I am preparing a document with a lot of figures and also some tables (both, figures and tables are usually very wide, about textwidth, and not very high). Sometimes it is inevitable to put two float objects on the top of the same page. Now I have two two questions:
- Are there any layout rules if the table or the figure should come first? Personally, I find it more appealing to have the table below the figure because it looks more text-like.
- How could such a general rule be implemented?
- One idea: if LaTeX sees that two float objects go on the same page, it should check whether one is a table and put it below the other, if that one is a figure.
- Another idea would be to have to distinct lists of float objects that are to be printed and prioritize one over the other.
I hope, question 1 is not too opinion-based and question 2 is not too difficult. Note that this is not essential, just a thing that I was wondering about. So it's more a conceptual question. Though I would not mind having a working solution in the end (but at the moment I don't have the time to dig deep into TeX).