# [OS X TeX] Float Placement

George LGhio gghi at bordernet.com.au
Sat May 17 08:30:04 CEST 2008

  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
>