{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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Is there a general command to disable indentation of paragraphs after figures and tables?

I am typesetting a manual, that uses normal indentation for paragraphs. The pages have a lot of figures and tables and I would like to have the paragraph after tables and figures to have no ...
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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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Photograph credits in LaTeX

Is there any convenient package/way to link photograph credits with a figure, and then generate a kind of \listoffigures? Have you any other solution than generating the .lof temporary file, and ...
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Subfloat labels don't display properly

The screenshot has the bottom part of a figure with two subfigures. As you can see, the labels have a very narrow width. I don't understand why. \begin{figure}[htp] \centering ...
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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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Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned

Is there any package or a method to force LaTeX to keep floating environments like table and figure closer to where they are declared?
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How to reference the page of a figure?

Is it possible to make a reference to the page where a figure is rendered? I would like to write something like see figure~\ref{figure-xyz} on page NN where NN will automatically be maintained by ...
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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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In amsart, how I can get caption spacing in tables to be like that in figures?

In the document class amsart, I get different vertical spacing around the caption in tables and figures. For instance, compare the difference: \documentclass{amsart} \begin{document} ...
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Too many unprocessed floats with marginpar

I'm updating my CV, which is written by modifying this template. I have always been very happy with the result, but now I'm getting a Too many unprocessed floats error. For those who do not want to ...
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Line up captions on side by side figures

I want to place two (or more) figures with side by side. The figures are independent, so need separate captions, with no overall caption for the two. I know how to do this with minipages within a ...
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`h' float specifier changed to `ht' warning when not attempting to specify a float

I'm new to LaTeX and trying to understand the reason why I'm getting the warning: `h' float specifier changed to `ht' I'm not attempting to change the float property of anything - the warning is ...
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How can I have images that are side-by-side and have numbers attached to each one?

For example: *Image 1* *Image 2* *Image 3* (i) (ii) (iii) Figure n. Multiple images. (i) image at time n. (ii) Image at time n+1. (iii) Image at time n+2
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subfigures with memoir

I switched to memoir and stopped including subfig and now all my subfigures interpret the caption as actual text, i.e., "[caption...]" shows up in the document with the square brackets. How do I have ...
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How to get rotating and/or rotfloat to work

Using LyX 1.6.5/MacTex-2009 my floating sideways figures only occupy half the page and the other half of the figure disappears off the left margin. I tried the rotfloat and rotating packages and they ...
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Full-page figure without extraneous whitespace in text?

My question is along the lines of How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with?, but slightly different. I have a figure that occupies a full page. By default, LaTeX ...
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Why do floats change the \mark?

The presence of floats appears to disrupt the setting of \marks, so that \topmark ends up with the wrong value. For example, consider this: \documentclass{article} \textheight 50mm \textwidth 50mm ...
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How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with?

Often floats may land quite a bit later in the document than the point they are created, sometimes after a section break. Is there a way to force a new section to start on a new page, after any ...
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Table reference

I wrote a long table with a label in a tex file and \input it into my main tex file. The reference in the main tex file to the table, however, does not show the numbering of the table but the one of ...
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Combining a userdefined float inside a shadowbox

Is it possible to combine the "program" part in a shadowbox? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{float} \floatstyle{ruled} \newfloat{program}{thp}{lop} \floatname{program}{Program} ...
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What is the correct way to center a \tikzpicture? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use center or centering for figures and tables? What is the correct way to cause a \tikzpicture to be centered? By default it appears to be aligned with the ...
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Custom margin settings for figure in LaTeX

I have a fairly large figure in a LaTeX document. This figure is too large for the left and right margin of the document. This results in the figure being placed flush with the left margin, and way ...