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I have a report of 3 pages - the first page and the quarter of the second page have texts. I have to include a figure which needs another page.

The problem: Figure is appearing only on the 3rd page while I am trying to bring it to the second page and the remaining texts on the third page. The \begin{figure}[ht!] option is not working. I am sure there must be a little trick, but what is it?

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Can you provide a minimum working example required to produce this, and provide a link to (or possibly hardcode the dimensions of) the image. It may be that there is not enough room after the initial text on Pg2 to fit the figure in. –  Edd May 12 '11 at 16:03
@pban92 You do not need to float the figure in this case. Just use \includegraphics on its own no need to enclose between \begin{figure} etc.. –  Yiannis Lazarides May 12 '11 at 16:05
@pban92 You could try H as the place specifier –  pmav99 May 12 '11 at 16:05
This question is frequently asked in slightly different form. See for example Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned and the other questions linked there on the sidebar to the right. –  Martin Scharrer May 12 '11 at 16:06
@Edd, yes there is no enough room on the second page. So looking for a way to 'swap' the figure and texts. Well, minimal working wont be possible here as this is a part of my thesis. I was trying to find the option. Thanks! –  gamahuri May 12 '11 at 19:09
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The afterpage package is useful for such cases:

% place this command on the first page enforcing figure output on the second page
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The placeins package provides a \FloatBarrier macro which will stop any previously declared floats to be placed after it. However, in your case this might lead to an extra float-only page.

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