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I am working on a paper right now. In this paper I have some figures, I am using subfigures for creating a page with two figures beside each other and one (bigger) figure beneath it. It is all clear and working very well but I prefer some white lines/space between the upper two figure and the lower figure. Now it is very 'crowded'.

Shall I add my LaTeX-code? I would do that but I do not know how. :-)

    \begin{figure}
\begin{subfigure}{0.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.9\linewidth, height=5cm]{FTCS1.eps}
\caption{$\Delta{t}=10^{-2}$, $\Delta{x}=\frac{1}{10}$ en $\eqref{1/2} = 1$}
\label{fig:ftcs1}
\end{subfigure} 
\begin{subfigure}{0.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.9\linewidth, height=5cm]{FTCS2.eps}
\caption{$\Delta{t}=10^{-3}$, $\Delta{x}=\frac{1}{20}$ en $\eqref{1/2} \approx 0,4$}
\label{fig:ftcs2}
\end{subfigure}
\vspace{2pc}
\begin{subfigure}{0.6\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=1.80\linewidth, height=10cm]{FTCS3.eps}
\caption{$\Delta{t}=10^{-4}$, $\Delta{x}=\frac{1}{80}$ en $\eqref{1/2} \approx 0,64$}
\label{fig:ftcs3}
\end{subfigure}
\caption{FTCS-benadering voor de warmtevergelijking met MatLab}
\end{figure}
\end{center}
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    Welcome to TeX.SX! You should add a minimal code by pasting it into the editor window you used for your question ;-) – user31729 Feb 26 '15 at 21:03
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    Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – user31729 Feb 26 '15 at 21:15
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    put a blank line before \vspace{2pc} and possibly increase the value to 2cm or whatever you need. – David Carlisle Feb 26 '15 at 21:17
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    note you almost never want to do [width=0.9\linewidth, height=5cm] it will distort the figure to force those dimensions. just specify one of height or width. – David Carlisle Feb 26 '15 at 21:33
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Put a blank line before

\vspace{2pc}

and possibly increase the value to 2cm or whatever you need.

Note you almost never want to do [width=0.9\linewidth, height=5cm] it will distort the figure to force those dimensions. Just specify one of height or width

  • You could use [width=0.9\linewidth,height=5cm,keepaspectratio] to use the minimum of the two dimensions. – Henri Menke Mar 2 '15 at 22:36

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