# Unable to include figure

I was trying to include figures in my LaTeX file like this :

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale =0.5]{graph/jm90-10/1.jpg}
\caption{ Job Mix 90:10 (CPU:Disk) Topology Mix 10:90 (CPU:Disk)  }
\end{figure}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale =0.5]{graph/jm90-10/2.jpg}
\caption{ Job Mix 90:10 (CPU:Disk) Topology Mix 30:70 (CPU:Disk)  }
\end{figure}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=0.5]{graph/jm90-10/3.jpg}
\caption{ Job Mix 90:10 (CPU:Disk) Topology Mix 50:50 (CPU:Disk)  }
\end{figure}


The figure 1.jpg gets inserted but not other two. The error comes at line 3 of second figure at \includegraphics... as follows

l.253 \centering
You've lost some text. Try typing <return> to proceed.
If that doesn't work, type X <return> to quit.
! Undefined control sequence.
\@xfloat ...@fltovf \fi \global \setbox \@currbox
\color@vbox \normalcolor \...
l.253 \centering
The control sequence at the end of the top line
of your error message was never \def'ed. If you have
misspelled it (e.g., \hobx'), type I' and the correct
spelling (e.g., I\hbox'). Otherwise just continue,
and I'll forget about whatever was undefined.
! Missing number, treated as zero.
\vbox
l.253 \centering
A number should have been here; I inserted 0'.
(If you can't figure out why I needed to see a number,
look up weird error' in the index to The TeXbook.)
<graph/jm90-10/3.jpg, id=83, 783.92876pt x 458.71375pt>
File: graph/jm90-10/3.jpg Graphic file (type jpg)
<use graph/jm90-10/3.jpg>
Overfull \hbox (1.96342pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 254--255
[][]
[]
! Undefined control sequence.
\@largefloatcheck ->\ifdim \ht \@currbox
>\textheight \@tempdima -\textheigh...
l.256 \end{figure}
The control sequence at the end of the top line
of your error message was never \def'ed. If you have
misspelled it (e.g., \hobx'), type I' and the correct
spelling (e.g., I\hbox'). Otherwise just continue,
and I'll forget about whatever was undefined.
! Missing number, treated as zero.
>


Any help ?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. The code snippets you have look okay, so the issue is likely to be elsewhere. –  Joseph Wright Feb 28 '12 at 7:00

It looks very similar to a problem written on LaTeX-Community.org: Can't include the 19th figure. There we see the same error message

You've lost some text. Try typing <return> to proceed.
If that doesn't work, type X <return> to quit
?
! Undefined control sequence.
\@xfloat ...@fltovf \fi \global \setbox \@currbox
\color@vbox \normalcolor \...


but before this came

! LaTeX Error: Too many unprocessed floats.


Perhaps you did not see that. Very probably you have too many floats stored.

Possible solutions:

• Improve the figure (floats) placement by setting placement options, such as

\begin{figure}[!htbp]

• Take care that your figures would not be too big to fit in the text area
• Issue a \clearpage to force the output of stored floats at some time
• Use the morefloats package
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\clearpage worked for me. Thanks Stefan ! –  arun Feb 28 '12 at 8:25
@arun: If Stefan's answer solved your problem, don't forget to accept it by clicking the check mark below the vote count of this answer. –  doncherry Feb 28 '12 at 10:43