{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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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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Single-column figure makes other column blank

I am editing a two-column paper (IEEE Conference Template) and there are some single-column figures to put into it. The code is listed below: \begin{figure}[t!] \centering \vspace{-0.1in} ...
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Unusual multicols behaviour within enumerate when using forloop to specify number of items

I'm using the exam document class, and I have observed unusual behaviour of column breaks in the enumerate environment when using a forloop to specify the number of items. When I use the forloop to ...
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Two column enumerate revtex

We have a list of small items \begin{enumerate} \item a \item b \item c \item d \end{enumerate} which we would like to typeset as such 1. a 3. c 2. b 4. d Normally we ...
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Table with iterated multicolumn

I am having trouble creating multicolumn table, which again has multicolumn. I want to again a two column under case even and odd and then again two columns. But I am not able to do this. I need ...
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Glossaries with entries numbers on the right margin…

In some work connected with the discussion Glossaries with entrycounter true only for one glossary I create a glossary which is sorted by some words and its synonyms, in two columns, using the ...
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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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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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vertical align multicolumn heading

I created a table using this code: \newcommand{\ra}[1]{\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{#1}} \begin{document} \begin{table*} \centering\ra{1.3} \begin{tabular}{@{}rcccccc@{}} \toprule & ...
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shrink algorithm

I am writing a 2-column paper. I have 2 algorithms each within \begin{multicols} ... \end{multicols} environment. I want to scale each of them to half the size so that I can fit it side-by-side. How ...
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multicol is creating weird behavior by leaving almost-blank pages

I am using the multicol package to create a three-column formula sheet. I am also using the mdframed package to write theorems, definitions, etc. in differently colored boxes. Here is the result: ...
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How to prevent uneven spacing between words

In the following example, I get awkward spacing in a multicol environment in the second question. Notice that the words "Which of the following" are not spaced as they are in the first question. I'd ...
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Adding horizontal line at bottom of first two columns of a three-column table

I have a table with a lot of data. I want it all on the same page and the only way to do that was to make it into three columns. I was able to do that using the multicol package along with the ...
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left-to-right itemize in multicols environment

I have this code that uses the multicols environment to split a list on multiple columns: \begin{multicols}{3} \begin{itemize} \item List1ItemA \item List1ItemB \item List1ItemC \item ...
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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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generating a table in koma-script class

We generate a multicol document using the scrartcl document class. Taking the sample below data, we see when we use the \begin{table}[h] command no table is generated in the multicols section. If we ...
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How can I get two columns in moderncv

I'm trying to use multicol to get moderncv to put text in two columns, but it turns out that the columns don't get narrowed and both are mashed together. \begin{multicols}{2} \section{Experience} ...
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Table header fix

I am trying to show the table in a nice way. I tried my best but I could fix the header. Can you help me: Fix the header as shown in the pic. Enlarge the text "2016" to fill the space Align the text ...
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Enumerate Horizontally with multicols

I would like to have a maths exercise in a document so that the questions are numbered thus: 1. Question 1 a) subquestion 1 b) subquestion 2 c)subquestion 3 d) subquestion 4 e) ...
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Spurious [?] vertical space introduced by multicols

In the example below, you'll notice, in the first box, a slight spurious vertical space before the text actually starts, and probably introduced by multicols. Do you know how to get rid of it? ...
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Multicol* in Beamer

I'm aware that you can't really use the starred version of multicol in Beamer due to the fact that Beamer typesets things in a box. However, is there another way to force multicol to not balance the ...
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Make list start at same line as its section

I am trying to save space in my CV, so now please see this picture of it: Notice how Skills is aligned with its content, without leaving any blank line. However, Languages leaves too much empty ...
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Using multicol for framed figure

I have some figures in my article. I want the figures to be framed. I managed to do this with the figure and floatrow packages. But I have a problem of changing the size of the frame, such that I have ...
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ERROR: You can't use a prefix with `\begingroup'

Here is a minimal example of a document which does not compile. \documentclass{report} \usepackage[francais]{babel} \usepackage{expl3} \usepackage{appendix} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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Vertical alignment of table cells and defining column width

I'm currently experimenting with building an Excel app that writes latex code for a table from a selection area within Excel. Essentially the user selects their table in Excel, clicks a button, and ...
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How to make two lists of text appear side by side and lined up

I'm new to Latex and this forum. I want to make two columns of text: SAT:--------------------------SAT Subject Tests: Critical Reading: 800------------Biology: 800 Math: ...
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Can I stop columns from breaking easylist items?

I have this code... \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[ampersand]{easylist} \usepackage{multicols} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{easylist}[enumerate] & The alphabet ...
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What could be causing hyperref and hanging to undo multicols?

I've created a method to input Norwegian-English translations into a sort of glossary. I need multiple of these little glossaries, later they will be compiled into a big glossary. It doesn't need to ...
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Split page in two contents which are independent of each other

I would like to compare two exam so I'm trying to split page in two contents which are independent of each other to show The differences between 2014 Exam VS 2015 For this reason, I wrote the ...
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Issue with graphics and multicol

For my paper I'm using multicols{2} and i assume that this gives me some issue with including graphics. I use the following commands: \documentclass[12pt,twoside,a4paper,notitlepage]{article} ...
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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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Multicols moving the text unproperly

A problem with multicols. The a_{21} "wanders" to the next column. You can see the code below: \begin{multicols}{3} $\begin{array}{|ccc|} a_{11}&a_{12}&a_{13}\\ a_{21}&a_{22}&a_{23}\\ ...
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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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Multicolumn not working when easytable is used?

\documentclass[12pt]{standalone} %% packages \usepackage{amsmath,multicol} \usepackage[thicklines]{easytable} \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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Newenvironment, multicol and space problem

Why jumping a line cause a problem here ? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol,xparse} \NewDocumentEnvironment{DeuxCols} { D<>{30pt} O{.5pt} mm }{% ...
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Latex IEEE template: Use single column table in multicolumn latex content [duplicate]

I am trying to use this IEEE template to write a report. I don't see any package named \usepackage{multicol} which is used for multi-column. So I can not change it from two column to single column. ...
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Footnote within a double column float

I have a double-column float that is used to insert a full-page box in a document. However, when I place footnotes in this box, the footnotes appear within the box (which is desired) but not in a ...
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Using rotatebox and multicol in a table for the same cell

I have a table which has column headings like this: There is a gap between the row with text beginning 'Segments...' and the numbering of the second row. I believe this is due to my use of ...
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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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LaTeX: issue when using multicol with RTL languages

I'm trying to use LaTeX with RTL language. when I set columns count to 2, LaTeX use LTR direction as default. I try to use \RLmulticolcolumns command but it does not work! \documentclass{book} ...
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Problem with columns in a newsletter template

I am trying to use a ready-made template for a very simple publication. However, there is a problem with the columns in the document. Here is the template: And this is the newsletter that I'm ...
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Multicols - start tikzpicture at the top of the paragraph

I'd like to ask you about the way to force the tikzpicture at the top of the multicols. The result is below. \documentclass[11pt,english,singlespacing]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Is it possible to have a two-column figure caption in revtex?

I am writing an article using REVTeX 4.1, in a two-column layout (so my preamble starts, essntially, \documentclass[reprint, aps, pra]{revtex4-1}). One of my figures is very wide (i.e. uses the ...
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Attempting to replicate some beautiful papers I have recently read

I have recently read some really beautiful papers: https://web.eecs.umich.edu/~zmao/Papers/conextDefendHijack07.pdf http://rio.ecs.umass.edu/mnilpub/papers/securecomm07.pdf Is anyone able to ...
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Justify manual line breaks at the bottom of a column

I'm trying to reproduce a justified multi-column document, and am therefore using manual line breaks throughout. However, this doesn't work for lines at the bottom of a column, because \linebreak ...
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Suggesting ideal locations for column breaks in the multicols environment

I've tried using minipages (and had overflow off the bottom of the page). I'm thinking of something along the lines of \pagebreak[0] but for suggesting column breaks. Almost a \columnbreak[0], if ...
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Easier way of placing a figure over and between columns

I'd like to reproduce a three-column document which contains figures that span the middle column and also protrude slightly into the left and right columns. The text wraps around the figure. Here's ...
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Control column breaking and specify individual column height

I have 3 columns of text. Column One: Must not flow into other columns I believe this has been solved by \columnbreak below Need to control text behavior within the column. Currently the 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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Inserting a not floating image

I need to add a picture to to a latex document and apply multicol environments to it so it may not float. If I just use \includegraphics it can be used with multicol but I cannot use a caption for it. ...