Floating figures disappearing when using multicols package

Philippe Burden pburd055 at uottawa.ca
Mon Apr 12 17:57:15 UTC 2021

Right, this helps somewhat. But I don't want my figure to span both columns, only one, and have it centered on that one column.

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From: lyx-users <lyx-users-bounces at lists.lyx.org> On Behalf Of Wolfgang Engelmann
Sent: April 12, 2021 1:27 PM
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Subject: Re: Floating figures disappearing when using multicols package

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Am 12.04.21 um 18:34 schrieb Philippe Burden:
> Hi,
> So I am trying to create a document in which the abstract is one 
> column, and the following text is in two columns. I understand I can 
> simply use \onecolumn and \twocolumn to switch between both formats, 
> however, in doing so it seems to create a page break.
> I have gone ahead to use multicols to fix this issue. However, I am 
> aware that floats do not appear in multicols environment. I want my 
> figures to span the width of the column and no the whole document.
> Is there a way around this?
> Cheers,
> Phil Burden
in settings > float figure > span columns Wolfgang
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