{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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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 ...
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Two-columns, 10pt bibliography / specific pages only, in a one-column, 12pt text body

For the writing of a document with a limited number of pages that I would like to keep easy to read and scheme over, I would like to have the main text in one column, 12pt the bibliography in ...
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Incompatibility between 'flushend' and 'lineno' packages!

I have observed when using flushend package to balance the references at the last page, if at the same time the package linenois loaded, the last page of reference will not be displayed. I have ...
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How do I break a line without breaking a column?

I would like to have a forced line break without having a break in a column, similar to how the //* gives a line break while preventing the page from breaking. Specifically, I would like to be able to ...
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Why are my margins ignored?

Based on this code, I added a title but now I face the problem that the margins are ignored when I use book or scrbook with the twoside option. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,twoside]{book} ...
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lettrine inside multicol positioned wrong. problem with \columnbreak

The following code shows two problems. 1. the intendation of the lettrine is wrong inside the multicols environment and the SampleList environment unless a \vfill is inserted at the end. 2. The next ...
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Multicols and row spacing

I am having trouble with spacing in using multicols. I am trying to give my students enough space to answer each part. However, each part does not line up. I am wondering if there is a single command ...
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First column of multicols introduces an unwanted vertical space when first element is displaymath

Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{3} \[ \rho^1 = ...
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Caption and tablenotes in two columns (in threeparttablex)

I have a table with a long caption and footnotes on a landscape page, prepared using ThreePartTablex, but it does not fit. I'm now looking for options to make it fit. My best idea so far was to set ...
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Conditional use of multicol

I'm using the multicol package to get two columns, but sometimes the contents is too wide in a particular column and I was wondering if there is a way to first make sure the contents will fit ...
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First column of multicol lower than the rest

Using the multicol package, I get a layout like this: I would like all columns to be aligned properly. I have tried using tables and arrays, but they won't allow my equations to be numbered. (I need ...
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Using lstlistings in two columns

My goal is to display source code (awk, Python, R and SAS) and text (their output) side-by-side. Both are loaded from external files, and can be pretty long sometimes (pagebreaking is inevitable), the ...
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Different TileWallPaper on right and left side

I've A3 page layout, which is divided into two A4 paper layout. Currently there is same "TileWallPaper" used as background images on both A4 size layout of A3 paper. I'm looking for option to have ...
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Multicolumn list with same number of items in each column

I want to make a multicolumn list with the same number of items in each column. I tried this with multicols, but some items have bigger heights than others so I got a column of 5 and a column of 3: ...
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Forcing separation of content in two columns

I've been using the multicol package lately because I was trying to typeset content in two columns and I like minimalist solutions. However I've been having trouble trying to force content to stay in ...