{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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How to prevent column break in multicols environment

I am typesetting a simple songbook and would like some songs to be displayed in two columns (I use the multicol package). However, I would like to prevent inserting a columnbreak within a stanza. It ...
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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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A problem with vertical positioning of `multicols`

In my previous question, I asked about a problem with vertical alignment at the bottom of the page; the solution (provided by egreg) was simple and obvious. However, here is a less-minimal example ...
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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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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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How do I control the starting text position within a multicols environment?

The text starting position varies wildly in the multicols environment depending on font size. If you pick a large font size, the text touches the top; but if you pick a small font size, the text sits ...
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Wider caption for listing using multicol

I am using the multicol and listings packages. I would like to have the caption spread across the entire listing for multi-column listings. Here is a MWE of what I am attempting, however the output ...
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Aligning TikZ graphic vertically to neighbor in multicol

For my documentation of a blocks world problem in Prolog, I'd like to show the example code (using the listing package) next to the real world equivalent, which I made using TikZ. For this I used the ...
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shrink algorithm

I am writing a 2-column paper. I have 2 algorithms each within \begin{multicols} ... \end{multicols} environment. I want to scale each of them to half the size so that I can fit it side-by-side. How ...
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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 remove \vskip from beginning of multicols-environment

In the documentation of the multicol it reads that as a first action of an multicols environment (if there's enough space etc.) “[…] a \vskip of \multicolsep is added.” I use enumitem and combine it ...
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How to control column/page breaks in multicols environment with nested lists?

I've a nested list within a multicolumn like this: \begin{multicols}[2] \begin{list} \item main item1 \begin{list} \item this is a very long item \item this is a short ...
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full-width tables in multicolumnar text

If I create a table in twocolumn, the text on the second column overlaps the right half of the table. If I use a table*, whether with twocolumn or multicols, it instead is moved to the next page. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Is it possible to define a multicolumn environment with a background colour

EDIT: I should have given a MWE based on memoir (which I am using) where the inner and outer margins are initially different. I would like the margins to be the same in that new environment. (Inner ...
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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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Multiple choice with figure options in exam class

I am creating multiple choice questions using exam class however I faced two issues: 1). Want to have two columns choices but it displays by default as A, C, B, D, and 2). Figures in choices are ...
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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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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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Text wrap in multicols

The following LaTex code (credit) features a table within muticols: \usepackage{multicol} ... \begin{multicols}{3} \subsubsection{Another Subsubsection} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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Problems with pictures in multicol

I am writing a short article for a magazin and want to have a two-column text. Since the header is supposed to be centered, I decided to use the multicol-package. This is my header: ...
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Frameboxes in multicol environment don't align

This code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{calc} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{center} ...
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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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Hypcap not working with custom figure environment

I'm trying to use caption with hypcap=true so that cross-reference hyperlinks will go to the figure instead of the figure caption. However, I'm using a multicol environment with a custom figure ...
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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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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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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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Grouped multi-column nomenclature

I'd like to print a multicolumn nomenclature list that consists of several groups. At the moment, using the grouping approach described in the manual and with a code snippet from ...
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Horizontal lines touching the multicol column separator rule

Is there a possibility to put a horizontal line above and below a multicolumn output (using the multicol package) such that the horizontal lines touch the multicol column separator exactly at its ...
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Using multicol in the index

Can I use multicol to make the index split into two? I tried to use multicol but LaTeX keeps spitting some numbers in square brackets. I had to stop after the numbers count reached 15k. ...
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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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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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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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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 write a title/abstract spanning 2 columns in 3-column page using multicol?

My article requires that I put the title and a small abstract spanning the left 2 columns in a 3-column page, that is, the 3rd column to the right of the title/summary block must follow with the body ...
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Vertical alignment in multicol

In the following code the horizontal rules on the right don't line up in all cases with the horizontal rules on the left. It seems to be related to the text content. How can I fix this in such a way ...
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Getting floating objects in multicol environments

I am using multicol with 2 columns, and I would love to have my figures and tables to float, so that I don't have to manually mess around with the positioning anymore. I am aware of figure*, but I ...
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Column width in multicol and using float environments

I'm trying to write my first report ever using LaTeX. I want it to have two columns so I'm using the multicol package. The columns are too narrow though, I want it to be wide like, say, elsevier style ...
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Center-align multicols with equal horizontal spacing

I use multicols within an enumerate environment to make sub-questions; however, I've encountered annoying default: for some reason the spacing between the elements is not even, nor does it appear to ...
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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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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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Formatting columns with aligned subcontents

I have here a snippet of my document. \section{Events} \begin{multicols}{2} \subsection{Monday} \textit{10:15am–11:15am}\dotfill\ Panel 2\smallskip\\ {Text here,\\ text there} ...
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Double column layout, left side for text, right side for listings

For a documentation I am having a special chapter where there are a lot of code listings, compared to the amount of prose text. What I would like to end up with is a two column layout, where the left ...
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Issues with flushend (last citation cut, etc.)

I've been having issues using the flushend package to balance the last page's columns. I'm using it to balance bibliographies mainly. Flushend tends to (1) cut the last citation, (2) result in uneven ...
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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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How can I get consistent vertical spacing between \multicols{3} and \multicols{1}?

As you can see in the image, the vertical spacing is inconsistent. I would like to avoid hacking my way into simulating the spacing that multicol uses. If I use \multicols{1}, I get the warning: ...