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### How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX?

How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? This is a general question and should collect useful answers for all users. I hope we can use this as a reference
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### A simpler explanation of \clearpage

I have read the manual, so am not trolling here. I REALLY don't understand the use of \clearpage. Especially, its difference with \newpage. A common explanation is that it "flushes" all pending floats ...
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### Decrease space between paragraph and header

How can I decrease the white space marked with blue? I tried \vspace with negative marks but to no avail (it normally does the trick but not this time). I am using the 'fancyhdr'-package. \...
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### Longtable exceeds page length

My longtable exceeds the page length. Any help would be highly appreciated. \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside]{report} \usepackage{fontenc} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{...
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### Comparison between \newpage, \clearpage and \pagebreak, etc.?

Can some experts give a short and succinct comparison between \newpage, \clearpage, \cleardoublepage and \pagebreak, and other related functions/commands (if there are some we should know)? What I ...
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### Column break and beginning two new columns on same page

I am new to LaTeX, so please bear with me if my question does not meet the requirements, or if the solution is obvious. I am creating a document with two colums, and after my text, I want some kind ...
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### Forcing new categories in splitbib to start on new pages

I use splitbib to create a sectioned bibliography in my CV, and I was wondering if there's a way to customize it to force new categories to start on a new page? I'm thinking that I'd have to do ...
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### How can I get my footnotes placed similarly in the columns of my document

I just noticed that footnotes on the first and last page of a document get placed differently as demonstrated in this MWE. In this particular example, the problem shows up in a two-column document ...