I am trying to remove a blank white space in lyx between text and Image using ert \vspace{-5cm} but it is not working.

Does anyone know how yo solve this problem?

I have tried using the below link to get my answer but still I did not manage:

Remove space after figure and before text

  • if the space is at the top of the page, an ordinary \vspace will disappear. for that situation, use \vspace*. if the space is elsewhere, we'll need a concrete example to make a diagnosis. Nov 14, 2016 at 20:17
  • so i will do an ert juss \vspace*{-10cm} for example Nov 14, 2016 at 20:35

1 Answer 1


okay, try

* commands to go beyond cutline.

if this doesn't work. try to clear your page by using \clearpage. if not move your top margin.


if not please post your minimal work. ^_^

  • + Torbjorn T. - Thank you for your feedback with thee \clearpage is enough as worked. Nov 15, 2016 at 17:16
  • In LyX \vspace* can be obtained with the "protected" checkbox in the vertical space dialog.
    – G.M.
    Nov 15, 2016 at 21:25
  • yeah it took a while for me to start using '\clearpage' only when i had too many floats and only when i couldn't really figure out how not to make them line up. Yes i really managed without \clearpage for a while but after bunch of figures i was in a need of solution.
    – Eric
    Nov 20, 2016 at 2:07

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