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From: Frank Mittelbach <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 12:45:10 +0200
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Jean-Pierre Drucbert writes:
 > About ``facing pages'' for figures ou table, you shouls have a look to the
 > ``dpfloat'' package by Jim Fox ([log in to unmask]) available at the
 > following URL:
 > It is nice and rather easy to use (while the document leves some room to
 > the floats for moving). I can give the package and its doc (a french
 > version is available for you, Thierry).

i had a quick look at this package and essentially what it does is to modify
the output routine slightly to be able to reject page floats that are marked
"left" if they fall on a right hand page. this way if a "left" page float is
directly followed by another page float they will come out togther. but this
will only work for floats that fill pages completely.

at the moment the new algorithm doesn't provide any special features to keep
floats together in special positions but i guess i will add some such
functionality at a later stage.

however, the use of flush points already allows you to control the floats to
some extend (and of course the manual placing option via an external file does
it as well)

i would be interested in opinions on

 a) what kind of control would be of interest
 b) suggestions for possible user syntax

(don't get too fancy, OR writing is difficult :-)