[texhax] Positioning figures in Latex/Beamer

cryan at binghamton.edu cryan at binghamton.edu
Sun Apr 2 04:49:00 CEST 2006

Pretty new here myself, but I use beamer a bit.  Beamer compiles via
pdflatex, so in the absence of any fancy tricks, I think you must use
graphics in pdf format.  I think you need \usepackage{graphics} or
\usepackage{graphicx} in your preamble.  Then the \includegraphics command
should work.  You can also use the columns environment to put two graphics
side-by-side, or a graphic on one side and some text on the other.

The massive beamer user guide is available online in pdf format.  It is
very comprehensive and will cover all this better than I.

Enjoy beamer and the pdf format; I think you'll like it.

--Chris Ryan

> I'm relatively new to the Tex world, and have so far been very pleased
> with
> the platform. I finally decided to take the jump to give my next talk in
> format, and downloaded the Beamer class for this purpose. However, I
> stumbled on a problem I'm unsure of how to solve - how do you position a
> PNG/JPEG figure on a slide? I tried hard to search online, but I couldn't
> find an option for \includegraphics or any other command to do the job.
> Thanks for your assistance!
> Regards,
> Karthik
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