Linked by Andy Roberts on Mon 6th Jun 2005 18:19 UTC
Features, Office Anyone who has used Microsoft Word for a reasonable amount of time will recognise my very own Andy's Laws on Word:
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Re: Don't fight it...
by Andy Roberts on Tue 7th Jun 2005 09:26 UTC

I agree. Word processor users get frustrated initially with Latex because they are so used to inserting figures in the middle of a page immediately after they reference it. The thing is, when you look at professionally typeset books, figures and tables tend to appear at the top or bottom of a page, thereby not breaking the flow of text. It is alright also to have a figure on the next page.

But where ever Latex puts it, at least it's not preceeded by a large blank which is what typically happens when a figure is shoved on to a subsequent page in WP software. Latex 'floats' figures and tables meaning that text flows around them.