Take the 2-minute tour ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a problem using \balance on this document:

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt,twocolumn]{memoir}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{balance}

\balance

\begin{document}

\lipsum[1-10]

\end{document}

I have no problem with book and article, but with memoir document class the first line of text is moved down, like in the the MWE:

the problem

I can't use multicols because it can not handle float on single column. I'm using pdflatex on Fedora 17. Anyone have some suggestions?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

With article instead of memoir, the balance package seems to cause different problems -- there's an empty line at the bottom of the first column. Besides that (and as in your example), the line-spacing after the first line of the second column is wrong.

Solution: Use the flushend package instead. (Note that, according to the UK TeX FAQ, it's "a dangerous piece of code".)

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt,twocolumn]{memoir}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{flushend}

\begin{document}

\lipsum[1-10]

\end{document}
share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.