# [texhax] Positioning figures in Latex/Beamer

Martin Heller mr_heller at yahoo.dk
Mon Jun 30 15:45:00 CEST 2008

Susana Conde skrev:
> Dear Professor Steven,
>
> I would like to know how to get the distance between the columns
> narrower in Beamer (using \begin{columns},  \end{columns}), if that is
> possible.
>
> I saw your e-mail address in a page from the help of Beamer (
> http://tug.org/mail-archives/texhax/2006-April/005809.html ).

TeXhax is the user forum of the TeX user group (TUG).

> In my
> example, I have two columns with one graphic in each column (the graphs
> are too big for being in one column). Do you know if it is possible to
> do this? I have tried to use colsep in this way:
>
> \begin{columns}[colsep=1pt][c]
>
> but it does not work.
>
> I look forward to hearing from you.

You just have to specify the width of each column in the columns
environment.

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Columns}
\begin{columns}[totalwidth=\textwidth]
\begin{column}{0.4\textwidth}
\centering
\texttt{0.4\string\textwidth}
\rule{\linewidth}{2cm}%
\end{column}%
\begin{column}{0.5\textwidth}
\centering
\texttt{0.5\string\textwidth}
\rule{\linewidth}{2cm}%
\end{column}%
\end{columns}
\begin{center}
\texttt{\string\textwidth}
\rule{\linewidth}{1cm}%
\end{center}
\end{frame}