{floats} is about the floating environments figure, table and other, custom-defined floats, and concerns issues such as positioning, labelling, captioning, indexing and listing of said floats. For questions specifically about formatting a float caption, consider using {captions}.

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What is the exact purpose of \ftype@<TYPE>?

I currently working on some float related code an saw that the standard float environments figure and table define (beside others) the macros \def\ftype@figure{1} and \def\ftype@table{2}. The LaTeX ...
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Formatting floats differently based on placement

I'm interested in changing how floats are formatted depending on whether they are placed at the top, bottom, or middle of a page, or on a float page. One package I am aware of that does something like ...
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Tables below footnotes, is this a good output routine algorithm or a bug?

Consider the minimal code below, which produces two different layouts depending on the table position marks. The first layout uses \begin{table} which results in the table ending below the ...
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Three-columns text with figures of 2\columnwidth

Although in multicol environment (not the twocolumn option in document class) is problematic to place floats, there are some ways to put figures within a single column or occupying the entire width of ...
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Putting two images beside each other

If I want to put two images beside each other, what should I do? I have inserted a figure. But, rather than having the next figure on a new line, I want it to be beside the already inserted figure. ...
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Changing the font size in a table

What's the recommend way of changing the font size in a particular table? Is there a better way than enclosing all values with, for example, the \tiny function.
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What does [t] and [ht] mean?

I would appreciate if someone could tell me difference between [t] and [ht] in the following example? I don't see a difference in the output pdf file. \begin{figure}[ht] ... \end{figure} and ...
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Clearpage without pagebreak?

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 ...
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Caption issue when placing figure side by side

I placed 2 figures side by side using the minipage method from this post, and the figures look perfectly fine. However, the caption of the right figure stick out into the margin, why is that and how ...
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When do I need invoke \clearpage manually?

I am not sure whether invoking \clearpage is necessary or redundant at many places in my input .tex files. Here I will ask you, in what condition is invoking \clearpage necessary? I hope I get a ...
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Center-align the verbatim environment

I am trying to center align the content of a figure that has verbatim text in it. But the verbatim text is always right-aligned: \begin{figure} \centering \begin{verbatim} some text here ...
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How to remove figure label?

I'm using floatrow package to organise my figures, but then would like to add an image in the preliminary chapters which should NOT contain figure label e.g. Figure 1, but only the caption To my ...
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\intextsep gives doubled space

If a float (black box) follows my {example} environment (gray left line) the skip between them is too big. I guess it’s twice \baselineskip but it should be only one \baselineskip plus some glue. It ...
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Algorithm tag and page break

I'm starting my experiment with LaTeX, i'm writing an article and all that I want is to embed an algorithm inside normal text, this is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithmic} ...
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Set a global policy for floats positioning

I have a document with many floats (figures, specifically). I want to be able to change the global floats positioning policy from htbp to just h (or even H with the floats package). For my-own ...
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Using an image as a table

I have an image containing tabular data and would not like to convert this to a real table. What I do want is for this image to have a proper caption and be included in the listoftables. Is it ...
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How to create multilevel figure / table numbers?

How to create figure numbers like 1.1.1 and then 1.2.1, not 1.2.2? I mean even if I added \arabic{section} into the command, the order of figures is still continuous, not accordingly rearranged by ...
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vertically align different size images in a figure* environment

I have an figure* environment with the following \begin{figure*} \centerline { \subfloat[1]{...} \subfloat[2]{...} } \end{figure*} The images are different heights. How can I ...
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Insert A3 page with figure into A4 document with active references

Based on the first answer from a previous post "Insert foldable A3 pages in an A4 document with active references", I tried to get a figure on an A3 page in my thesis. However, it does not turn out as ...
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Create caption without float *and* without caption package?

In the appendix of my thesis, there is a large number of tables and longtables which does not need to float, as they shall appear one after the other just how they fit on the pages (and it is no ...
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How do I clear a floatfig?

The concept I am looking for is similar to the CSS 'clear' property. I'm trying to get two paragraphs, each with an image floating left: \begin{floatingfigure}[l]{5cm} \fbox{ \centering ...
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How to use the placement options [t], [h] with figures? [duplicate]

I want to control the placement of figures. The paper that I am currently writing contains a lot of figures, resulting in some figures ending up in the bibliography section. Therefore I want to ...
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Margin Figures/Captions

I have two figure/caption related questions. Firstly, in many textbooks, it is customary to put thin figures (along with their captions) entirely in the outer margin of the page. What is the most ...
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Unusual graphics and caption placement

Here is a picture from an Oxford University Press publication, showing two images a small one at the left and a larger one at the right. The unusual part is that the caption of the right image is also ...
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Captions for figures in \listoffigures

When I use \listoftables and \listoffigures I get in the list long captions that appear next to the tables/figures. I would like to use short captions for this list which summarize these captions. Is ...
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Beamer Presentation: Figure has no number?

I am giving a presentation and therefore I am using the beamer class. I have included some figures and it works, but there is no number after "Figure". My code: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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How to force table caption on top?

I have a table which works ok...as per example below. But in the thesis, the right column is centered and caption forced to below table. Is there a way I can make it look like? ...
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How can I inject the proper amount of vertical space between captions and figures?

In my source document, I have an image and a code listing, separated by some text. When I generate PDF using pdflatex, the image is just above the listing, and it looks like the caption for the image ...
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Code spanning over two pages with minted, inside listing with caption

I am trying using minted to display some code in my document, but the code is long and spans over two pages, this works fine, however when I place my code inside \begin{listing} ...
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Placing Subfigures vertically

I want to use subfigures to place three figures like this: The following is the code I used: \begin{figure} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|} \hline \multirow{2}{*}{ ...
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subfigure and subfig packages deprecated

I was using the subfigure package to align multiple small images in a document. However, WikiBooks states that "the subfigure and subfig packages are deprecated and shouldn't be used any more" ...
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What is the difference between \subfigure and \subfloat?

I've been just reading through this Latex wikibook and I spotted they advocate use of \subfloat in figures. I've always used \subfigure. What is the difference?
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Figures in odd pages, text in even pages; if no figures, then odd=even pages (i.e., no blank pages w/ numbering and headers…)

I'm writing my thesis using \documentclass{book}. I have plenty of figures and I want them to appear always on the right hand of my manuscript (since this is the "attraction" page when reading, and ...
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Defining a new type of floating environment

In a document, I need to provide some details about specific topics without disrupting the flow of the main document, so that the details may easily be omitted at first reading. To do so, I thought it ...
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New figure environment

I am writing my PhD thesis. In my manuscript I have Figures in the text and Photographic plates (a figure of figures) in the annexes. The two elements are different and I would like create a new ...
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How to float until on left (or right) page?

I have two sideways tables that I want on two facing pages so the reader can turn the entire book and read them both in one turn. For the moment I keep moving them around to keep them on facing pages. ...
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IEEE-Template: Algorithm over both columns

I'm currently working on a paper using the IEEEtran template. I do have a pseudocode I would like to put into this paper. In a former paper I saw that it is possible to put this algorithm in a box ...
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Align by the top borders of figures when using subcaption

I'm using the subcaptionpackage to have figures side-by-side. The problem is that the package aligns the figures to their subcaptions (should I be taking a hint for the package name?) rather than the ...
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Macro for figure position?

Why is the following minimal example not working? I.e., what do I need to do, in order to define the float placement specifier of a figure within a macro? (I know that I should use \newcommand, but ...
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Margin floats and hyperlinks

I read Margin Figures/captions and the answers within. I have stripped the definition of the marginfloats from the tufte documentclass into the MWE below. Can the definition of ...
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How can I detect if I'm inside or outside of a float environment?

I am trying to detect whether I am inside or outside a float. I know the way how caption works. It uses the internal \@captype. But in the example below you see that this test failed by using ...
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Help aligning tables.

I need to align 1 table to the right and two to the left, the layout I want to achieve is something like this: \begin{figure} \centering \subfloat[]{% \begin{tabular}[b]{cc} \hline 0 ...
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Put a figure with a table side by side

I have a table and a figure, I want to align them one next to the other (not one under the other): \documentclass{llncs} \usepackage{capt-of} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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Suppress page number for a single page that only contains one large table?

I have a large table that uses up the whole space on a page. Unfortunately, the table also covers the page number, which is shining through. I don't want to split the table across two pages, hence I ...
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\ref, make figure/table reference automatically toggle between “above” or “below”

Is it possible to automatically include a reference to the position of a labeled object (Table, Figure) in text? By this I mean the following: Say I have labeled a figure in chapter 1: ...
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Wrong position (on separate page) of sideways figures in amsart

I run into a problem when running sidewaysfigure in amsart. The code below illustrates \documentclass[a4paper,reqno]{amsart} %\documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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How to ensure that 2 couples of figures are on 2 facing pages?

I would like to reproduce the following layout with two figures on one page and two others on the facing pages. I would like the first couple to be on an even-numbered page and the second on an ...
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How to have a figure with caption in multicol environment?

I am having the following problem with adding a figure inside the multicol environment: \documentclass[10pt, twoside]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} ...
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How to set the default float position, e.g., set it to be H? [duplicate]

Is there a way to set the default position option for floats? I want all float to by default to use the option H. Then I only need to set position parameter for those floats that I do not want to use ...
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Figure refs stop working after I added a new counter

I was using the amspset document class for generating exam practice problems. I had wanted to add some referencing to the problems so I started a new counter like this (adapted from some Tex Exchange ...