Questions tagged [floats]

{floats} is about the floating environments figure, table and other, custom-defined floats, and concerns issues such as positioning, labelling, captioning, indexing and listing of said floats. For questions specifically about formatting a float caption, consider using {captions}.

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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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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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Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned

Is there any package or a method to force LaTeX to keep floating environments like table and figure closer to where they are declared?
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LaTeX figures side by side [duplicate]

I want to place 2 images side by side in LaTeX. I have 2 .png files and I don't understand how to do it in LaTeX. I have tried many ways but could not get a good result.
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Should I use center or centering for figures and tables?

What is the correct way to center figures and tables (figure, table)? \begin{center} ... \end{center} or \begin{centering} ... \end{centering}
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Using \footnote in a figure's \caption

Maybe this is an easy one, but I struggled with this now too long :) I want to have a footnote in a caption of a figure, see the example. \begin{figure}[!ht] \caption{a figure caption\footnote{...
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Center figure that is wider than \textwidth

I have a figure that is wider than the \textwidth of my document. (I don't want to change the \textwidth.) As a result, the leftmost part of the figure is flush with the left margin, while the ...
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Continuous v. per-chapter/section numbering of figures, tables, and other document elements

Some document elements (e.g., figures in the book class) are numbered per chapter (figure 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, ...). How can I achieve continuous numbering (figure 1, 2, 3, ...)? And vice versa: Some ...
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How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with?

Often floats may land quite a bit later in the document than the point they are created, sometimes after a section break. Is there a way to force a new section to start on a new page, after any ...
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Two figures side by side

How can I put two figures side-by-side? Not two sub-figures, but two actual figures with separate "Fig.: bla bla" captions. A figure is supposed to spread over the entire text width, but I have two ...
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Changing the font size in a table

What's the recommend way of changing the font size in a particular table? Is there a better way than enclosing all values with, for example, the \tiny function.
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subcaption vs. subfig: Best package for referencing a subfigure

On this question, a comment by Martin H says: that one should forget about the subfigure and subfig packages and use subcaption. As subfig replaces subfigure, no argument there. I am currently using ...
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Why should a table caption be placed above the table?

In the papers I read the caption in figure floats is placed below the figure and in table floats the caption is placed above the table. I recognize that this is a common style that a lot of people ...
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Displaying a wide figure in a two-column document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a figure span on two columns in a scientific paper? It's my first time working with a two-column document (declared as an argument to \documentclass) and I need to ...
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Why is \newpage ignored sometimes ?

I have the following towards the end of an article. The bibliography is short (4 entries). What's happening is that on the very last page of document I get the chart and immediately afterwards the ...
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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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Reduce space between enumerated items

Background All book figures are set to "here definitely" (as they must come after the text that introduces them). Problem The list types (enumerated and bullet) have too much space between them. ...
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How to include a picture over two pages, left part on left side, right on right (for books)?

When writing a long book (from 300 to over a 1000 pages), there is often need to include large pictures and one wishes to have them displayed over two pages, left half on the left page, right half on ...
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How can I get the figures not to be pushed to the end of the document?

For some reason, my figures get pushed to the end of the document. I tried begin{figure}[t], [h] and other options, but none helped. Any ideas how to get the figures to appear much earlier in the ...
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How to use the placement options [t], [h] with figures? [duplicate]

I want to control the placement of figures. The paper that I am currently writing contains a lot of figures, resulting in some figures ending up in the bibliography section. Therefore I want to ...
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What does [t] and [ht] mean?

I would appreciate if someone could tell me difference between [t] and [ht] in the following example? I don't see a difference in the output pdf file. \begin{figure}[ht] ... \end{figure} and \begin{...
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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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Change caption name of figures

How can I modify the caption name of a figure? For example I have \caption{This is a figure.} and by default the caption appears as Figure 1: This is a figure. However I want Fig.1 - This is ...
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Custom margin settings for figure in LaTeX [duplicate]

I have a fairly large figure in a LaTeX document. This figure is too large for the left and right margin of the document. This results in the figure being placed flush with the left margin, and way ...
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Clearpage without pagebreak?

Is there a command which does the same like \clearpage (typesetting all floats which have not been typeset yet) but then does not insert a pagebreak but continues with the following text/graphics on ...
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Too many unprocessed floats

I'm trying to a large number of figures. The code is \begin{figure} \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{m2T4.pdf} \caption{M2T, Problem Size 513} \end{figure} I'm not able to compile, I get the error ! ...
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Table and figure side-by-side with independent captions

Looking to put a table and a figure side by side so that the table and figure have their own captions. A crude sketch ------------ ----------------- TABLE | a | b | ...
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`h' float specifier changed to `ht' warning when not attempting to specify a float

I'm new to LaTeX and trying to understand the reason why I'm getting the warning: `h' float specifier changed to `ht' I'm not attempting to change the float property of anything - the warning is ...
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Reference to a figure uses the section's number

One of my sections seems to be using the section number rather than the appropriate figure number for \ref's that point to figures. (Theorems and the like work fine.) As far as I can tell, there's ...
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How to fix table position

Table does not show up at the same position it was inserted in the TeX file. I got the understanding through bit of reading on this forum that they are floats and they pick the best place on the ...
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How to change the spacing between figures/tables and text?

I was wondering if there is any way to lessen the spaces between figures and text. In my paper I have a lot of figures (graphics) and it is inconvenient for me to have default (large) spaces between ...
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Change figure numbering for appendix

I want to "reset" the figure counting in my document when the appendix starts, and follow a different pattern than 1, 2, 3... Specifically, I want figures in the appendix to start with A.1, A.2 onward,...
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How to make a figure span on two columns in a scientific paper?

If I just try to set the figure's size to 0.9\textwidth my figure will just end up on the right column, sized to be two-columns wide. Has anyone done this before?
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Insert multiple figures in Latex

I need to insert 10 figures (in two columns- side by side) in LaTeX that will have one global caption, but also I need to name each figure (1a, 1b, 1c, ... ect.). So they will look like: 1a ...
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How to reference the page of a figure?

Is it possible to make a reference to the page where a figure is rendered? I would like to write something like see figure~\ref{figure-xyz} on page NN where NN will automatically be maintained by ...
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How can I reduce padding after figure?

\documentclass{mwrep} \usepackage[draft]{graphicx} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage[all]{hypcap} \makeatletter \g@addto@macro\@floatboxreset\centering \makeatother I use figures with captions. \...
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How can I modify vertical space between figure and caption?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[draft]{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \setlength\fboxsep{124pt} \setlength\fboxrule{1pt} \fbox{\includegraphics{dummy}} \caption{Dummy caption}...
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How to place a table on a new page with landscape orientation without clearing the current page?

I'd like to place a table on a new page with landscape orientation. To do so, I use \usepackage{pdflscape} ... \pagestyle{empty} \begin{landscape} \begin{table}[htbp] \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{...
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How to use figure inside a minipage?

I'm trying to include an image, and keep it centered, and prevent from wrapping from the next page. The following code works for that: \begin{minipage}{\textwidth} \begin{center} Caption ...
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Avoid page breaks in \lstlistings

I'm trying to avoid page breaks in my lstlisting (seen in section 0.0.2) I know I can remedy this by floating my lstlisting, but it adds some unwanted white space (seen in section 0.0.1). Is there ...
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how to turn latex figure by 90 degrees along with the caption? [duplicate]

The following code rotates the figure as I want to, so now my Y axis is parallel to the shorter edge of my A4 sheet. However, my caption is still parallel to the shorter edge of my sheet. How can I ...
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avoid that figure gets its own page

I have a couple of floats in my document, which contain large Images (it consumes the half of the page). In this case, the figure get's its own page and no text goes on this page. How can I configure ...
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Beamer Presentation: Figure has no number?

I am giving a presentation and therefore I am using the beamer class. I have included some figures and it works, but there is no number after "Figure". My code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{...
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Is it possible to scale an entire \begin{figure}?

I have a bunch of LaTeX-output from Gnuplot which I would really like to leave alone. Is there an easy way of scaling an entire figure? Something like \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{...} but just for ...
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Turning off and on images in figures

Is it possible to prevent the contents of a figure from being rendered? I have a large book document, and to speed up compiling while working on a draft, I would like to have some way of ignoring the ...
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multicol and figures

I have a two column document (using multicol) and want to insert figures so that they do NOT span columns. I have searched around and the only thing I can find says that only figure* is supported ...
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Placing figures inside a two-column document

I'm trying to get images in my document in two different ways: On top of the entire page, centered On top of a single column I tried it with both twocols and multicols. I ruled out twocols because ...
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Unusual graphics and caption placement

Here is a picture from an Oxford University Press publication, showing two images a small one at the left and a larger one at the right. The unusual part is that the caption of the right image is also ...
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making a table fit on a page by moving it left

I have a table where the last columns fall off the page. Instead of making the text smaller I would like the table to not adhere to the margin of where it begins. I would like to move it to the left. ...
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Tables below footnotes, is this a good output routine algorithm or a bug?

Consider the minimal code below, which produces two different layouts depending on the table position marks. The first layout uses \begin{table} which results in the table ending below the ...