Use One Column in Two Column Format Paper


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Updated on August 01, 2022


  • Shaggi3
    Shaggi3 over 1 year

    I am writing a paper on a journals template which uses two column format but some of my tables and pictures doesn't fit in two columns and I need them to be placed in one column. Now, I have used multicol package, but it messes up the template of research journal. I have also used \onecolumn command but it shifts the tables onto next page. So, can someone tell me if there is another way to force one-column tables into two-column format.

    \newcommand\BibTeX{{\rmfamily B\kern-.05em \textsc{i\kern-.025em b}\kern-.08em
    \runninghead{Smith and Wittkopf}
    \title{A demonstration of the \LaTeXe\ class file for
    \itshape{SAGE Publications}}
    \author{Alistair Smith\affilnum{1} and Hendrik Wittkopf\affilnum{2}}
    \affiliation{\affilnum{1}Sunrise Setting Ltd, UK\\
    \affilnum{2}SAGE Publications Ltd, UK}
    \corrauth{Alistair Smith, Sunrise Setting Ltd
    Brixham Laboratory,
    Freshwater Quarry,
    Brixham, Devon,
    TQ5~8BA, UK.}
    \email{[email protected]}
    This paper describes the use of the \LaTeXe\
    \textsf{\journalclass} class file for setting papers to be
    submitted to a \textit{SAGE Publications} journal.
    The template can be downloaded \href{ LaTeX}{here}.
    \keywords{Class file, \LaTeXe, \textit{SAGE Publications}}
    Many authors submitting to research journals use \LaTeXe\ to
    prepare their papers. This paper describes the
    \textsf{\journalclass} class file which can be used to convert
    articles produced with other \LaTeXe\ class files into the correct
    form for submission to \textit{SAGE Publications}.
    The \textsf{\journalclass} class file preserves much of the
    standard \LaTeXe\ interface so that any document which was
    produced using the standard \LaTeXe\ \textsf{article} style can
    easily be converted to work with the \textsf{\journalclassshort}
    style. However, the width of text and typesize will vary from that
    of \textsf{article.cls}; therefore, \textit{line breaks will change}
    and it is likely that displayed mathematics and tabular material
    will need re-setting.
      \caption{Add caption}
              & \textbf{1} & \multicolumn{1}{c}{\textbf{2}} & \textbf{3} & \textbf{4} & \textbf{5} & \textbf{6} & \textbf{7} & \textbf{8} & \textbf{9} & \textbf{10} & \textbf{11} & \textbf{12} \\
        \multirow{4}[4]{*}{\textbf{X}} & \multirow{2}[2]{*}{\textbf{A}} & \textbf{C} & D     & E     & G     & G     & H     & \textbf{I} &       &       &       &  \\
              &       & \textbf{aa} & 1     & 2     & 3     & 4     & 5     & \textbf{6} &       &       &       &  \\
    \cmidrule{2-13}          & \multirow{2}[2]{*}{\textbf{B}} & \textbf{D} & A     & X     & V     & S     & E     & T     & Y     & \textbf{E} &       &  \\
              &       & \textbf{bb} & 1     & 3     & 5     & 6     & E     & W     & T     & \textbf{W} &       &  \\
        \multirow{4}[4]{*}{\textbf{Y}} & \multirow{2}[2]{*}{\textbf{C}} & \textbf{aa} & 4     & d     & 5     & 8     & 6     & 7     & \textbf{8} &       &       &  \\
              &       & \textbf{s} & a     & g     & j     & y     & r     & d     & \textbf{s} &       &       &  \\
    \cmidrule{2-13}          & \multirow{2}[2]{*}{\textbf{D}} & \textbf{F} & 4     & E     & 5     & R     & T     & 7     & 8     & E     & 10    & \textbf{J} \\
              &       & \textbf{D} & S     & F     & YE    & G     & E     & J     & D     & T     & U     & \textbf{S} \\
    In the following sections we describe how to lay out your code to
    use \textsf{\journalclass} to reproduce much of the typographical look of
    the \textit{SAGE} journal that you wish to submit to. However, this paper is not a guide to
    using \LaTeXe\ and we would refer you to any of the many books
    available (see, for example, \cite{R1}, \cite{R2} and \cite{R3}).
    \section{The three golden rules}
    Before we proceed, we would like to stress \textit{three golden
    rules} that need to be followed to enable the most efficient use
    of your code at the typesetting stage:
    \item[(i)] keep your own macros to an absolute minimum;
    \item[(ii)] as \TeX\ is designed to make sensible spacing
    decisions by itself, do \textit{not} use explicit horizontal or
    vertical spacing commands, except in a few accepted (mostly
    mathematical) situations, such as \verb"\," before a
    differential~d, or \verb"\quad" to separate an equation from its
    \item[(iii)] follow the journal reference style.
    \section{Getting started} The \textsf{\journalclassshort} class file should run
    on any standard \LaTeXe\ installation. If any of the fonts, style
    files or packages it requires are missing from your installation,
    they can be found on the \textit{\TeX\ Collection} DVDs or downloaded from

    This is small portion of standard template of journal i want the table to be at the center of page under one column configuration & the remaining text (excluding) before & after table to be in two column format

  • Shaggi3
    Shaggi3 over 6 years
    what about tables i used table* command but the table vanishes even when i used [H] command to force its placement @JPi
  • Shaggi3
    Shaggi3 over 6 years
    This is the document class \documentclass[Afour,sageh,times]{sagej} i probably cant use twocolumn it disturbs the template & document class
  • JPi
    JPi over 6 years
    Please post a minimum working example, i.e. some compilable code that demonstrates the problem that you want solved. Without it, others will be just guessing.