# Wrap references around a table in a two column document in latex

I'm writing a document in two column format. On the last page of the document, I have a table which overrides two-column. So table occupies entire space in top of the page. After that I added references using bibliography. References are in two column format. My problem is that references are overlapping with the table in the second column. So my question is how to wrap references so that remaining references will start after table?

As shown in the figure, first four references are placed in first column after table but the remaining references, starting from 5(as in the fig.) are mixed with table. Any help would be great! Thank you!

Code:

\begin{table*}[t]
\resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{%
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}
\end{tabular}}
\caption{}
\label{}
\end{table}

\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
\bibliography{bibname}


Edit:

Following code is the work-around for my problem. It is not a solution.

\section{Related Work}

\begin{table*}[t!]
\resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{%
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}

\end{tabular}
}
\caption{<caption>}
\label{<lable>}
\end{table*}

\section{Conclusion \& Future Work}

\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
\bibliography{<bibname>}


What is my problem?

I want to place my information like this:

1. section of related work
2. section of conclusion
3. table of experiments conducted(since it is a last page of the document)
4. References

My work-around is

1. section of related work
2. table
3. section of conclusion
4. references

Table overrides two-column format of the document. So, table is full page wide. References are starting after the table but in two column format. So, after the first column of references are over, references start from the top of 2nd column and then overlap with table which is two column wide.

How do I wrap my references around table?

• Welcome to TeX.SE. Please state which document class you use. – Mico Nov 1 '15 at 9:08
• A full MWE including the document class as well as citation commands and a sample table would be really helpful to investigate your problem. Since your code snippet makes explicit use of non-biblatex bibliography commands, I re-tagged your question. – moewe Nov 1 '15 at 9:32
• The posted code would just generate errors you start an environment with table* but end it with table. from the image it looks like you really use table, which is wrong. You should use table* (but putting a table in \resizebox is almost always the wrong thing to do. – David Carlisle Nov 1 '15 at 10:09
• Yup. I realised my mistake. I added end{table*} at the end. – Amrita Patole Nov 2 '15 at 9:39
• @DavidCarlisle: Why it is wrong to put table in \resizebox? – Amrita Patole Nov 2 '15 at 9:41

You can use the multicol package. A MWE is given below.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{2}
\lipsum[1]
\end{multicols}

\begin{table}[h]
\centering
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|}
aaaaaaaaaaaa & bbbbbbbbbbbbb & ccccccccc & ddddddddddddddd & ffffffffffffffffff \\
aaaaaaaaaaaa & bbbbbbbbbbbbb & ccccccccc & ddddddddddddddd & ffffffffffffffffff \\
aaaaaaaaaaaa & bbbbbbbbbbbbb & ccccccccc & ddddddddddddddd & ffffffffffffffffff \\
aaaaaaaaaaaa & bbbbbbbbbbbbb & ccccccccc & ddddddddddddddd & ffffffffffffffffff \\
aaaaaaaaaaaa & bbbbbbbbbbbbb & ccccccccc & ddddddddddddddd & ffffffffffffffffff \\
\end{tabular}
\end{table}
\begin{multicols}{2}
\lipsum[6-7]
\end{multicols}

\end{document}


It looks like this:

• Where are the references gone to? ;-) – user31729 Nov 1 '15 at 15:46
• I'm not sure what you mean. One reference is going to the external bibliography and the other to the internal. – Ben Nov 1 '15 at 15:48
• I resolved the issue by rearranging my table and content. I placed table at the end of previous page and remaining sections and references are now well fitted in last page. This is not a solution but a work around. – Amrita Patole Nov 2 '15 at 9:42