{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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columnseprule overhangs the type area

Related Question multicols not wrapping to 2nd column properly? Aim: I develop a din-a4 questionnaire and want to typeset the questions in a two column layout. As a constraint i don't want ...
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Endnotes in two columns: how to have \section in one column?

I have a document with endotes which should be typeset in two columns. This works fine with the code in the MWE below. How can I interrupt the twocolumn-area for the section headings? I want them to ...
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How can I setup my mdframed boxes to automatically break over column breaks in multicol?

Apparently there is a known issue with using mdframed inside a multicol environment. For me it seems to work fine including page breaks, but column breaks act all funny and typically push the entire ...
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Picture spanning more than one column in multicolumn layout

I like to create a multicolumn page with a picture spanning over two columns at the end of the text/page. This is what I want to achieve: Does anybody know, how to achieve this? MWE: ...
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Copy/Paste from PDF with Multiple Columns

I'm generating a PDF using rubber/pdflatex on Linux for a LaTeX document with multiple columns. When viewing the PDF in evince and trying to copy/paste from it, the selection always crosses the ...
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one-column multicol environment

I'm writing some xsl that takes xml source and outputs a .tex file. The source has an element that is meant to frequently become a multicols environment in the .tex output, and it has a cols attribute ...
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multicol line spacing

I started to work on semi-automated newspaper design. There is some achievement but there is one main bug that I struggle with. In multicol environment the lines of the columns are not aligned across ...
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Text spreading out in multicols

Minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[bitstream-charter]{mathdesign} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Text exceeds page

I have the following code: \documentclass[11pt, oneside]{Thesis} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{vwcol} \begin{document} \newgeometry{left=3cm, right=4cm, top=0.1cm, bottom=0.1cm} ...
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balance the bottoms with multicol

I want to balance the bottoms of all the columns. But only that of the last column does not. It comes to half heights of the textheight. If % of the last %\columnbreak is removed, that of the last ...
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Sizing a pgfplot so it fits in a multicol column

I'm very new to TeX but I'm trying to put together a document that has a multicol layout with a chart inline in the column. The chart always seems to overflow the width of the column and I can't ...
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Huge space before xtabular

Description I have a tex file similar to the following, where I use xtabular in multicols enviroment. However, I find that xtabular starts a new column when there is enough space for an entry. Also, ...
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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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Why my figure is not appearing? [duplicate]

Could someone please explain to me why the figure in my code is not appearing when I compile the code thanks. MY CODE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Footnote appears on previous page, Why?

My MWE part, \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,notitlepage]{report} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage{color} \usepackage[left=2cm,right=2cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm]{geometry} ...
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two column float with same page using multicols

I have using multicol package and not able to fit the figure float in the same Page. My MWE is: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{graphics,lipsum,multicol} \makeatletter ...
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Better two-column balancing? [duplicate]

I am looking for a better way to balance columns at the end of each chapter of a two-column layout. I have found several relevant approaches: use \documentclass[onecolumn]{memoir} and ...
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Breaking minipages over multicols

I'm currently trying to break my two minipage's over two multicols columns, but for some reason, my \break is pushing my minipage to the next page, instead of the next column. Here is my code: ...
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Page numbering on the R/L corners?

I am writing a book-style document for children stories etc. I 've found a nice border for the page background of each paper, with a special place near the corner for each page-number. What I need ...
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Is it possible to have a two-column figure caption in revtex?

I am writing an article using REVTeX 4.1, in a two-column layout (so my preamble starts, essntially, \documentclass[reprint, aps, pra]{revtex4-1}). One of my figures is very wide (i.e. uses the ...
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Latex multicols how to change printing sequence

I'm using Latex multicols to print list of data. Current mode of printing is mentioned below. Can you please help to get change printing sequence.
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Second column aligns too high in multicol

I am using multicol along with currvita, and I am having an issue where the second column of a two-column block is lining up with a heading that comes before the multicol environment. I would really ...
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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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ifnum: problem with multicolumn in tabular

The next code has an error \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\numtest}{1} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{ll} text A & text B\\ text C & text D\\ \multicolumn{2}{c}{Long Text}\\ \ifnum ...
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Problem with multicolumn and multirow

I want to make divisions in a table with \multirow and \multicolumn commands but I don't understand how can I use them. This is my code \documentclass[letter,12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Why unbalanced multi columns work with standalone but not work with article?

I want to have unbalanced multi columns for 5 multiple choice options. It means that the last option must not be aligned with the third option. By default multicols makes balanced column in which the ...
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splitting three columns with different contents across a page without mixing

I wish to create a three column document spanning multiples pages. The contents of columns A, B and C are very different, and should not be mixed up, i.e. the contents of column A should not end up in ...
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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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`\pagebreak[n]` equivalent for multicols environment

Are there equivalent command for \pagebreak[n] for multicols environment? \columnbreak command only breaks the column, it does not have any option for demanding to a request for breaking column.
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A Question of Latex Layouting Using \vspace{\fill} and Multi Columned Page

This question is related to this question. Read that question, and read the first and the only answer, and its comments. Answer I got was worked well. But there is a very little problem. Let's say ...
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Placing Vbox es

I am writing a text using LaTeX. I want my test to be 2-columned. I have done this using multicols environment. My question's text and its choices mustn't be splitted by a page break, or column break. ...
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Why this float in multicols is moved to next page while there is enough place on the current one?

In the following MWE, the second float (within a multicols environment) is moved to page 4 while there is (seems to be) enough place where its code is given (on page 3). Why? \documentclass{article} ...
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Changing width of column on one page only

I'm trying to create a page with two columns, on one page only, the rest should be with only one column. I've tried the package multicoland that solves one part of my problem which is to get a divider ...
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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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Conflict between multicol and arabtex

I need some arabic entries in a twocolumn index. The following document should work, I think: \errorcontextlines999 \documentclass{book} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{arabtex} \begin{document} ...
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Songs package in Multicol environment

I'm attempting to typeset a Wedding Program, which includes songs and I'd love to have this displayed as two columns as I think it looks nicer. However, I'm having a heck of a time getting the songs ...
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How does multicol split?

At first I thought that it would split on the half of the number of lines. Then I wrote some code where the number of lines of the first part were more than the one of the second part and it was split ...
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place image next to text inside multicols

I would like to place an image next to my text inside my multicols* environment. My thought had been to use the minipage environment, where I simply halve my columnwidth. But is this really the best ...
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How to set one header for each page using multicols

I want to use multicols in my document and also having a small box on each page (upper left) to be drawn automatically. I already tried \AtBeginPage hooks but the box didn't print at proper ...
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Remove top margin in multicolumn \enumerate

I am trying to combine the multicols and enumerate environments (alternatively, the multicols and enumitem packages). Basically, I want to get rid of the top margin when having enumerate inside of ...
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includegraphics, space after picture in multicol environment

I try to place pictures within the columns of a mulicol environment. The look should be register-true (even if there is no support for that in latex), i.e. all lines should be at same height across ...
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Spacing around itemize in tabular

I'm working off of a resume template from writelatex.com. I'd like to use bullet points in my descriptions, rather than flowing text. However, it adds a bit to the separating line, as seen in item 1. ...
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“Vertical array” inside multicols? Translation problem

I am using a 2-column {multicols}{2} environment for a translation of a text. On the left column is language A and on the right column is language B. Now my text has some rules which are indented ...
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Text boxes that go into the the margin in a two column article

I'd like to highlight some important quotes in my article by writing them into floating (invisible) boxes, that go half into the (left/right) margin and half into the respective column. I'd prefer a ...
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problems compiling .tex into .pdf under OS X 10.10

Background knowledge: - Using Mactex 2014 with the Latexian editor on OS X 10.10 - Landspace .tex-file with 3 columns in the multicols environment (-> check code below) PROBLEM: When I create a ...
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Inconsistent Vertical Spacing Using Multicol

I've been getting random vertical spaces between paragraphs using multicol. Oddly enough, if I change the margins to 1cm I get perfect spacing. The problem gets worse if I attempt to add an asterisk ...
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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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Displaying image with package multicols? [duplicate]

I am having an issue doing as the title says. I did \usepackage{multicols} ... \begin{multicols}{2} ... \begin{figure}[!h] \center \includegraphics[scale=.5]{IMAGE} \caption{CAPTION} \end{figure} ...
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How to horizontally align items with equations in multicols package

I am using the multicols package in combination with enumerate environment, with equations in each item. Each item is aligned horizontally with its equation, and I like that. Whay I dont like is that ...
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Twocolumn supertabular output overlapping

I'm having problems getting my table on two columns. I have tried using a longtable and supertabular but so far with little succes. I currently have a supertabular with two columns, but the output ...