# [texhax] Sequence

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Fri May 5 21:14:13 CEST 2006

At 23:32 04.05.06, Philip G. Ratcliffe wrote:
> > if you don't want the figure to float and you want to have it one a page
> > of its own
> >
> > text
> >
> > \clearpage
> > \begin{figure}[p]
> > ...
> > \end{figure}
> >
> > \clearpage
> > text
>
>Well if we're trying to be minimalist then the first \clearpage is
>unnecessary.
>
>On Uwe's solution: the [H] option of the float package only works if the
>figure really fills the page since it doesn't preclude text on the same page
>as the figure.

Indeed. I guessed that the question concerned a mixture of
a general and an individual problem. I guessed that in the
individual example there was a figure that fills a page indeed,
while at other places of the document the author might prefer
that the figure appears together with text if they fit on one page.
So I guessed that the question essentially was How can I
ensure that a "figure" appears exactly between two given text
blocks where I place its code?' (So I was not sure whether
the question addressed an individual example or a general
problem.)

However, all I know about the float package is from the LaTeX
Companion 1st ed. and maybe some FAQ pages. I have never
applied it myself; in this respect I was merely guessing. As so
often, I'm not sure what the exact meaning of the LaTeX
Companion's text is. (I have a German translation, and I suppose
that translations of technical texts sometimes have
un-understandable results.)

Doing penance for expelling Robin Fairbairns, I add a pointer to
an FAQ page that partially deals with "non-floating floats":

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

Cheers, Uwe Lueck.

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