I am new to Tex and not very experienced. Unfortunately, I've got a problem: On one page a figure overlaps the page number. Actually the image is positioned very close to the bottom page border which looks odd.

I'd be really glad if you could help me solving this issue.





    \caption[Image 1]{Image 1}

    \caption[Image 2]{Image 2}

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  • Your image is too big!. Try \includegraphics[height=\textheight,keepaspectratio]{image}. Aug 9, 2014 at 19:22
  • Hi! Thank you for your responses! I added a MWE. @YiannisLazarides There are two images on that page, but I do not know how to move one image to the next page. Unfortunately the image has to be this size otherwise it would be unreadable.
    – user38654
    Aug 9, 2014 at 19:24
  • Don't use [H] which tells TeX not to move the figure. Also, you might want \centering within the figure environment rather than the center environment which adds additional vertical spacing.
    – cfr
    Aug 9, 2014 at 20:15
  • @cfr Thank you very much! That solved my problem. You should maybe post this as an answer, so that you can get credits for that. Again thank you so much!
    – user38654
    Aug 9, 2014 at 20:29

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If you want LaTeX to move a figure to another page, if appropriate, do not tell it to try to include the figure HERE! no matter what. That is, omit the [H] argument to the figure environment or, if you prefer, you can specify other positions in addition to H e.g. Htb or something. The important point is to let LaTeX move the figure somewhere suitable if there isn't enough space for it. If you don't specify a position, LaTeX will do this by default. If you do specify one, you need to ensure that you allow sufficient flexibility so that LaTeX can lay things out appropriately.


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