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Questions tagged [positioning]

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

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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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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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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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How can I have two tables side by side?

Suppose I have two tables that don't have many columns (3, for example). How can I position them side by side?
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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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Difference between “right of=” and “right=of” in PGF/TikZ

In the PGF/TikZ manual, sometimes I see the option right of=somenode instead of right=of somenode. They look very similar, but the effects are different. The distance between nodes positioned with ...
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Reduce space between enumerated items

Background A book with lots of images. All of the images are set to "here definitely" (as they must come after the text that introduces them). Problem The list types (enumerated and bullet) have ...
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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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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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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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Rotate node text and use relative positioning in TikZ?

In TikZ, I sometimes want to rotate the text within a node and then position the node relative to another. However, the approach below doesn't work as expected: \documentclass{standalone} \...
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Caption on the side of a figure

Can anyone tell me how to get my caption on side of my figure, and at the same time aligned with the top of my figure?
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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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How can I crop included PDF documents?

I've got a PDF that is automatically generated from a certain piece of software, that I want to include in the report I'm writing. I'm using pdfpages which gets the job done elegantly, but the problem ...
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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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Inserting a small vertical space in a table

Is there a way that I can insert a small space in a table? When I use a superscript, the number touches the \hline. \documentclass[9pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{helvet} \renewcommand{\...
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How can I position an image in an arbitrary position in beamer?

I am making a presentation using beamer, and I want to be able to position a certain image the way I want in a frame. I am not sure how to do that. Is there some way you can specify coordinates in the ...
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How do you create pull quotes?

Does anyone know a package for pull quotes? Failing that, is anyone interested in writing a command to create one? I'm thinking of something that would have optional and configurable separators above ...
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Avoiding jumping frames in beamer

Sometimes I want an element on a frame to change in steps. I do this by \only<2>{ ... } \only<3>{ ... } etc. But this causes the frame to jump due to different sizes of the ...
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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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Is there no easier way to float objects and set margins?

I come from a HTML / CSS background and am used to a particular way of setting margins, floats, etc. As a beginner in TeX, I am having a hard time positioning elements, probably because my mindset is ...
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Toward a Stamper Package

Imagine that you want to simulate a hand stamp on every page in some large documents. It must be an imperfect print, with random page-to-page variations in ink intensity, fading, rotation and blur. ...
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Customize legend position in PGFplots axis environment

I am trying to customize the position of the legend in the axis environment of PGFplots. A simple way to do this is by using something like legend pos=south west|south east|north west|north east in ...
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Tikz: Arrowheads in the center

For arrows I have gone through options like ->, ->>, <-, <<- but havent found one for making the arrowhead appear in the center of the line of the curve (something like ->-) How do I do it in ...
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Positioning relative to page in TikZ

Consider the following: Let's say I have a dot. I would like to be able to position this dot anywhere on the page: at the corner, in the middle, anywhere. So far, despite poring over manuals and ...
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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 ...
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Automated Newspaper Layout (with TeX and abroad)

Update: I'd like to revive (and revise) this question a bit because there have been some recent developments, and furthermore I would be happy to encourage some up-to-date discussion. I'm thinking (...
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Why should the “H” option not be used in floats?

Every now and then a question/answer with a float environment with option H appears, and every time someone points out that this option should not be used. However, I haven't found a specific post ...
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How to control the position of floating images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned I want to make it like this: text image text image But even if I put [h!] to the position the figures, the figure is ...
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Putting two images beside each other

If I want to put two images beside each other, what should I do? I have inserted a figure. But, rather than having the next figure on a new line, I want it to be beside the already inserted figure. ...
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What are the ways to position things absolutely on the page?

I know that there is tikz, but also eso-pic and textpos. I'd like to see a list of possible ways (not necessarily packages) for absolute positioning of things (which I believe amounts to "boxes") on ...
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How to force table caption on top?

I have a table which works ok...as per example below. But in the thesis, the right column is centered and caption forced to below table. Is there a way I can make it look like? \documentclass[12pt]{...
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How to tell LaTeX to place all figures at the end of pdf file?

Well, I search through the SE site but it seems everyone else was asking how to avoid appending figure and their accidents are not quite an elegant solution to my problem --- I'm looking for a way (...
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Where do I place floats in the source?

I realize that this is an embarrassing simple question. Shall I put the floats, e.g. \begin{figure} . . \end{figure} in the source immediately after first reference? or wait until the end of the ...
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href to an image label - how to jump to the image instead of the caption below the image?

I'm using the following command to embed images in my LaTeX document (which is then rendered as PDF) \newcommand{\img}[4]{ \begin{figure}[!hbt] \centering \vspace{1ex} \...
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How to place all proofs automatically in appendix?

Can I place all proofs to theorems in appendix automatically? Usually proofs are written in the LaTeX codes immediately after the theorems. Without physically moving proofs to appendix, how can I ...
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Insert graphic at precise place on a page

I would like to put a small graphic in the bottom right corner of a the title page of an article. Is there a way to specify a precise location for a graphic on a page (that has text on it)? I've ...
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Image from \includegraphics showing up in wrong location?

I have the following situation: \subsection{Some subsection} Some text here... \\ \begin{figure} \caption{Raw} \includegraphics[scale=0.25]{raw.png} \end{figure} \begin{figure} \caption{...
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How do I use a circle as a math accent (larger than \mathring)?

To denote the interior of a set, I'd like to have a command \interior. Now, as one can learn from this post, one possibility is to use \mathring. This is a neat command, but it produces a circle that ...
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Placing equation numbers on the right

I am new to TeX and am using scribtex to write a maths paper. When I put the followng code, the equation number is automatically displayed on the left, instead of in the right as is usually done. What ...
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change position of figure in beamer

I need to put a figure in a specific position in a beamer presentation ... Does it have a solution using X and Y coordinate or another thing? What do I need to change in the following code? \begin{...
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How to set a letter to the margin of the page and position it vertically according to alphabetical order?

I would like to place a letter (that indicates which letter in the dictionary is shown) on the outer side of the book, set it for example in a darker box and position that letter vertically. Users of ...
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Use placeins for subsections

I would like to place figures in my document in certain subsections. Normally I would achieve this with float using [H]. But this would mean, that the figures are at fixed points in my text and ...
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Absolute positioning in beamer

It's easy to absolute position something using remember picture with TikZ, but it only works with pdfLaTeX. I can get something working by using negative vskip and hskips (trial and error), but that ...
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How can I set the TikZ label anchor explicitly?

I want to add a label to a node, but "inside" the node. Something like this: The manual seems to indicate it might be possible, although no actual key is named. The ... anchor point for the label ...
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How to align two images side by side and to scale them automatically to use whole slide?

I have two images. How do I align them side by side and scale them so that both of them together occupy the whole horizontal space in a beamer presentation? \begin{frame} \frametitle{Inconsistency} \...