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? – Nicola Talbot Apr 29 '13 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 '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
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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 '13 at 22:46

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.

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  • 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

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