# [NTG-context] Floats Method

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Aug 14 22:41:57 CEST 2006

```Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> wwl at musensturm.de wrote:
>
>> Hallo!
>>
>> In \setupfloats[] what exactly is the difference between textmethod
>> and sidemethod?
>>
>
> textmethod is used for floats inside the text flow, sidemethod for
> sidefloats.
>
>
>> Compared with the gridsize, why does a 1 point window (method=2) help
>> when typesetting on grids?
>>
>
> I assume it corrects for the \lineskip glue.
>
>
>> Isn't 1% (method=1) much more in the most cases than 1 point?
>>
>
> Yes it would be. Perhaps that one is because of \maxdepth,
> but I am only guessing. The fact that there are two methods
> could be simply a trial-and-error left over.
>
kind of; depending on the way a document is set up, rounding errors play a role, so the 1pt is taking care if that, while the .99 is th eold method; tricky stuff anyway

Hans

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