I use Tikz to draw a image, but the image is little big and too right in the page, i want the image move to left in the page, how to do it? I tried to smallize the font size, but this does not make it move to left

  • You can use \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=<amount>]. <amount> is a number like 0.8. Or you can use \resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{your tikzpicture}
    – user11232
    Aug 22, 2014 at 4:28
  • Also add \noindent before the tikzpicture environment. Aug 22, 2014 at 5:06

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Short sum up of this solution. It gives you the possibility to handle your tikzpicture like an image in a figure-environment. This way you can set the width of your tikzpicture to <factor>\textwidth.

This way you don't need to overlap your graphic over the text's width.




  \draw (0,0) rectangle (15,5) node [midway] {Slightly too big rectangle};;

 \caption{tikz in figure}

Rendered image

  • You could also use a \savebox. Aug 22, 2014 at 14:57

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