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Force figure placement in text

I have a problem when a lot of figures are in question. Some figures tend to "fly around", that is, be a paragraph below, although I placed them before that paragraph. I use code: \begin{figure}[ht] \...
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When should we use \begin{center} instead of \centering?

After reading this question Should I use center or centering for figures?, I want to know the answer of the following. When should we use \begin{center} instead of \centering? For example, should we ...
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What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?

I want to collect the most common mistakes, misconceptions, pitfalls, etc that (La)TeX and Friends users make. Please one answer for each mistake, misconception, pitfall, etc. I am only interested in ...
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Force LaTeX image to appear in the section in which it's declared [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with? Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned How can I force an image in a LaTeX ...
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What is the correct way to center a \tikzpicture? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use center or centering for figures and tables? What is the correct way to cause a \tikzpicture to be centered? By default it appears to be aligned with the left ...
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How do I align an image to centre?

How do I align an image to centre? In a beamer presentation I have a 2-3 items on a slide followed by an image. The image is not wide enough to cover whole slide, so it leaves around 30% space from ...
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Combine 4 cells in a table

Here is a simple table. I want to merge 4 cells. I want to combine the three "this" cells area in this table. I thought I have to use multirow and multicolum at same time. However, I could not find ...
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Scaling a TikZ figure from an external file

I would like to insert figures which were created with TikZ to my LaTeX document. I suppose that if I create the TikZ figure inside the document, that wouldn't be a problem - I'd just play with the ...
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How can I get rid of the LaTeX warning: Float too large for page?

In my document, I have figures that have a rather long caption. The code I use to include them looks like this: \begin{figure} \begin{center} \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{../fig.pdf} \...
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How can I properly align the line numbers of a source code listing with the margin?

I want to include a code snippet in a document using the listings package. In my document, I have the following: \begin{figure}[!htbp] \setlength{\fboxsep}{0pt}% \setlength{\fboxrule}{0pt}% \begin{...
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Avoid repeating [hbt] and \centering for every table

In a document I'm writing, I'm using the familiar [hbt] option for my floating tables, and I center them. I'd like to avoid repeating that every time I'm creating a table. I assume it's easy to add ...
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How to do simple calculation in LaTeX?

Consider the following macro: \newcommand{\sxfigure}[4]{ \includegraphics[width=#1*#3 cm, height=#2*#3 cm]{#4} } #1 and #2 is some value to determine the width and height of the figure, #3 is to ...
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Align Note below table

My question concerns the "Note" below the table. This is my code: \begin{table} \begin{center} \caption{ Descriptive statistics of total sample based on modified data set}\label{table:descrtotal} \...
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Difference between \begin{theorem}…\end{theorem} and {\theorem …}

I see that both attempts to display a theorem in the following code generates similar output. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Table caption very skinny

I have a table like this: \begin{table} \centering \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{c|c|c|c} Data set & Image size & Hole size (pix) & Total time\\ \hline Mailbox & 459 $\times$ 489 &...

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