Is it possible to break a figure block made by three subfigures in two lines? I would like to maintain the first subfigure on the first line and the other subfigures on the second line.

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    How are you producing the subfigures? Which package are you using? Anyway, you can use the standard break line command \\. Jul 24, 2013 at 14:26
  • I updated the text and verified that your suggestion works pretty fine. Thanks.
    – Eleanore
    Jul 24, 2013 at 14:31

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Here is an example that uses the subcaption package and the threeparttable package for the tablenotes environment (environment not strictly necessary, as you could use simple text with \footnotesize)

% leave a blank line to change row         

\begin{subfigure}[b]{0.31\textwidth} \centering \includegraphics[width=0.985\textwidth]{scaredbabycat} \caption{Scared} \label{fig2:scared} \end{subfigure} \begin{subfigure}[b]{0.69\textwidth} \centering \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{tiredcat} \caption{Tired} \label{fig2:tired} \end{subfigure} \begin{tablenotes} \item Images in the public domain. \end{tablenotes} \caption{Cats} \label{fig2} \end{figure}

This produces:

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    @Pierre, it might be useful to list some other packages you might be using. I have not been able to reproduce the result. Thanks!
    – deps_stats
    Oct 23, 2016 at 1:27
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    Upvoted for awesome example images :)
    – MaxD
    Jan 15, 2018 at 17:26

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