I am making three subfigures below one another on one page. I managed to get the figures look how I want, but the page number shifted from its default position centered in the footer to the top right of the page and I can't get it back to the footer. I changed the footskip and textheight in my document, but that did not help. If I have this figure in my document, all other pages have correct page number position but just the page with the figure has the page number top right. Do you have any ideas how to make the page number appear in the centre of footer? Code:

\usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb, bm} %better typesetting of mathematical expressions, theorems, additional symbols
singlelinecheck=false % <-- important
\usepackage{natbib} %standard package for bibliography
\usepackage{hyperref} %hyperlink support


\graphicspath{ {"some path"} }


\hypersetup{pdfstartview={XYZ null null 1.00},bookmarksnumbered,hypertexnames=false} %zoom: default screen; numbers for bookmarks


%\renewcommand\Authands{ and }

\clubpenalty 9999 %no orphants (typographic properties)
\widowpenalty 9999 %no widows (typographic properties)
\def\sym#1{\ifmmode^{#1}\else\(^{#1}\)\fi} %shortcut for Stata tables


  \textbf{Graph 1}\par\medskip

  \textbf{Graph 2}\par\medskip

  \textbf{Graph 3}\par\medskip

\caption{Here is the caption}
\label{fig:sample figure}


and it produces:

enter image description here

so there seems to be a lot of space in the bottom of the page below the figure, but still the page number appears top right.

  • Off-topic: You're loading some packages twice and hyperref is loaded too early. Please simplify your example to the minimum version that still compiles and still shows the issue
    – user31729
    Dec 29, 2017 at 11:58
  • 2
    According to its documentation, the package floatpag 'provides commands to apply different pagestyles to the full page floats'. If you don't want this, simply remove this package from your preamble.
    – leandriis
    Dec 29, 2017 at 12:10
  • Thank you very much! It helped a lot & was so easy. Yes, I need to remove some unnecessary packages.
    – doremi
    Dec 29, 2017 at 13:56

1 Answer 1


The reason is the default is \floatpagestyle{headings}. You can change it to


in your preamble.

  • With the example in the question, there does not seem to be any difference to not using floatpag at all. Is there an effect I seem to overlook?
    – leandriis
    Dec 29, 2017 at 13:06
  • @leandriis: You're right, I've just tested (I never used this package before). The aim of the package is just to define pagestyles for full page floats.
    – Bernard
    Dec 29, 2017 at 13:23

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