# [NTG-context] \setupfloatcaption align=

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Thu Apr 12 18:59:36 CEST 2018

```On 4/12/2018 6:56 PM, Alan Braslau wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:11:08 +0200
> Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>
>> On 4/12/2018 5:54 PM, Alan Braslau wrote:
>>> On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:09:58 +0200
>>> Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>>
>>>> tolerance in text/par alignment is just that: adding tolerance and
>>>> it is bound to align and it only kicks in in par building and
>>>> there is not always a par involved
>>>
>>> Why does a float caption not build a paragraph? Does a \framed
>>> sometimes not build a paragraph?
>>
>> it's not framed ... framed is advanced in the sense that it can
>> analyze the build paragraph for the natural width
>>
>> float captions look at the size oif the float plus some overshoot ...
>> unrelated mechanisms
>
> Maybe, a float caption *should* be a frame?

it's not wise to change that now

> And if it isn't, I am asking why would a caption not be treated as a
> paragraph?

because tex then tends to make it the width of the whole text so now (by
default we measure and decide to go hbox or vbox

Hans

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