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I would like to reproduce the following layout with two figures on one page and two others on the facing pages.

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I would like the first couple to be on an even-numbered page and the second on an odd-numbered page so that all four figures can be seen together when the manuscript is printed and bound.

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You can use the dpfloat package for that:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{dpfloat}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}

\begin{document}

Some Text

\begin{figure}
  \begin{leftfullpage}
    \centering
    \includegraphics[width=5cm,height=3cm]{inserthere}
    \caption{LEFT 1}
    \includegraphics[width=5cm,height=3cm]{inserthere}
    \caption{LEFT 2}
  \end{leftfullpage}
\end{figure}

\begin{figure}
  \begin{fullpage}
    \centering
    \includegraphics[width=5cm,height=3cm]{inserthere}
    \caption{RIGHT 1}
    \includegraphics[width=5cm,height=3cm]{inserthere}
    \caption{RIGHT 2}
  \end{fullpage}
\end{figure}

\end{document}
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Do you have any idea why it is not working with the Koma script class scrbook ? I got 200 messages like this dpfloat moved a leftpage float from page 15. and then ! Output loop---200 consecutive dead cycles. –  Alfred M. Sep 7 '12 at 12:40
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@AlfredM.I guess this is not connected to the KOMA script class. LaTeX is not able to put the two pages near where you want it and so it gave up and put the pages at the end (of the chapter?). It should work if you remove approximately one page of content before the two page float. I guess, you should leave it until the document is finished and try to fine tune the place of the floats then. –  sebschub Sep 7 '12 at 12:49
    
You guess right as the book class gives the same behaviour. I'll follow your advice and hope that my deadline is ahead when it will be time to ajust figures placement. –  Alfred M. Sep 7 '12 at 12:52
    
Class like scrreprt do not raise an error but the figures can be placed on odd--even pages instead of even--odd only. –  Alfred M. Sep 7 '12 at 12:57
    
@AlfredM.Sorry, I don't understand your comment. I guess it's working with scrreprt because the page order has changed so LaTeX can find a place for the two consecutive pages, which have to even and odd). –  sebschub Sep 7 '12 at 13:03
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