I'm trying typeset a table next to a figure using subfig, but I cannot get them to align properly. I have found a similar(/identical) question here, but the solutions/suggestions do not seem to be applicable in my case as (a) I am using a fully-updated TeX Live 2013 distribution; and (b) I do not make use of the hyperref package.

Since the journal I am preparing this document for kind of forces subfig onto me, I would rather solve this without having to resort to using a different subfloat package.

The issue:

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And a MWE:



      C1 & C2 \\ \hline
      A  & A \\
      B  & B \\
      C  & C \\
      D  & D \\
      E  & E \\
      F  & F \\ \hline
  \caption{Figure and table.}

\noindent Look at Figure~\ref{fig:figure-and-table}; it includes both a figure (Figure~\ref{subfig:black-hole}) and a table (Table~\ref{subtbl:the-table}).

Edit: Just to elaborate on my own silliness: I had already tried [b] but I didn't realise that it actually helped. On the top is what I got and on the bottom is what I thought I should get:

  Figure    Table

 |       |
 |       |
y|       |  
 |       |  C1 C2
 |       |  -----
 ---------  A  B
     x      -----
   (a)       (b) <- The subcaptions

 |       |
 |       |
y|       |  C1 C2  
 |       |  -----
 |       |  A  B
 ---------  -----
   (a)       (b) <- The subcaptions

So I thought that the bottom of the table would be aligned with the x axis instead of the x label, which I assume is impossible without some manual work. I'll just keep looking for a way to do that and ask again if I'm lost. :-)

  • It actually does! I had tried that, but not in the MWE. I thought [b] hadn't helped because the table was aligned with the x label instead instead with the x axis. But that is a different question altogether I guess. Thanks a lot!
    – sudosensei
    Feb 2, 2014 at 16:38
  • Can you elaborate on what type of alignment you would like. Feb 2, 2014 at 16:39
  • @AndrewSwann See my edit for an illustration of my silliness. :-)
    – sudosensei
    Feb 2, 2014 at 16:56
  • 1
    You can surround the tabular with a \raisebox{0.5cm}{...}, with 0.5cm replaced by a suitable height. Feb 3, 2014 at 19:53
  • @AndrewSwann: Yes, thanks. I already solved it by moving the x label at the top. No manual work required that way.
    – sudosensei
    Feb 4, 2014 at 11:15

1 Answer 1


Use the option [b] to align the table.


and the result is

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