Floating figures disappearing when using multicols package

Jürgen Spitzmüller spitz at lyx.org
Sat Apr 17 13:45:16 UTC 2021

Am Montag, dem 12.04.2021 um 16:34 +0000 schrieb Philippe Burden:
> 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?

A rather ugly way. Set title and abstract in the optional argument of
the \twocolumn switch. See attached example.


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