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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Lstlisting incompatible with Columns environment in beamer

I am trying to to put a lstlisting environment into the left column. I cannot find out why that isn't working. Are lstlisting and the columns environment in beamer incompatible? Thanks! ...
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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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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 ...
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Recommended way to control layout within a beamer block?

I've used LaTeX a fair amount to write papers, but I'm just getting into beamer (or more specifically, beamerposter). In some of my poster's blocks, I want to achieve the effect of down one side of ...
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Column background image

I have a two column frame (via wiki2beamer): \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{Background Test} \begin{columns} \column{0.3\textwidth} \begin{itemize} ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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How to make a figure leave less space from top?

I have 2 columns in a beamer frame. The first one on the left contains a picture while the second, on the right, an enumerate. \begin{column}{0.5\textwidth} \begin{figure} ...
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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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Quadrants in slides using LyX and beamer

In LyX to do columns on a beamer slide you have to do many sub tasks: Columns (top aligned) Column Width Indentation, for each paragraph in column repeat 2--4 for second column Is there maybe a ...
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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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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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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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Images floated left and right with text between

I need to recreate this in LaTeX: The rest of the page is "normal", i.e. no division into columns. I have both images as separate files. What would you suggest? Thanks.
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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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Beamer columns with multiple same slides

In beamer, I come across a little problem with the columns environment. In one slide, I always put picture on the left and text on the right. The problem is, when this slide is shown at first, the ...
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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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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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How to place text between two columns and which breaks the rule dividing them in ConTeXt?

I have two paragraphs of instructions and I need to indicate to readers that they have a choice of one or another. I am using this code, to put the data into different columns, with a line between: ...
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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] ...