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Is there a command which does the same like \clearpage (typesetting all floats which have not been typeset yet) but then does not insert a pagebreak but continues with the following text/graphics on the same page?

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Yes, and this is discussed as one of the advantages of the afterpage package. Use


This will flush all processed floats after the current page has been completely set, technically avoiding a visible \clearpage. See the first use-case in the afterpage documentation (page 1):

Sometimes LaTeX's float positioning mechanism gets overloaded, and all floating figures and tables drift to the end of the document. One may flush out all the unprocessed floats by issuing a \clearpage command, but this has the effect of making the current page end prematurely. Now you can issue \afterpage{\clearpage} and the current page will be filled up with text as usual, but then a \clearpage command will flush out all the floats before the next text page begins.

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But \afterpage still issues a \clearpage. At least that's the case for me, and that's also how i understand the documentation. –  noshky Aug 12 '14 at 20:41

I believe you may be after the \FloatBarrier command from the placeins package. It forces Tex to typeset all remaining floats at that point and doesn't include a \clearpage afterwards.

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thanks, I wish I could accept 2 answers at the same time. –  MostlyHarmless Dec 30 '12 at 20:03
Both ways are not equivalent. This one has the "advantage", that if a new section starts in the middle of the page, floats of this section do not appear above the section's headline. –  Philipp Feb 9 at 16:31

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