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I want to make a two column document such as in the first column there is text and in the second column pictures with examples for the text. How can i do that?

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you could utilize the multicolumn package for this – Rico Sep 14 '13 at 11:53
I would suggest one column with a large margin and \marginpar or \marginnote to place the graphics. – Ulrike Fischer Sep 14 '13 at 12:31
I have a problem with the second comment. When i use \includegraphics it doesn't fit the margin. Even when i use \textwidth. Is there something else i can do? – thodoris Sep 14 '13 at 16:06
@thodoris as ulrike said, use \marginpar{\includegraphics{...}} – David Carlisle Sep 14 '13 at 17:47
use \marginparwidth for the width of the images – David Carlisle Sep 14 '13 at 17:49

If you love the tufte-handout or tufte-book default style, these document classes are what you are looking for. It might be also a good option if you know how adapt this style to your own preferences, as in this "de-tufted" MWE. In other case, this has been already answered in the comments.


\usepackage{mwe} % for demo images

\section{Lore ipsum}
\lipsum*[2] (See figure \ref{a}).

\caption{Some clever caption\label{a}}
\section{Na dui ligula (figure \ref{b})}
\caption{Some clever caption\label{b}}
See figure \ref{c}. \lipsum[3]
\caption{Some clever caption\label{c}}
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