# How to rotate a group subfloat with sidewaysfigure

I am trying to include "sideways" subfigures according to this question How to rotate a group of figures (subfigure) from Torbjørn T.

Here is the original code I am trying to implement:

\begin{sidewaysfigure}
\centering
\subfloat[caption a]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:Mo_original_axis_X100}%
\subfloat[caption b]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:Mo_original_axis_X500}%
\subfloat[caption c]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:Mo_original_rim_X100}%
\subfloat[caption d]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:Mo_original_rim_X500}%
\includegraphics[width=.22\textwidth]{images/appendix/ch3/Mo_based/Mo_original_rim_X500.jpg}} \\
\subfloat[caption e]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:TZM_original_axis_X100}%
\subfloat[caption f]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:TZM_original_axis_X500}%
\subfloat[caption g]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:TZM_original_rim_X100}%
\subfloat[caption h]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:TZM_original_rim_X500}%
\includegraphics[width=.22\textwidth]{images/appendix/ch3/Mo_based/TZM_original_rim_X500.jpg}}

\caption{%
blablabla.
}
\label{fig:appendix:ch3:Mo_original}
\end{sidewaysfigure}


I am trying to obtain a 4x2, but the result is a figure cut by half, not centered (see attached picture).

When I am trying in a new document, it works. :

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{rotating}
\usepackage{subfig}
\begin{document}
...


Then, I suppose it has something to do with the settings I am using, but I do not really know what.

Can someone help me please? I would be very thankful to you.

Here are the settings I am using:

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,fleqn]{book}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[french,german,english]{babel}

\usepackage{fourier} % Utopia font-typesetting including mathematical formula compatible with newer TeX-Distributions (>2010)

\setlength{\textwidth}{146.8mm} % = 210mm - 37mm - 26.2mm
\setlength{\oddsidemargin}{11.6mm} % 37mm - 1in (from hoffset)
\setlength{\evensidemargin}{0.8mm} % = 26.2mm - 1in (from hoffset)
\setlength{\topmargin}{-2.2mm} % = 0mm -1in + 23.2mm
\setlength{\textheight}{221.9mm} % = 297mm -29.5mm -31.6mm - 14mm (12 to accomodate footline with pagenumber)
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\usepackage{scrextend}

\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}

\usepackage{setspace} % increase interline spacing slightly
\setstretch{1.1}

\makeatletter
\setlength{\@fptop}{0pt}  % for aligning all floating figures/tables etc... to the top margin
\makeatother

\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\graphicspath{{images/}}

\usepackage{rotating} % Rotate figures
\usepackage{subfig}
% Caption package to force center of captions
\usepackage[justification=centering]{caption}

\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{microtype}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage[final]{pdfpages}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{\thesection\ #1}}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}
\fancyfoot[EL,OR]{\thepage}
\fancypagestyle{plain}{
\fancyhf{}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}
\fancyfoot[EL,OR]{\thepage}}
\fancyfoot{}
\fancyfoot[RO,LE]{\thepage}
}

\usepackage{listings}
\lstset{language=[LaTeX]Tex,tabsize=4, basicstyle=\scriptsize\ttfamily, showstringspaces=false, numbers=left, numberstyle=\tiny, numbersep=10pt, breaklines=true, breakautoindent=true, breakindent=10pt}

\usepackage{hyperref} % les entrées de la table des matières deviennent des liens internes au sein du pdf.
\hypersetup{pdfborder={0 0 0},
citecolor=black,
urlcolor=black}
\urlstyle{same}

\makeatletter
\def\cleardoublepage{\clearpage\if@twoside \ifodd\c@page\else
\hbox{}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\newpage
\if@twocolumn\hbox{}\newpage\fi\fi\fi}
\makeatother \clearpage{\pagestyle{plain}\cleardoublepage}

\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage[explicit]{titlesec}
\newcommand*\chapterlabel{}
%\renewcommand{\thechapter}{\Roman{chapter}}
\titleformat{\chapter}[display]  % type (section,chapter,etc...) to vary,  shape (eg display-type)
{\normalfont\bfseries\Huge} % format of the chapter
{\gdef\chapterlabel{\thechapter\ }}     % the label
{0pt} % separation between label and chapter-title
{\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\node[yshift=-8cm] at (current page.north west)
{\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay]
\draw[fill=black] (0,0) rectangle(35.5mm,15mm);
\node[anchor=north east,yshift=-7.2cm,xshift=34mm,minimum height=30mm,inner sep=0mm] at (current page.north west)
{\parbox[top][30mm][t]{15mm}{\raggedleft $\phantom{\textrm{l}}$\color{white}\chapterlabel}};  %the black l is just to get better base-line alingement
\node[anchor=north west,yshift=-7.2cm,xshift=37mm,text width=\textwidth,minimum height=30mm,inner sep=0mm] at (current page.north west)
{\parbox[top][30mm][t]{\textwidth}{\color{black}#1}};
\end{tikzpicture}
};
\end{tikzpicture}
\gdef\chapterlabel{}
} % code before the title body

\titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{50pt}{30pt}
\titlespacing*{\section}{0pt}{13.2pt}{*0}  % 13.2pt is line spacing for a text with 11pt font size
\titlespacing*{\subsection}{0pt}{13.2pt}{*0}
\titlespacing*{\subsubsection}{0pt}{13.2pt}{*0}

\newcounter{myparts}
\newcommand*\partlabel{}
\titleformat{\part}[display]  % type (section,chapter,etc...) to vary,  shape (eg display-type)
{\normalfont\bfseries\Huge} % format of the part
{\gdef\partlabel{\thepart\ }}     % the label
{0pt} % separation between label and part-title
{\setlength{\unitlength}{20mm}
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\node[anchor=north west,xshift=-65mm,yshift=-6.9cm-\value{myparts}*20mm] at (current page.north east) % for unknown reasons: 3mm missing -> 65 instead of 62
{\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay]
\draw[fill=black] (0,0) rectangle(62mm,20mm);   % -\value{myparts}\unitlength
\node[anchor=north west,yshift=-6.1cm-\value{myparts}*20mm,xshift=-60.5mm,minimum height=30mm,inner sep=0mm] at (current page.north east)
{\parbox[top][30mm][t]{55mm}{\raggedright \color{white}Part \partlabel $\phantom{\textrm{l}}$}};  %the phantom l is just to get better base-line alingement
\node[anchor=north east,yshift=-6.1cm-\value{myparts}*20mm,xshift=-63.5mm,text width=\textwidth,minimum height=30mm,inner sep=0mm] at (current page.north east)
{\parbox[top][30mm][t]{\textwidth}{\raggedleft \color{black}#1}};
\end{tikzpicture}
};
\end{tikzpicture}
\gdef\partlabel{}
} % code before the title body


• While trying to reduce your preamble to create a MWE that reproduces your alignment issue, I found out, that the following lines cause the problem: \makeatletter \setlength{\@fptop}{0pt} % for aligning all floating figures/tables etc... to the top margin \makeatother – leandriis Mar 11 at 19:29
• This command is used to align all floating figures/tables etc... to the top margin. Based on your comment, I commented this block of command in the code and... indeed the problem was solved. Thank you very much! The only problem is that I noticed that other floating tables moved position. I will see if I can do without this command. Thanks a lot. – Elfo2285 Mar 11 at 19:44
• If you wish to keep this command, put it after \usepackage{rotating} in your preamble. Unrelated, but hyperref should generally be loaded last. – leandriis Mar 11 at 19:56
• @leandriis ... Please add an answer here with the content of your commends, so that the OP can accept it and the question will be solved.... – koleygr Mar 12 at 18:23
• @leandriis: Nice... Sometimes I have the same problem, but here the OP seems to not have accepted/resolved any post and thus would find answers somehow more rare.... – koleygr Mar 12 at 18:35

The following MWE reproduces the above described issue if one comments in line 7 to 9. The problem is solved if the \setlength{\@fptop}{0pt} line is used after loading the rotating package.

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,fleqn]{book}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[french,german,english]{babel}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}

%\makeatletter
%\setlength{\@fptop}{0pt}
%\makeatother

\usepackage{rotating}
\usepackage{subfig}

\makeatletter
\setlength{\@fptop}{0pt}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\begin{sidewaysfigure}
\centering
\subfloat[caption a]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:Mo_original_axis_X100}%
\subfloat[caption b]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:Mo_original_axis_X500}%
\subfloat[caption c]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:Mo_original_rim_X100}%
\subfloat[caption d]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:Mo_original_rim_X500}%
\includegraphics[width=.22\textwidth]{images/appendix/ch3/Mo_based/Mo_original_rim_X500.jpg}} \\
\subfloat[caption e]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:TZM_original_axis_X100}%
\subfloat[caption f]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:TZM_original_axis_X500}%
\subfloat[caption g]%
{\label{fig:appendix:ch3:TZM_original_rim_X100}%