# Anyone Can Help Me With Latex?

1. Jun 6, 2007

I've been trying for a long time to use graphics on my pdf file, using latex, but I cannot succeed. I've used mathematica to save my graphics as .eps files, and when I insert the commands in LaTeX as follows:

\begin{figure}
\includegraphics[width=8cm]{sinx.eps}\\
\caption{Figure 1}
\end{figure}

and compile the file, I get the graphic file but it's not printed where I need it. It's somewhere else. Why is this happening???

2. Jun 6, 2007

### cristo

Staff Emeritus
If you replace your first line with \begin{figure}[h] it should set it in between the correct paragraphs.

3. Jun 7, 2007

Thanks so much Cristo!!! You made my day!!

4. Jun 20, 2007

Hello, I have written some notes, and in the end I want to dedicate a page to the Index of my notes. I have made \index{} before a word that I want it in the index page, I've also written \makeindex at the start but I do not see any index when I compile it as a .dvi file. Can anyone help me??
Thanks a lot

5. Jun 20, 2007

### cristo

Staff Emeritus
This might help. http://tex.loria.fr/bibdex/makeindex.pdf I've never used the index command before though, and so can't really help you!

Last edited: Jun 20, 2007
6. Jun 21, 2007

still with a problem

Thanks cristo, I used the link you sent me. There is written:

Add the makeidx document-style option to the list of options in the
\documentstyle command. (See page 21 of the LaTEX manual.)

Where should I add the command: makeidx? I do not know where. Can you help me please? thanks a lot

7. Nov 28, 2007

Help with LaTeX

thank you for your reply. I am using latex and I'm using a feature called {gsm-l} which changes the format of the first page of every chapter. The problem is that the pdf document I'm writing starts from the 3rd page not from 1st page. Please can you help me with this??

8. Dec 2, 2007

### rs1n

If the problem is simply that the page numbering is off, you can use :

\setcounter{page}{1}

and it will reset the page count to 1 from wherever that command is placed. Also check your documentclass, as some classes leave the first few pages title pages, a blank page for aesthetic purposes, etc.

9. Dec 4, 2007

Hello, thank you for your help. I've put the command \setcounter{page}{1} right after these commands:

\documentclass[twoside, 17pt]{gsm-l}
\usepackage[dvips]{graphicx}
\begin{document}\Large

\flushleft

\chapter{Basic Algebra}

but the page is starting from 3, not from 1. What am I doing wrong?

10. Dec 4, 2007

### rs1n

Try placing the \setcounter{page}{1} right after the \begin{document} line (and before \chapter{...}).

11. Apr 22, 2008

### suk

LaTeX help

Hi,

I need some help with latex.

I have a document created using the 'article' class. The formatting for the rest of the document is perfect but for some reason, latex inserts an additional blank page as the first page.

I have no idea as to how to remove this first blank page? I must remove it because it even disturbs the page numbering for the rest of the document.

Does anyone have any suggestions?