I am writing a document in the two column format and wished to spread an image spanning both the columns. So,my code snippet for the image is as follows:

    \includegraphics[width=5in, height = 4in]{SomeSampleAnswers.png}
    \caption{Some Outputs generated by the Learning Model}

Unfortunately, this causes the text below(back to standard 2-column format) to overlap in the image area. Am I missing something here?

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    Most classes have a figure* environment for figures above both columns. Commented Feb 5, 2017 at 14:31

1 Answer 1


The following code resolves the issue.

\usepackage{cuted}% for environment `strip`

in document:


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