# [R] Page width figures in Latex

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Mar 29 05:37:00 CEST 2010

On 29/03/2010, at 4:21 PM, Sharpie wrote:

<SNIP>

> There are a bunch of caveats such as the figure/table will only appear at
> the top or bottom of a page and will not appear on the same page as the
> point at which it was declared in the source.  That is to say, when you
> declare a figure* in a LaTeX document, one page break must pass before the
> environment actually gets set in your document- no matter what !h or H vodoo
> you pull.

<SNIP>

I'm not convinced that this is correct; I'm sure I have had floats
(including figures) placed where I asked them to be placed. :-)

Be that as is it were; if you put:

\usepackage{float}

in your preamble and then do

\begin{figure}[H]

<whatever>

\end{figure}

the figure will appear ***exactly*** where you put it --- provided
of course that there is room for it there.  Elsewise you'll get a
page break just before the figure.

cheers,

Rolf Turner
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