# White space under wrapfigure caption

Wrapfigure environment has excessive whitespace BELOW the caption. Inserting negative vspace just shifts the position of the caption relative to the image, actually increasing the 2+ lines of pointless space that usually sit below it. Any ideas?

• Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. – egreg Oct 16 '11 at 21:47
• wrapfig has an optional argument specifying the no. of lines to reserve, e.g. \begin{wrapfigure}[11]{i}[0pt]{0.5\textwidth} -- where 11 is the no. of lines. I usually just play with this number until I get the desired spacing. – prettygully Oct 16 '11 at 22:48
• floatfigure from the package floatfig has much better spacing defaults than wrapfigure, but it doesn't play well with sectioning commands (especially the inline ones, like \paragraph) – Vincent Fourmond Feb 1 '17 at 8:55

As @prettygully says, the wrapfigure environment takes an optional 1st argument called number of narrow lines; from the documentation:

Compare the following (default):

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{lipsum} % sample text
\usepackage{wrapfig}

\begin{document}

\begin{wrapfigure}{r}{3cm}
\centering
\rule{20pt}{10pt}
\caption{My caption}
\end{wrapfigure}
\lipsum[1]

\end{document}


To this, with number of narrow lines set as 4:

...
\begin{wrapfigure}[4]{r}{3cm}
...


This is a little fiddly- perhaps someone knows of a way to change this globally.

• Does anyone know how to change it globally, e.g., always one line less than it thinks... – Andy Nov 4 '14 at 13:57

An alternative to wrapfigure is provided by the (much older) picins package. It has a similar setup in terms of horizontal and vertical displacement. Here's a working minimal example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{picins}% http://ctan.org/pkg/picins
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
% Use [demo] option to graphicx if you don't have tiger.pdf
\usepackage{graphicx}% http://ctan.org/pkg/graphicx
\usepackage{caption}% http://ctan.org/pkg/caption
\begin{document}

\pichskip{15pt}% Horizontal gap between picture and text
\parpic[r][t]{%
\begin{minipage}{40mm}
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{tiger}%
\captionof{figure}{This is a tiger.}
\end{minipage}
}
\lipsum[1]

\end{document}


The image (or any <content>) is placed using \parpic[<options>][<position>]{<content>} (you're also able to specify some horizontal/vertical width/height and offset; see the picins documentation). <options> are for the image location in the paragraph (left l or right r), while <position> refers to alignment within the \parpic (left l, top t, bottom b or right r). There are also some other elementary framing and shadow commands available.

Horizontal image placement is modified using \parhskip{<len>}, while vertical number-of-lines is altered by \parskip{<n>}. I've seen that the vertical height of the \parpic does not adhere to the \parskip command when used with the caption package's \captionof command. However, you can manually add content below the figure to increase the gap between the caption and the paragraph text below it, if needed. Or, use the height parameter in \parpic(<width>,<height>)....

• It should be noted that picins is not in TeX Live (it has a nonfree license). – egreg Oct 17 '11 at 15:06

I personnally use mostly floatingfigure from the floatflt package:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{lipsum} % sample text
\usepackage{floatflt}

\begin{document}
\begin{floatingfigure}{3cm}
\centering
\rule{20pt}{10pt}
\caption{My caption}
\end{floatingfigure}
\lipsum[1]

\end{document}


The spacing is much more pleasing than wrapfigure. However, it has drawbacks: it doesn't do well with sectioning commands, especially inline ones like \paragraph, and if a figure hits a page boudary, it's just lost. wrapfigure, on the other hand, handles both page breaks and sectioning commands much better.

Original (Rus) Опциональный аргумент (number of narrow lines), задающий количество линий под фигуру следует использовать только в случае, если Вам необходимо "подогнать" размеры конкретного изображения. В остальном проще всего настроить отступ после caption

Добавь в преамбулу строку:

\setlength{\belowcaptionskip}{-.8\baselineskip}


При необходимости размер отступа можно скорректировать.

Translate (en) The optional argument (number of narrow lines) specifying the number of lines for a shape should be used only if you need to "fit" the dimensions of a particular image. Otherwise, the easiest way to adjust the indent after caption

Add a line to the preamble:

\setlength{\belowcaptionskip}{-.8\baselineskip}

If necessary, the indent size can be adjusted.