# put figure at the bottom of the FIRST page [duplicate]

The problem is simple: how to force Latex to put the figure at the bottom of the first page. I used [!hbt] but that makes the image at the top of the 2nd page.

\begin{figure*}[!thb]
\centerline{
\includegraphics[width=1.7\columnwidth]{image.pdf} \hspace*{0.5cm}}
\caption{\label{fig:d} .   }
\end{figure*}


Note that the page is in a 2 column format. AND we have usually footnotes in the first page in ieee class, such as author affiliations. So How to put the figure at the bottom of the first page ABOVE the footnotes?

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• latex does not support b for * two column figures. – David Carlisle Dec 16 '14 at 10:46
• It is better to use \centering rather than \centerline. If you do use \centerline you need a % after the { or centering will be out by a space. – David Carlisle Dec 16 '14 at 10:48
• so how should i put it in the first page of a paper? no way? – ehsank Dec 16 '14 at 11:01
• The standard floating insert mechanism won't do it for you in 2 column mode, but you can place it there "by hand". Just put the \includegraphics where you want it without using a figure environment and use captionof package to generate the caption properly. – Thruston Dec 16 '14 at 11:06
• that still doesnt work properly for 2 columns. I used this \centering \includegraphics[width=1.7\columnwidth]{pic} \captionof{figure}[One figure]{One figure; photo courtesy ...} – ehsank Dec 16 '14 at 11:31

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage{capt-of}

\def\a{One two three four five six seven eight nine ten. }
\def\b{\a\a\a\a\par\a Red green blue. \a\a\a Yellow. \a.\par}

\title{zzz}
\author{me}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\enlargethispage{-3.2cm}
\noindent\begin{picture}(0,0)
\put(0,-390){\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
\centering
\rule{.75\textwidth}{2.5cm}%\includegraphics...
\captionof{figure}{zzzzz}
\end{minipage}}
\end{picture}%
\b\a\a\b\b\a\a\a\b
\enlargethispage{-3.2cm}
\b\b\b\a\a\b\b\a\a\a\b

\end{document}