Very related to this question and some of the comments therein, I need to insert a landscape page for a wide table, in a two column document.

As suggested there, I have tried to use


so that the floats were supposed to be flushed in a proper way, but this is not the case. The document still show wrong disposal of the floats and/or blank parts. I don't know exactly what information I should add here, but I hope this gives the general sense.


Try using the lscape and pdflscape packages (lscape is required by pdflscape).

I'm not sure if you'll need to switch to single column first, if so, I'd do it before and after the landscape commands. Without a MWE from you I'm assuming you use multicols. Before the code below I'd put \end{multicols} and after the text below I'd restart the multiple columns with \begin{multicols}{2}

I use something like the below to have a figure page rotated sideways in a PDF document. Not only is the figure rotated, but the page is readable in the resulting PDF.

\begin{landscape} % begin the rotated content.
\begin{figure} % begin content to include on rotated page.
\begin{centering} % Centre the content (not required), personal preference
\includegraphics{some.pdf} % The acutal content
\par\end{centering} % end the centring (remove if \begin{centering} not used)

\protect\caption{\label{fig:aFig}Some PDF Fig} %figure caption

\end{figure} % end of content
\end{landscape} % end rotating
  • Thanks a lot. Could you please comment your code? So I can grab what the lines do. For example, it would be great if you can indicate which line switch off the two-column mode. Also, in my case I need to print a table: do you think it is different from a figure case?
    – Py-ser
    Sep 10 '14 at 2:59
  • I have also found the environment \begin{sidewaystable*} to be useful. Do you think it can be of general interest?
    – Py-ser
    Sep 10 '14 at 3:50
  • I've never used it. I wanted the page rotated in the output.
    – Nigel
    Sep 10 '14 at 3:53

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