# [texhax] Caption to figure in margin -- gives "LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode"

Wed Nov 22 16:06:40 CET 2006

On Nov 22, 2006, at 6:08 AM, Niall Mansfield wrote:

> I want to put the caption to a figure in the margin (to save space,
> as vertical space is limited for reasons we don't have to go into).
>
> I have tried:
>
> \begin{figure}
> 	\centerline{\includegraphics{dummy.eps}}
> 	\marginpar{This is a dummy picture}
> 	\end{figure}
>
> but that gives the error:
> 	LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode
>
> Is there a way round this?
> (Figure numbering, tables of figures, etc. are not important,
> so the solution doesn't have to be 100% "clean".)

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
This is a test.

\marginpar{
\includegraphics{dummy.pdf}
This is a dummy picture
}

More of a test.

\end{document}

You can't use the figure environment or centering in a marginpar.

William

--
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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