I've read almost all postings concerning this omit thing with multicolumn. However, I don't know why it doesn't work for my very simple tabular. I always get the message:

Misplaced \omit. \multispan ->\omit \@multispan l.76 ...Beispiel 1} \multicolumn{2}{l}{Beispiel 2} \\

This is the code:



\usepackage[a4paper, top=2cm, bottom=2cm, left=3.5cm, right=3.5cm]{geometry}



\multicolumn{2}{l}{Beispiel 1} \multicolumn{2}{l}{Beispiel 2}\\
\includegraphics{examplepicture} & Dr. Siegfried Hosenkötter    &  \includegraphics{examplepicture2} & Dr. Ilse Hosenkötter \\


Can anybody help?

  • Hello and welcome to TeX.SX. Could you provide a Minimal Working Example, starting with \documentclass.. and ending with \end{document} (including the usepackage list etc.? What does the user-defined macro \myfloatalign do?
    – nox
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 6:15
  • There is no proper markup. Are there double backslash at the end 9f your lines?
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 6:19
  • Yes, there are double backslash at the ends.
    – Iris E.
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 6:26
  • Hello nox, thanks for your answer. I just use classicthesis.sty and the myfloatalign is included in the overall setup of the package. I don't know what it is doing exactly, but if I take it out, the tabular gives the same message. If I take the multicolumn thing away, it is working.
    – Iris E.
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 6:30
  • I don't know where I can write the code to make it look as it looks in Latex? Sorry!
    – Iris E.
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 6:33

1 Answer 1


Adding &s to separate the multicol cells helps ;). This code works for me (I changed the dimension of the table, though, and don't load the classic thesis config here).


    \multicolumn{2}{l}{Beispiel 1}&\multicolumn{2}{l}{Beispiel 2}\\
    \includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-10x16} & Dr. Siegfried Hosenkötter &
    \includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-10x16} & Dr. Ilse Hosenkötter


  • Thank you so much, nox! I'm quite sure I already tried it with an & (although I've read in documentation that it's not necessary), however... doesn't matter. I'm happy :). Thanks again and have a great day.
    – Iris E.
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 6:45
  • No worries, that's what we're here for :-) Before you leave the site, consider accepting the answer if it helped you, so others don't see this question as unanswered.
    – nox
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 6:46

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