I have a problem with APS's revtex4-1. I want to place an twocolumn-wide figure at the bottom of the page. I know


in {article} document class [position] can be htb! , and I have no problem in {article} in placing pictures on here, top, and bottom.


in {revtex4-1} document class [position] is not working! only for t. If I use b, the picture appears on the next page, and it takes up all paper. I want it to be bottom.

I tried \usepackage{dblfloatfix} but it does not work in revtex4-1 and makes error with equation, and so on..(I see revtex4-1 is incompatible with dblfloatfix.)

The following URL is for article class, I have no problem to follow its instruction.

Displaying a wide figure in a two-column document

Please, Help!

This is my sample code, I manage to put long table at the position where I wanted, but long figure is not!



\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}% Include figure files
\usepackage{dcolumn}% Align table columns on decimal point
\usepackage{bm}% bold math

\usepackage{lipsum}% just to generate text for the example



Microscopic Images and Micro Vickers Hardness Test of
Fullly Pearlitic High-Carbon Steel Specimens

{\bfseries Abstract}



                %\linewidth or \textwidth
                \caption{A gull}


% ****** End of file apssamp.tex ******
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    Is this for a manuscript you plan to submit to APS? If so, I would recommend against forcing RevTeX4-1 to do something it doesn't want (or isn't designed) to do. – erik Dec 2 '14 at 21:09
  • Never!. I wrote this to do my simple project paper in school. I found that the revtex's configuration and appearance were good but hard to use it. I already know that I don't need to do anything to submit it to APS, they will do for me! :D – Park Dec 5 '14 at 1:21

I encountered the same problem editing a document under REVTeX.

Thanks for pointing out that only position [t] is recognized under the {figure*} environment.

A working solution is offered by using the \onecolumngrid and \twocolumngrid commands



I observed that the double newline after \onecolumngrid is essential to avoid the figure merging with the text. However, in my case this statement doesn't seem to hold for \twocolumngrid.


  • Thanks for pointing out. I have replaced the link with a summary of the solution. – Pieter De Beule Dec 2 '14 at 16:15
  • Wow. I've never thought I would got a re! Thanks for seeing this in 10 months after. I found out what \onecolumngrid and \twocolumngrid do but it does not help me to properly position the long figure....so sad... – Park Dec 5 '14 at 1:23

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