[texhax] Floatflt question

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Sat Jul 9 03:15:39 CEST 2005

On Jul 8, 2005, at 18:12 , Justin C. Walker wrote:

> A followup:
> On Jul 8, 2005, at 09:30 , Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> On Jul 7, 2005, at 15:53 , Karl Berry wrote:
>>>     I tried floatflt, to experiment with flowing text around tables.
>>> By chance, I recently ran across wrapfig.sty, which claims to do
>>> basically the same thing.  I know the faq says that floatflt is an
>>> "improved" version of wrapfig, but it might be worth a shot anyway.
>>> Your result sure sounds like a bug to me, not a limitation, but I  
>>> don't
>>> have any personal experience with either one :(.
> [snip]
>> A little more testing shows me that the problem appears to be bad  
>> interactions with the \newtheorem command, or its results.  I have  
>> the table+text enclosed in an "example" environment created with  
>> newtheorem (using amsthm).  The snippet gives me proper results  
>> without the 'example' environment; and the overly exuberant  
>> indenting, if I enclose it in the environment.

Let me amend this: The following actually pertains to the 'wrapfig'  
environment recommended by Karl Berry.  I've sent mail to the author  
of floatflt, and am awaiting a response.

Sorry for the long-windedness.



> The author is still looking, but further fiddling on my part has  
> either eliminated the 'example' environment as a cause, or just  
> fully confused me.
> Current experiments point to a difference between pdflatex and  
> latex (I'm using TeXShop on Mac OS X, which is using pdflatex for  
> latex typesetting).
> If I invoke 'latex' by hand, on a minimal test case, I get good  
> output.  If I invoke 'pdflatex' by hand, I get bad output (good:  
> text flows around table; bad: text is "normal", table is at end of  
> doc).
> I will take this up on the Mac OS X list.

Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon at Large
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