I have recently submitted into a journal and the manuscript is returned with the following comment, "Do not put the figures into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations directly in the text." I am unable to find the detailed meaning of this statement with an example. Is this statement mean that I just have to place all the figures at the end of manuscript?
Typically journals want figures as separate files. In practice you can put them at the back of the file with a note in the text stating where they belong. If you use the endfloat package it will do both of these things for you automatically.