[NTG-context] Skipped figure numbers

Alan BRASLAU alan.braslau at cea.fr
Fri Apr 1 00:27:40 CEST 2016

On Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:51:07 -0400
Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu> wrote:

> @Hans: Does it make sense to disable \incrementcounter if 
> \trialtypesetting is active?

I was going to suggest such things...

Here is a case where a float is not being used as a floating object in
that we want to control placement through location=here or, better,
location=force. We do this as users for we want to produce a caption
as well as make an entry into the list.

However, floats have some limitations: for example they cannot usually
handle multiple pages (except for some table splits), nor can they take
\startcolumns \stopcolumns, and I am sure that there are others.

Does anyone have suggestions/ideas around these kinds of issues? Should
a float with location=force be treated any differently?

Another annoying issue with floats: \startplacefloat\stopplacefloat
initiates a paragraph break. If one refers to a float (figure or table)
somewhere in a long paragraph, one might like the float to be anchored
starting from that location. I achieve this using
\startpostponing [+0]
but this does not always work well. In addition, this is not very
satisfying (as it makes for ugly source code). Also, one might want to
use location=right or location=left without using "hang" and counting
lines. Hans has repeated that floats are complicated beasts and such
features would interfere with paragraph building. OK (But dare I say
that LaTeX does not seem to have any problem with this.)


P.S. Would not the use of \startcombination\stopcombination be an
alternative to the placefigures within a table?

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