# Add floats in Lyx without overlapping with other data [duplicate]

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I am trying to add figures and tables in Lyx. But, figures and tables overlap with other textual data. Below I have added images of the problem. Could someone help to solve this issue?

## marked as duplicate by Mico, Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder, Thruston, Zarko, barbara beetonOct 29 '16 at 15:49

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• Welcome! Can you please provide a complete minimal example? Please see wiki.lyx.org/FAQ/MinimalExample – scottkosty Oct 28 '16 at 12:22
• It's hard to tell because there's no example, but i think i can guess... by the looks of it you're working on a multi column document, adding the float on one column but it goes over the second ? If that is the case you need to enter the floats settings and select "span columns". – Elad Den Oct 28 '16 at 13:32
• Thanks to both!! Yes @EladDen , this was precisely the problem. – Raunak Lohiya Oct 28 '16 at 14:37
• Glad the problem was fixed. @EladDen please make your comment an answer. – scottkosty Oct 28 '16 at 15:54
• 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}. – Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder Oct 29 '16 at 14:07

## 1 Answer

While using a two column document, you are adding a float that goes over both columns.

Simply go into the floats options and tuck the "span columns"option. This turn the float to a \figure* or\table*.