# [NTG-context] placefigure feature request ?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Apr 4 23:06:20 CEST 2006

Sanjoy Mahajan wrote:
>>> It would be nice if placefigure can be able to detect if the best
>>> place is the top or the bottom of the page accordingly to its call,
>>>
>
> A related point, which I didn't fiugre out how for my own TeX
> figure-placement macros, is correct sequential numbering when some
> figures are at the top of the page.  Some pseudocode on one page:
>
> =============== snip ===================
> \ref{figure:narrow} is a narrow figure.
>
> \figuremacro{figure:narrow}{narrowfig.1}{A narrow figure.}
>
> \ref{figure:wide} is a wide figure.
>
> \figuremacro{figure:wide}{widefig.1}{A wide figure}
> =============== snip ===================
>
> Here \figuremacro figures out (sorry) that narrow figures go in the
> margin and wide figures go at the top of the page.  But the page will
> look funny: The narrow figure will be numbered, say, Figure 10, and
> the wide figure will be Figure 11, but Figure 11 will appear before
> Figure 10 on the page.  Which is disconcerting to the reader.
>
> One solution is to look at all the figures on the page and then number
> them, instead of numbering them when \figuremacro is executed.  I
> couldn't figure out how to do that in my TeX macros, but maybe there
> are hooks into the context output routine for such tricks?
>
maybe

\setupfloats[numbering=nocheck]

does what you want

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