# [texhax] Reducing left margin in figure

Nina Mazumdar nina.mazumdar at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 09:55:13 CEST 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 1:54 AM, when harry met sally
<whenharry_metsally at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a figure which I want as large as possible, but in the largest
> configuration the left and right margins are not equal. How can I change the
> margins just for this figure, without changing the settings for the whole
> document? I want the margin to be 2 cm on each side, and the figure as large
> as possible.

Will this help?

\begin{figure}
\advance\leftskip-2cm
\advance\rightskip-2cm
\includegraphics[width=<whatever>]{<filename>}
\caption{This is a test figure}
\end{figure}

Happy TeXing and best regards
--
Nina


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