# [OS X TeX] Making an Image Stay In Place

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Thu Nov 21 08:43:28 EST 2002

Try

\begin{figure}[h]

The [h] asks latex to place the figure "h"ere, if it can (you can also
use t or/and b for top or bottom placement). However, latex has its own
mind and doesn't always oblige. A figure is not just like any other
paragraph because it cannot be split between pages. Depending on how
you document evolves and where the figure is with respect to the page,
the placement could change.

Themis

On Thursday, November 21, 2002, at 07:25  AM, Bob Kerstetter wrote:

> Have read how to do this in someplace, but cannot find it now.
>
> When placing an image in Latex it "floats" to the next page, centering
> itself on the page vertically with page breaks before and after.
>
> It really needs to just stay in line like any other paragraph. What do
> I need to do to keep it place when between paragraphs.
>
> Here is more or less what the source looks like:
>
>
> %start example source
>
> This is the paragraph before the image.
>
> \begin{figure}
> \begin{center}
> \centerline {
> \includegraphics[width=144pt]{FileName}
> }
> \end{center}
> \end{figure}
>
> This is the paragraph after the image.
>
> %end example source
>
>
> Here is how I would like it to print.
>
>
> This is the paragraph before the image.
>
> IMAGE GOES HERE
>
> This is the paragraph before after image.
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Bob K.
>
>
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