LaTeX package “wrapfig”

LaTeX is all nice and fancy if you write technical texts, where the pictures are floating in the text (mostly at the top and/or bottom of pages) and you reference them with numbers. But as I do all sorts of things with LaTeX, sometimes I want more “fun” texts which have pictures somewhere in the pages and text flowing around them.

For this purpose, I have now discovered the package wrapfig:

\usepackage{wrapfig} 

You can include a picture like this (this one floats left of the text with a width of 7em):

\begin{wrapfigure}{l}{7em}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{AuthorOfArticle.png}
\end{wrapfigure}

You can control some of the appearance with different settings in the preamble (see the documentation at CTAN), e.g.,

\intextsep0.5ex
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I am a computational linguist, teacher of computer science and above all a huge fan of LaTeX. I use LaTeX for everything, including things you never wanted to do with LaTeX. My latest love is lilypond, aka LaTeX for music. I'll post at irregular intervals about cool stuff, stupid hacks and annoying settings I want to remember for the future.