# Break a subfigure set in two lines

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.

\begin{figure*}[t]
\centering
\subfigure[sub1]{\includegraphics{path1}\label{fig:path1}}
\subfigure[sub2]{\includegraphics{path2}\label{fig:path2}}
\subfigure[sub3]{\includegraphics{path3}\label{fig:path3}}
\end{figure*}

• How are you producing the subfigures? Which package are you using? Anyway, you can use the standard break line command \\. – Gonzalo Medina Jul 24 '13 at 14:26
• I updated the text and verified that your suggestion works pretty fine. Thanks. – Eleanore Jul 24 '13 at 14:31

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)

\begin{figure}[t!p]
\begin{subfigure}[b]{0.2\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.98\textwidth]{coolcat}
\caption{Cool}
\label{fig2:coolcat}
\end{subfigure}
\begin{subfigure}[b]{0.4\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.985\textwidth]{bossycat}
\caption{Bossy}
\label{fig2:bossycat}
\end{subfigure}%
\begin{subfigure}[b]{0.4\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.98\textwidth]{frowningcat}
\caption{Reflective}
\label{fig2:frowningcat}
\end{subfigure}
% 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:

• @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 '16 at 1:27
• Upvoted for awesome example images :) – MaxD Jan 15 '18 at 17:26