Linked by Andy Roberts on Mon 6th Jun 2005 18:19 UTC
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@angustia
I don't know how latex is used in asia.

Hmmm, have a look at

http://oku.edu.mie-u.ac.jp/~okumura/texfaq/

@JustPassingBY

Maybe LaTeX users could have a look at the TOC and give references of some english written equivalent...

See

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=books

and

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=tutorials

for comprehensive lists.

@Lionel B

Re. graphics placement (and other layout issues), my experience has always been that LaTeX is a lamb as long as you let it do its own thing. Trying to enforce your own ideas as to what goes where is to invite a world of pain.

This certainly can be true if you try to use the wrong tool for the job. LaTeX's float mechanism is designed for the automatic placement of figures, tables, etc. You can easily customize the policy that it uses but fine-grained control of individual figure placement is not its forte.

However, you can use the optional float.sty package, which has an option for "right here, right now, or else!" figure placement. Also, there are many packages which allow pixel-perfect absolute positioning of objects on the page.

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=floats

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=abspos


You just have to read the FAQ. Yes, I know I'm starting to sound like a stuck record ;)