[OS X TeX] Float Placement

Richard J Benish rjbenish at teleport.com
Sat May 17 11:21:17 CEST 2008

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.

Thanks for the suggestions.

RB

>  Perhaps I should have pointed out that I use:
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>\begin{figure}[htbp]
>\centering
>\includegraphics[width=120mm,height=90mm]{Staff52.jpg}
>\caption{Staff 1952 \tiny{Goulburnia}}
>\end{figure}\\
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>George
>On 17 May 2008, at 12:58 PM, Richard J Benish wrote:
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>>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.
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>>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:
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>>\begin{figure}[htbp]
>>\begin{center}
>>\includegraphics[width=0.48\textwidth]{RelSimGPS-Box-1-May-16-08.pdf}
>>\label{default}
>>\end{center}
>>\end{figure}
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>>Any suggestions as to exactly how to use the \intextsep command or
>>others to fix this problem?
>>
>>Muchas Gracias.
>>
>>Richard Benish
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