# Full page figures with RevTex4?

I'm writing up a document in the standard two-column mode, but there's a figure I want to insert that needs to occupy the full width of the page, although not the full height.

How could I do this? When I set the image width to be 2\columnwidth, it writes over the right side of the image with the rest of the document, not displacing it as I want it to.

Any ideas?

cristo
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To force a whole page format, you can wrap the selected part in \begin{widetext} .. \end{widetext}. I've never tried this for a figure (only equations, which is it very useful for!), but it should work!

cristo
Staff Emeritus
Actually, scratch that (though it will still be useful to remember for equations, so I won't delete it), but apparently there exists a figure* environment for full width figures in revtex.

Actually, scratch that (though it will still be useful to remember for equations, so I won't delete it), but apparently there exists a figure* environment for full width figures in revtex.

widetext and figure* worked like a charm. Thanks.

Any chance if you could tell me why LaTeX is inserting these two lines at the bottom of the page now? *see attachment

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cristo
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