{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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Automatic column number and width adjustment

I have a body of text formatted into columns that I frequently edit. When I add text to the first column, the appearance of the columns is unbalanced and I have to manually cut/paste text over to the ...
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Trick Supertabular into Multicols in new command

I'm using supertabular in multicols enviroment using this trick \let\mcnewpage=\newpage \makeatletter \renewcommand\newpage{% \if@firstcolumn \hrule width\linewidth height0pt ...
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What are the main advantages to using the multicol package over the twocolumn documentclass option?

I'm going to be writing my dissertation in LaTeX quite soon. Whenever I've done work in the past in LaTeX, I've always just used \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} but I've heard about multicol. ...
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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 ...
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How to change spacing between columns for just one page in the document

I'm using the multicol package for my columns. So far, I have \setlength\columnsep{10pt} in the preamble to set the default column separation. But for one particular page, I'd like to set the ...
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Colorbox inside Multicols

So I am using the multicols environment and I want to have the background of some portions of the column colored. However, I see that multicols does not play well with xcolor and colored sentences ...
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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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Placing a tikzpicture next to an align

I have a tikzpicture with an accompanying explanation in a math align environment. The tikzpicture is small enough that I'd like the explanation to appear next to (specifically, to the right) the ...
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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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Change of column [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I force a column-break in a multi-column page? I'm writing a document with columns with the multicols package and I want change the column, I type \newpage and it ...
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Avoid: multicol Error: Error saving partial page

In my package I am using in the dtx file the ltxdoc class which uses multicol for the index. Currently I get this error: ! Package multicol Error: Error saving partial page. See the multicol ...
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Multiple Column Height

I need to put three lists of data into three columns. After putting the first set of data this happened: But I need all the data to be in the FIRST column only, the next sets of data will go in ...
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Force column break within tabbing environment

Basically following the instructions here, I'm trying to enfore a column break in my text. My text is, however, embedded within a tabbing environment, and following the said instructions results in ...
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How to make a box with a height based on multiples of the current line height

How can I create (in XeLaTeX) a box that has a defined height in multiples of lines that keeps this size 100% without any additional spacings? Please see the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Line break after header of theorem environment followed by multicols body causes header-body overlap

I use TeXLive 2011. I use ntheorem and multicol. In a theorem environment, I want the theorem header to be separated from the body by a line break such that the multicols-environment get's that and ...
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Shaded Multicols

Does anyone know how to shade the background and put a border around a multicol environment, where page breaks are needed. There is a couple of posts around, most notably, multicols within colorbox, ...
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Different column widths using multicol

Is it possible to specify different column widths in a multicol environment? For example, in a two column layout, can the left column be set to twice the width of the right column?
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nested multicols with itemised list

Is there any way to reduce the column separation in \begin{itemize}...\end{itemize} in the following MWE to be the same as \setlength{\columnsep}{1cm}. Also how can I remove the column separation rule ...
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How to fix a figure at the top or bottom of a column within multicol?

Within the multicol environment I want to be able to fix a figure to be displayed at either the top or bottom of a column (as in a scientific journal). The figure environment cannot be used in ...
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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} \[ e^{f(x)} \rightarrow f'(x)e^{f(x)} \] \[ ln(f(x)) \rightarrow \frac{f'(x)}{f(x)} \] \[ ...
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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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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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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 ...