{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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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 ...
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How to change spacing between columns for just one page in the document

I'm using the multicol package for my columns. So far, I have \setlength\columnsep{10pt} in the preamble to set the default column separation. But for one particular page, I'd like to set the ...
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Colorbox inside Multicols

So I am using the multicols environment and I want to have the background of some portions of the column colored. However, I see that multicols does not play well with xcolor and colored sentences ...
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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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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 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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Change of column [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I force a column-break in a multi-column page? I'm writing a document with columns with the multicols package and I want change the column, I type \newpage and it ...
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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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Multiple Column Height

I need to put three lists of data into three columns. After putting the first set of data this happened: But I need all the data to be in the FIRST column only, the next sets of data will go in ...
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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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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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Line break after header of theorem environment followed by multicols body causes header-body overlap

I use TeXLive 2011. I use ntheorem and multicol. In a theorem environment, I want the theorem header to be separated from the body by a line break such that the multicols-environment get's that and ...
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Shaded Multicols

Does anyone know how to shade the background and put a border around a multicol environment, where page breaks are needed. There is a couple of posts around, most notably, multicols within colorbox, ...
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Different column widths using multicol

Is it possible to specify different column widths in a multicol environment? For example, in a two column layout, can the left column be set to twice the width of the right column?
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nested multicols with itemised list

Is there any way to reduce the column separation in \begin{itemize}...\end{itemize} in the following MWE to be the same as \setlength{\columnsep}{1cm}. Also how can I remove the column separation rule ...
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How to fix a figure at the top or bottom of a column within multicol?

Within the multicol environment I want to be able to fix a figure to be displayed at either the top or bottom of a column (as in a scientific journal). The figure environment cannot be used in ...
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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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Article inside report

I need to place an article inside a document created with the report class. That means, I need a LaTeX document inside my report, where it is multicolumn'ed and the references are set in the ...
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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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Strange layout with multicol

I'm using multicol to lay out a series of equations in columns, here's the code: \begin{multicols}{3} \[ e^x \rightarrow f'(x)e^{f(x)} \] \[ ln(x) \rightarrow \frac{f'(x)}{f(x)} \] \[ ...
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Balance columns in all document

In IEEE documents all the columns are balanced. Is it posible to achieve this in an article class?.