpicture on the bottom: \begin{frame} \frametitle{...} some texts ... some texts \[\resizebox{!}{???}{ \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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TiKZ matrix of objects

I am drawing diagrams which consist of grids, some cells of which are filled with circles, like this: I created this picture with \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.6] \draw[shift={(0.5,0.5)}] (0,0) ...
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Scale TikZ figure to linewidth when relative positioning used

This question is a follow-up to How to scale a tikzpicture to \textwidth. Unfortunately I haven't been a member long enough to post comments in that thread to ask for clarification. I have some ...
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Wrong place for hyperref link in scaled tikz picture

I have a TikZ picture with a node containing a minipage with an itemize environment; each item is a hyperref to other sections of the document. When scaling the image (for example with ...
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What are the guidelines for making TikZ pictures properly scalable?

I've just started using TikZ for rendering figures for my Master thesis. I've made a few and they look good in the report. But when I tried using them in my presentation slides, some were too small ...
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How to fit a wide table

I see that many people have already asked the same question, but unfortunately I can't make it work for me at the moment. So, once again, how can I centre and fit tables larger than that to my report? ...
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Scalebox - knowing how much it scales

I am relatively new to LaTeX and I was playing around with figures and came across the scalebox command. This apparently lets you scale a graph that you create or import into your LaTeX document by a ...
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Scale figure to a percentage of \textwidth

I would like to change my figure's width to a precentage of my \textwidth: \textwidth /2 would scale to 50% of the \textwidth. What is the proper syntax (if any) to do this ?
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Is it possible to scale an entire \begin{figure}?

I have a bunch of LaTeX-output from Gnuplot which I would really like to leave alone. Is there an easy way of scaling an entire figure? Something like \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{...} but just for ...
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Make two figures aligned at top

I am inserting two graphs (of different size) in the following way: \begin{figure}[H] \begin{center} \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{graph1.eps} \includegraphics[scale=0.3]{graph2.eps} ...
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Fitting tables into beamer

I have some tables in my presentations that are rather big. I found out how to use \resizebox to fit them into my page. Unfortunately this only works for tables that are wide. For long tables, my ...
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How do I change the aspect ratio of gnuplot output?

How do I change the aspect ratio of the canvas of a gnuplot plot in LaTeX using the gnuplottex package? The following changes the aspect ratio of the output but not the canvas size, thus leaving a ...
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Find optimal figure size to fit two images on one page

I often encounter a situation where I would like to fit two or three figures on one page. I define my figures as follows: \begin{figure}[htpb] \centering ...
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pgfplots axis scaling

Is it possible to define in pgfplots that y should correspond to Y cm in my plot? I know how to do this in tkz-fct, so let me add an tkz-fct example to make more clear what I want: ...
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Smaller membership symbol

To mean that x is an element of X, we can write x \in X. However, in the standard packages, the membership symbol that results is too big; it draws too much attention to itself. This is especially ...
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How to allow labels' anchors in TikZ to be affected by rotations without rotating the text itself?

I usually write macros when I need to draw many times a kind of figure. In the final document, I call the macro and then I always apply two transformations : a scale transformation to fit in the space ...