# setup of 5 figures as 2x3 table with 6th cell having the caption

I want the figure to look like the following. Cant figure out how to do that using graphicx or subfloat. :s

After the discussions:

\begin{figure}[htb]
\begin{minipage}{0.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{Fig3a}
\end{minipage}%
\hfill
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{Fig3b}
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{Fig3c}
\end{minipage}%
\hfill
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{Fig3d}
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{Fig3e}
\end{minipage}%
\hfill
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\caption{caption stuff}
\end{minipage}%
\label{fig3}
\end{figure}


but this still gives the caption at the end and not in the 6th box

FYI: I am using the svjour3 document

Also now I think if the fig 3 a comes alone and bcde come in a 2x2 pattern would be the best.

OK I finally did the above using the tabular

Thanks ppl :)

• Since you don't need captions for each of the images that compose the figure, using subfloats is unnecessary, and you can easily produce the result you want with a two-column tabular environment... – jub0bs Oct 4 '13 at 9:14
• Do you mean to make a table and put the includegraphics commands inside as columns? – ankhi Oct 4 '13 at 9:29
• I wrote that first comment too fast. \caption causes problems if used "naked" in a tabular cell. Putting it in a \multicolumn{1}{...}{...}, as in Harish Kumar's answer, solves obviates those problems. – jub0bs Oct 4 '13 at 11:25

This should get you started. As mentioned by jubobs, since you don't need captions for individual figures, you don't need subfig (or subcaption)

Using tabular:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,array}

\begin{document}
\begin{figure}[htb]
\centering
\begin{tabular}{cc}
\includegraphics[width=.4\textwidth]{example-image-a}
&
\includegraphics[width=.4\textwidth]{example-image-a}\\
\includegraphics[width=.4\textwidth]{example-image-a}
&
\includegraphics[width=.4\textwidth]{example-image-a}\\
\includegraphics[width=.4\textwidth]{example-image-a}
&\multicolumn{1}{b{.4\linewidth}}{\caption{Caption text coming here at the last position}}
\end{tabular}
\end{figure}

\end{document}


Using minipages:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}
\begin{figure}[htb]
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{example-image-a}
\end{minipage}%
\hfill
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{example-image-a}
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{example-image-a}
\end{minipage}%
\hfill
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{example-image-a}
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{example-image-a}
\end{minipage}%
\hfill
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\caption{Caption text coming here at the last position}
\end{minipage}%

\end{figure}

\end{document}


• @jubobs, Thanks for the typo eradication :-) – user11232 Oct 4 '13 at 13:27
• Well guys (and Hopefully gals :) )....... the first idea doesnt compile at least in my tex..... and the second one gives the caption at the end instead of in 6th box :( – ankhi Oct 4 '13 at 18:26
• @ankhi: Can you post your code in your question? As such we can't tell what is the problem. – user11232 Oct 4 '13 at 22:07
• \begin{figure}[htb] \begin{minipage}{0.5\textwidth} \includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{Fig5a} \end{minipage}% \hfill \begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth} \includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{Fig5b} \end{minipage} \begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth} \includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{Fig5c} \end{minipage}% \hfill \begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth} \includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{Fig5d} \end{minipage} \begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth} \includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{Fig5e} \end{minipage}% \hfill \begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth} \caption{stuff} \end{minipage}% \label{fig5} \end{figure} – ankhi Oct 10 '13 at 4:32
• @ankhi Please post the code in the question itself. And please make it complete with \documentclass{...} to \end{document} like in my answer – user11232 Oct 10 '13 at 6:09

Well this is what I finally ended up doing

\RequirePackage{fix-cm}

\documentclass[natbib,fleqn,smallextended]{svjour3}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}[htb]

\begin{tabular}{cc}

\multicolumn{2}{c}{\includegraphics[width=.7\textwidth]{1}} \ \includegraphics[width=.4\textwidth]{2} & \includegraphics[width=.4\textwidth]{3}\ \includegraphics[width=.4\textwidth]{4} & \includegraphics[width=.4\textwidth]{5}

\end{tabular}

\caption{These sketches are very well drawn}

\label{fig}

\end{figure}

\end{document}

The look: