{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 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 ...
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Replacement for picins, for wrapping text around some construct within multicols?

Within the multicols environment I would like to wrap text around a makebox construct. The description of picins in The LaTeX Companion, 2nd ed., makes it sound ideal, but it's no longer being ...
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How to get a better spacing in nested multicols environments?

The following code produces an output that has badly-spaced contents. My objective is to write an exercise with multiple choice questions. Each option may have a figure. The red arrows indicate the ...
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graphics - dynamic image placement

This is a follow up to my post here: Graphics - Images off the page in multicolumn environment Using C#, XML, SQL, and LaTeX, I've managed to create a system which retrieves database information and ...
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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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Displaying verse numbers on the left of corresponding column in multi-colmn text

I have two-column text that consists of multiple verses that are numbered sequentially. Imagine a text like below flowing into page in two columns. 1 Text for verse one that belongs to first verse. 2 ...
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Are there any LaTeX packages for multicolumn typesetting besides multicol?

I'm going to need two-column layout (more advanced than LaTeX's \twocolumn - I'll need changing the number of columns without starting a new page or column balancing); however, due to the nature of ...
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Is it possible to define a `multicols{2}` preamble switch that works for \chapter?

With standard LaTeX, issuing \twocolumn in the preambe causes the document to be typeset in two columns -- except that \chapter will produce separate one-column chapter headings. \documentclass{book} ...
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Full width code listing within two column text

I am using multicols to create two columns for body text. For code typesetting I am using the listings package. For the latter I have created an environment using \lstnewenvironment command, used as ...
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Multicol - don't wrap

I have two-columned page by multicol: \begin{multicols}{2} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet... \end{multicols} It there any way to ban wrapping to the second column. What I mean is, that I ...
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Table of contents without title

I would like to have two-columned table of contents: \begin{multicols}{2} \tableofcontents \end{multicols} But it looks wierd if I have a title included in two columns - second ...
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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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Horizontal lines touching the multicol column separator rule

Is there a possibility to put a horizontal line above and below a multicolumn output (using the multicol package) such that the horizontal lines touch the multicol column separator exactly at its ...
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Keeping checkboxes aligned using the Exam class

I'm using the exam class in a multicols environment to create a series of worksheets. Many questions are yes/no. If the question is too long, it wraps to the next line and moves the answers. Is there ...
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Subcolumns with multicol and the exam class

I'm using the multicol package with the exam class to create 2 sub-columns within a multicols environment for checkbox answers when the answers are short and one word. There is a significant amount of ...
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How to place two code snippets next to each other with minted?

The minted package for code highlighting comes with a float environment called listing. Now I would like to place two of this code listings next to each other, but I have no idea how to do this. I ...
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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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Include floated figure in two column environment

I'm using a two column layout and I'm trying to get a figure to appear on the bottom of the page it's currently on. Floats don't work natively in a multicol environment. Right now I'm getting around ...
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Ugly whitespace with multicols

Why is there ugly whitespace in the first column? How do I remove it? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{3} ...
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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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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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column header for multicols

I would like to add a fixed content (produced by e.g. \parbox) at the top of every column of a multicols* environment. How can I do this? The optional argument of multicols* is only added on the first ...
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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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The complex layout of columns (for cheatsheet)

Objective: to A4 paper in four columns on two sides to print text. Requirements: 1) sheet is cut into the column (ie on both sides of the sheet of the border must be the same), and 2) the most ...
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Images off the page in multicols environment

Before my question, some background information. I’ve created an algorithm (not latex) which will generate a catalog for a collection of books dynamically. A user supplies information to query an SQL ...
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Centering contents of table cells horizontally and vertically

I'd appreciate help centering the contents of the topmost row vertically and horizontally in their cells(?). I've tried using \multicolumn without luck. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{scrreprt} ...
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Using package minted inside a multicol (multicol package)

I'm trying to list some code (package minted) inside a multicol (package multicol). Example Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} ...
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Setting the column gap in a twocolumn (or multicol) document

I have a document that uses twocolumn with scrbook. How can I set the width of the space between the two columns?
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multicols, lstlisting and float

Using the following structure, how can I get the listing to stay on the same page, be it at the top or the bottom? \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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How to make {multicols}{2} the same as \twocolumn ?

Using \begin{multicols}{2} gives me unexpected results. It seems like if I write 8 lines, then it divides by 2, then puts 4 lines in the left column and then the other 4 in the right column (see ...
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How to create three column document with visible dividers?

I added \threecolumn but it doesn't work. What command will change the document layout to three column format with dividers visible like the following illustration? ---------HEADER--------- ###### | ...
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Making a long table continue over two columns

I am using multicol to make a two-column document using the book document class. I have a long tabular that I want to break where the page breaks and then continue in the next column. I could split ...
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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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Latex multicol + itemize

I'm using the pdflatex interpreter and trying to get the following behavior using an itemized list in a multicolumn environment: [space]* item1 *item2 [space]* item3 *item3 I can get somewhat ...