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How can I decrease the indent of itemize inside a column in Beamer

I am using a package Beamer to create my presentation file. But I need to have some itemize information along with a table, in two different column. But the final shape is not good. I want to reduce ...
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Specifying columns using cellspace

I'm using cellspace to try get some more padding around fractions in tables and I'm stuck on this gibberish: \begin{tabular}[b]{ >{}l*{2}{| >{$}Sc <{$}}} What does it all mean? For ...
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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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need help splitting enumerated lists across columns to denote different execution paths.

I would like to be able to split lists such that there may be multiple paths that get to multiple ends, like the example below. Is there a clean way to do this or something similar? 1. i have a ...
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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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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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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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Dividing page into equally sized sections, vertically and horizontally

I am the editor of a student-paper for mathematicians and physicists, which is made entirely through LaTeX. Right now I need to make a page with several different sections, a lot like the ad-pages of ...
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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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Tabular with p type columns to fill page width

I wish to be able to have a table (using tabular) that fills the page horizontally with each column using a fraction of that space, for now assume that they are equally sized. I wish to be able to ...
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Inserting single character in only one column

I just want to know how to insert a single character like $ in only one column of a table. To be precise I don't want that character in my heading, but in all other data rows of the corresponding ...
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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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Multicols Supertabular and fancy columns

I have quite a lot of data I "want" to print regularly, and the best option seems to be a prepared LaTeX template, where I just \input{data}, and data.tex is the result of minor sed and awk voodoo. I ...
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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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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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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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Centering table header with \multicolumn and intercolumn space

A previous answer directs that, when using \multicolumn in a tabular, subsequent intercolumn space added in the tabular column spec should be repeated in the \multicolumn column spec. However, this ...
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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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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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remove space in latex

I am using the following sample for creating a poster in write latex. http://www.latextemplates.com/template/jacobs-landscape-poster However, in the space above results, I have some extra space left ...
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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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Two column list with

How can I make a list of two columns with a border and a vertical line separating the two columns as an image? I've tried with tabular and mini page but nothing works properly! Can someone show me how ...
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Tikz circle around text in overall slide

I have a list of possible structures divided over a couple of columns, within an adjustbox. What I want now is that there occurs a circle around the two right two similar structures. (Both the "the ...
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beamer: Top-aligning columns within a top-aligned frame

According to section 3.10 of the beamer manual, the t option top-aligns either every frame (when used as a class option) or a single frame (when used as optional argument of a frame environment). ...
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Is there any way to create columns inside a tikzposter block?

I am trying to split a tikzposter block within different columns. The columns enviroment works for splitting the poster and insert blocks inside. However the columns environment does not work inside ...
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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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When using colortbl, column is still white. What am I doing wrong?

It is probably apparent I'm trying to color the last column green, but for me, it shows up as white still. Also, if I understand correctly '>' is just used by tabularx for demarcating formatting ...
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In a table: Problem equalling the width of only three columns

I am writing a thesis in a large .tex file in Vim. As I show in this image, the first, second and third column have different spacing (width): This is the code for the table: \begin{table}[h] ...
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Centering a table of images

I'm trying to center a table of images; 2 images per table row. Right now the code I have is ugly, and doesn't center on the document. I've tried using \begin{center} and \centering without any luck. ...
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How to achieve same table width with different column numbers

I have to print several tables with distinct number of columns. I'm using lingtable because sometimes these tables contains over 300 rows each. Here's the problem. Even defining a fixed width in cm, ...
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columns with variable width in LaTeX

I wanted to partition a text into three columns, each of which should have a different width. It's not a table of anything just how I'd like to put the text. I've already tried multicols, but there's ...
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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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center values in table in latex

I have a problem in the table I created using latex. The problem is that the values in the columns are not centered correctly. THe values with a minus sign in front just are further right than the ...
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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 to avoid a line overflow in the margin?

Here is my problem, an overflow in the right margin, due probably to existing - at this location: I have tried solutions depicted here, but the result is unchanged: \emergencystretch=1em in the ...
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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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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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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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All blocks of beamerposter should be of same height

I will greatly appreciate your help with this question. I use beamerposter and want all the blocks (across various columns) to be of the same height (= max height of among all other blocks). I came ...
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Is it possible to change the spacing between particular columns of a table?

I am struggling to make a longtable fit on A4 pages in portrait mode. The problem is that the table is too wide. I am not allowed to use smaller fonts (that would solve my problem but it's not an ...
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tabu and space between columns

I have aproblem with column widths in tabu environment. I set dimensions of tables and columns. First columns should have the same width = 5cm, First and second table should have the same width = ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why each section is shown in one page rather than in the same page when I use \onecolumn?

I don't know why each section is shown in one separate page when I use \onecolumn rather that the normal (two columns) format. \onecolumn \section{Goals} some text
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How can I automatically use typewriter font for one column of a tabular?

I'm trying to create a table where everything in one column is in typewriter font. In other words, it should perform like this: \begin{tabular} {| l | p{5cm} |} \hline \multicolumn{2}{|l|}{Sample ...
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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} ...