# [OS X TeX] \makebox{} Ignorance

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 13:19:54 CET 2012

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:57 AM, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de> wrote:
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> Am 9.2.2012 um 03:28 schrieb Don Green Dragon:
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>> But I could not get the same effect if I used the \begin{figure} ... \end{figure} environment. The graphics are always stacked one above the other. Is there some way to place the figures side-by-side while still using \begin{figure} ... \end{figure}? I would like to have them with captions and numbered!!
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> Put them in jail! A jail is a minipage. The floats don't have much space to float around in a limited vertical space.

You cannot put floats into minipage — not in TL2011 (I remember when
it was possible, but considered to be a bad practice as inmates could
sneak out of the jail.

There is subfig package to put pictures side-by-side inside a single float.

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