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Having a multicol document spanning over several pages with pictures (includegraphics, width=\columnwidth), I am looking for a way that LaTeX chooses the best position for the picture or at least places the picture at the bottom or top or middle of a column. The place of the \includegraphics command is derived from the converted HTML page and therefore arbitrary.

The problem now is that

xxxx pict xxxx
     xxxx xxxx
xxxx xxxx xxxx
     xxxx xxxx
xxxx xxxx xxxx

Because the picture cannot be placed at the bottom, it is placed at the top of a new column and the column before is stretched to fit the space.

Ideal would be:

xxxx xxxx xxxx
xxxx xxxx xxxx
xxxx pict xxxx
xxxx xxxx xxxx
xxxx xxxx xxxx

MWE:

\documentclass[draft,a4paper,10pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}

\begin{multicols}{3} rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber
rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber
rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber

rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber
rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber
rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber

rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber
rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber
rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber

rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber
rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber
rhabarber rhabarber rhabarberarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber
rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber rhabarber
\noindent\includegraphics[width=\linewidth,height=100pt]{dummy.jpg}
asdf

\lipsum

\end{multicols}

\end{document}
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