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Subject: Intelligent (Latex-like) placement of figures


I have not done much with Latex, so maybe I am all wrong, but from what I've picked up it seems Latex places  
figures intelligently on a page. Currently I sometimes get quite big gaps between text and a figure if the  
figure does not fit on a page:

	Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
	consectetuer adipiscing elit.

	----------------------------------new page
	Nullam erat felis, pulvinar
	ultrices, facilisis quis,
	rhoncus porttitor,

If I am not mistaken Latex would pull the text from the second page up to the first, filling the gap.

Is it possible to get something like this with docbook? I thought about using float  
(http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/FigureFloats.html) with something like float="start" (would it be  

best regards


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