# Figure is put in the center of the page

I made a figure containing subfigures, but it keeps appearing in a whole page, so lots of white space. I don't know why. This picture explains what i mean:

This is the code used:

\clearpage
\begin{figure*}[t]
\centering
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/k640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/k640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_no_of_levels}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/k640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/k640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_entropy}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/k640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/k640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_mean}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/x640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/x640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_no_of_levels}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/x640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/x640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_entropy}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/x640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/x640_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_mean}}\\
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_no_of_levels}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_entropy}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_mean}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_mean}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_mean}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width=.33\linewidth]{../Hussein/MatFiles/Lights/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms/x320_Sensor_Lights_On_1000mm-pgms_mean}}
\caption{aaa}
\label{fig:rulascore}
\end{figure*}

• – Qrrbrbirlbel Apr 13 '13 at 4:02
• I've quickly went through it. Is it a problem with the code itself or a simple trick will solve this? – Tak Apr 13 '13 at 4:06
• If you're using \clearpage, then it will internally start a new page, and using only a float on that page, causes it to be vertically centred as you showed. What do you have other than this figure in your code? Is there anything following it? Is it at the end of a chapter? Also, why are you using figure*? – Werner Apr 13 '13 at 4:14
• Yes there are other pics and text after it. I'm using figure* as i want it to stretch in a 2 columns page. – Tak Apr 13 '13 at 4:38
• @user1460166: So remove the \clearpage and see what happens. – Werner Apr 13 '13 at 5:15

\begin{figure*}[t]

to \begin{figure*}[t!]? It overrides some internal LaTeX parameters, giving more flexibility.