{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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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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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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Formatting columns with aligned subcontents

I have here a snippet of my document. \section{Events} \begin{multicols}{2} \subsection{Monday} \textit{10:15am–11:15am}\dotfill\ Panel 2\smallskip\\ {Text here,\\ text there} \...
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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] {\LARGE\sffamily\raggedright}{\...
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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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Easier way of placing a figure over and between columns

I'd like to reproduce a three-column document which contains figures that span the middle column and also protrude slightly into the left and right columns. The text wraps around the figure. Here's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Write Equations side by side

My Code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[a4paper,vmargin=0.7in,hmargin=0.7in]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[misc]{ifsym} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb} \...
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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 \...
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Dividing a page into independent parts/columns with different widths

I want to divide my page (A4 landscape) into different parts. The top should consist of four columns with different widths and no rule. For this I used vwcol but I could not figure out how to do a ...
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How to: print paragraph title centered, and on a shaded line across the page?

For a cheat sheet I am making I would like that \paragraph{title} does the following: Centre the text 'title', on a shaded (gray) line across the entire page ( column in my case ), start the actual ...
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How do I draw a vertical dotted line separating two columns?

multicol or memoir would be preferred. \columnseprule, I understand, is responsible for drawing a solid vertical line between columns. Is there a parsimonious way to achieve the following? -----...
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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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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} \usepackage[...
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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} \begin{...
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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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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 ...
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Tabular columns have different width

I have the following simple tabular environment: \begin{center} \small \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|} \hline \multirow{2}{*}{$cm(ag)$} & \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{Number of agents in}\\ \cline{2-3} & $...
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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 .pdf-...
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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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latex thinks reference is undefined

I know that very similar questions have been asked before, but the solutions do not work. I have the following latex code; \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{...
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How make LaTeX interpret each line as a new line within an environment?

I have list of file names in a multicol environment. I can use sort commands on them when needed e.g. (sort -u). I would like to temporarily make LaTeX recognize a single-newline (\n) as a new line. ...
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Align environment with multicol gets cut off even with allowdisplaybreaks

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[top=3cm,bottom=3cm,left=3.2cm,right=3.2cm,headsep=10pt,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb,amsthm} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{...
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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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Automatically suppress multicol layout if available space is too narrow

I am using pdfLaTeX (in MikTex) to write technical articles for a company newsletter. Inside any one article I switch between two column layout for descriptive text and one column layout for code ...
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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 position......
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Multicol: why do columns not align properly?

The following code does not align the contents of the two columns do not align properly; in particular, the content of the left column is a bit lower on the page than the content of the right column. ...
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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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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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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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Make list start at same line as its section

I am trying to save space in my CV, so now please see this picture of it: Notice how Skills is aligned with its content, without leaving any blank line. However, Languages leaves too much empty ...
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Split page in two contents which are independent of each other

I would like to compare two exam so I'm trying to split page in two contents which are independent of each other to show The differences between 2014 Exam VS 2015 For this reason, I wrote the ...
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Table of contents in multicol alignment problem

In my report I'd like to have a short table of contents, thus I printed it with multicol in two columns to safe space. But the alignment on the top is like in the picture. I'd more prefer it if the ...
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A Question of Latex Layouting Using \vspace{\fill} and Multi Columned Page

This question is related to this question. Read that question, and read the first and the only answer, and its comments. Answer I got was worked well. But there is a very little problem. Let's say ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Avoid: multicol Error: Error saving partial page

In my package I am using in the dtx file the ltxdoc class which uses multicol for the index. Currently I get this error: ! Package multicol Error: Error saving partial page. See the multicol ...
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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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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 ...