Tables and figures have a tendency to surprise, by floating away from where they were specified to appear. This is in fact perfectly ordinary document design; any professional typesetting package will float figures and tables to where they'll fit without violating the certain typographic rules. In the worst case, LaTeX's rules can cause the floating items to pile up to the extent that you get an error message saying "Too many unprocessed floats"; this means that the limited set of registers in which LaTeX stores floating items is full.
In the previous tutorialthe importing of graphics was introduced. However, just having a picture stuck in-between paragraphs does not look professional. For starters, we want a way of adding captions, and to be able to cross-reference.
Being able to automatically reference a figure within a LaTeX document is a very cool thing. The same technique works for referencing other objects within a LaTeX document, including tables and equations. Please read the comments for more details.
This section will give an overview of floats and figures. It will cover importing external graphics and positioning. It will also cover sub-figures and captions. We have already seen in the last section that it is often useful to enclose a tabular environment in a table environment.
The previous chapter introduced importing graphics. However, just having a picture stuck in between paragraphs does not look professional. To start with, we want a way of adding captions, and to be able to cross-reference.
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You can import external graphics using package graphicx. LaTeX itself treats the image like normal text, i. The package documentation list the options width and heightas well as others.
Search Reed Search. Search the Help Desk Search. If your thesis has a lot of figures, LaTeX might be preferable to a word processor for its stability and ability to store images separate from the document, saving space and memory. One thing that may be annoying is the way it handles "floats'' like tables and figures.