# Text wrapping/figures in latex

by lavster
Tags: latex, text, wrapping or figures
 P: 216 Can anyone tell me how i can wrap text around my figure in latex? Im trying to use the \usepackage{wrapfig} but it objects when i put this in. any idea why? any other suggestions? thanks
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P: 15,155
 Quote by lavster Can anyone tell me how i can wrap text around my figure in latex? Im trying to use the \usepackage{wrapfig} but it objects when i put this in. any idea why? any other suggestions? thanks
How does "it" "object"? It's a good idea whenever you are talking about problems with a computer program or computer language to be specific about those problems.

If the objection is ! LaTeX Error: File wrapfig.sty' not found., that means you are working with an archaic, outdated version of LaTeX. Are you perchance on some Linux machine? The default version of LaTeX supplied with many Linux distros is outdated and nonstandard. You can download wrapfig.sty from www.ctan.org, but see this page first. Or you might want to toss that archaic beast in the trash and download a version of LaTeX that was built in this millennium.

If the objection is something different than the above you need to give us more info on the nature of the problem.
 P: 216 im using windows and everything else seems to work except subfig. I cant interpret the errors. It doesnt give any as such. It just doesnt run and says 0 pages 0 errors etc whereas its fine before i put it in and after i take it out thanks
 Mentor P: 15,155 Text wrapping/figures in latex How are we supposed to interpret your errors if you don't give us a clue as to what the errors are?
 Engineering Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks P: 7,119 Are you just looking at the messages in the console window? The .log file might have more information. As D.H. said, if we can't see either your input (for a small example that doesn't work) or your output, this is just a guessing game.
 P: 216 There are no errors apart from: "GUI framwork cannot be initalised" it just stops running. I didnt think that would help. It stops at the \usepackage on the line above and then says that error. Then it says something about bibtex that it always says and then it says no pages and no errors
 P: 216 is this what you mean: \multlinetaggap=\skip45 \mathdisplay@stack=\toks19 LaTeX Info: Redefining $on input line 2666. LaTeX Info: Redefining$ on input line 2667. ) ("C:\Program Files (x86)\miktex\tex\latex\amsfonts\amssymb.sty" Package: amssymb 2009/06/22 v3.00 ("C:\Program Files (x86)\miktex\tex\latex\amsfonts\amsfonts.sty" Package: amsfonts 2009/06/22 v3.00 Basic AMSFonts support \symAMSa=\mathgroup4 \symAMSb=\mathgroup5 LaTeX Font Info: Overwriting math alphabet \mathfrak' in version bold' (Font) U/euf/m/n --> U/euf/b/n on input line 96. )) ("C:\Program Files (x86)\miktex\tex\latex\tools\array.sty" Package: array 2008/09/09 v2.4c Tabular extension package (FMi) \col@sep=\dimen114 \extrarowheight=\dimen115 \NC@list=\toks20 \extratabsurround=\skip46 \backup@length=\skip47 ) ("C:\Program Files (x86)\miktex\tex\latex\multirow\bigdelim.sty") ("C:\Program Files (x86)\miktex\tex\latex\graphics\epsfig.sty" Package: epsfig 1999/02/16 v1.7a (e)psfig emulation (SPQR) \epsfxsize=\dimen116 \epsfysize=\dimen117 ) ("C:\Program Files (x86)\miktex\tex\latex\ams\classes\amsthm.sty" Package: amsthm 2004/08/06 v2.20 \thm@style=\toks21 \thm@bodyfont=\toks22 \thm@headfont=\toks23 \thm@notefont=\toks24 \thm@headpunct=\toks25 \thm@preskip=\skip48 \thm@postskip=\skip49 \thm@headsep=\skip50 \dth@everypar=\toks26 ) ("C:\Program Files (x86)\miktex\tex\latex\graphics\color.sty" Package: color 2005/11/14 v1.0j Standard LaTeX Color (DPC) ("C:\Program Files (x86)\miktex\tex\latex\00miktex\color.cfg" File: color.cfg 2007/01/18 v1.5 color configuration of teTeX/TeXLive ) Package color Info: Driver file: pdftex.def on input line 130. ) ("C:\Program Files (x86)\miktex\tex\latex\multirow\multirow.sty" \bigstrutjot=\dimen118 )
 Mentor P: 15,155 That's the log file. Now find the error message. It's probably at or near the end of the file. We can't help you if you can't tell us what went wrong.
 P: 216 Couldnt find input index file (path directory) nor (pathdirectory).idx Usage: C:\program Files (x86)\miktex\miktex\bin\makeindex.exe [-ilqrcgLT] [-s sty] [-o ind] [-t log] [-p num] [idx0 idx1 ...] is this it?
 P: 216 infact. that comes up even when it does work. I have read through it all. there is no error message. it just doesnt run.... and the entire log file is copy and pasted above
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 Quote by lavster There are no errors apart from: "GUI framwork cannot be initalised"
I just checked my MikTeX installation on Windows, and the only place the that contains the string "GUI fram" is the MikTeX program itself.

I don't think this has anything to do with the wrapfig package. More likely you are trying to use a previewer or something and it doesn't like what is in your document.

This works OK for me. If it doesn't work for you, the problem must be with your TeX installation not with the package.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\begin{document}
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

\begin{wrapfigure}{l}{0pt}
\begin{minipage}{100pt}
this is the text that is wrapped around
this is the text that is wrapped around
\end{minipage}
\end{wrapfigure}
paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph
paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph
paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph
paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph
paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph
paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph
paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph
paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph

\end{document}`

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