[NTG-context] How to stop \placefigure from floating off to some other page?

Bruce Horrocks ntg at scorecrow.com
Sun Jan 30 00:44:04 CET 2022

On 29 Jan 2022, at 21:30, Joel via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl> wrote:
> When I used `\placefigure`, ConTeXt often puts the figure on a completely different page, my readership of young students is getting confused where the image is. How can I have all of my `\placefigure` in the entire document appear exactly where called, even if that means having to place it on a new page with lots of space before it or even a new page afterwards? I need it to show up in the order it was called. I think `\setupexternalfigures[location=]` should provide the solution, but cann't figure what is the correct location, I'm not seeing that in the manual anywhere.

Use the force Luke...

\placefigure [force] [fig1] {Caption} {\externalfigure [filename.png]}

The location= option is for where on the page (e.g. in a margin, in the main text) the picture will go, the actual page it appears on is controlled by 'here' or 'force' or the default which is to float along until it finds what it thinks is a good place.

Bruce Horrocks
Hampshire, UK

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