{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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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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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: ...
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Odd vertical gap with multicol, scrreprt and parskip=half

I'm having a weird vertical gap in one of my documents, which only is there when I use multicol together with \documentclass[parskip=half]{scrreprt}. Minimal example ...
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Interaction with multicol and mdframed results in misaligned rows

This works fine with TeXLive2011 and was working fine with TeXLive2012 until I recently updated the packages. So with TexLive2011, this produces: but with an updated TeXLive2012 this yields: ...
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Beamer: Vertical alignment of multi-column ToC

In my LaTeX beamer presentation I have a long Table of Contents, which has been split across two columns by using the multicol package. The problem is that I have not found any way to control vertical ...
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Colorbox under graphix hasn't the same width

In my document I want the fcolorbox the same width as the graphics, but I can't get it right. The left side is aligned (wich is good) but the right side is not (which is bad ...) What is going wrong ...
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Detecting current column in multicol

I'm working in a two-column multicol environment, and trying to create pullquotes using wrapfig. The problem is, I'd like these pullquotes to hang in the margin: the left margin if I'm in the left ...
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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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Two columns with page span

this is my first post! I have tried to find a solution before posting. I have some input put into my .tex. The left column is text input by a user. To the right I would like 0..4 pictures, also ...
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Allow frame breaks in multicolumn environment

I want beamer to automatically split my text over multiple frames (as many as is required) while retaining the format of the specified number of multicolumns (in this case 3). I do not want to have to ...
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framed multicolumns

I would like to have: two columns (e.g. with multicol) framed with title can handle pagebreaks can handle twoside mode of book-class since mdframed does not support multicol and according to the ...
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Automatic column number and width adjustment

I have a body of text formatted into columns that I frequently edit. When I add text to the first column, the appearance of the columns is unbalanced and I have to manually cut/paste text over to the ...
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Trick Supertabular into Multicols in new command

I'm using supertabular in multicols enviroment using this trick \let\mcnewpage=\newpage \makeatletter \renewcommand\newpage{% \if@firstcolumn \hrule width\linewidth height0pt ...
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What are the main advantages to using the multicol package over the twocolumn documentclass option?

I'm going to be writing my dissertation in LaTeX quite soon. Whenever I've done work in the past in LaTeX, I've always just used \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} but I've heard about multicol. ...
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Supertabular leaves header in next column

I'm using supertabular in multicols enviroment based on this thread's accepted answer multicolumn long table or enumeration. But there is sometimes header and empty table body left in new column/page ...