{vertical-alignment} is about aligning document elements vertically, e.g. using \raggedbottom or \flushbottom or adjusting the vertical position of several equation or table components. If your question is generally about (vertical) white space, use {spacing} instead.

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How do I set annotations on a facing page?

It's common to set an old play (e.g. Shakespeare) with annotations on the left page and reference information on the right. I don't want to do this for a play, but I would like to set a document with ...
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How to align `tcolorbox` at the top?

I want to align Some text with Lead Programmer like this: But the leftrulebox (a tcolorbox) inside the description environment doesn't align properly. The following code gives this: The code: \...
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Underline at the same level

I want to underline alpha's and beta's, but at the same level. I mean, I don't want but . Maybe there is already a command that make it but I couldn't find it. The second image was obtained with the ...
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Centering mutirow text in a table whose cells contain several lines of text

I'd appreciate advise in centering a multirow text. In the MWE below the multirow text "spring" is NOT centered over the three rows that it spans. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twoside,open=right,...
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Flushbottom columns when \parskip has no stretchable glue

In the following example, the columns on page 1 and 3 "sit" perfectly on the frame, while on page 2 (with the large float) the columns end a bit above the frame. Does anyone have an idea what I could ...
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How to make a tikz node, top-aligned with the rest of the text?

If I write before-text \begin{minipage}[t]{5cm} line1\\line2\\line3\\ \end{minipage} after-text I get a box, whose top is aligned to the top of "before text". I would like to have the same, when ...
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The second column always appears lower than the first one in the multicol environment

I need to make a two column document (on a landscape format sheet), but the second column appears in a lower position than the first one. I wrote "always" in the title because it also happens when I ...
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Is there a vertical equivalent for \rlap?

I'm looking for some sort of vertical equivalent for \rlap, which can be used to typeset maybe one or more paragraphs (or minipages), but do not advance vertically the content that would appear ...
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Problem with Table Vertical Alignment

I want a table whose first column is aligned top, second column is aligned middle, and third column is aligned bottom; like this: I wrote the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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How do I force TeX to completely use the 1st column?

How do I force TeX to completely use the 1st column before writing to the second column? Right now I dont have enough content to fill one whole page. So the left and right columns are equally filled, ...
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Placing Subfigures vertically

I want to use subfigures to place three figures like this: The following is the code I used: \begin{figure} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|} \hline \multirow{2}{*}{ \begin{subfigure}[h]{0.3\...
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Aligning enumerate labels to top of image?

I asked a question a while ago about vertically aligning enumerate labels to the top of table. Now I am having the same problem, but with images. Since my problem was solved in my previous thread, I ...
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Include centered full page figure with no margins

I have a big figure that takes up a full page. I'd like to include it in my latex document on a separate page, centered horizontally and vertically. I managed to put it on a separate page (or it is ...
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beamer reference list

I am using Beamer with biblatex. When I used the code below, it produced a bibliography which has three slides. But the references in the last slide are in the center rather than top. So the first ...
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Vertically align subfloats at the top while having subcaptions vertically aligned below the subfloats

I have a float with two subfloats: I want the circles to be vertically aligned from their top such as in the following figure. But I don't want the subcaptions to be placed above the subfloats but ...
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Align marginpar with beginning of paragraph

Is there a way to align a marginpar with the beginning of a paragraph, without cluttering the text of the paragraph? If I do the following, the marginpar lines up with the last line of the first ...
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Vertical position of punctuation following fractions in display-style equations

Assuming that one wants punctuation in equations, what is the best way to adjusting the vertical position of the punctuation if it follows a fraction? I am using Palatino and Euler here (which I ...
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Typeset old Spanish abbreviation: center ending over period

For a modern edition of music from the seventeenth century Spanish empire, I need to typeset certain antiquated abbreviations in the manuscript sources. In this convention, the middle part of the word ...
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Align text in minipage at same height

I need to put some text at the same height in my page, and I'm trying to do it with a minipage, but I'm not able to do it since they get centre-aligned. This is the LaTeX for the figure I've ...
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How to center a typewriter (ttfamily) '+'

I would like to draw a circular TikZ node with + in its center, but font=\ttfamily moves it up. Why? How to solve it? \documentclass[border=3mm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{...
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How to make an exact vertically centered object in a page?

Note: the red lines have the same length. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[showframe,paperwidth=4cm,paperheight=4cm,margin=1cm]{geometry} \begin{document} % \vspace*{\fill}% \fbox{test}% \vspace*...
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Custom pagebreak in align equation

I got the following problem: Right now I am checking my equations, which are usually written in align. This looks great in most of the cases, but sometimes the pagebreaks are weird, ie there is a lot ...
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Understanding titletoc example (and vertical alignment on line)

EDIT: TLDR summary (as I wrote in comments): What I want from this question (and couple of others referenced herein) is: -- section number (label) to be top-aligned with the title + AND I want the ...
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Depth of the \times symbol

I just noticed an annoying discrepancy involving the \times symbol's depth. Read the below code and then try to guess what it should look like: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \fbox{$A$} \...
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Adjusting vertical alignment of underbraces

Is there a way to align multiple underbraces so that they sit on the same horizontal line? For example, the following code \[ \biggl( \underbrace{0,1}_{A}, \underbrace{\frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{3}}_{B} \...
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Why does \vspace*{0pt} add vertical space?

I'm trying to format the title of the table of contents using the tocloft package. It inserts code that looks like the following. \par \vspace*{\cftbeforetoctitleskip}% % code to typeset \...
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Optional ornament

For chapters that end with a mostly empty page, I'd like to insert some form of ornament. The ornament should not be inserted if there is not enough room in the page. Is there some way of testing ...
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How to vertically align headers/footers in fancyhdr package?

I'm using fancyhdrpackage for headings and footers. I have defined left-header as a big image, and I want to vertically align (to the top or to the center, the default is to the bottom) the text from ...
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How to stack boxes like a vertical version of \mbox?

I would like a vertical equivalent to \mbox{} that somehow takes a sequence of boxes and stacks them on top of each other. I'd like the resulting width to be the width of the widest box, and I'd like ...
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How to vertically align 3 images with subfigure?

This code: \begin{figure*}[t] \begin{center} \begin{subfigure}[a]{0.3\textwidth} \label{im:device_front} \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{images/bsn_side} \...
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underfull \vbox

What do the following messages mean? LaTeX Font Info: Try loading font information for U+msa on input line 205. ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.8\tex\latex\amsfonts\umsa.fd" File: umsa.fd 2009/...
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Alignment in inline math

I want to enclose a tabular environment with a bracket, inside an enumerate environment, and be aligned to top. In the following example: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Beamer background image centered

I'm trying to use an image as a background for Beamer presentation according to this post. However, I do not want the image spanning the entire background. Thus, I'm doing something like: \...
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Place a $\star$ over a letter as an accent

I want to create a stylized version of the i where the dot has been replaced by a $\star$. I know how to stackrel, but that's about the only thing I know about stacking things on top of eachother.
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Two figures side-by-side with inequal height and aligned captions

I have an addition to this question: Two figures side by side. Suppose we have two pictures, making them of uneven height. I am looking for a way to not use subfig and align two figures side-by-side, ...
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Strange space left above wrapfig figures

I'm using wrapfig to put a small figure at the start of each paragraph. For the first paragraph of the page, this lines up neatly with the top of the text. But for subsequent paragraphs, the figure ...
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In beamer class, how do I remove the additional vertical space before an itemize environment?

On a beamer slide, I want to produce something like I use the following LaTeX code, which works well in LaTeX with the article class. \begin{minipage}[t]{1.4cm} Questions: \end{minipage}\nobreak \...
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Vertically aligning minipages, subfigures, and subtables (not with baseline)

The goal My goal is to align side-by-side figures, tables, and text in minipages according to the top, middle and bottom of the largest such minipage. This makes it different (I believe) from the ...
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Vertical alignment in 'tabular'

I have a problem with vertically aligning content in a tabular environment: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{ p{2em} p{2em} } test & \begin{tabular}{l} s s s \\ s s s ...
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Consistent vertical spacing with tabu

In the following table I get some vertical space after the rows whose content is short but not after the row having a cell with long content. The problem is that I want to generate the report from ...
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Align minipage to baseline of first or last line inside minipage?

The minipage environment has options for making the top, bottom, or center of the minipage box line up with the baseline of the surrounding text. Is there a way to make it line up to the baseline of ...
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Use of \@texttop and \@textbottom for vertical positioning

There are two macros defined in the LaTeX kernel named \@texttop and its opposite \@textbottom. The first is a bit of a mystery command in that in the source it is let to \relax. There is a note that ...
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How to vertically center text with an image in the same row of a table

I want to create a table with multiple rows of the following form: a cell that contains text and then multiple cells that contain images. The text should be vertically centered and the contents of ...
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Spread bullet points across block in slide using beamer

I'm using beamer to create some slides for a presentation. I've got a block containing a bulleted list. The list only has three items, and all three items are bunched up in a small block at the top of ...
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In the equation environment, how do I align an equation, AND an image AND the equation number?

I am trying to add an image adjacent to an equation in the equation environment. When I use the code below, the equation and the image are aligned but the equation number jumps to the next line. If I ...
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Equations inside enumerate aligned on item's number

If I type \begin{enumerate} \item \begin{align*} eqn 1 eqn 2 \end{align*} \end{enumerate} the label will appear on the first lines and the equations will ...
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How to vertically center the \vdots in this node?

I'd like the \vdots in this chain to have the same distance to both of the arrows. I know that I could manually shift the node so that it looks right, but there must be a better solution. How? \...
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Position margin notes relative to left margin in plain TeX

I want to add margin notes in the Tufte style to my Plain TeX document. (I'm using eplain, if that matters.) I know that if I were using LaTeX I could just use tufte-latex, but as a thorough ...
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Vertical double asterisk that aligns well with the double dagger

The LaTeX text footnote symbol sequence begins with ∗ † ‡ § ¶ ∥. I'd like to define a vertical double asterisk ⁑ (\textastdbl) so that I can insert it into the sequence: * ⁑ † ‡ § ¶ ∥ (note: actual ...
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How can I vertically align a beamercolorbox?

I am trying to customize a beamer theme. In the footline, information such as author, title, date ... are in several beamercolorboxes. \hbox{% \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=.70\paperwidth,ht=7.25ex,left,...