# How do you put in a graphical abstract?

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?

• Perhaps just use \includegraphics without the figure environment. Do you need a caption? – Nicola Talbot Apr 29 '13 at 22:24
• 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 '13 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 '13 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 '13 at 22:38
• @NicolaTalbot: Seems like your comment is the (simple) right answer, why don’t you make a real answer out of it?! – Tobi Apr 29 '13 at 22:46

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

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}
\begin{abstract}
One possible method:

{\centering
\includegraphics{test-img}
\par
}

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

\begin{minipage}[t]{0.5\linewidth}
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.
\end{minipage}
\vtop{%
\vskip-1ex
\hbox{%
\includegraphics[width=0.45\linewidth]{test-img}%
}%
}%
\end{abstract}
\end{document}


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 '13 at 10:43
• @egreg It depends if you want the extra vertical space. – Nicola Talbot Apr 30 '13 at 10:49
• I'd want it. :) – egreg Apr 30 '13 at 11:00