[tex-live] Help about using rotating package in LaTeX

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 15:26:14 CET 2012

** 阮铮 [2012-03-14 18:04:33 +0800]:

> Hi,

> I am new to LaTeX and a puzzle about using rotating package troubled me for some time.
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> Here is example my code:

> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage[english]{babel}
> % \usepackage{rotating}
> \usepackage{blindtext}
> \usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
> \pagestyle{empty}
> \begin{document}
> \section{Including a picture}
> \blindtext
> % \begin{sidewaysfigure}
> \begin{figure}
>     \centering      
>     \includegraphics{test}
> \end{figure}
> % \end{sidewaysfigure}
> \end{document}

> The code above can pass the compiler of pdflatex in my laptop.
> However, if I uncommented the code, there arouse an error message.
> What's more, I further found even if I only uncommented the first %,
> ie, only loading the rotating package, I will also get a compiling
> error. How can I rotate the picture in my example?

> Could anyone give me some hints? Thanks a billion!!

Ah, did you read rotating package documentation? E.g. run texdoc
rotating, Sec 2. Usage, last sentence in section. There is restriction
(?) how packages are loaded in LaTeX, for example, if package A loads
internally package B with option C and you in your document load package
B with other options then you get error message as you see in your
example. The simplest way to workaround in your case is just use


instead of bare 'rotating' (read that last sentence).

> Ruan Zheng

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