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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – including a picture

We shall create a short document. Between two paragraphs, we would like to insert a picture. If there's no picture file available, we will use the demo mode of graphicx:

  1. Begin a new document and load babel and blindtext to print some filler text:
    \documentclass[a5paper]{article}
    \usepackage[english]{babel}
    \usepackage{blindtext}
    \usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
    \pagestyle{empty}
    \begin{document}
    \section{Including a picture}
    \blindtext
  2. Open a figure environment and declare centering:
    \begin{figure}
    \centering
  3. Use the command \includegraphics with the filename as the argument:
    \includegraphics{test}
    
  4. Declare a caption, close the figure environment, and end the document with filler text:
    \caption{Test figure} \end{figure} ...

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