# Put a table* at the bottom of a page?

In a two column document in LaTeX, is there any way to put a table* (a table spanning both columns) at the bottom of the page? The obvious doesn't work:

\begin{table*}[b]   % b!, hb, hb!, etc. doesn't work either
%... a wide table
\end{table*}


(I just learned about this recently:) This can be solved by loading the stfloats package and specifying a figure placement of [bp] as usual. (The p should always be included in case the bottom placement can never be achieved.)

• it didn't work for me:/ Jun 25 '21 at 19:50

Use

\usepackage{dblfloatfix}


and thereof the command

\begin{table*}[!b]


This works better than stfloats, as stfloats jumbles up some figures occationally

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• In my case dblfloatfix did not work, but stfloats did
– noe
Oct 1 '20 at 9:12
• I can confirm that dblfloatfix no longer appears to work, whereas stfloats does.
– Mico
Oct 11 '20 at 4:50