# [OS X TeX] Two Column Float

Richard J Benish rjbenish at teleport.com
Sun Jun 24 20:38:54 EDT 2007

Hi Pete,

Many thanks for your input.

Funny thing: In the process of preparing this
string of commands to send to you, I played with
it a bit more and got it to work. I'm not sure
why I was having so much trouble before. Could it
be that I had hit return and therefore had a
blank line or two mixed in the commands below?

I'm new to Tex, so I've got a lot to learn about even its simplest functions

Following are the commands that work fine:

\begin{figure*}[htbp]
\begin{center}
\vspace{-2pt}
\includegraphics[width=0.8\textwidth]{Cluster-Data-Chart-LR.jpg}
\vspace{-12pt}
\caption{Figure 3. Default.}
\end{center}
\vspace{-2pt}
\end{figure*}

I thank you again very much for your help. It's
good to know that Tex users are eager to get the
newbies up to speed.

Rick Benish

>Am 24.06.2007 um 23:25 schrieb Richard J Benish:
>
>>Any ideas on how to control this situation?
>
>	\begin{picture}(210,90)
>	  \ifpdf
>	    \put(-10,0){\includegraphics*[height=80mm]{BlueBanner}}
>	  \else
>
>\put(-10,0){\includegraphics*[height=80mm,bb=0 0
>201 42]{BlueBanner}}
>	  \fi
>	\end{picture}
>
>The BlueBanner picture has an aspect ratio of
>5:1. The picture environment reserves some
>space, a rectangle of 210×90 mm". \put shifts
>the picture by 10 mm into the left margin and
>lets it start at the sheet's edge. The picture
>is scale, keeping the aspect ratio, to a height
>of 80 mm. Above and below this blue banner
>approximately 5 mm space are left: half the
>difference of the reserved space and the space
>actual used.
>
>How do you try to include your picture?
>

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