[texhax] Caption to figure in margin -- gives "LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode"

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Nov 22 16:06:40 CET 2006

On Nov 22, 2006, at 6:08 AM, Niall Mansfield wrote:

> I want to put the caption to a figure in the margin (to save space,
> as vertical space is limited for reasons we don't have to go into).
> I have tried:
> \begin{figure}
> 	\centerline{\includegraphics{dummy.eps}}
> 	\marginpar{This is a dummy picture}
> 	\end{figure}
> but that gives the error:
> 	LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode
> Is there a way round this?
> (Figure numbering, tables of figures, etc. are not important,
> so the solution doesn't have to be 100% "clean".)

Try this instead:

This is a test.

            This is a dummy picture

More of a test.


You can't use the figure environment or centering in a marginpar.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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