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How can I set the width of the 1st column to 70%, and the width of the 2nd column to 30% of the pagewidth?


    text in column 1
    text in column 2
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There are no options for such things. You can use the tabularx-environment. – Marco Daniel May 7 '11 at 12:31

If you are just after a two-column document with varying column width, I would suggest to take a look at the flowfram package which allows to customize column layout and width. I used it for statistical handouts with text on a .7\textwidth column, and illustration on the remaining spaces (before discovering Tufte class), but I think it should not be too difficult to use it for two-column document with text only.

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