[OS X TeX] figure flying around...

George Ghio ghiog at netconnect.com.au
Tue Feb 21 14:50:33 CET 2006


I have just been fighting this problem as well.

As Georg has said, you have to find out why Tex does this.

What I have found, is that when I make a graphic I get the best result 
when I use a paper size close to the size I wish the graphic to appear 
in the document. For a project just yesterday I was using paper size 
"B5" in landscape for my graphics, sizing the graphic to fill the B5 
format edge to edge.

The problem being that if you put a graphic of a size on an A4 page the 
graphic was the size of the page. Lots of white space around the 
graphic that took up room in the document .  Right or wrong it works 
for me. Hope it helps.

George
On 21/02/2006, at 10:11 PM, Georg Verweyen wrote:

> 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
> http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=captsty
>
> Bonne chance!
>
> Georg
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