Align Scaled Image With Text Centered in Columns

Say given a list of items:

Item 1:
Item 2:
Item 3:
Item 4:


I want this list to be split into two columns with images aligned on each side of them. Much like a centered bar-graph (If there's a way to do that with a package, that would work too).

Image   Item1 Item3   Image
Image   Item2 Item4   Image


How might I go about creating the two columns to align to the center of the column?

• Put everything in a table? \begin{tabular}{ll} ... \end{tabular} – Maarten Dhondt Mar 2 '14 at 14:13
• The listliketab can do things like that. Take a look at the doc if it suits your needs. Another way of doing things would be to use the floatrow package, and a sideways caption; floatrow allows to customise such captions pretty much; in particular, they can be placed at the top-left side of the figure. – Bernard Mar 2 '14 at 14:23
• When mixing images and text it generally pays to use \raisebox on the images. – John Kormylo Mar 3 '14 at 0:14

There are a number of ways of achieving your desired output, although it may depend heavily on what your list actually looks like, and how you wish to manage this for (say) a long list of items.

Below I've structured the output using tabularx so it fills the entire \linewidth. Images in columns 1 and 4 are vertically aligned to their tops (thanks to adjustbox), ensuring that large content in columns 2 and 3 remain visually in line.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry}
\usepackage[nopar]{lipsum}
\usepackage{tabularx}

\begin{document}

\noindent
\begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{ @{}
l % Left column image
>{\raggedleft}X % Left column item
>{\raggedright\arraybackslash}X % Right column item
r % Right column image
@{} }
\includegraphics[width=.2\textwidth,valign=t]{example-image-a} &
Item 1 &
Item 3 &
\includegraphics[width=.2\textwidth,valign=t]{example-image-c} \\
\includegraphics[width=.2\textwidth,valign=t]{example-image-b} &
Item 2 &
Item 4 &
\includegraphics[width=.2\textwidth,valign=t]{example-image}
\end{tabularx}

\clearpage

\noindent
\begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{ @{}
l % Left column image
>{\raggedleft}X % Left column item
>{\raggedright\arraybackslash}X % Right column item
r % Right column image
@{} }
\includegraphics[width=.1\textwidth,valign=t]{example-image-a} &
\lipsum[1] &
\lipsum[3] &
\includegraphics[width=.1\textwidth,valign=t]{example-image-c} \\
\includegraphics[width=.1\textwidth,valign=t]{example-image-b} &
\lipsum[2] &
\lipsum[4] &
\includegraphics[width=.1\textwidth,valign=t]{example-image}
\end{tabularx}

\end{document}


This list-like structure is maintained manually and doesn't break aross the page boundary.