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Re: positioning image

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  • Subject: Re: positioning image
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 04:34:25 +0000
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_____/ On Fri 25 Nov 2005 18:49:35 GMT, [Robert Orr] wrote : \_____

--- Adinda Praditya <apraditya@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi list,...

Is it possible to put image manually instead of
lyx's decision? Is there any
tips for this purpose?


Adinda P

What  you are describing is reminiscent of the WYSIWYG paradigm, which has
its  flaws.  The idea of trying to fit objects onto A4 paper (or  whatever
equivalent) suffers from the dynamic nature of a document.

You  need to allow LyX(TeX) to make image placements, though you can tweak
your  document once it is finished, at least until all figures fit neatly.
It is an artsy thing where pagebreaks and verification page-by-page (going
forward only) can help.

I believe you have two choices to add an image to your
LyX doc.

1) you can add an image as a non-float

I believe this image appears in the output in the same
relative position as it appears in the LyX document.


2) you can add a image as a float

In the case of a float, it means the image will be
placed in the final output according to LyX' rules.
That is, it floats and ends up where the LyX rules
think it fits best.    If you right click on a float
image (or table) a dialog comes up and asks you where
you would like the image placed.   The dialog has a
option to force the image to appear in the output
document right where you have placed it in the LyX

Overall,  I  suggest  that the OP treats all as floats unless there  is  a
valid  reason  to avoid it. It seems as though, on average, this leads  to
less  iterations  (compilations). It is also less susceptible to  breakage
when  things change. Then again, it all depends significantly on the docu-
ment  in question. For logos, for example, or even a series of related im-
ages  (e.g. sequence), the order and position can be crucial, so should be
made strict.

Hope it helps,


Roy S. Schestowitz

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