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How to keep the text inside the column of table

I have the following table in tex. \begin{table}[!ht] \centering \footnotesize \caption{Schedule and Milestones} ...
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Automatic table generation

I am working on a book that includes word-to-word translations that need to be put in a table. The format of the average page looks like this: Regular paragraph text. Verse. Translation section. ...
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Unequal spacing of columns in xymatrix

Hello I have the following diagram in \xymatrix \xymatrix@R=2pt{A \ar[r] & B \ar[r] & C & D\\ E \ar[ur] & F \ar[r] & & D} Is there a way to reduce the gap between the ...
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Breaking up text in a column

When the contents of a column are too long to fit on a single line, how can I have TeX break up the contents across multiple lines if the column has a variable width (such as column 2 in the example ...
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Stretching a column so that table fills up specified area

Using plain TeX how can I make column 2 in the following table take up the remaining space to .5\hsize while preserving the other columns' property to have a variable width dependent on their ...
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Set column width to point

I currently have a tabularx table with four columns. I initialize the environment like this: \begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{l p{0.4\linewidth} | l X l X} How could I change this so that the second ...
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Histogram with separate group of columns and common caption

I have to draw an histogram like the following one (I have uploaded the corrispondent Office Word version). As I could not find any solution yet, my main question is how I can separate groups of ...
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Make `onlytextwidth` default width of `columns`

My typical columns environment looks like this \begin{columns}[onlytextwidth] ... \end{columns} Is there a way to set the [onlytextwidth] for the whole document, so that I don't have to ...
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Beamer: Column Env

I could not find why column environment is not working. Here is MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns} \column \begin{itemize} \item Conduction \item ...
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Text goes out the margins in paracol

I have an issue with the package paracol. I am using it for the Acknowledgements of my Master Thesis. I am writing them in two languages. The problem is that some words go out the margin. This does ...
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cmidrule - Why do I have to give the trim value when specifying the space between two columns?

If one uses the @-operator to tweak the space between two columns, \cmidrule needs to be supplied with the width of the trim, otherwise the rule/line looks really awful. Why is that? I'd rather not, ...
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Longtable with two column

I need a longtable with only two columns. I saw this topic Two column list with and I managed to convert into longtable. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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How can I improve this table?

Using MikTex/pdfLatex Question: How can I improve table? Consider Column Title: I'd like to remove table numbering? (i.e. remove 'Table 0.1') Consider Column headings: I'd like to get single line ...
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Right alignment of column in table column

I have a table defined as follows where the first column is right-justified: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} \begin{table} \centering ...
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Longtable new column widths on each page

Let's assume that I have a longtable of two pages. On the first page there are only short cells but on the second page there are some longer ones. Here's an example: \begin{longtable}{|l|l|l|l|} ...
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Specifying columns using cellspace

I'm using cellspace to try get some more padding around fractions in tables and I'm stuck on this gibberish: \begin{tabular}[b]{ >{}l*{2}{| >{$}Sc <{$}}} What does it all mean? For ...
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need help splitting enumerated lists across columns to denote different execution paths.

I would like to be able to split lists such that there may be multiple paths that get to multiple ends, like the example below. Is there a clean way to do this or something similar? 1. i have a ...
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Alignment of text in two columns: forcing empty lines in one, to avoid collisions in the other

I have a question about aligning text in two columns. A similar question was asked here:Two Columns whose content is positioned relative to each other, but I wasn't able to get the example solution ...
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Split itemize into multiple columns

Is it possible to split an itemize list into several columns? (I'm sure it is, but I couldn't find a solution around here) And additionally: Is it possible to automatically split a list into multiple ...
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Dividing page into equally sized sections, vertically and horizontally

I am the editor of a student-paper for mathematicians and physicists, which is made entirely through LaTeX. Right now I need to make a page with several different sections, a lot like the ad-pages of ...
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Columns are not the same width in a table

I have the following code for a table, but I can't figure out why 2 columns are wider: \newcolumntype{C}{>{\centering\arraybackslash}p{2em}} \begin{table}[h] \centering ...
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Inserting single character in only one column

I just want to know how to insert a single character like $ in only one column of a table. To be precise I don't want that character in my heading, but in all other data rows of the corresponding ...
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Multicols Supertabular and fancy columns

I have quite a lot of data I "want" to print regularly, and the best option seems to be a prepared LaTeX template, where I just \input{data}, and data.tex is the result of minor sed and awk voodoo. I ...
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Centering table header with \multicolumn and intercolumn space

A previous answer directs that, when using \multicolumn in a tabular, subsequent intercolumn space added in the tabular column spec should be repeated in the \multicolumn column spec. However, this ...
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remove space in latex

I am using the following sample for creating a poster in write latex. http://www.latextemplates.com/template/jacobs-landscape-poster However, in the space above results, I have some extra space left ...
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How can I improve the look of my table? (no white space, nice font size, and not going off the end of page)

I just want a nice plot but I try different things and sometimes it goes of the page, or there is white space (like now). I would like adequate spacing between lines and varying font heights. Here ...
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Changing the default for indexing from two columns to one, and getting rid of default page break

I need to create a table of cases for my thesis in international law and I'm using imakidx. Cases decided by international tribunals have long names and numbers as part of their citation, so if I have ...
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Two column list with

How can I make a list of two columns with a border and a vertical line separating the two columns as an image? I've tried with tabular and mini page but nothing works properly! Can someone show me how ...
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Tikz circle around text in overall slide

I have a list of possible structures divided over a couple of columns, within an adjustbox. What I want now is that there occurs a circle around the two right two similar structures. (Both the "the ...
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Is there any way to create columns inside a tikzposter block?

I am trying to split a tikzposter block within different columns. The columns enviroment works for splitting the poster and insert blocks inside. However the columns environment does not work inside ...
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Homework solution x columns

I'm writing a book and in its end, I write the exercises solutions. To become with a better layout, I use multicols environment, like this: \begin{multicols}{2} \setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} ...
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When using colortbl, column is still white. What am I doing wrong?

It is probably apparent I'm trying to color the last column green, but for me, it shows up as white still. Also, if I understand correctly '>' is just used by tabularx for demarcating formatting ...
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In a table: Problem equalling the width of only three columns

I am writing a thesis in a large .tex file in Vim. As I show in this image, the first, second and third column have different spacing (width): This is the code for the table: \begin{table}[h] ...
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How can I decrease the indent of itemize inside a column in Beamer [duplicate]

I am using a package Beamer to create my presentation file. But I need to have some itemize information along with a table, in two different column. But the final shape is not good. I want to reduce ...
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Centering a table of images

I'm trying to center a table of images; 2 images per table row. Right now the code I have is ugly, and doesn't center on the document. I've tried using \begin{center} and \centering without any luck. ...
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How to achieve same table width with different column numbers

I have to print several tables with distinct number of columns. I'm using lingtable because sometimes these tables contains over 300 rows each. Here's the problem. Even defining a fixed width in cm, ...
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columns with variable width in LaTeX

I wanted to partition a text into three columns, each of which should have a different width. It's not a table of anything just how I'd like to put the text. I've already tried multicols, but there's ...
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Plain TeX Paragraphs in Tables

I want a small amount of information to be placed in columns. The problem is that the information contains paragraphs. Basically this is what I want: Column 1 Line 1 Column 2 Line 1 Column 3 Line ...
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Inconsistent size of a block causes 2 blocks to be misaligned

I'm creating a presentation using beamer and I've detected a slight size inconsistency of a block located in a second column or minipage. I want to align two blocks with the same amount of bullets ...
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how to avoid a line overflow in the margin?

Here is my problem, an overflow in the right margin, due probably to existing - at this location: I have tried solutions depicted here, but the result is unchanged: \emergencystretch=1em in the ...
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center values in table in latex

I have a problem in the table I created using latex. The problem is that the values in the columns are not centered correctly. THe values with a minus sign in front just are further right than the ...
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All blocks of beamerposter should be of same height

I will greatly appreciate your help with this question. I use beamerposter and want all the blocks (across various columns) to be of the same height (= max height of among all other blocks). I came ...
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Is it possible to change the spacing between particular columns of a table?

I am struggling to make a longtable fit on A4 pages in portrait mode. The problem is that the table is too wide. I am not allowed to use smaller fonts (that would solve my problem but it's not an ...
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Combined entry column Journaltitle/Booktitle in JabRef

In the JabRef entry table, I’d like to have a column that displays the journaltitle for an @article entry and the booktitle for an @incollection (etc.) entry, rather than having a separate column for ...
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tabu and space between columns

I have aproblem with column widths in tabu environment. I set dimensions of tables and columns. First columns should have the same width = 5cm, First and second table should have the same width = ...
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Columns within columns

I'm making a formula sheet for an exam. I want to have two columns and in the left column for example I want to add a box of text to the right of the formula for clarification. Here is what I have: ...
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Latex Beamer multiple columns

So Im doing this presentation with Latex Beamer powerpoint. I have one slide that looks like a mess, but I need the equations in columns and in one slide. Heres how it looks: And this is the code ...
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Right align first column of glossary

I am using the package glossaries to create a glossary in my document. The style super almost works for me, as it gives me two columns: the first with the glossary entry names and the second with the ...
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vertical dashed line between columns in beamer

How to draw vertical dashed line between columns in beamer? I have found how to make vertical line, but not dashed :(
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Showing two listings in a table side-by-side [duplicate]

I wonder is there any possibility to show two different listings in one table side by side? Here is my code that only show one listening but how can I embed it in a table and another one? EDIT: Even ...