I know how to use the subfig package to fit many subfigures (each with its own caption) into a larger figure (with a general caption).

I know how to use the sidecap package, the put a figure's caption on the side of the figure.

What I do not know is how to display a caption inside the figure, as if it were a subfigure. More precisely, I have three subfigures that I would like to fit on a 2x2 layout, with the remaining quadrant used for the caption.

2x2 layout with the Figure's caption in the last quadrant

Is that easy to achieve?

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\caption{This is the global caption}\label{globalcaption}


The \fakeimage command is just for producing a blank box; you should clearly see how the dimensions are used for the "caption box".

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In order to get a ragged right setting of the caption (which is recommendable for such a narrow space available), adding


in the minipage environment would be sufficient.

  • @barbarabeeton For that one can use the features of the caption package.
    – egreg
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 13:32

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