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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Chapter 5. Creating Tables and Inserting Pictures

Scientific documents and others do not just contain plain text; they also present information and data in tables and use diagrams and drawings to visualize them. We shall become familiar with that.

In this chapter, we will learn how to perform the following:

  • Lining up text and data in columns
  • Typesetting complex tables
  • Including pictures in our documents
  • Adding captions to pictures and tables
  • Controlling the placement of figures and tables

Let's tackle these tasks!

Writing in columns

Remember the time of the typewriter and early word processing software? When we needed to line up some text in columns, we could use tab stops. LaTeX provides a similar way to easily align text in columns, namely, the tabbing ...

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