[OS X TeX] Making an Image Stay In Place

Norman Gray norman at astro.gla.ac.uk
Thu Nov 21 09:04:50 EST 2002


On Thu, 21 Nov 2002, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> \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

Better is to read the arguments to the figure environment as _permissions_
rather than _instructions_.  Thus [h] _permits_ LaTeX to put the figure
`here'.  It also implies that if you don't want the figure here you're
not giving permission for it to be anywhere else, but that's so unlikely
to be what you want that LaTeX generally adds a `p' for you.

If what you want is a graphic in one place then (as the earlier
response mentioned) don't use the figure environment at all.  If you
do need the figure to be in the same sequence as other figures, then
see <http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=floats> and the
advice there.

All the best,


Norman Gray                        http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/users/norman/
Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK     norman at astro.gla.ac.uk

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