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it is my first time that i use latex, in particular lyx. I have to make a very simple page with a title a figure and 3 authors, but something strange happens when i put the figure after the title: there is a very big space and i don't know why, i think that when i press enter lyx does not exit from the title, however i do not have any idea about how to solve it.

code:

\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}

\title{Requirements Analysis and Specifications Document}

\maketitle
\begin{figure}
\begin{centering}
\includegraphics[scale=0.4]{../Desktop/Logo_polimi_grande}
\par\end{centering}
\caption{Politecnico di Milano}

\end{figure}

\end{document}

Here the pdf created

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    Don't use a figure enviroment. It is very bad. You can smuggle in the picture with \author or \date which is bad from another point of view. Do you want a custom title page?
    – Johannes_B
    Oct 31, 2016 at 13:29
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    Wait, is the image part f the title? Why does it get a caption?
    – Johannes_B
    Oct 31, 2016 at 13:30
  • I want only a simple page with the figure immediately after the title or the date, I do not understand why there is that big space, the problem I think is when I press enter lyx does not exit from title Oct 31, 2016 at 13:32
  • The caption, is it important? Is your document just this one page?
    – Johannes_B
    Oct 31, 2016 at 13:34
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    \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{babel} \begin{document} \title{Requirements Analysis and Specifications Document} \maketitle \begin{center} \includegraphics[scale=0.4]{example-image} \end{center} \clearpage \end{document}
    – Johannes_B
    Oct 31, 2016 at 13:41

2 Answers 2

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Beside solution provided by @Johannes_B in his comment try the following:

\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}

\title{Requirements Analysis and Specifications Document}

\maketitle
\begin{figure} 
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=0.4]{example-image}
\end{figure}

\end{document}
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to control the virtcal space in lyx or latex used:

put cruser between the title and the image,Ctrl+L then write:

\vspace{-5pt}

you can change 5 to any number.

if you let the number + you get Increase the virtical distance.

if you let the number - you get Decrease the virtical distance.

regatds

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  • Not sure if it was the preferred way to do it, but the above definitely helped me out by reducing the space above a small title image inserted via a \pretitle section.
    – Ash
    Dec 20, 2019 at 10:16

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