Is it possible to insert a page break or put the figure caption on the following page. The figure is too big for both the figure and caption to fit on a single page.


Using \clearpage or \pagebreak before \caption doesn't work.



Since you're already loading the caption package, you could proceed as follows:

\begin{figure}[p] % this "float" will reside on a floats-only page
% note: no \caption and \label for now
\clearpage % insert a page break

To create some unambiguous visual separation between the caption and the remaining material on that page, you could insert instructions such as \hrule\bigskip following \label.

That said, are you sure it's necessary to display the image file so large that the caption won't fit on the same page? E.g., you could try writing


This should provide enough remaining space on the page to permit the caption being typeset on that page as well.

  • what do I put in the figure part of the \caption{figure}{caption} – Jaco495 Jun 2 '14 at 5:58
  • @Jaco495 - you'd put the actual text of the caption where it now says "caption". – Mico Jun 2 '14 at 6:12
  • I tried to use this, but another figure ended up appearing before my caption, which is annoying. I wanted to have a way to put the caption as the first thing on the following page. This is the kind of thing that makes LaTeX annoying... :-( – Homero Esmeraldo Aug 28 '19 at 14:11
  • @HomeroEsmeraldo - Your description of the issue you're facing (and of why the method shown above, which I wrote more than five years ago by now, doesn't "work" for you) is quite terse. if I understood you correctly, an issue not addressed by answer may arise if several floats are in the queue and get flushed all at once. Please consider posting a new query in which you lay out in detail what you're trying to achieve, what you've done so far, and which issues you (still) need to resolve. Thanks. – Mico Aug 28 '19 at 14:29
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    @HomeroEsmeraldo - Glad you were able to work out the (remaining) issues. For floats, the \label must always come after the caption if you want cross-references (via \ref) to the floats to be correct. Put differently, the figure environment does not increment the figure counter; the counter incrementing is performed by \caption (or \captionof). – Mico Aug 28 '19 at 16:32

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