Take the 2-minute tour ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am using multicol with 2 columns, and I would love to have my figures and tables to float, so that I don't have to manually mess around with the positioning anymore. I am aware of figure*, but I want my floats to just span one column, not both.

A bit of research points to "won't work", but does anyone have an idea how I could accomplish that without breaking too much of my existing work?

share|improve this question

migrated from stackoverflow.com Sep 30 '11 at 12:41

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 4 down vote accepted

Sorry, the current implementation of multicol doesn't allow "column floats".

There are some projects with the aim, amongst other goals, at removing this restriction.

share|improve this answer
1  
I know this is old, but either A) is there a replacement now (a year on), or B) could you mention some of those other projects? Cheers! –  EricR Oct 6 '12 at 20:27
    
@EricR The big project is a new output routine for LaTeX, but it's not for tomorrow. The LaTeX team is hard working on it together with a big revamping. –  egreg Oct 6 '12 at 20:30
    
Good to know, cheers @egreg. –  EricR Oct 6 '12 at 20:41
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.