# [OS X TeX] Float Placement

George LGhio gghi at bordernet.com.au
Sat May 17 08:13:02 CEST 2008

Don't know if this will help you, but, I have had the same sort of
problem with floats. I found that if I make the graphic (pdf, jpg, etc)
the same dimension as the space for the float it will usually fix the
problem. If the space for the float is, say - 90mm x 90mm then the
graphic should be the same. My problem with floats is that the graphic
was too big for the space

Hope it helps, it solved my problem
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
>