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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.