{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 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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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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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 ...
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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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multicolumn with columns spanning several pages

I would like to have an abstract and the translation of that abstract at the beginning of my document, in such a way, that I have two columns, e.g. the left one with the translation (let's say german) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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problems compiling .tex into .pdf under OS X 10.10

Background knowledge: - Using Mactex 2014 with the Latexian editor on OS X 10.10 - Landspace .tex-file with 3 columns in the multicols environment (-> check code below) PROBLEM: When I create a ...
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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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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 set one header for each page using multicols

I want to use multicols in my document and also having a small box on each page (upper left) to be drawn automatically. I already tried \AtBeginPage hooks but the box didn't print at proper ...
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Vertical alignment 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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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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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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Text boxes that go into the the margin in a two column article

I'd like to highlight some important quotes in my article by writing them into floating (invisible) boxes, that go half into the (left/right) margin and half into the respective column. I'd prefer a ...