I would like to place the following on the same page:

  • A double column figure
  • A single column figure
  • A single column table

I want the placement to look something like this:

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You can set a multitude of things inside a floating environment. Below I've created a single figure* floating environment for capturing the wide (two-column) figure. However, just below it (inside the same float), I've set a table and another figure inside minipages, making it seem like they are separate and columnar.

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\usepackage{lipsum,capt-of,graphicx}% http://ctan.org/pkg/{lipsum,capt-of,graphicx}
\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry}% Just for this example

  \caption{This is a figure caption}


      One & Two & Three \\
      Three & One & Two \\
      Two & Three & One \\
    \captionof{table}{This is a table caption}
    \captionof{figure}{This is a figure caption}


The placement of the figures will always be on top and on the page following the placement within your document text. capt-of helps out with the placement of float-like captions.

  • @Werner, My single column table and single column figure are appearing in the left hand column, rather than one of the right and one on the left. Why is that? – Veridian Sep 8 '13 at 23:59
  • For some reason, all of the figures are on the same page, but not formatted how I would like (see my comment above), and there is none of the body text on this page, just white space. Note: my multicolumn figure at the top is actually a figure consisting of three subfigures. – Veridian Sep 9 '13 at 0:14
  • I figured it out: the /end{minipage} and /begin{minipage} cannot have a line separating them, they must be on consecutive lines. – Veridian Sep 9 '13 at 0:30
  • @sphere: afterpage and geometry aren't needed. The former was from something else I tried, and the latter was just for this example (since I don't have your images/sizes). You also don't need lipsum. – Werner Sep 9 '13 at 2:32
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    @H'H: That's typical of floats in twocolumn mode; they don't appear on the page you use them. I mention this at the end of my post: "The placement of the figures will always be on the top and on the page following the placement within your document text." – Werner May 5 '15 at 17:41

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