## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ wide graphics jut out from text on right AND left margin

LaTeX specific issues not fitting into one of the other forums of this category.
keckema
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### wide graphics jut out from text on right AND left margin

Hi everyone,

I often use graphics in articles which are quite wide so that they jut out from the text body. I use the following code:

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=1.15\textwidth]{example.jpg}
\end{figure}

My problem: These graphics only jut out from text on the right text margin. But I want them to jut out from the text symmetrically, i. e. to jut out on the right AND the LEFT margin in the same way.
Could anyone tell me the proper command?

Thanks a lot, Gereon

Stefan Kottwitz
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Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm
Hi Gereon,

welcome to the board!
You could use \makebox:
\begin{figure}\centering\makebox[\textwidth]{\includegraphics[width=1.15\textwidth]{example}}\end{figure}

Stefan

keckema
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:24 pm
Thanks a lot, Stefan. Your suggestion works fine.

Gereon

Stefan Kottwitz
Posts: 9436
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm
Hi Gereon,

nice to hear that it helped. I just noticed that you could even omit the \centering of my example because \makebox uses \textwidth - I'm just used to give \makebox the width 0pt but with \centering what would work too.

Stefan