# How to add an image in a scientific paper that spans columns and is situated after the text? [closed]

I want to add an image in a two-column paper in the following manner.

I have tried using

\begin{figure*}
\centering
...
\end{figure*}


but there's an error: Output loop---100 consecutive dead cycles. I'm new to Latex so any help would be appreciated.

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• I think it's better to add a minimal working example in order to help everyone knows where your problem comes from. – Diaa Jul 17 '18 at 6:44
• Similar question with solution tex.stackexchange.com/questions/30985/… – andc Jul 17 '18 at 6:44
• The output loop will be a different problem, in code you have not shown. However a figure* can not be placed at the bottom in the default code. Several packages add this feature though see texfaq.org/FAQ-2colfloat – David Carlisle Jul 17 '18 at 6:47
• @Diaa My problem is the placement of the image and I don't even know where to begin to place the image in that particular spot. My working code would just be a plain two-column document with a table and some text. – Matte Jul 17 '18 at 6:58
• @andc I tried out that code but it puts borders across the entire text and changes the format of the document. – Matte Jul 17 '18 at 7:00