[OS X TeX] Float Placement

George LGhio gghi at bordernet.com.au
Sat May 17 02:30:04 EDT 2008

  Perhaps I should have pointed out that I use:

\caption{Staff 1952 \tiny{Goulburnia}}

On 17 May 2008, at 12:58 PM, Richard J Benish wrote:

> I have a float (a pdf figure) that takes up about two thirds of the 
> height of a two column page. When I place it in the desired column, 
> however, text above and below the float disappears, leaving a lot of 
> unwanted blank space.
> In the "LaTeX Companion" I see that commands such as \intextsep may 
> correct the problem, but I don't find any specific examples, so it's 
> not clear exactly what to enter and where. The commands that result in 
> the behavior described above are as follows:
> \begin{figure}[htbp]
> \begin{center}
> \includegraphics[width=0.48\textwidth]{RelSimGPS-Box-1-May-16-08.pdf}
> \label{default}
> \end{center}
> \end{figure}
> Any suggestions as to exactly how to use the \intextsep command or 
> others to fix this problem?
> Muchas Gracias.
> Richard Benish
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