# [NTG-context] reference

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun May 8 22:53:21 CEST 2005

```Jörg Hagmann wrote:
> Thank you for the answers to my problem. When under "\placefigure" I
> added [ ] in front of the brackets containing the reference name, it
> worked. I thought that if you didn't want to specify anything (such as
> "here"), one could leave it out entirely. That shows you the kind of
> problems beginners are facing.

afaik \placefigure is the only command with this problem: two optional args, one
eing the reference; since there is no way to find out that 'here' or 'left' is a
reference or a placement directive, in the case of a reference, one needs to
provide a location as well

sorry for the confusion

Hans

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