# [tex-live] Graphics in multicolumn text using pdflatex

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 10:04:20 CEST 2009

2009/8/26 John Minter <jrminter at rochester.rr.com>:
> I am trying to use pdflatex to typeset a multicolumn article. I have run
> into an annoying error that a Google search shows others encountered but
> offers no solution. My hope is that someone here can say, "I struggled with
> and solved this problem..."
>
> I want to use the multicol package to be able to change columns without
> having a page break. The problem comes when I try to enter graphics in the
> multicol environment like:
>
It is explained in section 2.4 of the multicol manual.

> \begin{figure}[htbl]
> \centering
> \includegraphics[width=2in]{pdf/my_fig.pdf}
> \caption{My caption.}
> \label{fig:Mine}
> \end{figure}
>
> produces the info:
>
> <pdf/my_fig.pdf, id=1, 822.07124pt x 597.23125pt>
> <use pdf/my_fig.pdf>
>
> followed by the error:
>
> Package multicol Warning: Floats and marginpars not allowed inside
> multicols'
> environment!.
>
> Any ideas how to fix this. I am using a current  version of the TeX Live
> 2009 Preview.
>
> Regards,
> John Minter
>

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