# Latex Poster Presentation (Landscape), problems with wrapping text around figure [closed]

I need help concerning a LaTeX poster presentation (using the 'Landscape' template) with a 4-column layout (see attached picture). Instead of using columns 2 and 3 separately, I am using them as one big column for my main part. The problem is, that I need to separate them again as I want to insert a figure and nicely wrap the text around it - in a two-column style (see attached picture). I tried the following procedure

\begin{columns}[t,totalwidth=\twocolwid]
\begin{column}{\onecolwid}\vspace{-.6in}
\begin{block}
...


but this just leaves this gray, horizontal separating line, above the text located to the left of the image (as illustrated by a dark gray box).

Moreover, when I just try to use the following idea:

\begin{columns}[T]
\begin{column}{.6\textwidth}
...
\begin{column}{.4\textwidth}


the text that should be to the left to my image is in bold (can't be changed with \textnormal etc.)

Maybe you guys have some ideas,

## closed as unclear what you're asking by Mensch, Svend Tveskæg, user31729, Andrew, user13907 May 6 '16 at 21:54

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• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. A suggestion: Do us a favour and change your username to something more telling than "user1234". – Martin Schröder Dec 13 '15 at 23:21
• The beamerposter manual wasn't particularly helpful. Presumably one would use the a0poster manual instead. Anyway, the best package for oddball column widths is fromfram, but even then you will have problems if paragraphs split between columns of different widths. Personally, I would do the whole layout using tikz nodes. – John Kormylo Dec 14 '15 at 16:40

Many thanks for your answers... I also mentioned the authors of this template in the heading, as I did not come up with this one.

% Jacobs Landscape Poster
% LaTeX Template
% Version 1.1 (14/06/14)
% Created by:
% Computational Physics and Biophysics Group, Jacobs University
% Further modified by:
% Nathaniel Johnston
%
% Further changes by myself to create a MWE
%
% http://www.LaTeXTemplates.com
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\documentclass[final]{beamer}

\usepackage[scale=1.24]{beamerposter}

\usetheme{confposter}

\newlength{\sepwid}
\newlength{\onecolwid}
\newlength{\twocolwid}
\newlength{\threecolwid}
\setlength{\paperwidth}{48in}
\setlength{\paperheight}{36in}
\setlength{\sepwid}{0.024\paperwidth}
\setlength{\onecolwid}{0.22\paperwidth}
\setlength{\twocolwid}{0.464\paperwidth}
\setlength{\threecolwid}{0.708\paperwidth}
\setlength{\topmargin}{-0.5in}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{booktabs}

\title{Title}

\author{Author}

\institute{Institute}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\begin{document}

\setlength{\belowcaptionskip}{2ex}
\setlength\belowdisplayshortskip{2ex}

\begin{frame}[t]

\begin{columns}[t]

\begin{column}{\sepwid}\end{column}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%First Column%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{column}{\onecolwid}

\begin{block}{Blockone}
Some text.
\end{block}

\begin{block}{Blocktwo}
Some text.
\end{block}

\end{column}

\begin{column}{\sepwid}\end{column}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%Columns 2 and 3%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{column}{\twocolwid}

\begin{column}{\twocolwid}\vspace{-.6in}

\begin{block}{Newblockone}
Some text.\\
\end{block}

\end{column}

\begin{columns}[t,totalwidth=\twocolwid]

\begin{column}{\onecolwid}\vspace{-.6in}

%%%%%%%%%%%%'Critical block'%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{block}
Some text that should be to the left of the figure
\end{block}

\end{column}

\begin{column}{\onecolwid}\vspace{-.6in}

\begin{figure}
\includegraphics[width=0.8\linewidth]{example.jpg}
\end{figure}

\end{column}

\end{columns}

\begin{column}{\onecolwid}\vspace{-.6in}

\end{column}

\end{column}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%Fourth column%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\begin{column}{\sepwid}\end{column}

\begin{column}{\onecolwid}

\begin{block}{Newblock}
Some Text.
\end{block}

\end{column}

\end{columns}

\end{frame}

\end{document}


The horizontal line appears at the top of a block environment, not a column (as defined in beamerthemeconfposter.sty), so you could place both the text and figure inside minipages within a single block environment.

\documentclass[final]{beamer}
\usepackage[scale=1.24]{beamerposter}
\usetheme{confposter}

\newlength{\sepwid}
\newlength{\onecolwid}
\newlength{\twocolwid}
\newlength{\threecolwid}
\setlength{\paperwidth}{48in}
\setlength{\paperheight}{36in}
\setlength{\sepwid}{0.024\paperwidth}
\setlength{\onecolwid}{0.22\paperwidth}
\setlength{\twocolwid}{0.464\paperwidth}
\setlength{\threecolwid}{0.708\paperwidth}
\setlength{\topmargin}{-0.5in}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\title{Title}
\author{Author}
\institute{Institute}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\begin{document}
\setlength{\belowcaptionskip}{2ex}
\setlength\belowdisplayshortskip{2ex}

\begin{frame}[t]
\begin{columns}[t]
\begin{column}{\sepwid}\end{column}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%First Column%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{column}{\onecolwid}
\begin{block}{Blockone}
\lipsum[1-2]
\end{block}

\begin{block}{Blocktwo}
\lipsum[1-2]
\end{block}
\end{column}

\begin{column}{\sepwid}\end{column}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%Columns 2 and 3%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{column}{\twocolwid}
\begin{column}{\twocolwid}\vspace{-.6in}
\begin{block}{Newblockone}
\lipsum[1-6]
\end{block}
\end{column}

\begin{columns}[t,totalwidth=\twocolwid]
\begin{column}{\twocolwid}\vspace{-.6in}
%%%%%%%%%%%%'Critical block'%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{block}{}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.5\linewidth}
\lipsum[1-2]
\end{minipage}%
\hfill
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.45\linewidth}
\begin{figure}
\includegraphics[width=0.8\linewidth]{example-image}
\caption{Figure}
\end{figure}
\end{minipage}
\end{block}
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{column}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%Fourth column%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\begin{column}{\sepwid}\end{column}
\begin{column}{\onecolwid}
\begin{block}{Newblock}
\lipsum[1-5]
\end{block}
\end{column}
\end{columns}

\end{frame}
\end{document}