[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]
  \startplacefigure
  \stopplacefigure
\stoppostponing
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.)

Alan

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


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