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Re: [O] Failure to display more than 18 images with captions

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] Failure to display more than 18 images with captions
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2016 09:55:42 +0200


William Henney <address@hidden> writes:

> I think Jean Louis is right: it _is_ an org issue.   The problem is that
> the default value of org-latex-default-figure-position is "htb", which is a
> very bad idea.  The string always needs to contain a "p" in it somewhere,
> otherwise latex will never be able to find a solution for figure placement
> in cases with many floats and little or no text.
> Fuller explanation: The position specifiers "h" (here), "t" (top), and "b"
> (bottom) are all for placing floats on a page that has some "normal" text
> on.  For all 3 cases, there is a minimum fraction of the page that must be
> occupied by text (controlled by the parameter \textfraction, which by
> default is 0.2).  To get pages that are entirely occupied by floats, you
> need to use the specifier "p" (page).  So, by just using "htb" you are
> giving latex a set of requirements that are impossible to satisfy if there
> are many floats and no text.  Hence the problem with "Too many unprocessed
> floats".  I would recommend that the default be "htbp" instead.

Fair enough. I changed the default value for the variable.

Thank you for the explanation.


Nicolas Goaziou

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