# [Tex/LaTex] \centerline{} command alternative

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I am adding figures to a work and most of the figures are too wide and are thus not centered but are shifted to the right. I searched here and found a solution, that would consist in adding the \centerline{} command into the figure environment. This work fine for figures added with the command \includegraphics{}, like in this example:

\begin{figure}[h!]
\begin{center}
\centerline{\includegraphics{SOIR_optics}}
\end{center} % is this really useful?
\end{figure}


But when I try to add a tikzpicture instead, this solution does not work (see example)

\begin{figure}[h!]
\begin{center}
\centerline{\begin{tikzpicture}
some code
\end{tikzpicture}}
\end{center}
\end{figure}


My question is : are there alternatives to this \centerline{} command?

Thanks!

The \centerline command should never be used in a LaTeX document (unless you know precisely what you're doing, and probably only in the preamble for some definition). Use

\begin{figure}[htp]
\centering

<whatever>

\end{figure}


and <whatever> (a graphic, a TikZ picture or anything) will be centered.