# [texhax] table*

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jul 11 17:14:06 CEST 2003

> There must be a problem with the correct order of the figures in a
> twocolumn style. All figures covering one page appear one after the
> other, but figures (or tables) covering both columns are out of this
> rule and appear earlier then figures defined before.
> Any ideas why?

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=2colfltorder explains
this.  i would be interested to know if it's understandable :-)

more significantly, it explains how to get around the problem ... of
the numbering anyway.

i feel i've lost the grip of what your document is actually doing: are
there both 2-column and 1-column floats in this complete page?

perhaps the way to go is to construct the page of figures as a single
page-size object with the individual figures placed inside it as
appropriate.  (remember you can have as many \caption commands as you
like, _inside_ a float.)

robin