# How to place figure at the top or bottom of a page in twocolumn environment?

I'm using two column environment with dblfloatfix package. But my figures are moving to the next page. How to exactly fix it at the top or bottom of the page. Beside I'm using {figure*} environment. I have read that twocolumn environment can not fix this problem. Is it so?What should I do. I need to wrire down paper in two column environment.

\documentclass[twocolumn, 11pt]{article}
\usepackage{dblfloatfix}
\usepackage{caption, subcaption}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{grffile}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
%\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\begin{figure*}[!tbp]
\includegraphics[width=0.49\textwidth]{1000.PNG}
%\hspace{0.0005\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=0.49\textwidth]{10.PNG}
%\\[.5\baselineskip]
\smallskip
\includegraphics[width=0.49\textwidth]{500.PNG}
%\hspace{0.0005\linewidth}
\includegraphics[width=0.49\textwidth]{0.PNG}
\caption{Figures}
\end{figure*}

• That is the normal behaviour if you insert the figure* environment at a position in the code where the page has already started: by default it goes to the top of the following page. You may try loading the stfloats package: it allows for the optional [t] or [b] ìn two column mode. Or you insert your environment previously in the code. – Bernard Jun 12 at 9:30
• I'm getting this warning.Package dblfloatfix Error: Don't use the stfloats package!You're in big trouble now... \begin{document}. – jerry Jun 12 at 9:35
• I have already inseted dblfloatfix, float and stfloat package – jerry Jun 12 at 9:36
• And adding the optional argument does nothing? – Bernard Jun 12 at 9:42
• You can't include both dblfloatfix and stfloat. With the latter, it works fine. – Bernard Jun 12 at 10:25

What about using the multicols package instead of the twocolumn option:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{2}
\lipsum[1-1]
\end{multicols}
\begin{figure}[h]
\centering
\subfloat[Caption of b]{\label{fig:b}\includegraphics[width=0.4\linewidth]{example-image-b}}\\
\subfloat[Caption of a]{\label{fig:d}\includegraphics[width=0.4\textwidth]{example-image-a}}%
\caption{Caption of figure}
\label{fig:myfig}
\end{figure}
\begin{multicols}{2}
\lipsum[3-4]
\end{multicols}
\end{document}


Or using the same example with the ltxgrid package:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[latin]{babel}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{ltxgrid}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\columnsep1.5em
\begin{document}
\onecolumngrid
\begin{figure*}[tb]
\centering
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