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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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Beamer error with columns

I want to put a picture in one column, some text in the other, and beneath all that some more text in a beamer style presentation. My frame looks like this: \begin{frame} \frametitle{Svemir dominiran ...
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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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Why is a page break added at the end of a column set in ConTeXt?

I have a document containing some 1-column and 2-column passages, mixed, e.g.: This sentence has no column- s. This part of are balanced the document such that t- has two col- he lines are ...
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Separation between columns in beamer

I am trying to create a scientific poster (in a beamer environment) with three columns. It works very well, my only problem is that the separation between the columns is too large and I cannot find a ...
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Two column layout with form

So here is the basic idea: 2 column Layout, 1 column with text and 1 column with a form you can fill in Acrobat Reader etc. I tried to use parallel and/or paracol package along with the hyperref ...
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Beamerposter… Columns not all aligned at top

I'm making a poster using the beamerposter package, and for some reason am having a devil of a time getting the top of the columns to all line up together. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. ...
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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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Creating a flexible space between a few lines of text on a beamer slide

I think this is a very basic problem but somehow I don't know how to solve it. I am working with the beamer class and want to create slides where there are two columns. One of the two columns contains ...
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Multiple Choices Questions in 2 or 3 columns

The following code gives a way to produce Multiple Choices Questions. This solution comes from here. I would like to have the possibility to display the choices in 2 or 3 columns by giving one ...
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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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How can I create a table where one cell spans several rows and all the text is justified?

I'm trying to create a table where the first column spans 3 rows and the text will wrap several times. The second and third columns will each have 3 rows in them. The cells in the second column will ...
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“Foldable” “Booklet” like Toodledo's one (pocketmod)

How to achieve in pdfLaTeX foldable booklets similar to those provided by Toodledo ? (to make question usable to others LuaTex, ConTeX and other systems answers are highly welcome) Note: look, how ...
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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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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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How can I stop \footcite from hijacking my beamer columns?

I have prepared a beamer presentation for a seminar. I already have presented, but in trying to change traditionally-cited references (with a number superscript and the reference typesetted at the end ...
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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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Suggestions for splitting a large fractional equation?

I have seen a number of questions detailing specific means for how to break down a given equation, however I am more interested in the design at this point. That is, I'm not sure what part of this ...
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listings bug: space after literate replacement lost with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns

Problem with space being lost in listings immediately after a literate replacement when using columns=spaceflexible or columns=fullflexible (appears correctly with columns=flexible). A small example ...
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listings bug: space after quote collapsed when inlined with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: listings bug: space after literate replacement lost with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns I seem to have stumbled upon a minor bug in listings (version 1.4 as of ...
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Two column table, enumerate first column but not second

I need to have a two column table, where the first column contains enumerations and the second take plain text. For example, Column 1 Column 2 1. Step 1 Reason 1 2. Step 2 ...
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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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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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tabular columns too wide

I want to fit the following table on a beamer slide. \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|} A & B & C & D & E & F & G & H & I & J ...
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Check if multiple column types are defined fails

Using the commands of the discussion How to check if a column type is defined? and How to implement a command that checks for loaded packages? I have build an enviroment to check if more than one ...
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Using LyX, how can I make a 6 column table with the second row having multiple lines of text?

Using LyX, how can I make a 6 column table with the second row having multiple lines of text? I am trying to create the following layout in LyX: I'm using LyX 2.0 for mac. What are ways to ...
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How to check if a column type is defined?

Column types for tables can be defined and overwritten with \newcolumntype. I would like to know if a column type is already defined for an example which shall only be executed in the case where the ...
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p,m and b columns in tables

I wonder why p columns are aligned at the bottom and b columns aligned at the top? created with this code: \begin{tabular}{|p{0.3\linewidth}|m{0.3\linewidth}|b{0.3\linewidth}|} \hline \centering ...
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Using package listings with sciposter

Could you please provide a working example in which a source code delimited by listings environment word wraps its lines, without breaking the column layout of sciposter? Whenever I put a long line ...
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Minipage, columns, tabular: differences in applicability?

This \parbox vs. \minipage post helped me to understand the main reasons to use either \parbox or {minipage} for placing material side-by-side ({minipage} is usually the winner). I have a similar ...
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Multiple columns with images and wrapped text in Beamer

I need a frame looking like the image below in beamer. The 3rd column will have multirow text with an equation. There are no horizontal lines, neither do I need the boxes around each of the columns. ...
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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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Independent left and right columns

I'm trying to write something with two columns that spans multiple pages. I want to put one thing in the left side and one in the right side. Is there ``proper'' way of doing this, or should I just ...
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Keep column height in Beamer when replacing content

I have a frame in Beamer that consists of two columns. The content of one column remains the same, the content of the other column is replaced on the second slide. \begin{frame} \begin{columns} ...
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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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Column and row padding in tables

How do you guys go about controlling column padding in tables? Update To clarify, I'm looking for a way to control both vertical and horizontal padding. So, if I had a simple table like in the ...
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Same indentation of itemize and itemize in columns

How can I get the indentation to be the same for normal itemize and itemize in columns? Like in the example code below, the itemize in a column is less indented. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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How could one setup a layout for a dictionary? (if possible)

A friend asked me if I knew any free software for creating dictionaries - which is good at saving space (reduce total number of pages). Example: I suppose this might be possible in LaTeX. ...
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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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Table: Can I shift a column by half the height of a row?

This question is best explained by giving the usecase: I have a table where I list some data and I would like to add a column to the right which gives the ratio of two adjacent rows. Now to make it ...
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How to divide a table row into several columns?

I have a table with two columns. In the first column there is no multiple column. But there are 11 multiple columns in the second column. The format looks like: | A | B ...
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How to separate columns with a line in beamer(poster)?

\setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} with the multicol package does not work. The beamer guide does not discuss this case for their columns environment... To be clear this is what I want ###### | ...
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How to Continue Enumerate Across Columns in Beamer

I am trying to create two columns of a single enumerated list on a single frame in beamer. How do I go about getting the enumeration to continue from one column to the next?
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How to create three column document with visible dividers?

I added \threecolumn but it doesn't work. What command will change the document layout to three column format with dividers visible like the following illustration? ---------HEADER--------- ###### | ...
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Could I use \columncolor with \only? (Beamer)

In Why can't I wrap \rowcolor in \only? (Beamer), there are solutions to how to use \rowcolor with \only in Beamer. Is there a way to use \columncolor in a similar way?
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Top alignment of itemize in columns of beamer

I do not know what is wrong but the top alignment of the itemize environments in the two columns are different. I could not find a reason for this. \documentclass[10pt,fleqn,t]{beamer} ...
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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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Define a table one column at a time instead of one row at a time

Is there a way to define a table like so? \begin{tabular}{|c|c|} column 1, row 1 \\ column 1, row 2 \\ column 1, row 3 \\ column 1, row 4 \\ column 1, row 5 \\ && ...
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Large table (ca. 30 columns) covering one or several double pages?

For the appendix of my Ph. D. thesis I need to typeset some very big tables containing raw data. They have about 30 columns and might have enough lines to not fit vertically on one (double)page. Is ...
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Alignment within enumerate

I'm looking for a way to sort of combine the features of enumerate (and other list-like environments) with features of tabular environments. Specifically, what I like about enumerate is that it ...