I like to create a multicolumn page with a picture spanning over two columns at the end of the text/page.

This is what I want to achieve:

enter image description here

Does anybody know, how to achieve this?


\documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, landscape]{article}

%this is what I don't know how to achieve: \includegraphics[width=2\columnwidth]{nicepicture}

  • "Floats and marginpars not allowed inside `multicol'." You can do it with flowfram, but it will be more work. – John Kormylo Mar 24 '15 at 22:55

Alas, it appears flowfram isn't as good at breaking lines as multicol.


\documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, landscape]{article}


\setlength{\colwidth}{\dimexpr 0.25\textwidth -0.75\colsep}
\setlength{\twocol}{\dimexpr 2\colwidth+\colsep}

%Note: x,y offsets relative to lower left corner of text area.
\newflowframe[1,2]{\colwidth}{\textheight}{\dimexpr \colwidth+\colsep}{0pt}
\newflowframe[1]{\colwidth}{\dimexpr \textheight -45mm}{\dimexpr 2\colwidth +2\colsep}{45mm}
\newflowframe[1]{\colwidth}{\dimexpr \textheight -45mm}{\dimexpr 3\colwidth +3\colsep}{45mm}

\newstaticframe[1]{\twocol}{40mm}{\dimexpr 2\colwidth +2\colsep}{0pt}[fig1]


  • Thank you. I never used flowfram before. The linebreak is terrible indeed. I'll give it a try using \RaggedRight from ragged2e package. Maybe one could create such layout easier with ConTEXt? – schmendrich Mar 25 '15 at 10:20
  • I've since discovered that latex normally switches to sloppy when the column width is decreased. – John Kormylo Jul 18 '16 at 17:14

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