{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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two columns within mdframed frame

I want to add a simple two-column text within framed frame. I tried multicols as \begin{mdframed} \setlength{\columnsep}{10pt} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{itemize} TEXT \end{itemize} ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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LaTeX: Balanced twocolumn Text with Footnotes only in the right column (ftnright)

Do the packages ftnright and balance work together? I'm looking for a solution to generate a twocolumn text in LaTeX. My footnotes should appear at the bottom of the right column. However, my main ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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} ...
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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, ...
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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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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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Reduce white space before and after multicols environment

I wonder how to reduce the vertical space before and after a multicols environment. I have something like below \begin{multicols}{3} { \begin{equation}\sum F_x = 0\end{equation} ...
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Listing and Tabular in Multicols enviornment

I want to use the multicols environment to display a listing beneath a table: \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{lstlisting}[] ..... \end{lstlisting} \columnbreak \begin{table} \centering ...
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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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Equations making a new line and not lining up in multicol

Each equation should sit directly next to its listing ie to the right of the a) not underneath it, just wondering how to fix it, and if my markup can be improved efficiency wise. What it looks like ...
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Table of 2x2 tikzpictures

I'm attempting to condense 4 tikzpictures into a smaller space in my document. The solution I have is as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=6in, paperheight=4in]{geometry} ...
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Spacing in multicols environment with figures

I have the following lines: \documentclass[a4paper,landscape,12pt,oneside]{scrbook} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{multicol,lipsum} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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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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A screenplay with two columns only in some pages. And in one page there can be a mixed number of column

I would like to write a screenplay like this one: http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/sunset_bld_3_21_49.html My needs are: some pages has one column some pages has two column some pages are like ...
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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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2 questions about page layout - multi “row” and “central” header

I have tried to google a lot, but I didn't get a clue. Maybe my request is a little special. :) What I want to is to set the page with 2 part top and bottom, it's just like "multicolumn", but ...
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balanced longtables, multicol and page breaks

For a long time, I have been looking for a nice way to have balanced tables inside a multicol environment. Especially, I would like to have automatically balancing multicol-tables inside a table ...
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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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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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Disable two column mode for separate part

I am writing a document using the report class in two column mode, but I need a \section to spread across both columns, but how can I set that? Something like ...
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Onecolumn till end of page in twocolumn mode

I know about using the widetext environment for setting text in onecolumn mode and the multicols package for effortless switching between one- and twocolumn mode, but I think this is not too great if ...
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Accidental indent in multicols environment

I have some ugly (?) code that produces a vertical bar to the left of Sections. All is well until I introduce multicols right after the section start. That gives me an undesired indent for the first ...
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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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Framing two-column listings with a tikz node : “missing \item” error ?

I'm trying to use this answer to put my lstlistings environments inside a tikz node. So I want to define a new listings environment, with \lstnewenvironment. My final goal, to be precise, is to ...
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Breaking a multicol over a column in a multicol environment

I have a nested multicol environment like: \begin{multicols}{2} Text \begin{multicols}{2} lots of text \end{multicols} \end{multicols} my problem is the nested environment becomes longer than the ...
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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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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 ...