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I've been reading about pull quotes. In this question, a great answer is posted with a link to a custom package called pullquote.

I've installed this package and have been trying to make it work, as part of a document which already has two columns. Here's what I want to achieve:

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Here is a MWE:



    \textit{Wir m\"ussen wissen.}\\
    \textit{Wir werden wissen.}\\
    \mbox{}\hfill\large\textsc{David Hilbert}\\





This gives me THREE columns wherever the pull quote appears:

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I've taken code from this discussion about the issue, but can not make it work. Any idea how to implement a pull quote in a two-column layout?

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closed as too localized by Speravir, egreg, percusse, Thorsten, Qrrbrbirlbel Apr 6 '13 at 6:18

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I think this is a duplicate: How do you create pull quotes?. – m0nhawk Apr 1 '13 at 9:18
@m0nhawk I've read that question and others here, but my question is specifically about the pullquote package, and about documents that are already formatted with two columns. The only other information on this same topic I found here came up in the discussion that I linked above, but not in a question with an answer. – please delete me Apr 1 '13 at 10:02
Please, change your username to something more significant. – Speravir Apr 1 '13 at 22:25
First: I get an output only with XeTeX and deactivated microtype (pullquote package option nomicrotype). You should have mentioned this. Second: This is a package in development (you could have known this from the package resource): What you show is clearly a bug, and for this kind of issues TeX.SX is the wrong place. In documentation an e-mail address is given, or you try to contact Stephan in chat of TeX.SX. – Speravir Apr 1 '13 at 22:44
A general question on how to get this kind of layout would not be too localized though. – Stephan Lehmke Apr 2 '13 at 4:34