I have created side-by-side images in Lyx using this link

It works just fine in 1-column article. But If I switch to two columns, images started to overflow page. I have set image scale for each of the images separately.

How to use images in two columns to be aligned, or some of them to be space across two columns?

I need this solution inside Lyx, so conversion into Tex and then modify Tex is not possible.

  • The first part (two pictures in one column) seems to work for me. Can you provide a minimal working example?
    – cauchy42
    Sep 1, 2015 at 12:46
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. Sep 1, 2015 at 12:57
  • related email thread (and possible solution) on lyx-users: mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg101760.html
    – scottkosty
    Sep 1, 2015 at 23:35
  • To make a float span the two columns, right click float: figure, choose Settings, and check the box for Span columns. Sep 2, 2015 at 13:59

1 Answer 1

  1. Insert > Float > Figure.

  2. Inside float figure: Insert > Box > Frameless.

  3. Inside Frameless: Add your first image, then Insert > Caption to add the caption.

  4. Inside float figure (but outside the first frameless box): Insert > Box > Frameless.

  5. Inside frameless: Add your second image, then Insert > Caption to add the caption.

  6. Right click on the frameless box, choose frameless option then make the width under 50%, like 40%.

  7. If you make the width of frameless1 and frameless2 like 40,40% i think you solved your problem.


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    Forgive me, my edit and (now deleted) comment was a bit arrogant. I didn't realize that LyX automatically adds subfloats when adding figures within figure. Edit: Do roll back your answer to the original version if you prefer that. Sep 2, 2015 at 14:02

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