# [Tex/LaTex] Vertical alignment of side-by-side minipages

minipagevertical alignment

I want to create some text, which will be positioned on the left-hand side of an image. My Latex code is:

\begin{minipage}{.6\linewidth}
\lipsum[1]
\end{minipage}
\hspace{0.02\linewidth}
\begin{minipage}{.3\linewidth}
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{test.png}
\end{minipage}


This gives me the following output:

However, I want the top of the text to be aligned with the top of the picture. Therefore, I tried using the [t] argument with the minipage:

\begin{minipage}[t]{.6\linewidth}
\lipsum[1]
\end{minipage}
\hspace{0.02\linewidth}
\begin{minipage}[t]{.3\linewidth}
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{test.png}
\end{minipage}


However, this gave the following output:

What do I need to do to get my desired vertical alignment?

The reason is that the [t] means align the minipage with the first (top) baseline. The baseline for the image is under the image, which is perfectly aligned with the first baseline of the text. I see two ways to fix it.

Add a row before and remove the vertical space.

\begin{minipage}[t]{.6\linewidth}
\lipsum[1]
\end{minipage}
\hspace{0.02\linewidth}
\begin{minipage}[t]{.3\linewidth}
\strut\vspace*{-\baselineskip}\newline\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image}
\end{minipage}


Lower the image with all but one row.

\begin{minipage}[t]{.6\linewidth}
\lipsum[1]
\end{minipage}
\hspace{0.02\linewidth}
\begin{minipage}[t]{.3\linewidth}
\raisebox{-\height+0.7\baselineskip}{\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image}}
\end{minipage}


Both gives: