{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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

6
votes
1answer
519 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
151 views

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. ...
6
votes
1answer
653 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
359 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
123 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
556 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
165 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
9k views

Insert figure in a multicol article

I am trying to insert a figure with a caption into a multicol article. When the figure was inserted on its own, it was fine: includegraphics[width=0.5cm]{image} However, when I tried to insert the ...
5
votes
4answers
1k views

Split itemize into multiple columns

Is it possible to split an itemize list into several columns? (I'm sure it is, but I couldn't find a solution around here) And additionally: Is it possible to automatically split a list into multiple ...
5
votes
2answers
41 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
47 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
143 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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: ...
5
votes
2answers
81 views

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} ...
5
votes
4answers
227 views

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} ...
5
votes
2answers
181 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
81 views

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.
5
votes
1answer
250 views

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 = ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
740 views

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. ...
5
votes
1answer
994 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
194 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
252 views

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. ...
5
votes
1answer
615 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
847 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
204 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
259 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
426 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
430 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

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. ...
5
votes
1answer
77 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
197 views

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] ...
5
votes
2answers
142 views

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 } ...
5
votes
1answer
424 views

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: ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

multicols - different column widths

How can I set the width of the 1st column to 70%, and the width of the 2nd column to 30% of the pagewidth? \usepackage{multicol} \begin{multicols}{2} text in column 1 \columnbreak text ...
5
votes
1answer
202 views

Wrapfig and multicol — how to avoid wrapping text?

I'm writing a report in two-column format using multicol I'm placing some figures in the text using wrapfig It works fine, when the figure is e.g. 50% of the column width However, if I try to ...
5
votes
1answer
41 views

Dealing with Images in a Multiple Column Environment, The Idiomatic Method?

I've been using multiple column formats for a while now. Sometimes it's through the multicol package, sometimes it's using the twocolumn option for the document class. In both cases, dealing with ...
4
votes
2answers
272 views

Writing Neater Equations

I have this problem all the time: I am trying to write a very large polynomial, but when I use eqnarray it does not look very nice. Is there a way to make it look nicer ? I am using a two column ...
4
votes
2answers
177 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Hiding the column separator in multicols

By default, the multicol package produce a line between different columns. Is it possible to disable this line?
4
votes
3answers
300 views

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. ...
4
votes
3answers
87 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Latex table with Multirow

I've been struggling with this for a while. 1.) I want the 2.5 and 97.5 to appear distinctly from the "Percentile" label but still in the same cell. 2.) I want the 2.5 to appear centered around the ...
4
votes
2answers
127 views

keep alignment under enumerate

I would like to keep the indentation for my fraction that appears below my first item however i don't know how to align it if itself is not an item. source code: \documentclass{article} ...
4
votes
2answers
401 views

Problem with multicols environment layout

I've a little problem with multicols. This is my MWE: %%!TEX TS-program = latex \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage[a4paper, dvips, ...
4
votes
2answers
90 views

How can I escape a multicolumn environment

When using multicols from the multicol package, is is possible to do something like this: \begin{multicols}{2} Some text \begin{escapemulticol} Some large image or formula spanning the whole page ...