{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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Text wrap in multicols

The following LaTex code (credit) features a table within muticols: \usepackage{multicol} ... \begin{multicols}{3} \subsubsection{Another Subsubsection} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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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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Three-columns text with figures of 2\columnwidth

Although in multicol environment (not the twocolumn option in document class) is problematic to place floats, there are some ways to put figures within a single column or occupying the entire width of ...
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Multicolumn doesn't work well with onslide

I have the following code which works without error: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Boadilla} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{tabular}{ll|ll} ...
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Grouped multi-column nomenclature

I'd like to print a multicolumn nomenclature list that consists of several groups. At the moment, using the grouping approach described in the manual and with a code snippet from ...
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Footnotes layout in multicols environment

I am using the package multicol to typeset a one-column (spanning the entire text width) heading and a two-column main text block. In order to do so, I begin the multicols environment along with the ...
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enumerate in multicols

The following image illustrates what am looking for: Essentially I want the numbering to occur as shown above but using the multicol and enumitem package. But when I try it by using the following ...
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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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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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conditionally emit one table or another

I would like to specify a table and if it has any multiline cells then it should be output as a single pair of columns and otherwise as two pairs of columns. For example, if it looks like the First ...
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Vertical alignment in multicol

In the following code the horizontal rules on the right don't line up in all cases with the horizontal rules on the left. It seems to be related to the text content. How can I fix this in such a way ...
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renew section command with args

How can I renew the section command to include some additional arguments and start a multicolum section? something like: \section{title}{toc-title}{picture}{second picture}{subtitle}{author} I just ...
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using mdframed with multicol causes some sort of overflow

I'm trying to make a cheatsheet in the style of the OpenGL Quick Reference Card by using multicol and mdframed. It seems to work fine, but at times mdframed's frames are seemingly-randomly cut off, ...
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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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Multicol alternative

This post is a follow up to this post: multiple pairs of columns which was about generating columns of name/value pairs. There are sample outputs there. I now have several solutions and am at the ...
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Making an odd shaped table

I'm trying to make a table that looks like this: +--------------+ | Class 1 | +--------------+ | A | B | ...
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How to use multirow inside a multicolumn with p attribute?

Is it possible to use the p attribute in a multicol, with a multirow embedded? A previous post doesn't provide a useful answer, since it only works with attributes other than p. It is exactly my ...
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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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Adjusting column width in LaTeX with the multicol package

I'm trying to get a two column "academic style" paper layout on my LaTeX paper. I'm aware there are at least two common ways of doing this, either with adjusting \documentclass or with the more ...
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How to avoid page break after \end{multicols*}?

I am experimenting in LyX to create a page which has a single column and two column text. I inserted the following TeX code in the file. \begin{multicols*}{2} \lipsum[1] ...
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How to create trapezoidal multicols?

I would like to create a XeLaTeX layout where multicol's columns (two in this case, no figures, text only) are tilted where they meet. The lines still should be ordinary lines below each other, but ...
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How can I reverse the positions of two (unequal width) columns so that the wider one is always against the inner margin?

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm trying to use it to write a spotlessly-typesetted draft of my novel (from the rough, typewritten hard draft) for MFA program applications, and eventually to send to ...
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Frame over multicol columnbreak

Hello everybody out there using TeX, Is there a possibility to draw a frame over a columnbreak when using for example the multicol package? I've already tried several possibilities and done ...
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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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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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Multicolumn image

How can i span image across two columns in multicolumn environment? I want to create something like this: c1 Image c1 Image c1 c2 c3 c1 c2 c3 (c1, c2, c3 = columns) It can be done in ConTeXt: ...
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multienum package within enumerate

Is it possible to use the multienum package within the enumerate environment? The following code does not display correctly (the last column moves to the next line): \begin{enumerate} \item ...
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Two columns within mdframed frame

I want to add a simple two-column text within framed frame. I tried multicols as \begin{mdframed} \setlength{\columnsep}{10pt} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{itemize} TEXT \end{itemize} ...
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Placing figures inside a two-column document

I'm trying to get images in my document in two different ways: On top of the entire page, centered On top of a single column I tried it with both twocols and multicols. I ruled out twocols because ...
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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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Text justification within multicols environment

I'm using this 3-column layout. \begin{multicols}{3} [.. a lot of text ..] \end{multicols} I want to left-align the text in the left column, center the text in the middle column, and right-align ...
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multicols breaking in middle causing out of ordered matrix

The following example shows that multicols treats pagebreaks as separate orderings. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=0.5in]{geometry}\geometry{a4paper} \usepackage{multicol,tikz} ...
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last column of multicols has excessive whitespace

The last column of a multicols has extra whitespace that is not needed (as visually the margin will do): \begin{multicols}{3} \begin{description} \item[asdf] - fdasdf \item[asdf] - fdasdf \item[asdf] ...
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How do I force TeX to completely use the 1st column?

How do I force TeX to completely use the 1st column before writing to the second column? Right now I dont have enough content to fill one whole page. So the left and right columns are equally filled, ...
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How to set the width of columns in tex?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} lots of text goes here. \end{multicols} \end{document} If I add lots of text, I get two columns, but there ...
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Divide the page into 2 parts

I have text, formulas and an enumeration. I tried to use multicols, but it divides the text where it wants. I used tabular, but it don't allow to have an enumeration or I don't know how to do it. In ...
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Align baseline in multicol

I'm using the multicol package and would like to align the baseline of the two columns. The simple use of a \paragraph heading seems to throw off the alignment, which can be pretty jarring visually. ...
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How can I make todo comments when using the multicol package?

I need to use the multicol package and I want to have todo items in the margin. I found the todonotes package which looked very promising: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{todonotes} ...
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Reduce vertical spacing itemize and multicols

I have added code to reduce the spacing before itemize. However, when I use multicols still a lot of extra vertical white space is added (see the space before the subitems). Does anyone know how to ...
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Is it possible to define a multicolumn environment with a background colour

EDIT: I should have given a MWE based on memoir (which I am using) where the inner and outer margins are initially different. I would like the margins to be the same in that new environment. (Inner ...
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Margin notes in a multicolumn environment

I have been typesetting a two-columned book where I sometimes need to put a mark in the margin to say, that particular line might need special attention. (The book is actually a psalter - for ...
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Multicols custom column width

I need to use multicol package to create columns of custom width. I am unable to figure out how to achieve this. I would also need to switch from one column to another based on specific content.
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Left aligning text inside multicols environment

I am using the multicol package. I was wondering if anyone knew how to correct the ugly looking spacing of words. It tries to align them so that each line takes up a column but that means some text ...
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How do I use supertabular with my tabular code?

I'm trying to create a list of notation, but I've been unable to use nomencl as I would like so I'm using a table. I'd like the table to split as it goes over to the second column (the working example ...
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permissions and acknowledgments in publish LaTeX-composed material

I've just completed composing a scholarly book using LaTeX and it has been accepted for publication. Are there legal requirements for 1) acknowledgments or 2) permissions connected with the use of ...
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Multicomn with just 2 lines

I desire make a template as IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII line 1 I line a line 2 I line b IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Another text The I are just column localization. I found the multicol package but ...
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How to float figure within multicol text

I have a simple two-column text, and want to place figures within the text. I used this code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{caption} \begin{document} ...
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Balancing long table inside multicol in LaTeX

I would like to put some longer tabular data inside the multicols environment while maintaining its balancing abilities. I have tried supertabular with the trick to redefine \newpage as columnbreak. ...
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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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Setting tabular width

I'm using a tabular within multicols and would like to make a table extend its second column right to the edge of the column within multicols, so the column is pushed over but the text is still left ...