{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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Twocolumn part in document

I'd like to stretch long lists into two or more columns. Like: Some single-column text. Lorem 4. Sit Ipsum 5. Amet Dolor Another single-column text. Or: Some ...
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multicols - different column widths

How can I set the width of the 1st column to 70%, and the width of the 2nd column to 30% of the pagewidth? \usepackage{multicol} \begin{multicols}{2} text in column 1 \columnbreak text ...
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How to control column/page breaks in multicols environment with nested lists?

I've a nested list within a multicolumn like this: \begin{multicols}[2] \begin{list} \item main item1 \begin{list} \item this is a very long item \item this is a short ...
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How to get text flow to start one column at a time for multiple columns?

I'm making a document that has 3 columns, but I've noticed that the text spreads over all three columns as I'm typing the document. If anyone is familiar with how multicolumn works in Microsoft Word ...
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multicolumn long table or enumeration

I would like to generate a multi-column table that wraps within columns of the document, and splits across pages. There are a couple of similar questions here How do I create a really long table in ...
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multicol and figures

I have a two column document (using multicol) and want to insert figures so that they do NOT span columns. I have searched around and the only thing I can find says that only figure* is supported ...
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Column width in multicol and using float environments

I'm trying to write my first report ever using LaTeX. I want it to have two columns so I'm using the multicol package. The columns are too narrow though, I want it to be wide like, say, elsevier style ...
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Problems with pictures in multicol

I am writing a short article for a magazin and want to have a two-column text. Since the header is supposed to be centered, I decided to use the multicol-package. This is my header: ...
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Two-column longtable or tabular

I'm using longtable to store a glossary-like list of abbreviations used in my document, and as it only has two columns, but is two pages long, I was wondering if there was a way to make it wrap into ...
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full-width tables in multicolumnar text

If I create a table in twocolumn, the text on the second column overlaps the right half of the table. If I use a table*, whether with twocolumn or multicols, it instead is moved to the next page. ...
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How do I force a column-break in a multi-column page?

I want to display my article's abstract and table of contents side-by-side, to save space. I'm using the multicols package, but it tries to keep each column the same height, and I can't figure out how ...
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How can I create a multicol “figure”?

I have the following, somewhat minimal, example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{minipage}{\textwidth} \begin{framed} The function ...
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How to achieve a multi-column layout for footnotes?

How can you achieve a multi-column layout for footnotes? I have one page filled only with a rotated table (landscape layout, the sidewaystable environment). The table is annotated by a lot of ...
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Trouble with multicol

I'm trying to use multicol to create a formula sheet with two columns. I have specified the use of such columns, and their position, but when I compile they come out one after the other rather than ...
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Multicol layout for systems of (linear) equations

How can a similar arrangement be archived (with ams*, aligned, multicol, etc) 1.2.3 Solve the following system of equations: a) x - 2y - 4z = 1 b) -23x + 43y = 22 3x - ...
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single column footnote in multicols environment?

I use the multicols environment (multicol package). I have two columns. If I simply use \footnote{the footnote text, which is quite long} the footnote behaves as if there was just one big column (as ...
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How can I create a bibliography like a section?

I have the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \section{} \begin{thebibliography}{99} \subsection{Differentiation} ...
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How to balance last page of two-column layout?

I create a document in two-column-layout with LaTeX (and Koma-Script, if that is relevant). The two-column-layout is defined in documentclass. The last page of an chapter fills the left column first - ...
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First line of first paragraph after section/subsection is indented

When writing an essay with the article class, the first line after a section or subsection has somewhere along the way become indented. According to typographic standards (American standards, I ...
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Writing in the first column first when using multicol package [duplicate]

I'm using the multicol package to enable writing with 3 columns or more, however I realise that the default behaviour is to balance out the content of the page with the columns. But this is not what ...