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Does anyone know how to place figures at the bottom of a page ? At the moment, it automatically goes at the top of a new page...

I am using LyX.

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    Isn't the \begin{figure}[!hbt] works for this? More about this. – m0nhawk Jan 6 '13 at 15:23
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    @m0nhawk hbt will not choose bottom as the first option, see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/39017/… for an extensive explanation of the LaTeX algorithm. However, this may not help if LyX is used. – Frank Mittelbach Jan 6 '13 at 16:06
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You insert the figure following the menus Insert > Float > Figure. Once the figure is placed and the cursor is positions on/in it, follow the menus Edit > Float Settings... Here you can update the float placement:

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This will change the code in the code window to add the float placement specifier for the [b]ottom:

\begin{figure}[b]

\end{figure}

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