# [OS X TeX] Float Placement

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Sat May 17 05:31:44 EDT 2008

On 17-05-2008, at 11:21, Richard J Benish wrote:

> It looks like our commands are pretty much the same. I have other
> figures in the same document that work fine using this approach. The
> problem figure is taller than the others, so I guess LaTeX doesn't
> want'' to put the body text in the proportionally smaller vertical
> space. I wish it were easier to control. Anyhow, Peter D has
> suggested a document that may shed some light.
>

The p placement option may be responsible for your problems.

Also, it may help to use the ! placement option as in

\begin{figure}[!tb]

! relaxes some restrictions of the h option.

Berend

> Thanks for the suggestions.
>
> RB
>
>
>
>> Perhaps I should have pointed out that I use:
>>
>> \begin{figure}[htbp]
>> \centering
>> \includegraphics[width=120mm,height=90mm]{Staff52.jpg}
>> \caption{Staff 1952 \tiny{Goulburnia}}
>> \end{figure}\\
>>
>> George
>> 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
>>>
>>> TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
>>> List Reminders and Etiquette: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/list/
>>> List Info: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
>>> List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
>>> Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
>> List Reminders and Etiquette: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/list/
>> List Info: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
>> List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
>> Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
>
>