Placing a float just under the text

I'm trying to place the chart (picture) higher, just under the text. However, even though I use: \begin{figure}[ht] the float stays at the bottom of the page. What should I do?

• Have you tried it without figure? Then the image is not floating ... – Mensch Oct 12 '18 at 21:21
• Do you mean to use only \includegraphics ? – DexzMen Oct 12 '18 at 21:45
• I'll remember about that. Thank you for your help. – DexzMen Oct 12 '18 at 21:55
• [ht] would not allow the float to go at the bottom of the page. it looks to me like that is h position but the white space is in the image, as you have shown no code, it is hard to help – David Carlisle Oct 13 '18 at 0:00
• The behavior is not normal. It probably comes from a publsher's document class designed specifically to prevent you from doing this. – John Kormylo Oct 13 '18 at 13:01

You may use the float package. This package provides the H placement modifier, which places the float at the location of the \begin{figure}[H] in the source code.