# Vertical spacing for two consecutive figure environments

I think I'm not going to solve my problem with the Floats and positioning of figures. I have 4 diagramms and I need to place them on two pages and at the end of the second page the caption for all 4 figures. So two figures on each page. For the the diagramms on the second page I need to place the upper image near to the top because I need some place for the caption. On the page before I need both figures to be centered in the middle with some spacing between them. So this is my code:

\begin{figure}[c]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{45.pdf}
\end{figure}
\begin{figure}[c]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{46.pdf}
\end{figure}
\makeatletter
\setlength{\@fptop}{0pt}
\makeatother
\begin{figure}[t!]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{47.pdf}
\captionsetup[figure]{font=small,skip=0pt}
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{48.pdf}
\caption{Konzentrationsprofile von Al, Re, Ta und W entlang der <110>-Richtung in der UC. }
\end{figure}


The problem for the secong page was solved, but the figures on the first page were also forced to the top which I don't want!

• There exists no [c] float placement specifier. – Werner Jul 7 '13 at 18:47
• Using the figure environment 4 times will give you 4 figure numbers, even though you only want one caption. Is that what you want? Or (a) - (d) with a single caption? – Steven B. Segletes Jul 7 '13 at 19:33

It is not clear how flexible you are, but here is what I suggest. It uses one figure number, repeating the caption on both pages (with a (continued) label on the second page. It refers to sub-figures (a) through (d) (but doesn't use the subfigures package). There is a 9pt gap between the bottom of the graphic and the (a) through (d) labels, and a 1cm gap between subfigures, all of which can be changed.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{stackengine}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\begin{figure}[p]
\centering
\stackunder[1cm]%
{\stackunder[9pt]{\includegraphics[width=\textwidth,height=3in]{45.pdf}}{(a)}}
{\stackunder[9pt]{\includegraphics[width=\textwidth,height=3in]{46.pdf}}{(b)}}%
\caption{Konzentrationsprofile von (a) Al, (b) Re, (c) Ta und
(d) W entlang der <110>-Richtung in der UC. }
\end{figure}