{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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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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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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How to put table into multicols

I'm trying to get table formated like this: A desription of A D description of D B long description Eee description of Eee of B F description of F Cccc ...
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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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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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Multicols not breaking procedures in algorithm2e

I'm having a problem with the package multicol. I'm trying to split an algorithm into two columns. In particular, this algorithm is made up by two procedures. Unfortunately, in this particular case, ...
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Patching \chapter command such that all lower sections are set in twocolumn in ToC

I've been trying to typeset my ToC like the one in the question How to make the ToCs part entry in onecolumn while the others are in two columns however, I don't have parts and therefore I want the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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How to draw a line between columns in beamerposter, reaching from header to bottom?

I am trying to make a poster using the beamerposter package and have a line below a header block (containing title, authors etc.). Now I want to draw a vertical line in the middle of the poster ...
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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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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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How to limit hyphenation in a multicol environment?

I have a LaTeX document (compiling with pdflatex), with the multicols and microtype package enabled. The document is using two cols using the \begin{multicols}{2} ...\end{multicols} environment. ...
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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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Using lstinline in caption of lstlistings with multicol?

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} \def\extra{extra} \begin{lstlisting}[ multicols=2, caption={ [short] aaaa \extra, ...
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multicol seems to sum up problems to later move lines to the next page [closed]

We digitize and reproduce old German bible texts as free software. From XML, we are automatically generating LaTeX output to then generate PDF. One of our current implementations is using the multicol ...
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Using multiple autogenerated longtables inside multicols environment

I have several longtables which are auto generated. Since they are not actually long or wide ones, it would be rather space saving for me if I could pack them in a multi column environment. So, I ...
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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 ...
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Span column in a multicols environment

I am using the multicol package to make a 2 columns based document but I want in a place to have just fusion these two columns, and then go back to the 2 columns but I can't figure out how to achieve ...
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\columnbreak doesn't work

With the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \noindent Vediamo un po' di testo a due colonne. Proviamo a cambiar colonna: ...
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Hiding the column separator in multicols

By default, the multicol package produce a line between different columns. Is it possible to disable this line?
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How to get text flow to start one column at a time for multiple columns?

I'm making a document that has 3 columns, but I've noticed that the text spreads over all three columns as I'm typing the document. If anyone is familiar with how multicolumn works in Microsoft Word ...
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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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How does multicol split?

At first I thought that it would split on the half of the number of lines. Then I wrote some code where the number of lines of the first part were more than the one of the second part and it was split ...
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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 ...
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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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Paragraph indent after multicols environment

I'm using the multicol package and have found that the paragraph immediately following the multicols environment is indented. This happens even when there is no blank line between the end of the ...
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Why different column width in table

I am getting different column width in table and i am not able to correct this. The row with multiple columns in last (with text member) has uneven width. Please help. Here is a sample code. ...
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How does one make a single block of text span two columns using multicols?

I have a document that uses the multicols package to create a 3-column layout with three sections inside. For the first column, I have two sections followed by a column break. For the second and third ...
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Placing a tikzpicture next to an align

I have a tikzpicture with an accompanying explanation in a math align environment. The tikzpicture is small enough that I'd like the explanation to appear next to (specifically, to the right) the ...
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How to make a box with a height based on multiples of the current line height

How can I create (in XeLaTeX) a box that has a defined height in multiples of lines that keeps this size 100% without any additional spacings? Please see the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to insert algorithm inside multicols environment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Placing figures inside a two-column document Here is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{algpseudocode} ...
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Spacing around itemize in tabular

I'm working off of a resume template from writelatex.com. I'd like to use bullet points in my descriptions, rather than flowing text. However, it adds a bit to the separating line, as seen in item 1. ...
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Paragraph numbering in the margins of a two-column document?

I've been trying to get paragraph numbers to sit in the margins of a two-column document. I can't get marginpar to print any text in the margins at all. When I use marginnote, I get an error saying ...
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Homework solution x columns

I'm writing a book and in its end, I write the exercises solutions. To become with a better layout, I use multicols environment, like this: \begin{multicols}{2} \setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} ...
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\BeforeBeginEnvironment not doing anything?

I'm attempting to do something similar to Two column glossary, making an extant glossary style wrap into multiple columns. I've followed the suggestion in the comment to the first answer, i.e. use ...
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Force column break within tabbing environment

Basically following the instructions here, I'm trying to enfore a column break in my text. My text is, however, embedded within a tabbing environment, and following the said instructions results in ...
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multicols within colorbox

i'm trying to get a gray background for an entire multicols environment and get errors with this "minimal" working example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Multicols breaking short passages unnaturally

I have a problem in multicols environment, where short text passages that happen to land on a single page split like so I am the very model | general. I've information of a modern major ...
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How do I get rid of this line spacing after multicols?

How do I get rid of the extra spacing after multicols? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{anysize} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} ...
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Environment begin or end in Heading definition

I'm trying to include an automatic \end{multicols} and \begin{multicols}{2} before and after my Chapter headings. (The document is 2 column, the chapter headings are meant to be across the page.) ...