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{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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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?.
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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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Paragraph indent after multicols environment

I'm using the multicol package and have found that the paragraph immediately following the multicols environment is indented. This happens even when there is no blank line between the end of the ...
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Vertical Centering in a multicols

In a document I have several multicols units, in which on one side there is an image and on the other side some information in a itemize. Now, depending on the image / information, the two "sections" ...
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Spacing 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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Section outside multicols environment if section contains a table

I am using \begin{multicols*}{2} to split my text in two columns on the landscape format paper. Now if I have a tabular, it resizes the tabular to \linewidth. What I want is to ask if there is a ...
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Aligning TikZ graphic vertically to neighbor in multicol

For my documentation of a blocks world problem in Prolog, I'd like to show the example code (using the listing package) next to the real world equivalent, which I made using TikZ. For this I used the ...
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Type several columns using right-to-left language

I want type Farsi (this language is right-to-left) in several columns. How do I start the contents from the first column to the right?
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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 can we fix subfigure in multicols enviroment

I am using {multicols*}{2} and want to show nonfloating subfigures and have tried following method, but no success, rather it does not show anything. Could you please guide me about the solution. ...
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How to write a title/abstract spanning 2 columns in 3-column page using multicol?

My article requires that I put the title and a small abstract spanning the left 2 columns in a 3-column page, that is, the 3rd column to the right of the title/summary block must follow with the body ...
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Wrapping a table in two column text

I have a two column text and would like to wrap it around a table, yet in such a way that the table spans over both columns. Ideally the text in left column would continue on the left below the table ...
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How do I make text to appear in multiple columns as in newspapers on Texworks?

How do I make text to appear in multiple columns as in newspapers on Texworks instead of rows?
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Multicolumn block is narrower than the surrounding text

I need to typeset blocks of text in a multicolumn environment, with a title above, and framed with full line width. I'm using the multicol package for that. The issue I face is that the block of text ...
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How to remove \vskip from beginning of multicols-environment

In the documentation of the multicol it reads that as a first action of an multicols environment (if there's enough space etc.) “[…] a \vskip of \multicolsep is added.” I use enumitem and combine it ...
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How to put the labels of enumerated images at the middle left of the images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Aligning enumerate labels to top of image? The current code produces the labels at the lower left corners of the enumerated images. \documentclass[a6paper]{article} ...
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Manipulating table and multicols

I am trying to make a template for my master's homework. This master is organised by a university and a research center. So I thought of having on top of page(left and right) their logos. Bellow those ...
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Variable number of column in multicols, including a single one [closed]

I'd like to call multicols with a parameter being the number of column and allow this parameter to take the value 1, like in this minimal working example : \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{report} ...
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Using BibTeX, how can I make the bibliography multicolumn?

Since my bibligraphy stretches over several pages I would like to make only these pages multicolum (2 columns) and maybe also make their text size a bit smaller than the document standard. How is ...
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Insert figure in a multicol article

I am trying to insert a figure with a caption into a multicol article. When the figure was inserted on its own, it was fine: includegraphics[width=0.5cm]{image} However, when I tried to insert the ...
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Multicols: use all vertical space before moving to a new column [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I force TeX to completely use the 1st column? I am using a three-columns template to create cheat sheets: \begin{multicols}{3} ... \end{multicols} When there ...
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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 ...