I tried adding figure environment inside the abstract area but it generates an error. How do I add a graphical abstract as well as a textual one?

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    Perhaps just use \includegraphics without the figure environment. Do you need a caption? Apr 29, 2013 at 22:24
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    What class are you using? It works fine for me in the article and report classes. Can you show us a minimal working example (MWE) that exhibits this error?
    – hpesoj626
    Apr 29, 2013 at 22:25
  • Nicola is correct. Not suse how to make them appear next to each other; I had to use \centering to get them on separate lines.
    – Elliot
    Apr 29, 2013 at 22:33
  • @Elliot Can you edit your question to include a MWE or make a self-answer? At this point, I don't think that this question is of any help to anyone reading this. As such, this could be closed as too localized.
    – hpesoj626
    Apr 29, 2013 at 22:38
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    @NicolaTalbot: Seems like your comment is the (simple) right answer, why don’t you make a real answer out of it?!
    – Tobi
    Apr 29, 2013 at 22:46

1 Answer 1


You can just use \includegraphics without the figure environment. Here's an example:



One possible method:


This is a sample abstract with the image centred on the line above. 
Another method below.

Here's another paragraph with the image on the right of the text.
It's done by putting this paragraph in a minipage environment with a
top-aligned image next to it.

See Top-aligning imported graphics for an explanation about the \vtop stuff.

  • Isn't \begin{center}\includegraphics[...]{...}\end{center} easier than the first method?
    – egreg
    Apr 30, 2013 at 10:43
  • @egreg It depends if you want the extra vertical space. Apr 30, 2013 at 10:49
  • I'd want it. :)
    – egreg
    Apr 30, 2013 at 11:00

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