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How to create a new column type with top alignment

I am trying to create a table which has wrapped text and the text in each cell is ragged right and top aligned. As you can see in the following image I'm not getting the top alignment. Here is my ...
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Making one column which is too wide for a page in two pages

I am writing a book using latex, with pages of tables to make the horizontal and vertical alignment of the text and equations strict and precise. However there is a column (on every page) which is too ...
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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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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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Tabular environment column specification

I am using the tabular environment. \begin{table*}[ht] \renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.3} {\small \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{|l||>{\centering\arraybackslash}m{1.6cm}| ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 do I draw a vertical dotted line separating two columns?

multicol or memoir would be preferred. \columnseprule, I understand, is responsible for drawing a solid vertical line between columns. Is there a parsimonious way to achieve the following? ...
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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 a page into independent parts/columns with different widths

I want to divide my page (A4 landscape) into different parts. The top should consist of four columns with different widths and no rule. For this I used vwcol but I could not figure out how to do a ...
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Tabular columns have different width

I have the following simple tabular environment: \begin{center} \small \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|} \hline \multirow{2}{*}{$cm(ag)$} & \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{Number of agents in}\\ \cline{2-3} & ...
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Beamer: Default blocks in and out the columns environment

I would like to set a block followed by two additional ones below the first block. However, the widths and margins differ (see screenshot below). I'd like the two narrower blocks to span across the ...
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Beamer - building footnote example with columns and minipage

While trying to construct a beamer slide illustrating usage of the \footnote command I hit upon the following problems. When I compile a slide with the following code: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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How can get rid of margins and minimize white space to fully use a page in LaTeX?

I want to create a formulary in LaTeX. I can use it at the exam and it has do be at maximum a page recto-verso. I don't want margins (little margins for the print, no more). I want to minimize 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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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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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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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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latex table align decimal, stars, column width

I am trying to align my columns on the decimal points. I'd like the column widths to be equal. I believe a possible answer is here, but I am really struggling to implement. Any thoughts? Note: I ...
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How to place multiple TikZ figures in the same possition/height in beamer?

Recently I discovered that I can create tikz figures inside my presentation beamer file. Before I use to create pdf files separately and import them into my presentation. By applying the new process I ...
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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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Spacing within brackets of a matrix

I am trying to add extra space after the left bracket and before the right bracket in a matrix. I've changed the column spacing with \arraycolsep, but I also want the entries right aligned. I can ...
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Can \pbox{max width}{text} be used in tex4ht

Can \pbox{max width}{text} be used in tex4ht? If it can't, is there an alternative that will let me wrap text (manually or automatically) in htlatex. In my reading there was an option ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make vertical alignment of columns different in Beamer?

I try to make a frame in which I indicate a figure on the right side and add a description about it on the left side. I want the description top-aligned and the figure center-aligned, but I have ...
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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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Beamer Columns environment doesn't work when converting dvi to pdf

I am trying to create two columns in one slide with Beamer. I followed this link: How to split a frame (of beamer) into 2 parts (minipage) side by side? However, none of the minipage or the columns ...
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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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Best way to print key-value pairs: table, array or matrix?

I have a series of values that need to be printed row-wise in multiple columns. (These values, held as \def variables, are generated programatically and some of them can be empty strings.) The ...
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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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Fix column width of table

I have two tables in this code: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \begin{document} \title{} \author{} \date{\today} \maketitle \section{Header} \begin{table}[!htbp] \centering \footnotesize ...
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Enumerating inside multi column environment

I'm typesetting a list of high school exercises. I want create a list in the following form Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Exercise 6 Exercise 7 Exercise 8 I'm ...
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Horizontal enumeration in multiple columns with custom labels

I have a question based on what I found here. I was hoping to change the labels of these items from numbers to a word followed by a number. In particular, I would like to see: Problem 1: stuff here ...
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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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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 ...