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eledpar — parallel columns not being set

I am trying to use eledpar to typeset paragraphs in two languages in parallel, in columns on the same page, but am having no success. Minimal working example: %!TEX TS-program = xelatex %!TEX ...
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Create Table for a Family of Curves

Following the issue Color Management with a Family of Curves I couldn't find a proper way of creating the associated table for a family of curves. I tried to create new columns with respect to the ...
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How to change the font size only in one column of a table/tabular?

Is there any way to reduce the font size in a table/tabular but only in one of its columns without repeating the size command in each cell of that column? Thanks.
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How to make LaTeX not “Look like Lab Notes” [closed]

I often use LaTeX for general writings, as well as for my Lab and lecture notes. (Often, but not always via LyX). A large portion of this is RPG homebrew. One of my friends (who wouldn't know what ...
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Beamer: allowframebreaks collides with columns?

I'm doing a scientific presentation with the beamer package and have two columns (the left one with text, the right one with several images) that are too long for one frame. I want to use ...
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Nested columns in beamer

I would like to make an A0 poster using the beamerposter package. The poster content should appear in block environments, for which I need a flexible and clean layout handling. In particular, I need ...
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Column-wide formatting changes with tabular [duplicate]

I must be doing something wrong, but I follow the example precisely (as precisely as someone could reasonably guarantee) and LaTeX yet refuses to compile the document: ERROR: LaTeX Error: Illegal ...
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Why is the final column of this table running off the page?

\begin{document} \begin{exe} \ex \begin{tabular}{ l l l } & + -naqa (diffuse) & + -nuqa (placer) \\ \hline alli- `dig' & `knock over or destroy, to throw something to the floor' & ...
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Why is my tabular wider than the sum of its columns’ widths?

It's simple to create the tabular with columns of fix width, e.g. \begin{tabular}{|p{95mm}|p{95mm}|} \hline a & b \\ \hline b & b \\ \hline c & b \\ \hline \end{tabular} However, the ...
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Problem with top alignment in beamer columns

I am trying to place two images in top of two columns in a columns environment, in a beamer presentation. The first column consists of one image on top and a enumeration list bellow the image. The ...
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two columns of footnotes in beamer? [duplicate]

I have a beamer frame with six fairly short footnotes on it. This takes up a fair bit of vertical space and not much horizontal space, so I'd like to put the footnotes into a two-column layout (even ...
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Column-style bibliography

A problem that's been annoying me for years (http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Comp/comp.text.tex/2008-04/msg01387.html) has been how to create a column'ed bibliography. E.g., take a look at the ...
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Two columns of equations, aligned and just one number per column

I'm writing a two-column document, and I want to display two sets of large equations floating at the top. Each equation set should be aligned within the same column, and only the two top equations ...
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How to create a table with merged columns and rows, and wrapped text, like in MS Word?

The above can easily be created in MS word, but how can I create something like this in latex? Basically changing the columns for specific cells, merging a bunch of cells together, wrapping text in ...
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package for parallel columns randomly omits pages (paracol) [closed]

I've been using paracol for a few days now. I think it is a nice package for parallel columns. There is one problem, however, which strikes me. Sometimes (only sometimes) the pdf that results from my ...
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3 column layout in LaTeX (1st only graphics, 2nd and 3rd text)? [closed]

How is it possible to organize a document (landscape orientated) in a graphic and two text column? 1st: only graphics (under the headings of the import location) 2nd and 3rd: text
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Linebreaking in table goes across columns

First time poster so please be kind. Here is my MWE: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amssymb,amsfonts} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Beamer: Vertical alignment of multi-column ToC

In my LaTeX beamer presentation I have a long Table of Contents, which has been split across two columns by using the multicol package. The problem is that I have not found any way to control vertical ...
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smallmatrix with vertical line as column separator, how to do it

Since this \begin{smallmatrix}[cc|cc] ... \end{smallmatrix} is not possible with smallmatrix, I am wondering how can I get a vertical line as column separator in the smallmatrix environment? ...
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Set the width of every columns of a table in ConTeXt

Sometimes, I need such a table whose column widths should be equal with each other. Here is an example: Name Email John john1989@gmail.com Bill bill1990@outlook.com Tim ...
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How can I make two columns in two columns

How can I make two columns in two columns same as in the picture?
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Text in moderncv’s left column overlaps with right column

I was trying to compile a Resume and I am not able to figure out why only the second line has superimposed text. The below is the code. \documentclass{moderncv} \moderncvtheme[blue]{casual} ...
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How to make columns in itemize?

I want to put two/three columns of short formulas under one item in itemize. Like this: Item name % and now here come two columns under this item formula 1 formula 2 formula 3 ...
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Forcing all content into 2nd column

I'm working in landscape,twocolumn mode and am using Latex to make a programme for an upcoming event. Since it is the outside of the programme I need the cover info to only be on the right hand side ...
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Building chemical “ICE” tables with tabular environment

I am starting to write my chemistry lab reports out in LaTeX, but keep getting stuck on the "ICE" tables (see the LaTeX example below). I can't figure out how to get the + and \rightleftharpoons in ...
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Parametrized Column Names for Pgfplotstable inside a Macro

I use same table format for several data files, so I have written a macro named \tableMacro. The problem is: I need to include different columns in different tables. I want to parametrize columns={} ...
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ctable and siunitx: Last column does not center correctly (possible incompatibility?)

I would like to use ctable in my thesis for tables and graphics and I also would like to use siunitx for formatting numbers and aligning numbers on the decimal marker in tables. Everything seemed to ...
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Two-column itemization with title in each column

I'd like to make a two-column list with some kind of titles, with "normal" text before and after. I tried it with the package "multicol" an with "minipage", neiter turned out well. Since the problem ...
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Definition/explantion of tabular column types

In a question I recently asked (How to make table with rotated table headers in LaTeX) the accepted answer used some features of tabular column types that I was not familiar with, e.g., ...
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Is there any way to make two pages per sheet (landscape) and the page numbering appears as if each column was a page?

I want to make a landscape sheet with two pages (like two columns) and I want that the page numbering to be a number per page (a number per column) instead of a number per sheet. I use ...
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Auto-flowing Blocks in Beamer/BeamerPoster environment?

What I have: Multi-column beamerposter with blocks in each column \begin{columns} \begin{column} \begin{block}{A Block} ... \end{block} \begin{block}{A Block} ...
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Beamer bibliography in two columns on multiple frames?

Is it possible to put a bibliography in beamer presentation, in two columns spanning via several frames? I have \begin{frame}[allowframebreaks]{Reference} \bibliographystyle{alpha} ...
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set width of table column to whatever's left in page width

I have some columns with a very short entries on the first column and a rather long entry on the second column. \begin{ctabular}{\textwidth}{ll} \toprule Name & Recipe\\ \midrule Freezing ...
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How to separate beamer columns with vertical lines

I am using the columns environment with beamer. \begin{columns}[c] \begin{column}{0.5\textwidth} \includegraphics<1>[width=0.35\textwidth]{dictmat-4.png} \end{column} \hspace{-50pt} ...
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How to create a matrix with 20 columns in latex

The code below works, but when I add 10 more columns, it does not. So, how can I add ten more columns to the matrix below? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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Fitting equation inside a column [closed]

I am using twocolumn revtex mode, and for my matrix to fit inside the column I used this 'trick' \begin{equation} \resizebox{1.\hsize}{!}{ \bordermatrix{~ & \tau & r & \theta & ...
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How to resume list numbering (enumerated lists) with multicols environments

This question is related to "How to interrupt-resume a list in latex". I am making an exam for my students and I want to use the multicols environment for various portions of the test. The problem ...
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Page-wide table in two-column mode

I want a table that is as wide as the whole page in a document with option twocolumn. The table has to be inserted on the bottom of the page, but that is not necessary. I've tried: \begin{table*}[b] ...
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twocolumn with minipage over full width

I'm trying to make something similar to http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/appnotes/00734b.pdf I'm using the twocolumn option, and have defined my own \showtitle command: \newcommand{\showtitle}{ ...
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Align siunitx columns in numbers table

Here is a table but it has a problem: the column of 1, 20, 50, and 100 aren't perfectly aligned to others. How can I do that? MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx,booktabs,multirow} ...
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How do I forward a length from a command into a column specifier?

I'm using longtable where I want vertical bars separating cells, although not for the table headers. I have 8 columns (but show only 3 here as example) and want to re-use the same lengths on the main ...
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Two column text question and choices

i am trying to create a command for a matching type of question. left column are the questions and on the right column are the choices. My problem is how will I do this, especially on the right ...
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Delete column line in tabular

I have the following table, but I want to delete the two vertical lines in the GBM and MJD row: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{document} \frame{ \frametitle{Test} ...
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Why can I not vertically align the text in the 3rd table column?

I'm trying to make a table which lists some math functions. I've been searching the net on how to center the equations in the cells both vertically and horizontally. And I think I've found an answer ...
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Are three boxes inside a box possible?

I am making a yes or no question inside a box and I have difficulty on creating the command for it. Would you mind to help me make something that will output this:
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Two column layout with text and knitr chunk

When making presentations (with latex beamer class), I often go for a frame layout with text and equations on the left and a corresponding figure on the right. My standard solution has been to wrap ...
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Beamer: column alignment with tikzpicture inside

I am having trouble with using columns in Beamer class. For some reason, I have to display a plot in the left column, then replacing it with another plot to display additional data on it (I can not ...
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Formatting a custom column in pgfplotstable

Following up on my question on PGF custom columns I've successfully created a column but now I'm struggling to format it to fixed, two digit precision. This seems a little hair trigger in terms of ...
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Pgfplotstable adding a growth column without column names and then offsetting it

I'm trying to create a new column in a pgfsplotstable which shows the compound growth over the preceding columns. The columns don't have names, and I want to shift the column a little to the right to ...
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Uppercase column in tabular

I need one column of my table to be uppercased. My code which does not work as I want: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{c>{\MakeUppercase}c} a ...