# Why to waste space above my picture?

Here is my CV, where I have my picture on the "top" right corner. But it's not on top, which OK might be too much, but I would like to be more on top, or to re-configure some things to gain that wasted space above the picture.

This is the code of the picture:

\hfill {\em \includegraphics[width=0.16\textwidth]{sam}}


and the result is this:

Is there anything to force it move closer to the top?

I am also using res.cls, but I didn't find something there, with my inexperienced eyes, that could help. I have it here.

• Not sure, but maybe \vspace{} with a negative number as argument might work. See also this question. – Karlo Feb 26 '16 at 13:37
• Yeah @MWijnand, that's it! You can answer the question if you want. I had tried that, but without the *!! – gsamaras Feb 26 '16 at 13:39
• is there a reason for that \em? (\emph{...} is recommended as the proper latex form when it's called for, but one can't emphasize a picture.) – barbara beeton Feb 26 '16 at 14:13
• I wondered that too @barbarabeeton. It doesn't make a difference if it's there or not. No idea why it's there, since that CV started its life some years ago. :) – gsamaras Feb 26 '16 at 14:31

Try \vspace*{} with a negative number as argument. See also this question.

You can make a tikzpicture and place the figure "on top" of your document as so:

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\node at (current page.north)[anchor=north,inner sep=50pt,xshift = 4cm,
yshift = 0cm]{
\includegraphics[height=1cm]{resumephoto}
};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


Just fiddle around with the xshift and yshift to get it in the right position.

• Good idea too!! – gsamaras Feb 26 '16 at 14:31