# Large space between text and tables

I'm seemingly seeing a lot of white space between the main body text and tables, perhaps because I am using a three part table.

I've included a picture of what I am seeing. You can see the sheer waste of white space between the main text body and the table. I was wondering if anyone knew of any obvious solutions to this?

• More probably, you're using \begin{figure}[H] Jul 24, 2016 at 19:55
• @egreg But I'm dealing with a table? Jul 24, 2016 at 23:14
• Sorry, I wrote figure instead of table, but the problem is the same Jul 25, 2016 at 7:35

1. If you're using \begin{figure}[H] as @egreg suggested, change [H] to [h];
2. Put \raggedbottom in the preamble. Downside of this is that there can be more space than you'd like at the bottom of the pages;
3. Put \allowdisplaybreaks in the preamble. This will help if you have long formulas by breaking them across pages, which you may or may not find objectionable.