[pdftex] float that floats too much

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Apr 28 09:26:38 CEST 2005

> On Wednesday 27 April 2005 6:28 pm, Marcio Froelich Friedrich wrote:
> > How can I stop a float from crossing to the next \section?
> > Or maybe, what can I do to make this float stay before a \newpage or a
> > \pagebreak command?
> Robin Fairbairns' advice is obviously better than what follows (i.e. getting 
> them to behave how you want rather than just 'fixing').
> This though may be a quick solution:
> \clearpage ---ends the current page and causes all figures and tables that 
> have so far appeared in the input to be printed.
> \cleardoublepage     --- ditto as regards figures and tables.

note that that hack is mentioned in the faq answer i pointed to.  it's
also mentioned in
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=tmupfl, which is about
the "too many unprocessed floats" error.

> Must admit I was 'surprised' once when using 'book' and '\chapter' in Latex 
> to see my illustrations sliding into the middle of the next chapter.

with an unomdified book.cls that can't happen: \chapter uses
\clearpage, so the floats all go before the start of the next chapter.

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