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multi-page two column table in a single column document

I have looked through and tried quite a few probable solutions but am unable to get this right. I am posting the best minimal example I currently have of what I am trying to accomplish here. Being ...
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Table with multiple merging

Most of the places, examples for merging of cells in tables are given. But, I could not find a merging of cells in complicated fashion as shown below. This question may summarize all the possible ...
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Extra line of vertical separator using itemize in tabular

I'm creating a resume based off of the example tutorial HERE. It's fairly simple, actually -- just a two columned table with dates on the left and job on the right. I prefer bullets vs. a paragraph ...
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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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Issues With Tabular And Left-Side Spacing

I'm having an issue where my "Course Work" section, which is tabular, is offset by a space or two - whereas ever other section lines up perfectly. I've read up on the tabular environment but could ...
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Two column-wide figure in 4 column enviroment

I have poster with 4 columns. I want to place figure in the middle of poster, that should be only 2 columns wide. I am using the a0poster package. So I have something like this: \begin{document} ...
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Varying number of columns in multi-equation environment

Consider the following document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand{\expr}[1]{\begin{pmatrix}x_#1\\y_#1\end{pmatrix}} \begin{document} \begin{equation} c = a \cdot b ...
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Why does >{\centering} in my column spec produce an error?

I want to create a column in a tabular with column specifier 'p' and centred text. I have tried to achieve this using the example below. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} ...
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Columns of Tabular on Different Slides (Beamer)

I would like to show a tabular by columns for didactical reasons. Example: \begin{tabular}{ll} Beispiel & Erklärung \\\hline Die Schule fällt Fritzchen nicht leicht. & Unterricht\\ Fritzchen ...
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Dealing with very long table - split into columns?

I've got a very long table in a document that I'm not sure how to deal with. I've been thinking about putting it in the appendix of my document (I'd have to create one just for the table). It's too ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to place pictures inside parcolumns

I would like to display pictures inside \colchunk of parcolumns. This works just fine, but it produces a vertical space in the oppposite column. How can I prevent this from happening? ...
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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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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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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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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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\mathbf ignored in table column specification

I have a long table whose columns are to be typeset in math-mode and bold. To avoid repeating \(\mathbf{cell value}\) for each row, I defined in a column specification how each cell under it was to be ...
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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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2 column layout without using tabular

I'd like to write a 2 column layout page: one column at the left that should show the year, and one column at the right that should show text that goes along the year. \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Change part of table column size

I would like to know if there is a way, that I can resize part of a column, while keeping the rest the same size. Such that I would get this: Column ___| ___| ___| _______| _______| _______| I ...
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Aligned Table of Notation Sybmols - Works but with Errors

I am getting a four (4) errors and 1 Bad Box with the code below. However, the output is the way I need in the PDF. Any ideas why I am getting the errors? And if so, how I can fix it. The error is ...
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Please help me to run this code in LateX!

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{| >{\centering}p{2.5cm} | >{\centering}p{0.5cm} | >{\centering}p{2.5cm} |>{\centering}p{2.5cm} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Wrap text in tables in rubber columns

I can use p{}, m{} or r{} but I shall pass a fixed size. Is there a way to do it with rubber columns?
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Problem with lstlisting in beamer… What am I doing wrong?

I am trying to to put an lstlisting environment in the left column, but I'm getting errors. Are lstlisting and the columns environment in beamer incompatible? Or is it something else? ...
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How do I alternate images and only have captions for the first one?

I'm trying to create an itemized list with alternating images in beamer. I've got the list part and the images to work, but things break down when I try to add captions. Basically, I only want to ...
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Errors of using column environment

Here is my Latex file: \documentclass{beamer} \title{Here is my Title} \author{} \date{} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns}[t] % contents are top vertically aligned \begin{column}[5cm] ...
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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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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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Problem of alignment of blocks in two columns?

Consider the following code of a beamer frame: \begin{frame}{Test} \begin{block}{Single column} \justifying This is a block. \end{block} \begin{columns}[onlytextwidth] \begin{column}{0.45\textwidth} ...
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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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ConTeXt two columns two margins

I have two columns and I want to have some pictures in margin. I want in left column pictures in left margin and in right column pictures in right margin. It this possible in ConTeXt? This is minimal ...
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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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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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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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lyx 3 column document

I am using LyX and would like to create a document with 3 vertical columns. I noticed there was a built-in option for 2 columns, i.e. Document->Settings->Text Layout->Two-column document. Is there an ...