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Using \begin{multicols}{2} gives me unexpected results. It seems like if I write 8 lines, then it divides by 2, then puts 4 lines in the left column and then the other 4 in the right column (see example 1).

What I really want is the layout that \twocolumn gives (see example 2). Only when the first column is entire filled then let text overflow to next column.

How do I make \begin{multicols}{2} to copy the text flowing behavior of \twocolumn?

{multicols}{2} :

example 1
# = text

-----HEADER------
####### | #######
####### | #######
####### | #######
####### | #######




-----FOOTER------

\twocolumn :

example 2
# = text

-----HEADER------
####### |
####### |
####### |
####### |
####### |
####### |
####### |
####### |
-----FOOTER------
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I expect that \begin{multicols*}{2} is what you're looking for. This doesn't try to balance the columns.

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