{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-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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Rubber lengths in multicol

I get so much grief from the multicol package regarding rubber lengths. If I set a length such as: \titlespacing*{\section}{0pt}{3ex}{1ex plus 1ex minus 1ex} multicol goes ahead and stretches it ...
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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 ...
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Rearrange How Multicol Lists Things [duplicate]

If I compile the following: \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{enumerate} \item Math \item Is \item Quite \item Fun \end{enumerate} \end{multicols} Then it will compile as: ...
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span x columns in y multicol environment

Currently I'm using the baposter document class and one of my figures would take exactly 3/4 of the given poster block. So, pretty much, there's a box, \headerbox{options}{ sketch goes here } ...
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Automatic placement of picture in multicol environment at top, bottom, or middle of column

Having a multicol document spanning over several pages with pictures (includegraphics, width=\columnwidth), I am looking for a way that LaTeX chooses the best position for the picture or at least ...
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how can I draw a vertical line between two specific columns in multicol environment

Trying to have a vertical line between the 4th and the 5th column in a multicol environment. \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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frontmatter is one column body matter is 3 columns

I would like frontmatter should be in single column (one column). After \maketitle contents should be in 3 columns. How do control in LaTeX class file? My LaTeX file: \documentclass{owns} ...
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Placing a figure in a multicolumn article? [duplicate]

I want to place a figure inside a column in a multicolumn article, but I can't get it work. I'm using the multicol package, to divide the pages in two columns And I'd tryed to place the figure with: ...
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fancyvrb and multicols together

I am using fancyvrb to list code in a multicols situation. I number the code using: \begin{Verbatim}[numbers=left] When the code is in the left column, this is good, but not when it is in the right ...
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Creating PDF (resume) suitable for automated text extraction

I have created a nice LaTeX resume. However, having uploaded it to an online job search I am worried the automated extraction does not perform well. Are there any specific packages or other tips to ...
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How to format content in multicolumn list in latex

I have tried finding the answer on google but to no avail, hence here. I have a multicolumn list in my latex file. \begin{multicols}{3} \begin{itemize} \item blah1 \item blah2 blah3 blah4 \item ...
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remove white line with multicol in longtable

I've got in a longtable with one column split into two by multicol. Somehow multicol adds a white line before starting with the text. My MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{longtable} ...
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Multicol cheatsheet format [duplicate]

I currently have the following template for a cheatsheet: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath,subfigure,color,verbatim} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{savetrees} ...
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longtabu with multicols?

I want to place a very long table into my document, i.e. a table which spans multiple pages. The table has a rather narrow width, so it should be set in multicolumn mode (2 or 3 columns). The text ...
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Equal spacing with enumerate and multicol

I want to create a worksheet that gives equal vertical spacing for all problems. I have two questions. What can I do to interchange parts (b) and (c) so that parts (a) and (b) are on the same line ...
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lots of overfull boxes in a custom subsection navigation with multicols

I hope this is not too localized... I need a vertical subsection navigation where the subsection names only consists in numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) printed in a three columns layout. I managed to obtain ...
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Customizing the `\columnseprule` in a `\multicols` environment

In OpenOffice and LibreOffice, one can specify the height (depth?) of the column separator rule in a multi-column section. It can be e.g. 50% of the columns’ height. I would like to be able to do the ...
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How to add vertical lines (rules) to the left of first column and right of last column using multicol package

When using the package multicol for say 2 columns, the output is ....|.... using the code below. I'd like a way to add a rule to the left of the first column and to the right of the last column, so ...
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Occasional overfull \vbox warnings [closed]

Depending on the value of \aeheight I may or may not get Overfull \vbox errors. I don't understand why. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=0.5in,landscape]{geometry} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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How do I force multicols environment to use first column when called from within a minipage

I understand how to get multicol package to use the entirety of the first column before moving to the next: \begin{multicols*}{3} .... \end{multicols*} which is mentioned in section 2.2 of the ...
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LaTeX version warning for multicol package [closed]

Background While implementing Frank Mittelbach's answer, the pdflatex command returned the following warning: LaTeX Warning: You have requested, on input line 13, version `2011/12/20' ...
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Column break only if within first column of multicol

Background Creating books automatically using LaTeX-escaped user-generated content. Problem The book layouts make use of the multi-column package, with the book content separated into sections. If ...
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The second column always appears lower than the first one in the multicol environment

I need to make a two column document (on a landscape format sheet), but the second column appears in a lower position than the first one. I wrote "always" in the title because it also happens when I ...
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Table (page width) in multicol?

I'm writing a scientific article (two-column style), and I need to show some results in a table with lots of columns, so I have to put a page-width table in the bottom of the page. How can I do?
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How to make verbatim text in multicols environment not overflow to other columns?

I prefer to use \begin{multicols}{2} over \documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{article} so I can control when to have 2 columns and when not. The problem comes when using ...
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Aligning text close to column

The above text is produced by the following command: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[margin=0.8in]{geometry} \usepackage{ifxetex} \RequireXeTeX \usepackage{fontspec,multicol} ...
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how to change the color of the rule (vertical line) in twocolumn document?

I'd like to make the rule between the 2 columns very thin. I found that no matter how small of width I made it, the line was not thin enough for my liking (unless I make it zero, then it will ...
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Shaded multicols II

In extending a previous question, Shaded multicols, how can I put rounded corners on the multicol environment, for the outer 4 corners (ie the corners directly next to the page margins) This question ...
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Enumerate in multicols how to move the last element upwards

Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a5paper]{geometry} \usepackage{multicol} \setlength{\parindent}{0cm} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{enumerate} \item text 1 \item text 2 ...
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Skip to next column if too few lines remain in current column to complete an environment

I'm using \documentclass[addpoints,answers,12pt]{exam} \usepackage{multicol} to generate Multiple Choice Question paper in two columns. I want to start new question on next column, if less ...
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How to put captions below tables residing in multiple columns

I made the following document, consisting of 2 tables in 2 columns: Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a5paper]{geometry} ...
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Unwanted extra space after header of first section, using multicols article [closed]

I'm a beginner of LaTex, so I'm sorry if I've asked an easy question. I'm writing a scientific article, and after only the first header of the first section I get an unwanted extra space. Here is the ...
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How can I stop content overlapping my footer?

I am trying to use LaTeX to generate PDF versions of cheat sheets people build on my website. They are all three column documents, effectively each containing multiple tables. For the most part, ...
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Same page and multicols

I use multicols at times for specific blocks in my thesis, which has a title, and a block of stuff similar to the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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8 column table with lstinputlisting in LaTeX

I'd like to create a multicolumn table (up to 8 columns) to insert my code via \lstinputlisting{source.c}. But it seems to me that more then 6 columns aren't possibile even tough space is available. ...
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How to horizontally align equations in multicols package

I'm using the multicols package to write formulas side by side, as \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{eqnarray} ... \end{eqnarray} \columnbreak \begin{eqnarray} ... \end{eqnarray} \end{multicols} but ...
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Footnotes in tabular environments within multicols

I'm running into a strange inconsistency when I use footnotes in and out of tabular environments within multicols. In particular, I'm declaring a savenotes environment in a style file as follows: ...