float

Expression Studio 4.0

Sets on which side of the object the text will flow.

Syntax

{ float: sFloat }

Possible values

sFloat

String that specifies or receives one of the following values:

none

Default. Object is displayed where it appears in the text.

left

Text flows to the right of the object.

right

Text flows to the left of the object.

inside

Applies to book layout. The element flows to the right side of a left page and to the left side of a right page.

outside

Applies to book layout. The element flows to the left side of a left page and to the right side of a right page.

page

The element flow is determined by the page area, which is the flow root for the element.

multicol

The element flow is determined by the element that includes a float: multicol property.

intrude

The element may intrude into neighboring columns.

unless-room

The element layout will ignore the float property unless it causes a page break.

top

The element is floated to the top of the flow root.

bottom

The element is floated to the bottom of the flow root.

next

The element is floated to the top of the next page.

page( p )

The element is floated to the page designated by p, which is created by the page(p) property, specifically for the purpose of displaying the element.

hide

The element is not displayed (as though display: none were set.

This property has a default value of none. It is not inherited.

Remarks

With a value of left or right, the object is treated as block-level—that is, the display property is ignored. For example, floating paragraphs allow the paragraphs to appear side by side on a page.

Objects following a floating object move relative to the position of the floating object.

The floating object is moved left or right until it reaches the border, padding, or margin of another block-level object.

div and span objects must have a width set for the float property to render.

Examples

This example shows how the float property affects the flow of the text. The sphere image floats to the left of the text, and the cone floats to the right:

<img src="sphere.jpg" style="float:left">
<img src="cone.jpg" style="float:right">

Standards information

This property is defined in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Level 1 (CSS1) Ee371215.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png.

Applies to

a, address, applet, b, big, blockquote, button, center, cite, code, custom, dd, defaults, dfn, div, dl, dt, em, embed, fieldset, form, hn, hr, i, iframe, img, input type=button, input type=checkbox, input type=file, input type=image, input type=password, input type=radio, input type=reset, input type=submit, input type=text, li, object, ol, p, rt, ruby, s, select, span, sub, table, tt, u, ul, var, xmp

See also

Concepts

clear
display

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