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I find captions appearing above figures in the PDF output of a latex thesis file using the code below:

\includegraphics{chapter2/fig5.pdf} 
\begin{figure}  
\label{Fig. 5} 
\caption{Time responses using optimal drive sweep rates obtained from a numerical      
parameter search for the: (a) pendulum $(\omega=1, \alpha=-0.01)$, (b) softening
Duffing oscillator $(\epsilon=1/6, \omega=1, \alpha=-0.001)$ and (c) softening  
Duffing-Van der Pol oscillator $(\epsilon=1/6, \omega=1, \mu=0.005, \alpha=-0.01
$) using the  downward swept drive $(F \cos(\omega t-0.5(\alpha t^2)), F=0.5) $ }
\end{figure}

I presume the problem has to do with the lengthy caption. I read a similar question on this site but unfortunately the answer did not work. I also tried adding [!h] after the includegraphics command to no avail.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Welcome to tex.sx! It's not necessary to sign your questions (as there is already a box with your username below it) or to begin them with a greeting. –  lockstep Mar 12 '11 at 21:57

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

Put the \includegraphics command immediately after \begin{figure}. Also, put \label after \caption for correct cross-references. Positioning arguments like [!ht] should, if it all, be used this way: \begin{figure}[!ht].

EDIT: To clarify: In your document, the caption is inside a (floating) figure environment, while the graphic presumably is part of the normal text flow. Therefore, it is likely that the caption will be placed above (or even separate from) the graphic.

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Hi lockstep, Thank you for the solution and explanation. It works great! Best wishes, –  Carey Mar 12 '11 at 22:25
    
+1, but \label after \caption wasn't necessary for me. I got errors. –  Stéphane Bruckert Jan 31 '13 at 11:39

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