# [OS X TeX] wrapfig query

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Oct 21 11:32:28 EDT 2005

I did it once myself; first, by using the package wrapfig, but the
placement was very unstable, so that I dediced to use two minipages
one for the figure and one for the text. This was very satisfactory.
On the other hand I really doubt that result is worth the trouble.
Why can't a figure be sitting alone in the center with text above or
below. I guess our judgement of what is beautiful is biased by the
fact that wrapping text around a figure is supposed to be technically
difficult.

Claus

On Oct 21, 2005, at 16:59, Rene Borgella wrote:

> Hi all:
>
> I'm trying to figure out how to wrap text around figures.  I have
> read the bit about wrapfig in the Latex Companion, and looked for
> documentation on my computer but all I found was "multiple-
> span.txt" and that didn't give me enough info so I haven't been
> able to get it to work for me.  I also tried floatflt to no avail.
>
> What I would really love to see  would be an example of a wrapfig
> environement with a png graphic or something similar.
>
> For example, how would I get the following to work as a wrapfig?
>
> \begin{figure}[h]
> \begin{center}
> \includegraphics[scale=1]{trugreen.png} TruGreen ChemLawn's lawn
> treatment destroys weeds, kills pests and can give you the greenest
> lawn on the block.''
>
> \caption{This advertisement typifies the marketing of  the dream
> lawn'' for homeowners across the nation.}
> \end{center}
> \end{figure}
>
>
> It's for a document I'm preparing to teach students about the
> environmental costs of the 'beautiful' green lawns we are so
> partial to here in the US
>
>
> thanks for any suggestions and pointers . . .
>
> René
>
>
>
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