I have a peculiar problem with my LaTeX document. I have a
twocolumn document and would like to include a figure that is spread over an entire new page and contains a TikZ picture (where I can input a given JPG oder PDF image to fill the entire page and overlay it with a white box for the caption).
My failed attempts thus far include:
wallpaperpackage, which unfortunately cannot place the image on a new page
figure- doesn't appear to work either.
\vspaceoption, which seems very messy. Basically it screws up the DPI of my image so in print the image pixels do not exactly overlap with the printer dots.
afterpagepackage, but this doesn't work because my text is
\afterpageapparently gets executed even after just a column break.
pdfpagesbut that won't let me overlay a caption box
pdfpagesin combination with
\usetikzlibrary[external]to output the TikZ pictures (background + caption) into a PDF and then include it again, but that doesn't seem to work because
pdfpageswill interrupt the text immediately, not wait and "float" the figure until after the current page.
Any idea would be greatly appreciated. Basically what I require would seem as simple as placing a command anywhere in the text, and after this page is done, I get a new clear page to place my TikZ picture in, and after that the normal text continues. However this appears impossible to achieve. Am I missing anything?
Thank you for your time,