# Conditional line break for better page break

Is there a way to insert a condition line break, in order to get better page breaks, i.e. less empty space on the pages?

My concrete problem is: In my document I have some large figures, and thus there happens to be a lot of white space on certain pages. I could enlarge those figures by adding linebreaks to the formulas/text in the figures. But, I clearly only want to do this, if this reduces whitespace. At the moment I do this by hand after I finished polishing the document. But this is quite cumbersome.

You haven't given an example of what you don't like; I'm guessing that your large figures end up on pages by themselves with white space above and below. I have written, in the `memoir` documentation (`> texdoc memoir`) section 10.4 Where LaTeX puts floats, about how to control float positions but as that is 5 1/2 pages it is too long to put here.
``````\renewcommand{\floatpagefraction}{0.7}  % up from 0.5