# [texhax] Table overloaded

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Apr 12 00:40:27 CEST 2005

> Kashif Khan :
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm creating many tables in my tex file by using \begin{table} but when
> > I compile my program it gives me error "Too many unprocessed floats". It
> > seems that LaTeX cannot handle more than 20 tables in a file. Since I've
> > to give label and use captions with those tables that is why I'm using
> > \begin{table}.
> >
>
> it handles hundres of tables just fine.
>
> the problem is like it says: Too many unprocessed floats, meaning that the
> number of floats that are currently in memory and not yet placed are too
> large.

or are all specified to go "here", and one of them doesn't fit.

> Try inserting \clearpage some places, it dumps all unprocessed floats, and
> after the last one it starts a new page.

that's certainly a good way of getting out of the worst effects.

> specifying something to the optional argument to \begin{table} might also
> be usefull.

more often, _removing_ the misguided optional argument is more
useful.  there is the occasional table that's too big, but bad
placement instructions by the user are far commoner sources of problems.

of course, the faq covers all of this, but it's probably too much to
expect people to read it...

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=tmupfl

and links from that page.



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