## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ [SOLVED] Help on figure environment.

LaTeX specific issues not fitting into one of the other forums of this category.
cryptod
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:25 am

### [SOLVED] Help on figure environment.

Hi,
I have a document written as follow:
...
some text..
figure...
some text2..
figure2...

When i compile the document, i get:
some text..
some text2..
figure...
figure2...
i know that i got this because the space after my text can't hold the figure, but i dont want it to be filled with the other text, i just need it blank!
i messed up with the [htp] options, but il doesn't really help. The order in my document is really important, i want figure1 to figure directly after the text1.

How can i force LaTeX to really use the [h] option?
Last edited by cryptod on Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:05 am, edited 1 time in total.

Stefan Kottwitz
Posts: 9557
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm
Hi,

you could use the float package:
\usepackage{float}\begin{figure}[H]...\end{figure}

Alternatively, what I would prefer, you could remove the figure environment around the object. Then it doesn't float, and if you want a caption and an entry in the list of figures you could use \captionof from the caption package:
\usepackage[labelfont=bf]{caption}...\begin{center}   \includegraphics{...}% whatever ...   \captionof{figure}{description}\label{fig:test}\end{center}

For more options and features have a look at the caption documentation.

Similare questions were posted to this forum before, the forum search function would lead you to more examples.

Stefan