I really like the functionality of endfloat but I would like to avoid the behavior of placing each figure and each table on a separate page. In particular, I have some small tables that look ridiculous all by themselves. I could save 5-10 page lengths on my report if I can put as many tables as can fit on a page at the end. Same with figures.

I looked around here and couldn't find an answer in the endfloat documentation...


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    It would be helpful if you would post a minimal example of a document which can be used to reproduce the problem. That way it is easier for people to help.
    – cfr
    May 3 '15 at 2:20

From the package documentation (page 7):

7 Several floats per page


Endfloat places \efloatseparator after each float in their respective files. By de- fault it is defined to be \clearpage forcing one float per page. You may change this by using \renewcommand to redefine \efloatseparator as you wish. One possibility, suggested by a user, is


It makes most sense to place such a redefinition in the configuration file (see section 8).

Do not be mislead by my misleading name for this command. This actually appears after each float including the last one, so is not truly a separator.

Do note that this package is not intended to be used in preparing the final, published version of a document. It is not supposed to make the document user-friendly or readable. It is designed to format the document temporarily into a form which journals want. The journals do not publish articles in this format. Nor should you.

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    It seems you are a better documentation reader than I! Thanks for the usage recommendation too.
    – CephBirk
    May 3 '15 at 2:35
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    @CephBirk Sometimes, it is easy to miss the obvious... ;).
    – cfr
    May 3 '15 at 2:37

Using \renewcommand{\efloatseparator}{\newpage} in the preamble solves the problem.

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