I've have used figure* environment throughout all the article but suddenly stops working and i don't no way, it only shows some quotation marks.

Here a sample code, sorry for the not so clear question but it is urgent.

\documentclass[fleqn,10pt]{SelfArx} % Document font size and equations flushed left

\usepackage[english]{babel} % Specify a different language here - english by default

\usepackage{lipsum} % Required to insert dummy text. To be removed otherwise


\usepackage{gensymb} % per fare il cerchiolino de gradi 

\usepackage{float} % per mettere le figure dove voglio

\setlength{\parindent}{0pt} %elimina il rientro quando vai a capo

\usepackage{multicol}% http://ctan.org/pkg/multicols





  • Where did you get SelfArx.cls from? – leandriis Jun 9 '20 at 19:01
  • i'm using a template of a scientific article and that files comes with it – Andrea Jun 9 '20 at 19:08
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    unless you show us a link to the class it is impossible to say anything as there is no figure environment pre-defined its definition is always in the class. Note that two column floats do not have h option so [!h] specifies that the float is not allowed at top of the page or on a float page so it will not be allowed anywhere so will go to the end of the document (or \clearpage) – David Carlisle Jun 9 '20 at 19:41
  • It is also possible that the image is too big, which is why you should always include the [p] option. – John Kormylo Jun 10 '20 at 12:26

Do not put any options to the figure* environment, just plain \begin{figure*}. If you do provide an option then the figure will end up on the last page of the document.

For example:

% twocolfigprob.tex SE 548808
\includegraphics[angle=90, height=0.99\textheight,width=0.9\textwidth]{example-image}


I was unable to process your MWE. I don't know the class that you are using, nor the particular graphic you are using so I have used the article class and one of the "standard" images from the mwe package.

  • yes i'm doing like that, but it does not work, maybe should I mention that I'm using \includegraphics[angle=90] , this angle option seems to cause the problem, but i don't know why – Andrea Jun 10 '20 at 17:57
  • @Andrea I have extended my answer for the general case. Perhaps the problem is with the SelfArx class (whatever that is). – Peter Wilson Jun 11 '20 at 18:31

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