[OS X TeX] figure flying around...

Georg Verweyen verweyen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 06:11:03 EST 2006

Victor Ivrii wrote:

> Try [h!] instead
> [h] means a humble request, [h!] means demand
> Try to play with ! versions of all other switches.

Sorry Victor, that is not a good idea! You
should try to find out /why/ TeX does the things it does. In this case 
it is forbidden (by the standard value of \textfraction) to put less 
than 30 % text on a page with text and figures. Those 
exclamationmark-versions of options are always an indication that the 
user didn't understand what he is doing. You don't have to use floating 
environments, you can even set a caption outside figure with 
capt-off.sty. There is /no/ need for h! or H! or H or whatever.

A good point to start with are the FAQ: 
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=floats and

Bonne chance!

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