# How to make Tikz image move to left of the page?

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 '14 at 4:28
• Also add \noindent before the tikzpicture environment. – Peter Grill Aug 22 '14 at 5:06

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.

\documentclass[11pt]{article}

\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{tikzscale}

\begin{document}
\blindtext

\begin{filecontents}{image.tikz}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw (0,0) rectangle (15,5) node [midway] {Slightly too big rectangle};;
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{figure}[ht!]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{image.tikz}
\caption{tikz in figure}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


• You could also use a \savebox. – John Kormylo Aug 22 '14 at 14:57