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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

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 ...
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Why each section is shown in one page rather than in the same page when I use \onecolumn?

I don't know why each section is shown in one separate page when I use \onecolumn rather that the normal (two columns) format. \onecolumn \section{Goals} some text
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How can I automatically use typewriter font for one column of a tabular?

I'm trying to create a table where everything in one column is in typewriter font. In other words, it should perform like this: \begin{tabular} {| l | p{5cm} |} \hline \multicolumn{2}{|l|}{Sample ...
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Symbols in between table columns

I needed to add some symbols in between two columns in tabular. The figure below is the output needed. I do not know how to achieve this. Googling gave me this question where the OP wanted ...
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Misalignment with framed package and column

I'm trying to use the shaded environment as follows: \documentclass[11pt]{beamer} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{framed} \definecolor{shadecolor}{rgb}{1,0.8,0.3} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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How to have columns of different sizes using tabularx and make table respect page height?

I am using Kile and I am trying to learn how to use tabularx to have tables that fit within the width of my pages. However, I have two big problems: I have to use X for column size and therefore ...
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Beamer - building footnote example with columns and minipage

While trying to construct a beamer slide illustrating usage of footnote command I hit upon the following problems. When I compile a slide with the following code: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Physical Review Letters Style

Does anyone have latex template like the one they use in Physical Review letters (i.e. two columns in one paper) journal?
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How do I maintain structure in structured output?

I am trying to ensure output from a Linux command - which looks like: Into a LaTeX document with the same column structure with the output headers lined up with the output sections on the next ...
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Align Scaled Image With Text Centered in Columns

Say given a list of items: Item 1: Item 2: Item 3: Item 4: I want this list to be split into two columns with images aligned on each side of them. Much like a centered bar-graph (If there's a way ...
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How to resize font size of a column in a table? [duplicate]

I have this kind of table where I would like to make the titles in normal size and all stuff under them in smaller font. How can I do it easily without copy-pasting \scalebox{0.7}{...}? Code ...
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Table headers colliding with table title

I have a table that has some vertical column headers, but they keep colliding with the table title. I've tried making the top row taller but that did not help the solution, simply moved all the text ...
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How to create table with inner columns inside larger columns?

I want to create this kind of table with 3 large columns and at one point the column is divided to two smaller columns. Please note that the column not divided in the whole space. How can create the ...
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Figure in columns in itemize

I`m trying to make an itemized list, where only one of the items has an image to the right. I tried this \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Dresden} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Problem} ...
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What does a double ampersand (&&) mean in LaTeX?

I've seen several answers that use the double ampersand, but I can't figure out exactly what it does. I tried this out: \begin{align*} \frac{3x + y}{7} &= 9 & \text{given} \\ 3x + y ...
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How to increase space between two columns in moderncv

I was able to increase width of the column but I want to increase the space between \cventry that is date and the contents.