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Here is a demonstration of principle. The idea is to reduce the remaining space on the page to a multiple of \baselineskip. Note that \baselineskip could change between the figure creation and final location (not likely unless you like to change font sizes). \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{environ} \usepackage{mwe} % skip to the next grid ...


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You can use the strip environment, from the cuted package (in the shipunove bundle): \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{cuted} \begin{document} \lipsum[2] \begin{strip} \lipsum[3-4] \end{strip} \lipsum[5-8] \end{document} ...


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You can archieve this for example by using minipages: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{float} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \noindent \begin{minipage}{0.5\textwidth} \blindtext \end{minipage} \begin{minipage}{0.5\textwidth} \begin{figure}[H] ...


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The \dbltextfloatsep space is the space below the figure before the start of the columns it is not added separately to each column, it is added _after- latex has constructed a partial page box with the columns. It's natural length is used to determine the target height of the columns to go under the figure and any stretch is used to adjust any shortfall, but ...



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