# newpage within figure environment

How do I make a newpage within the figure environment. I want to make, lets say 16 small figures using the minipage, but the size of the figures can't fit on one page, so I want it to split in two. Is there any way to do it within the same figure environment or do I really need to make it manual, ending the figure, \newpage , beginning new figure.

• Float environments generally can't break across pages. I would personally suggest that you insert the images without the figure environment and use the command \captionof from the capt-of package to set the caption. – leandriis Dec 22 '17 at 19:02
• Why are you talking about captions, is there something i dont know ?. I mean my intention has nothing to do with caption does it?? – anders bg Dec 22 '17 at 19:07
• I choosed to fix it the "hard way" by making two figure enviroments including the minipages and then seperating them by an \newpage – anders bg Dec 22 '17 at 19:08
• As my suggestion involves including images without using the figure environment, you can not use the usual \caption command, that will only work inside floating environments. I have therefore included information on how to add captions to images outside of a figure environment. – leandriis Dec 22 '17 at 19:19
• see if tex.stackexchange.com/questions/278727/… is close to what you looking for. it looks that your question is duplicate to it. – Zarko Dec 22 '17 at 20:28

## 1 Answer

The figure environment is a floating object that is moved to a page and position where it fits best according to several rules, that can be several pages after it is coded. Therefore a \newpage inside a float have no sense.

But you can use images and captions without a float, as pointed in the leandriis's comment, ... or you can make two page floats and ensure that the first one appear in a even page using the dpfloat package, that allow you to format a double-page figure.

You do not specify if should be one or two cations, or captions for every subfigure. This is a simple MWE with two captions:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{dpfloat}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-2]
\begin{figure}[p]
\begin{leftfullpage}
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image}\hfill
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-a}\medskip\par
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-b}\hfill
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-c}\medskip\par
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image}\hfill
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-a}\medskip\par
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-b}\hfill
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-c}
\caption{the left-side figures}
\end{leftfullpage}
\end{figure}
\begin{figure}[p]
\begin{fullpage}
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-c}\hfill
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-b}\medskip\par
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-a}\hfill
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image}\medskip\par
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image}\hfill
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-c}\medskip\par
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-b}\hfill
\includegraphics[width=.45\linewidth]{example-image-a}
\end{fullpage}
\caption{the right-side figures}
\end{figure}
\lipsum[4-12]
\end{document}

• I see. My fail; i need captions for every figure . – anders bg Dec 22 '17 at 19:13
• @andersbg Then one option is load also the package subfigure and put each image in a in \subfigure[your subcaption]{\includegraphics[...]{...}} – Fran Dec 22 '17 at 19:29