# [texhax] table*

claudia urschl claudia.urschl at aiub.unibe.ch
Fri Jul 11 18:48:31 CEST 2003

Robin Fairbairns schrieb:
>
> > 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

Thanks Robin,
there should be a 2 column float covering the whole first page and a 1
column float + 2 column text field on the second page. Both pages appear
quite well seperatly. But the page wanted in first position moves two
second place.
I tried the packages fixltx2e and fix2col (which sound very promising)
but nothing changes. The order of the displayed figures isn't equal to
the written order. Maybe I have to do something in addition after
loading the package (although it is written: "no more remains to be
done")?

Claudia