{multicol} is about the multicol package and its multicols environment which allows to typeset text in multiple columns (up to 10) and to balance the end of each column at the end of the environment. For questions about multi-column areas inside a table, use {tables} plus {multicolumn} instead.

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One column text under chapter title in memoir twocolumn mode?

I want to have one column text underneath the chapter name in twocolumn mode (where the majority of the text is in twocolumn). I can't. Even using onecolabstract doesn't do it. ...
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Place section header outside multicols environment [duplicate]

Is it possible to do something like ... \end{multicols} \section{A very long header that looks ugly if it does not span the columns} \begin{multicols}{2} Lorem ipsum dolor ... \end{multicols} ...
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Margin notes, multicols, tikz overlay

As seen on page 200 of pgf manual is there a way to put notes in the margin but on the same level as the place it is called ? One can deal with the right-left positionning with the help of this ...
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Multicolumn overflow

I'm compiling a list of theorems and definitions from a math textbook (Mörters and Peres's "Brownian Motion"). Each item on the document (e.g. a definition, a theorem, a comment) opens with a title or ...
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Spurious [?] vertical space introduced by multicols

In the example below, you'll notice, in the first box, a slight spurious vertical space before the text actually starts, and probably introduced by multicols. Do you know how to get rid of it? ...
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balanced longtables, multicol and page breaks

For a long time, I have been looking for a nice way to have balanced tables inside a multicol environment. Especially, I would like to have automatically balancing multicol-tables inside a table ...
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Multicol layout with consistent blank column

So I am looking to create a standardized test with math questions going down the left side of page with space for figuring on the right side of page. My goal is to get code that is clean, where I ...
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Alignment with Multicols and Polyglossia

I'm working with a two column multicol environment for an English-Yiddish dictionary (using XeLaTeX and Polyglossia). I have a couple of issues, and I'm putting them all together because I'm not sure ...
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Two column Algorithmicx with variable-width columns

In another post, @Jubobs suggested to use the multicol package around an algorithmic environment, to typeset the algorithm in two columns. Recently, I faced a rather aesthetic issue: It might be the ...
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Problem producing a pie chart

I tried producing a pie chart with pgf-pie (which seemed easy to me), but it was not available on my system and on MiKTex. So I tried this unsuccessfully. Kindly help. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Two-column beamer ToC with control over the breaking point and without balancing

I'm using the solution provided by lockstep in https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/26929/two-column-beamer-toc-with-control-over-the-breaking-point to spread the TOC over two columns. However, ...
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Nested enumerate with multicols

I am currently working with nested enumerate environments in which the second level is typeset using a multicols, as follows : \documentclass[12pt, letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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How to left align text in two column itemize

When I use following MWE for getting itemized text in two columns, the item in the list sometimes take a "justified" formatting and thus there is significant space in between two words. This produces ...
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Breaking a multicol over a column in a multicol environment

I have a nested multicol environment like: \begin{multicols}{2} Text \begin{multicols}{2} lots of text \end{multicols} \end{multicols} my problem is the nested environment becomes longer than the ...
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Two enumerated lists side by side

I am trying to replicate the image below, but what I currently have gives awkward spacing on the two lists. Could anyone advise me as to how I could mimic the picture? ...
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supertabular with multicols - automate shrinkheight and prevent page break

I want a long-table in two-column mode in a book I am typesetting. I came across a hack to make supertabular work with multicols here. The following MWE works - \documentclass[twoside]{book} ...
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How to propely use the multicols package in beamer?

Here is a small example. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{lipsum} \setlipsumdefault{1-1} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \tiny \lipsum \begin{multicols*}{2} \lipsum ...
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how to make ragged bottoms of columns in multicols when preventing page breaks?

The setup: I need to use multicols for say 3 columns where I have many small sections. I noticed that some sections are broken in the middle and end up wrapping to the next column, which I do not ...
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How to use table in multicols env. with paragraphs p{} and \multicolumn as well?

updated question I am going to start all over. Will make the question very simple and direct. Will leave the original question below. I simply want to see an example of using \multicolumn in a table ...
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In a multicol with a separating border, set a margin between the border and the content

I have a minted code listing, displayed in a multicol environment with a separating border between the columns: The border is too close to some of the content, like stracka(1,sg,ka). and ...
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!Misplaced \omit.\multispan ->\omit@\multispan

I am trying to show 4 .jpg files in 2x2 format using the following: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering \begin{tabular}{@{}cccc@{}} \includegraphics[scale=0.26]{error1.jpg} ...
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LyX headers and footers don't span page [closed]

I'm creating a document using LyX with various packages in the preamble. I'm setting different fonts, setting colours and I have multicols working. The problem is that for some reason, the headers and ...
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Balance columns at new pages in multicol

I am creating a document that uses a mixture of 1- and 2-column layouts with the multicol package. I would like to be able to balance the columns and have some text spanning both columns before ...
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Span text across columns in multicol

I am writing a long document with memoir class and multicol package, mostly writing in 2 columns. I am trying to insert a framed text that spans across the two columns, but does not break the flow of ...
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\renewcommand or \renewenvironment with multicols

I'm trying to create a horizontal white space in my multicolumn environment every time I start a new subsection. It stops people from having to trawl their eyes up and down the page between ...
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register-true in multicols environment

I have a multicols* environment with sections and subsections and list environments and I want the text "registertrue", i.e. the lines are all on the same level ACROSS the columns.(If you were to ...
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“Call out box” in a two-column document

I suppose "call out box" probably doesn't have much of a meaning in the TeX world, but a (framed) "box" probably isn't specific enough for what I mean. Anyway, I am compiling the following with ...
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How to add columns optionally per section

How would I add optional columns under a section. e.g. (fyi image from a random online resume): So if I decide to remove any of the years listed, the text should not shift.
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Suppress a \smallskip at page/column bottom

I have a command that works similar to this simplified command: \newcommand{\revEntry}{#1}{ #1 \smallskip } In my document I have lots of such entries in a multicolumn environment, and now ...
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Exam Class: how to avoid question going beyond margin

I'm able to create question paper using LaTeX code mentioned below: \documentclass{exam} \usepackage[margin=0.7in,headheight=3.5\baselineskip,headsep=1\baselineskip,includehead]{geometry} ...
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Floats in multicols require case-by-case manual placing

I have struggled with this issue for a while now. Judging by the number of similar questions, I'm not the only one. I find Herbert's solution to this question by far the best available. There is only ...
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Conditionally add multicols to enumerate environment

I would like an environment to be called by \begin{myenv} that conditionally adds multicols if called by \begin{myenv}{<number of columns>}. This is what I tried: \documentclass{article} ...
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Problem having an aligned column using multicol

I'm having problems getting a good-looking column. (The text is in Danish.) What can I do to get them aligned? \section{Teknologianalyse} \subsection{Teknik} \begin{multicols}{2} ...
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How do I make tabu and multicol play nice with each other? [closed]

I'm trying to write a document that will require lots of small tables (which contain other, nested tables) in a section of my document, which I want to put into a two-column section. I use tabu for ...
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EXAM Class : Choice next to each other

Currently using multicol and exam class I'm able to generate MCQ question paper in the formats mentioned below: Q.1 : Quiescent centre is found in plants at : A. Shoot tip C. Root tip ...
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How to make the TOC's part entry in one column while the others in two columns?

I use the tocloft package to design the Table of Contents. I want the part entries listed in one column and all the other entries such as chapter, section, subsection ... should be listed in two ...
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Caption below lstinputlisting in multicols + redefining lstlisting caption format

I have 2 problems with caption for lstlisting. I can't get the caption of lstlisting to go below the list when it's in a multicols environment. Although I've added ...
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Multicolumn vspace

I am trying to make a trifold brochure, and vspace is proving ineffective. Given: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[letterpaper,margin=1cm,landscape]{geometry} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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Height of tabularx containing a multicol

I would like to have a vertical label to the left of a multicolumn block of text. The easiest way to do this I have found is using a multicol environment as one of the cells in a tabularx table. The ...
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Title formatting with graphics

I am trying to achieve this look for my chapter titles: To achieve this formatting I use titlesec package like this : \titleformat{name=\chapter}[hang] ...
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Moderncv package with multicols set vertical space

I am currently finishing my CV using the moderncv package. To save space I decided to fit all my interests in a multicol environment with 4 columns nested inside an itemize environment. Unfortunately, ...
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Row wise list environment [duplicate]

Let us consider the following example : \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{book} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{enumerate} \item Text \item Text \item Text \item ...
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Exam : Extras space above and below question

I'm trying to write exam paper using Latex, sample tex file is mentioend below: \documentclass[a4paper,addpoints,answers,11pt]{exam} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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displaying 3 references in resume on the same line

I am using the following template (from "References" section in a CV). The problem is that I only have 3 references so I would like to place them harmoniously into a single line. I was ...
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Headline Table of Contents in columns in Beamer

I was wondering if anyone knows how to tell Beamer to divide the table of contents in the headline in columns if there are too many sections, else leave it in one column. I found this thread very ...
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set the length of the column separation rule in multicols

I have trouble to make the line which separates two columns in a multicols environment reaching the bottom of the columns. \setlength{\columnseprule}{1pt} is managing the rule width. Is there ...
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Color leak from multicols within a figure

The text at the bottom of page 2 is red, despite the fact that the color change in the code below originates from \color{red}\normalcolor within the multicols within the figure and should naively ...
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Two columns in twocolumn mode

I am trying to have two columns in the columns of a twocolumn mode (See the MWE. Please excuse that it is so long, it was the only way to illustrate what I mean). If the list extends the column it is ...
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dblfloatfix with multicolumn

I am working with dblfloatfix with multicol packages. Now I need to obtain something like this: http://www.geomechanics.caltech.edu/publications/pdf/andrade_avila_12.pdf There you can see the figures ...
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vertical space beneath last item across pages in a multicols environment

I am using the multicols environment to create a simple worksheet with exercises in two columns. Everything works wonderfully, except if the exercises span multiple pages, the multicols environment ...