I'm using the graphics package and I can insert my graphic into the document without any difficulty, apart from the fact that it's huge!

I am using the following command:







  \caption{Fig. 1: Simple Past}


But when I insert the scaling option: [scale=0.75] etc. It won't work and I get the message

 Runaway argument?
scale=0.75]{cinema} \caption {Fig. 1: Simple Past} \end {figure} 
! Paragraph ended before \Gin@iii was complete.
<to be read again> 
  • @percusse and thanks for that, it's fixed now Dec 12, 2012 at 13:31
  • Great added the answer.
    – percusse
    Dec 12, 2012 at 13:35

1 Answer 1


Use graphicx package instead of graphics, as only the former supports the key-value syntax. For the graphics version, one needs to use


See eg Packages: graphics vs graphicx and detailed guide on graphics with LaTeX.

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