I am trying to import two pdf_tex files into my thesis which I will like to either place side by side or scale. However, I have tried \begin{subfigure}, \sf, both which have failed to place both files side by side. I successfully invoked \svgscale to scale the image, but the text refuses to scale with. Can anyone help out?

I am writing using writeLaTeX (overleaf.com)

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You can scale the text separately by changing the \fontsize. However you will have to experiment with the exact value and maybe adjust some text positions in the .pdf_tex file.

  • Thanks. The \fontsize works flawlessly. However the \hfill seems not to help much. \begin{figure}[!h] \fontsize{7}{9}\selectfont \def\svgscale{0.5} \import{./Figures/blahblah/}{summer.pdf_tex}\caption{the longitudinal resistance}\label{fig:longResistance} \hfill \def\svgscale{0.5} \import{./Figures/Ebeam/HallBar/}{RefMid_Rxysf.pdf_tex} \caption{the Hall resistance}\label{fig:hallResistance}\label{fig:poiuds} \end{figure} This does not place the images side by side Commented Aug 26, 2016 at 9:14
  • @DeleOnipede Please edit your question. In an comment things as line breaks are lost. And please make a minimal working example (MWE) complete with documentclass and the necessary packages. Commented Aug 26, 2016 at 9:16
  • @DeleOnipede try with less than 0.5. Taking into account spaces etc. 0.5 is too big to fit two images side by side. Commented Aug 26, 2016 at 9:17
  • thanks once again. I have solved it. I discovered I placed a caption before call the next file. It's clear now. Thanks so much Commented Aug 26, 2016 at 9:59

Try to split the figure into two / multiple minipage and import / input your pdf_tex file in it.

\begin{figure}[H] \begin{minipage}{.5\linewidth} \centering \def\svgwidth{1.0\textwidth} \import{Chapters/folder/Pictures/}{Pic1_a.pdf_tex} \end{minipage} \begin{minipage}{.5\linewidth} \centering \def\svgwidth{1.0\textwidth} \import{Chapters/folder/Pictures/}{Pic2_b.pdf_tex} \end{minipage} \end{figure}

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