{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 add a block element after the current line, without interrupting the paragraph?

The multicols package does not support single-column floats, only the *-form floats. I use multicols, and I have block elements (tables, figures, etc.) I'd like to float to the top (usually) of single ...
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Reducing height of multicol separator line

I am bodging a table using multicol and rule so that I can have cells of dynamic sizes and populate it using a macro rather than manually. It mostly works, however I would like to reduce height of ...
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Cut out of a block of multiple columns of text

Is it possible to cut out a very specific shape of a block of multiple columns of text? Cut out of a block of text in one column is simple enough with the help of Xfig, Transfig and Shapepar, as per ...
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multicol: increase space between columns [duplicate]

How to increase the space between two columns in a multicol? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \lipsum[1-2] \end{multicols} ...
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How to divide a long tabular into 3 columns per page? [duplicate]

I'm making a set of very long (1000 rows each) data tabulars. I'm using the longtabu environment, since it can split over pages. My problem is that each of the tables is around 16 pages long, and ...
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Conflict between multicol and arabtex

I need some arabic entries in a twocolumn index. The following document should work, I think: \errorcontextlines999 \documentclass{book} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{arabtex} \begin{document} ...
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lettrine inside multicol positioned wrong. problem with \columnbreak

The following code shows two problems. 1. the intendation of the lettrine is wrong inside the multicols environment and the SampleList environment unless a \vfill is inserted at the end. 2. The next ...
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framed multicolumns [duplicate]

I would like to have: two columns (e.g. with multicol) framed with title can handle pagebreaks can handle twoside mode of book-class since mdframed does not support multicol and according to the ...
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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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\renewcommand or \renewenvironment with multicols

I'm trying to create a horizontal white space in my multicolumn environment every time I start a new subsection. It stops people from having to trawl their eyes up and down the page between ...
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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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Exercise sheet with two enumerated columns

Do you have a simple, minimal template to type Exercise sheets with exercises enumerated with two columns (please check image). Thank you.
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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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How to place two figures side by side in multicol

I would like to place two figures side by side in two column environment (Both figures fitting withing a single column) I have read the answers but it's not working for me. The figure is placed on the ...
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LaTeX version warning for multicol package [closed]

Background While implementing Frank Mittelbach's answer, the pdflatex command returned the following warning: LaTeX Warning: You have requested, on input line 13, version `2011/12/20' ...
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Weird vertical spacing within paragraph using multicol within tcolorbox

The basic idea would be to put a caption next to an image and center it vertically. I tried this within a tcolorbox environment since it's being used on a poster. I'm not sure, how much the tcolorbox ...
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Moderncv package with multicols set vertical space

I am currently finishing my CV using the moderncv package. To save space I decided to fit all my interests in a multicol environment with 4 columns nested inside an itemize environment. Unfortunately, ...
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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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multicols package set column width

Iam having trouble making my text evenly distribute over the entire width of the page \oddsidemargin -0.3in \evensidemargin -0.3in \textwidth 7.3in \textheight 9in \begin{multicols}{2} my text ...
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How to write text in multiple columns in rows order

I plan to write a text, for example in 4 columns or variable, in row order. for example see the following text :
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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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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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Indentation in floating minipages

I'm writing a two-column document, and I want to add some floating text boxes. I can do this with minipage environments nested in a figure* environment. However, this breaks indentation: ...
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Typewriter Text inside multicolumn

I'm using multicols to show the content of a text file, however I need to use the \ttfamily font. As in \texttt{} but that doesn't allow line breaks. Since is a very extensive file I don't want to ...
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Two parallel tcolorbox tables

I tried to place two parallel tcolorbox tables in part of a page: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{array} ...
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Make list of formulas 3 columns

I've changed my earlier question to a more clearer question. I'm searching for a more easier way to list different formulas in 2 or 3 columns next to each other to create an overview of all the ...
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Multicols and enumerate

I'm using multicols environment inside the enumerate one like this: \begin{enumerate} \begin{multicols}{2} \item Se o $\tri ABC$ é isósceles de base $\ov{BC}$, determine $x$. \begin{center} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Multicol and text background color

I am searching means to create a multicol document in which each column has a background color like illustrated below. The colored areas (red rectangles) should be filled with the background color. ...
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multicols environment stretches content

I'm using the multicols package to place a graphic next to a description: \subsubsection{Geometrische Darstellung} \begin{multicols}{2} Für $z = (a + ib)$: \begin{itemize} \item $|z| = r = |\vec v| = ...
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Can I specify the width of the text columns in multicol?

I am writing an article with a multicol setting. \usepackage{multicol} \setlength{\columnsep}{0.5cm} The text is organized in 2 columns. \begin{multicols}{2} Can I adjust the width of the text ...
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Stretch \columnsep with left-flushed text

My document is mainly made up of justified text, but with sections made of two column & left flushed text (actually verses). Below is a MWE. As in Flush a left-flushed box right, I want the text ...
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Lack of space when using multicols package

I used the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item 1 \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{enumerate} \itemsep=1in \item 2 ...
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Not showing vertical line after multirow command

\begin{table}[ht] \caption{Table 5.1: Case studied depending on pre-chamber pressure and CVC chamber fuel blends} \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|} \hline Case Number&Pre-chamber Pressure ...
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Multirow and Multicolumn with missing lines

I am trying to create a table which uses both multicolumns and multirows, and I am getting some graphical problems. As you can see on below image, the top right corner is missing a line and the ...
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Span Columns over multiple pages

I'm trying to use the multicol package to split my text in two columns. Now I want to put a text in the left column, and another text in the right column. If either column is too long for one page, it ...
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Problem with multicolumn and multirow

I want to make divisions in a table with \multirow and \multicolumn commands but I don't understand how can I use them. This is my code \documentclass[letter,12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Blank lines in tabular environment

I have a problem. I am making a table in the tabular environment; it has multirows and multicolumns and cell colours and all the usual haberdashery. However, there are lines missing in the table ...
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Multicolumn Styling

I want to achieve something like this: Here the various versions of windows need to be in bullet-ed format. I have used the multicols package to achieve a bit of this. The MWE is as follows : ...
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Suppress a \smallskip at page/column bottom

I have a command that works similar to this simplified command: \newcommand{\revEntry}{#1}{ #1 \smallskip } In my document I have lots of such entries in a multicolumn environment, and now ...
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How to add vertical lines (rules) to the left of first column and right of last column using multicol package

When using the package multicol for say 2 columns, the output is ....|.... using the code below. I'd like a way to add a rule to the left of the first column and to the right of the last column, so ...
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How to horizontally align equations in multicols package

I'm using the multicols package to write formulas side by side, as \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{eqnarray} ... \end{eqnarray} \columnbreak \begin{eqnarray} ... \end{eqnarray} \end{multicols} but ...
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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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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 ...