# problem with figure on a0poster

Iam trying to put a figure on my a0poster. But I get the error message: LaTeX error: Float(s) lost; and my figure is suppressed. I have subdivided my a0poster into regions using minipages. My figures are in eps-format. The figures get converted into pdf without problems. Could somebody give me a hint how to overcome my problem?

• figure is a floating environment which doesn't really make sense on a poster, you can just include an image with \includegraphics – David Carlisle Sep 1 '13 at 20:22

• Do not use \centerline but \centering
• Do not use \epsfig but \includegraphic from graphicx
• Do not use floats on a poster as this does not make sense

% arara: pdflatex

\documentclass{a0poster}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\usepackage{showframe} % for demo

\begin{document}
\noindent\fbox{% % for demo
\begin{minipage}{50cm}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=20cm,height=10cm]{file=fig_pub/post_hk70_income01.eps}
\end{minipage}
} % for demo
\end{document}


I found a solution to the problem myself: eliminate the figure(begin end) and just enclose something like

\centerline{\epsfig{
file=fig_pub/post_hk70_income01.eps,
width=20cm,height=10cm}}

The caption I do in the text.

• don't use the plain tex \centerline in latex (it can place things oddly by trying to make a new paragraph); also, probably best not to use \epsfig (it comes from a reimplementation of an obsolete latex 2.09 package, and confuses old fogies like me :-} ) – wasteofspace Oct 2 '13 at 10:56