I'm using Revtex 4.1 and would like to insert two images to appear as subfigures. I would like them to have labels a) and b). I've no idea how to do this in Revtex and the minipage idea below (from an answer to a similar question on Stackexchange) didn't work.

\caption{main caption}
  • Put a blank line between the subfloats.
    – Johannes_B
    Feb 21, 2015 at 20:07
  • btw, your code is quite strange. Ever thought of using package subcaption? Also works with hyperref ;-)
    – Johannes_B
    Feb 21, 2015 at 20:08
  • @Johannes_B as far as I know, subcaption is not compatible with revtex classes. Feb 21, 2015 at 21:00

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You need no fancy minipage; the code you're using is for ensuring the two subcaptions are at the same vertical level, with the subfloats side by side.



\usepackage{lipsum} % just for the example






\caption{main caption}




enter image description here

  • Worked well, although your code needs an additional blank line (as Johannes pointed out) between the subfloats. Thanks! Feb 22, 2015 at 9:01
  • Thanks egreg. How can I align these figure in a row with margin. Your solution likes puts two figures in one column.
    – John
    May 25, 2017 at 9:44
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    @user8264 Don't leave a blank line between the two subfloats; use \hspace for deciding the space between them.
    – egreg
    May 25, 2017 at 10:51

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