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{positioning} is about positioning document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what should be positioned.

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Aligning xilene isomeri with chemfig

Ho can vertical align this scheme to the red line? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=1.5cm,top=1cm,headheight=16pt,headsep=0.1in,heightrounded]{geometry} \usepackage{chemfig} \setchemfig{% % ...
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tikz: draw arc between two specific points

How can I draw between two specific coordinates? Cord are (1,0) and (5,0) \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=1.5cm,top=1cm,headheight=16pt,headsep=0.1in,heightrounded]{geometry} \usepackage{...
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tikz: fit rectangle to content and rectangle nodes

I'd like these two rectangles are positioned side by side, aligned with their upper side, without having to "manually" calculate the position, using the anchor points. I've made sure that ...
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Placement of figures and tables in document while using the figure* and table* environments

I am using the figure* and table* environments to place figures and tables in my document. I am using revtex4-2 documentclass and so each page is divided into two columns of text. So I need to use ...
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CV symbol position alignment problem

I'm using these templates as baseline: https://es.overleaf.com/articles/pratham-tibrewals-cv/xbckppvktddd https://es.overleaf.com/latex/templates/recreating-business-insiders-cv-of-marissa-mayer/...
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How to position multiple objects inside a fbox by relative X/Y position

I'm very new to LaTeX would like to ask some advice on how to position elements inside a fixed size box. Fox each element I know the X/Y relative position to a box corner. When I try to use spacing to ...
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How to fix the number lines to to fit on the page

I am troubling how to fix my placements for these number lines in my latex Documents. The number lines are all of over the place. There is massive space between my examples and numberlines \...
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Footnote rule y position

How can I obtain the absolute y position (height) of the footnote rule? I want to draw (using TikZ) a box from a command to the end of the text in the page, without considering the footnotes. This ...
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backgroundsetup is not working when using another tikzpicture

I have a document with a backgroundsetup. When I use another tikzpicture on a page (e.g. a coordinate system), then the background picture is placed in the wrong position (see picture). It should be ...
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Fix position of slide content in beamer

I'm struggling to get my custom theme running. I have created headline and footline banners with tikz but textheight is calculated wrongly. My first idea was to change the height of the head and ...
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Adjusting the starting coordinates of an arrow precisely inside a TikZ node

I have difficulty adjusting the starting coordinates of the arrow line inside a TikZ node: When I try to make the starting vertical coordinate of the last arrow which is beneath the mid point of the ...
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Aligning and positioning the node contents inside a table made of TikZ matrix

I have difficulty aligning the contents of the nodes inside a TikZ matrix. I'm specifically interested in achieving the kind of table below: I got most of this code off the Internet and rearranged ...
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tikz: How can I find the value of `current page.north west`?

Is there a way to somehow know the exact value of current page.north west, etc. in tikzpicture? I'm using current page.north west for the placement of the below node, but I'm also curious about its ...
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Figure placement after first time referenced in text

I'm writing a master's thesis and was told that I could place figures anywhere, as long as they appear after the first time I reference them in the text. It seems to be a good practice around here, so ...
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Title and Author Name under every Slide in Metropolis Theme

I would like to know how I can add my presentation title, its date, and my name in footline of every slide using Metropolis theme, just like in Warsaw or Madrid themes, for example. Thanks in advance!
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Multiple different images positioning and alignment in book either as background or/and graphic wrapped in text within or outside the margins

Hello and thanks for your help! I need a tool to have as many different images throughout my book as I want in every possible position. Here's what I need in details: To be able to add DIFFERENT ...
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How to get a lower footnote position on one page only?

I have a page before index/table of contents where I need to specify something to the reader but want to insert the detail only in the footnote. The output is similar to the code that I posted here. I ...
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Positioning the inner box in a nested tcolorbox

I would like to move the inner box below to the direction of the arrow as shown in the picture. Is it possible to arrange the position of the inner box with respect to the outer box? \begin{tcolorbox}...
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Positioning this automaton in beamer

the following question might seem very much like a duplicate, but unfortunately I cannot figure it out myself: In the following MWE, I try to have the automaton in the upper right corner. I very much ...
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How do you change the vertical position of an image?

I'd like to move the Stackoverflow icon lower so that it's level with the rest of the icons. I've tried using \vspace but it doesn't seem to affect the images, only the content below it. This is what ...
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Passing a length as an argument to raisebox

To summarize it: I think \depth is losing its information somehow and I was not able to fix it. I am trying to place an image inline and to adjust its vertical position with \raisebox, like so: \...
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Relative positioning of nodes as labels

I am using nodes as labels on a graph, and I'm having issues with them overlapping. I know I could move them manually, but this will be part of a larger document that will generate this same graph for ...
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Multiple figure captions in column-row order

I have 4 figures and I want each one of them to have a caption. For example, if I follow this, they will look like Fig1. Fig2. (a) (b) Fig3. Fig4. (c) (d) But I want their caption to be ...
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Marking positions with decoration using arrowhead

Hello helpful and knowledgeable community. I come to you again with a puzzle : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz}% dessin \usetikzlibrary {decorations.markings,...
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How to arrange figure in center of page using full width of page while using {IEEEtran} in LaTex

I am using Overleaf and used the IEEEtran template to write my paper. I want to show a figure to full page width and in the center of the page. But the two-column template is not allowing me to do ...
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How do floats affect the flow of a paragraph?

I've been working on my own custom template but I ran into a behavior I don't understand. Why are some paragraphs indented with a tab? I think it has something to do with floats breaking the flow of a ...
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Bracket overlap with chemmacros

I'm trying to position the brackets such that there is no overlap, while ideally aligning their vertical positions. The solutions here don't seem to help much. Also is there a way to move the ...
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tikzpicture side by side

How can I put this graph side by side \begin{figure}[htb] \centering \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ width=0.5\linewidth, xlabel=$x$,ylabel=$y$ ]...
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Timetable in the right position

I try to my timetable, so I found a nice timetable from here: Beautiful table samples So I fix the day I need it but, \documentclass{article} \usepackage[landscape,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage{...
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How to position a graphic at the very bottom of the page

I would like to put a vector graphic on my title page at the very bottom of the page. Under the graphic must be no space left. I already searched in the internet but wasn't successful. What I tried by ...
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Allowing all figures to break paragraph

The figures always seem to be inserted between two paragraphs. I want to allow the figures to break a paragraph if its positioning between two paragraphs generates large inter-paragraph spaces. The ...
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The dimensions of a character's box vs what is in the .afm and .tfm files

For definiteness, let's suppose we use pdfLaTeX to compile this: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \setlength{\fboxsep}{0pt} \setlength{\...
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How to get "inner" auto-positionning of a TikzPicture legend?

EDIT 2 (Feb 20): New question (hopefully clearer) With pgfplots it's possible to obtain "inner" and "outer" figure legend (see Paul Gessler's answer) as: I would like to achieve ...
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Full width figures at bottom of first page of two column document

I know this has been asked before. There are many questions where the solution is to use the dblfloatfix package. However, the MWE below creates a document where the figure is on the bottom of page 2. ...
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Precise positioning of content (emulation of TexText behavior)

TL;DR Suppose we are given the absolute coordinates of a point on a page relative to the upper-left corner of the page, and the LaTeX code for some content, say a displayed unnumbered equation. How ...
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CV Template "ReCeiVe" - Positioning, new line

I'm trying to make myself a new CV following this template I found online : https://fr.overleaf.com/latex/templates/receive/dbzynfgjmxqy And I'm only having one issue in order to be completely correct....
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Specifying the Positioning Parameters for an egreg Two-Color Lettrine

This post refers to a two-color lettrine provided by egreg in Centering an Initfamily Letter within a Colorbox and Sizing It for Use as a Two-Color Lettrine. Consider the code \documentclass{book} \...
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tikzpicture position

I am drawing Venn diagrams in a LaTeX article, using the tikz package. The default position of the picture in the text is like this: I would like to change it to this (vertical center): How?
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How can I prevent a figure from blocking later figures?

I have a single large picture that shows up early in a two-column document that needs to span both columns. I am inserting the figure like: \begin{figure*}[btp] \centering \includegraphics[...
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Unexpected Positioning of Paragraphs When Small Capped Letters Do Not Follow the Lettrine

Consider the code \documentclass[foolscap]{octavo} % to get a small image \usepackage{lettrine,lmodern,xcolor} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} \input GoudyIn.fd \renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}{...
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How to put text under a big bracket

I have this How can i do this ? Here is my code \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{@{}l@{}} $ \dot{\partial}W(v)=\Bigg\{ v^*\in \mathbb{R}^j :$ lim inf $ \frac{W(z) - W(v) - \langle v^*,z - v \rangle} {\...
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Displacing character vertically without affecting line breaks

I'm trying to set up margin notes with manicules. I'd like to use the actual unicode character for a manicule, and I'd like to have it offset to the left of the rest of the note, enlarged, and shifted ...
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Adding a Footnote to a Figure When Endnotes are in Use

Consider the code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor,graphicx} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{endnotes} \let\footnote=\endnote \usepackage{caption} \makeatletter \define@key{Gin}{color}{\...
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Adding photo and personal data to CV template in overleaf?

I am using a CV template that I found on overleaf.com. I deleted the section which has personal information like your name, email address, phone number because I didn't like the font and also it wasn'...
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Why put figures on top or bottom of page?

In technical writing, I generally use LaTeX, and I'm generally happy with LaTeX's usual figure placement at the top or bottom of a page. However, some of my colleagues who are used to Microsoft Word ...
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Measure the horizontal distance between two nodes and apply to relative placement between two other nodes

I would like to measure the horizontal distance between two nodes A and B, and then place another node Y the same horizontal distance from X, but aligned vertically with v0. What's the syntax for that?...
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Tikz: How to add coordinate to node anchor?

I've got a question regarding positioning. Assume we have two nodes (A) and (B). (A) is placed left of (B): \node (A) {A}; \node [left of=A] (B) {B}; We can draw an arrow between (A) and (B) like ...
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2x2 unequal image placement, Subcaption. First two image are stacked horizontally. second two vertically, why?

I have 4 images of various sizes (attached herewith). I want to place them in a 2 x 2 grid. Their widths should be the same, roughly 0.5/textwidth. I have done the following: ''' \documentclass[12pt,...
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Place a “metadata” column on first page, next to title

I'd like to add a small column to my documents, which would then list additional article metadata like the editor or DOI. This is roughly what I mean: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[reversemp, ...
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Move position of math symbols in natural deduction rule

Writting this LaTex code \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} \newcommand{\debox}[1]{\boxed{\begin{matrix}#1\end{matrix}}_{\strut}\hspace{0.1cm}} \[ \dfrac{\phi \lor \...
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