[OS X TeX] Float Placement

Richard J Benish rjbenish at teleport.com
Sat May 17 05:13:08 EDT 2008

The image is very tightly cropped, so the problem is elsewhere. 
Solutions are very often a matter of recognizing simple oversights, 
so your suggestion is of course well taken.

I will check out the documentation you've suggested.

Thanks a lot.


>>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.
>Did you think of cropping the PDF image? There might be some space 
>above/below the picture on the PDF *page* ...
>>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 documentation of the epslatex package, 
>ftp://ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/info/epslatex.pdf, describes this 
>dimension. The file describes how to work with the caption and 
>subfig packages and also explains a lot of other dimensions.
>   Pete
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