{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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Curious behaviour of vertical space in one and two column document

When I use the first code (in a two-column document) the vertical space between the text and the gather environment is small. When I use the starred version or a one-column document then the space ...
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Left to right alignment in multicol

I'm writing an Hebrew lyx document, when I use multicol to use multiple columns it does makes the columns left to right, how can I change it to right to left? thanks
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Multicolumn Styling

I want to achieve something like this: Here the various versions of windows need to be in bullet-ed format. I have used the multicols package to achieve a bit of this. The MWE is as follows : ...
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Change the margin twice on one page

I am attempting to change the margin on a section of the first page of my report. \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[left=25.4mm, right=25.4mm, top=12.7mm, bottom=25.4mm]{geometry} ...
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Make multicols use whole column in latex [duplicate]

I am trying to make a multicolumn layout. However, the content which I have is small. So it doesn't fill the whole page. Multicol somehow splits the content so the amount of content in the two columns ...
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multicolumns in latex

I try to have a one column setup and some parts with two column. But I don't want to make a table because it should not care about linebreaks is there a solution for that in LaTeX?
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multicolumn with columns spanning several pages

I would like to have an abstract and the translation of that abstract at the beginning of my document, in such a way, that I have two columns, e.g. the left one with the translation (let's say german) ...
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Multicolum Table

I am new to latex and i would like to draw this table shown in the picture. Any help is highly appreciated \begin{landscape} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|} \hline Characteristics & ...
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Place a column vector surrounded by square brackets in a 3-column table?

I have a 3 column table and in the third column I am representing a $20\times 1$ vector. I would like to put square brackets on each side of this vector. ...
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How to place a multicolumn table above a multicolumn figure?

I have a table that spans two columns of a page. I have a figure that also spans two columns. I tried adjusting the h, t and the * in different fashions, but I couldn't get it to work. The figure ...
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Paragraph footnotes with memoir and multicol

I have a memoir document that is using multicol to get two columns. If I have footnotes that are not on the last page, they don't \paragraphfootnotes correctly. \documentclass{memoir} ...
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LaTeX: Balanced twocolumn Text with Footnotes only in the right column (ftnright)

Do the packages ftnright and balance work together? I'm looking for a solution to generate a twocolumn text in LaTeX. My footnotes should appear at the bottom of the right column. However, my main ...
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How to place two figures side by side in multicol

I would like to place two figures side by side in two column environment (Both figures fitting withing a single column) I have read the answers but it's not working for me. The figure is placed on the ...
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Space between rows in mdframed environment

i'd like to reduce the space between two rows in an mdframed environment. \mdfdefinestyle{round}{ innertopmargin=0pt,innerbottommargin=10pt,innerleftmargin=1pt,innerrightmargin=1pt, ...
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Two rules between multicols

I'd like to add two rules between two columns of a multicols environment. For adding one I used \setlength{\columnseprule}{0.2pt} but how can I add two?
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Balancing and making the references into 3 columns

I'm using the below coding in a Tex file and getting the output in 2 columns. \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-4] \begin{thebibliography}{9} ...
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How do I find memoir's margin settings for twocolumn mode?

I have a long document that I don't want to use twocolumn mode for, but I like the margins it uses. I'm going to manually use multicol to create two columns instead (so I can easily have footnotes and ...
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Reducing height of multicol separator line

I am bodging a table using multicol and rule so that I can have cells of dynamic sizes and populate it using a macro rather than manually. It mostly works, however I would like to reduce height of ...
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Making size of a 4x4 matrix that consist only 2 parameter of 2x2 matrix to be same size as 4x4 matrix

From the picture below, both are supposed to be 4x4 matrices, but I want to express the first one with 2x2 matrix within 2x2 matrix where the J1 and J2 are 2x2 matrices while the 0 is 2x2 zero matrix. ...
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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 ...