# [NTG-context] Problem with external graphics

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Aug 9 23:11:31 CEST 2006

```The Wizard wrote:
> All -
>     I am experiencing some strange behavior with external graphics. I
> use one file to setup all the graphics for later inclusion. All that is
> in the file is a bunch of "\useexternalgraphics" statements, so I can
> reference the graphics by name later. The problem comes when I try to
> use "\placefigure" instead of "\externalfigure". Here is an example:
>
> Figure setup:
>
> % This sets up the file 'Figure1.pdf' for later inclusion
>
> If I then reference it using
>
> \externalfigure[Figure 1]
>
> the figure is included at the spot following the text, and fits on the
> remainder of the page, which is what I want. But if I try to add a
> caption to it by using
>
> \placefigure
> [force][]
> {}
> {\externalfigure[Figure 1][Figure 1]}
>
> the figure gets the caption, but always is placed on the top of the
> following page. Why is this?
>
>
because it dos not fit (spacing around it,

\placefigure
[force,none][]
{}
{\externalfigure[Figure 1][Figure 1]}

may help

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