# \documentclass[twocolumn]{aastex62} figure* ALWAYS gets its own page

I'm using

\documentclass[twocolumn]{aastex62}

\urlstyle{same}  % (sf also works, for something more subtle than tt)
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{mathrsfs}
\usepackage[]{units} % Provides \nicefrac

\usepackage{threeparttable}
\usepackage{multirow}

\renewcommand{\textfraction}{.10}
\renewcommand{\floatpagefraction}{0.9}
\setlength{\textfloatsep}{4pt plus 1.0pt minus 2.0pt}

\usepackage{ulem}

\usepackage{graphicx}       % Use pdf, png, jpg, or eps§ with pdflatex; use eps in DVI mode
\usepackage{dblfloatfix}


And floats that are 2 columns wide -- e.g. -

\begin{figure*}[th!]
\vspace*{1cm}
\includegraphics[width=.5\textwidth]{{{./Metallicity_z_12.0-brightRed}}}
\includegraphics[width=.5\textwidth]{{{./Metallicity_z_9.0-brightRed}}}
\caption{Locations of Pop III-bright galaxies. \label{fig:p3brightLocs}}
\end{figure*}


ALWAYS get their own page. How can I stop this? I can't

• Hi, I work for the AAS Journals. Using the standard template file distributed with v6.2, I can only reproduce what you find if I include the \usepackage{dblfloatfix}. Commenting that out allows the text to flow around the figure just fine. Leaving it in causes the page breaks you describe. We do not support the dblfloatfix package. – Gus Mar 2 '18 at 2:41
• btw, we already import hyperref with aastex62. You should use \hypersetup{breaklinks,colorlinks,allcolors=blue} instead – Gus Mar 2 '18 at 2:48
• BTW, figure* does not support [h] or [h!] (although h! is actually htp). – John Kormylo Mar 2 '18 at 3:22
• Thank @Gus... perfect. I should have tried that. ... and thx John and David -- I was just trying everything (even tho I know h! isn't supposed to work) to try and get my text to flow! – earnric Mar 3 '18 at 4:34

\usepackage{dblfloatfix}

with aastex62 ... It causes floats with figure* to always be placed on their own page.