I appear to be having a problem with embedding images in a tabular enviroment. I getting the following error:

! LaTeX Error: File `\unskip ' not found.

and here is the offending piece of code. The compiler points me to the line beginning with \multicolumn

      \includegraphics[scale=0.22]{lig_nontp_align.png} &
      \includegraphics[scale=0.22]{transporthist.png} \\
  \caption{\textit{Left:} Non-transport and ligand proteins aligned to the ligand HMM model. \textit{Right:} the three different sub-types of transmembrane proteins aligned to the ligand HMM model. }

I can find problems to do with "\unskip" form googling, but not quite in this capacity. what seems to be the problem?


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    Your example has \includegraphics[width=.23\textwidth] with no file name: is the really in your file? If so, it's a likely culprit as the command will grab whatever follows. – Joseph Wright Dec 18 '13 at 11:46
  • cheers this was it! – brucezepplin Dec 18 '13 at 17:44

Your example has \includegraphics[width=.23\textwidth] with no file name. The result will be that \includegraphics will pick up the next thing it finds as the mandatory argument. Inside a LaTeX tabular cell that will be an \unskip (inserted by LaTeX): this needs to be fixed.

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