{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 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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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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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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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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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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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} ...
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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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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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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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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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Text spreading out in multicols

Minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[bitstream-charter]{mathdesign} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Why unbalanced multi columns work with standalone but not work with article?

I want to have unbalanced multi columns for 5 multiple choice options. It means that the last option must not be aligned with the third option. By default multicols makes balanced column in which the ...
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Changing width of column on one page only

I'm trying to create a page with two columns, on one page only, the rest should be with only one column. I've tried the package multicoland that solves one part of my problem which is to get a divider ...
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Songs package in Multicol environment

I'm attempting to typeset a Wedding Program, which includes songs and I'd love to have this displayed as two columns as I think it looks nicer. However, I'm having a heck of a time getting the songs ...
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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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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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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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multicol: column balancing only after a minimum number of lines?

I am using multicol.sty for balanced columns on a small part of the page. Generally I want these columns to be balanced, but not if the resulting twocol part ist less than 3 lines in height. How can I ...
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Why this float in multicols is moved to next page while there is enough place on the current one?

In the following MWE, the second float (within a multicols environment) is moved to page 4 while there is (seems to be) enough place where its code is given (on page 3). Why? \documentclass{article} ...
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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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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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`multicol`: Forcing column breaks depending on remaining column space

I'm sure I'm not the first one to run into this problem, but I couldn't find any other question that quite answered this in a way that worked for me. I would like to insert a section heading in the ...
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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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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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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 ...