# [R] Page width figures in Latex

Duncan Mackay mackay at northnet.com.au
Mon Mar 29 06:08:29 CEST 2010

Hi
All you need to know to get started with figures (and even up to
intermediate level)-

Keith Reckdahl's Using Imported Graphics in LATEX and pdfLATEX

Regards

Duncan

Duncan Mackay
Department of Agronomy and Soil Science
University of New England
ARMIDALE NSW 2351
Email home: mackay at northnet.com.au

At 13:37 29/03/2010, you wrote:

>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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