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Tables with fixed column widths and language switching

I'm trying to typeset a German-Slovak vocabulary list and some grammar. Since table entries might get long, I'm using tables with p-columns. For correct hyphenation, I want to switch to Slovak in the ...
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Zooming on one of multiple images in a slide using Tikzpicture

I would like to zoom in on one of the 12 images that I have organized in 3 columns. There are 4 images per column, all the same height and width. There is one image that I would like to zoom in on ...
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dblfloatfix in a one-column document

I have been told to always load dblfloatfix in two-column documents. I therefore include it in my standard preamble, which uses one column by default. It did not appear to affect my documents when ...
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Table Cell Alignment - Last Column 'Misbehaving' - Simultaneous Vertical and Horizontal Alignment Problems

I am going a little crazy with alignment in the tabular environment. In the following code I would like both the top-left cell 'Green Die', and the last cell in the 2nd row '6' to be aligned ...
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Span Columns over multiple pages

I'm trying to use the multicol package to split my text in two columns. Now I want to put a text in the left column, and another text in the right column. If either column is too long for one page, it ...
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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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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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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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Creating two columns in beamer

I have searched the stackexchange for a resolution of this problem, but I am still getting an error message when I put in the following (for now neglecting other things in my document, such as ...
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How to place multiple sub figures in the same position, width and height in beamer?

I have spend all day and still can not figure it how to do it. This question is related with How to place multiple TikZ figures in the same position/height in beamer? I have tried all possible ...
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Beamer: tikz picture in right column is moved if I place text in left column inside a block

As the title says I have problems keeping the tikz picture in my right column at the same position. Here a MWE so you can see for yourself. \documentclass[xcolor=x11names,compress]{beamer} ...
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Problem with columns in a newsletter template

I am trying to use a ready-made template for a very simple publication. However, there is a problem with the columns in the document. Here is the template: And this is the newsletter that I'm ...
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Adding space between columns in a table

I notice that the space between each column of a table in LaTeX is not quite wide (at least for me). Is there any way to set this? I found the \hspace, but I don't get how to use this in the table. ...
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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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How to have a table span the entire page width [duplicate]

So I'm trying to type up my resume in Latex. I have two addresses I want to list and I would like to have one on the right of the page and one on the left. I'm assuming I can do this with a table but ...
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Unit column in table with square brackets and siunitx

The header might be a bit weird. But I would like to add a specified column type that is reserved to units. For instance, take a look at the following working example: ...
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boxes are in the same order in a column

I want to draw boxes as in the picture, but the same order. So i create a table and i add the boxes in the columns of the table but it did not work. Also, I do not want that the texts on the arrows ...
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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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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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Conflict between areaset and sidewaystable with tabularx

I have a problem with one large table, and I could finally narrow it down by reducing the preamble and commenting out some lines. The Problem: I have a table defined like that (please see the MWE ...
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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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How do I make 3 columns on a single line in a document?

I'm writing up a report in Latex and on one of the lines I'd like to have 3 headings 'Case 1', 'Case 2' and 'Case 3'. How do I do this just for one of the lines in the document?
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how to insert two columns in latex?

I wish to write the code of the picture displayed below.. How do I code this? I am confused
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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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Automatically insert column footnotes after each column (multicol+parnotes)?

I can simulate a column footnotes in multicol environment using parnotes like this. (It is needed because multicol does not support this.) \documentclass[a4paper,fontsize=8pt]{scrartcl} ...
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Beamer frame with text and two images

I am trying to build a beamer frame where I have an itemize on the left and two images on top of each other on the right. I just don't know how to put the second image on the right, so it won't be ...
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Custom line break and column sizing in table

I use the following code to produce a table (using XeLaTex): %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[twoside,a4paper]{article} %---- Allow the insertion of graphics and tables ----% ...
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Adjusting tikz dotted line on page

I am writing a multi-page CV using a modified template from howtotex.com. However, I get a short line of dots at the top left of the second page. How can I get rid of this? I assume that I would have ...
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Make a column of a table take up all remaining width without other columns wrapping to the next line

I want to make a table with 3 columns. The table will fit the width of the container. The left column will be right aligned and take up as little width space as possible. The center column will be ...
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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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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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Easiest way to delete a column?

I have a set of 10 tables and each has an extra column that I don't want. Specifically, these tables are descriptions of database tables exported by phpMyAdmin, and they all have a "MIME" column that ...
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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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How to keep the text inside the column of table

I have the following table in tex. \begin{table}[!ht] \centering \footnotesize \caption{Schedule and Milestones} ...
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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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Stable vertical alignment of columns in Beamer

In Beamer, I often use a two-column slide layout, picture on the left and text on the right. Sometimes the same picture is used on multiple slides, with the text on the right changing. I use the ...
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How can I decrease the indent of itemize inside a column in Beamer [duplicate]

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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How to make LaTeX not “Look like Lab Notes” [closed]

I often use LaTeX for general writings, as well as for my Lab and lecture notes. (Often, but not always via LyX). A large portion of this is RPG homebrew. One of my friends (who wouldn't know what ...
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Stretching a column so that table fills up specified area

Using plain TeX how can I make column 2 in the following table take up the remaining space to .5\hsize while preserving the other columns' property to have a variable width dependent on their ...
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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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Set column width to point

I currently have a tabularx table with four columns. I initialize the environment like this: \begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{l p{0.4\linewidth} | l X l X} How could I change this so that the second ...
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Longtable new column widths on each page

Let's assume that I have a longtable of two pages. On the first page there are only short cells but on the second page there are some longer ones. Here's an example: \begin{longtable}{|l|l|l|l|} ...
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Histogram with separate group of columns and common caption

I have to draw an histogram like the following one (I have uploaded the corrispondent Office Word version). As I could not find any solution yet, my main question is how I can separate groups of ...
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Make `onlytextwidth` default width of `columns`

My typical columns environment looks like this \begin{columns}[onlytextwidth] ... \end{columns} Is there a way to set the [onlytextwidth] for the whole document, so that I don't have to ...
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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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Beamer: Column Env

I could not find why column environment is not working. Here is MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns} \column \begin{itemize} \item Conduction \item ...
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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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Text goes out the margins in paracol

I have an issue with the package paracol. I am using it for the Acknowledgements of my Master Thesis. I am writing them in two languages. The problem is that some words go out the margin. This does ...
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Longtable with two column

I need a longtable with only two columns. I saw this topic Two column list with and I managed to convert into longtable. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...