[Tuglist] floats (table, figure) exceed 15---error message

David Kastrup tuglist@tug.org.in
19 Sep 2002 09:45:07 +0200

"H.S.Rai" <hsraidce@iitr.ernet.in> writes:

> Yesterday at 2:00pm +0530 Baskaran wrote:
> >    There is float error message, says latex, if the number of floats
> >    (table, figure) exceed  15.  How to avoid  the error message. Any
> >    package available for using more than 15
> Use \clearpage in between.

That's doctoring the symptoms.  The problem is that the placement
options you use to the figure environment and the global placement
options (such as \textfraction, \topfraction, \bottomfraction, which
can BTW be disabled for single figures with the ! placement option)
do not allow placing the first figure anywhere, so LaTeX keeps
accumulating figures after it until it runs out of space.

It might also be a good idea to take a look at the placeins.sty
package (documentation is in the file itself).

Another package of interest might be:

morefloats: Increase the number of simultaneous LaTeX floats.  LaTeX
     can, by default, only cope with 18 outstanding floats; any more,
     and you get a `too many unprocessed floats' error. This package
     increases that limit to 36 outstanding floats. However, if you're
     specifying floats that can't be placed anywhere, the package
     merely delays the arrival of the error. message. Visit

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Email: David.Kastrup@t-online.de