# The [H] doesnt change figure* placement, printed on page instead

I'm trying to modify my figure placements, but the [H] (and [!ht], etc) isn't working. It has no effect on the figure placement, and I get the text "[H]" added just before the image.

MCWE:

\documentclass{mn2e}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure*}[H]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.8\textwidth]{fig}
\caption{Some Caption}
\label{fig:1}
\end{figure*}

\blindtext[10]

\blindtext[6]

\end{document}


Result:

And I'm using TeXShop 3.6.1 on OSX 10.11.2

• The [H] option is illegal for figure*. – egreg Mar 24 '16 at 19:22
• @egreg... okay, how do you achieve the same effect with figure*? – DilithiumMatrix Mar 24 '16 at 19:23
• @egreg also, while a normal figure is placed in the correct position, the [H] is still just printed on the page.... – DilithiumMatrix Mar 24 '16 at 19:25
• mn2e class isn't in texlive it seems? I do not have it. perhaps it is incompatible with float package (which adds H), there is no way to get an H effect with figure*, what would you want it to do? – David Carlisle Mar 24 '16 at 19:28
• @DavidCarlisle ... I would want it to place the figure above the text, as in the .tex document.... – DilithiumMatrix Mar 24 '16 at 19:34

mn2e and its replacement mnras class disable the float options. As with many publisher classes they intentionally remove options from the author to enforce a house style.