## Tuesday, June 07, 2011

### Figure spanning 2 columns in Lyx

We are using Lyx to write our paper (using IEEEtrans class, which is a 2-column layout). In this paper we have a figure that is to big to fit into one column. Poking here and there, I could not find information on how to do it. Searching the internet found pointers to do it in LaTeX, but no information on how to do it in Lyx.

Finally, I decided to read the .lyx source manually (with "vi", of course). I found this line:

\begin_layout Standard\begin_inset Float figureplacement htbpwide falsesideways falsestatus open

So, I changed the "wide false" to "wide true". And now my figure spans into two columns. I am a happy camper now. I hope it helps.