My Problem: I would like to have all images in my Latex document beeing well sized in height and width. Precisly I want, that protrait and landscape images get a predefined size in the document. I got this by this style:

    \ifthenelse{\lengthtest{\widthW > \heightH}}{

The second thing is, I want to use this in a \subfigure because I have a lot of images which have to be side by side.

The problem is, everything works great, but as soon as I try to centering this images I got:

! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.

Thats my code:

\subfigure[comment]{\includegraphicsJustified{images/img1.png}  }
\subfigure[comment]{\includegraphicsJustified{images/img2.png}  }
\caption{whole comment}

Note again: without the \centering command it works.

I tried to add this to my style, to automaticly center all figure elements:

\def\figure{\@ifnextchar[\figure@i \figure@ii}

This works great, but not when I use the \subfigure:

! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.

Without the \subfigure I can use my \includegraphicsJustified{} command and it get centered. Note also: When I use the subfigure with a normal \includegraphics{} it works!

Is there anybody out there who could explain this or much better can distribute a solution?

  • What package are you using that supports \subfigure, subfigure? This has been replaced by subfig that provides \subfloat.
    – Werner
    Oct 1, 2012 at 3:29
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    – Werner
    Oct 2, 2012 at 6:10

1 Answer 1


Try putting the subfigure inside a minipage, see below,

\subfigure[comment]{\includegraphicsJustified{images/img1.png} }
\subfigure[comment]{\includegraphicsJustified{images/img2.png} }
\caption{whole comment}

I firmly believe that you can carry out the rest of the fine tuning.

For further details, please see https://texfaq.org/FAQ-errmissitem.

Hope this helps.

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