# [OS X TeX] Text floating around a figure

Don Green Dragon fergdc at Shaw.ca
Fri Jun 6 19:29:57 EDT 2014

Hi Herb,

On 06Jun2014, at 2:13 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

>> However, in testing, I cannot get the graphic centred or shifted to the right margin using the characters l’ or r’. The graphic remains at the left margin for both {window} and {figwindow}.
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>> Can you centre and right align them in your setup?
>>
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> Howdy,
>
> I can't get it to work with your example but the one given in The LaTeX Companion, 2nd Edition, works. The book states that there must be sufficient room'' on either side but it also says 1in and you certainly have that.
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> Please note that this package is VERY old going back to latex2.09 days. I'm not sure if there is a more modern package available.

I fooled around with a lot of examples and had good luck except for centring or aligning to the right which I could not get to work, including the Hello example in The LaTeX Companion.

One device that worked well was to use a \framebox or a \makebox to place the graphic in, e.g.,

\begin{figwindow}[ 2, l, \framebox[15cm][c]{\includegraphics{<filename>}}, <caption> ]
. . . run-around text . . .
\end{figwindow}

where 15 cm is very close to the my page width. So the result is to centre the graphic across the page with the run-around text above and below the graphic but not to its left or right. The graphic seems to float along nicely with the run-around text. Might be useful in a situation where LaTeX refuses to place your graphic where you want it with \begin{figure}[htbp].

With the terminal command "texdoc picinpar» you get a 1993 document which I was not able to use. It suggests "A better way to shift the right box.» was to use the command \vbox but I could not figure out how to use it, and from Th LaTeX Companion I conclude \vbox is low level TeX stuff. Not for me!  :-)

So we’ll have to be satisfied with what we have which is verify good. Thanks for your ever useful help.

don green dragon
fergdc at shaw.ca