{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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Placing figures inside a two-column document

I'm trying to get images in my document in two different ways: On top of the entire page, centered On top of a single column I tried it with both twocols and multicols. I ruled out twocols because ...
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Balancing long table inside multicol in LaTeX

I would like to put some longer tabular data inside the multicols environment while maintaining its balancing abilities. I have tried supertabular with the trick to redefine \newpage as columnbreak. ...
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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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Beamer: Vertical alignment of multi-column ToC

In my LaTeX beamer presentation I have a long Table of Contents, which has been split across two columns by using the multicol package. The problem is that I have not found any way to control vertical ...
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How do I force TeX to completely use the 1st column?

How do I force TeX to completely use the 1st column before writing to the second column? Right now I dont have enough content to fill one whole page. So the left and right columns are equally filled, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to have a figure with caption in multicol environment?

I am having the following problem with adding a figure inside the multicol environment: \documentclass[10pt, twoside]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} ...
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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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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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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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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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Making a long table continue over two columns

I am using multicol to make a two-column document using the book document class. I have a long tabular that I want to break where the page breaks and then continue in the next column. I could split ...
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Column break only if within first column of multicol

Background Creating books automatically using LaTeX-escaped user-generated content. Problem The book layouts make use of the multi-column package, with the book content separated into sections. If ...
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Detecting current column in multicol

I'm working in a two-column multicol environment, and trying to create pullquotes using wrapfig. The problem is, I'd like these pullquotes to hang in the margin: the left margin if I'm in the left ...
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Bibliography in two columns, section title in one

I'm using the following to span the bibliography to two columns: \begin{multicols}{2} \bibliographystyle{abbrv} \bibliography{mybib} \end{multicols} Yet, the section title ("References" in the ...
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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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Margin notes, multicols, tikz overlay

As seen on page 200 of pgf manual is there a way to put notes in the margin but on the same level as the place it is called ? One can deal with the right-left positionning with the help of this ...
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Table of contents without title

I would like to have two-columned table of contents: \begin{multicols}{2} \tableofcontents \end{multicols} But it looks wierd if I have a title included in two columns - second ...
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Split itemize into multiple columns

Is it possible to split an itemize list into several columns? (I'm sure it is, but I couldn't find a solution around here) And additionally: Is it possible to automatically split a list into multiple ...
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multicols not wrapping to 2nd column properly?

This question led to a new feature in a package: multicol I am having problem with multicol package, I created a sample demo to show it. When I put 3 minipages of certain height in the ...
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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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Margin notes in a multicolumn environment

I have been typesetting a two-columned book where I sometimes need to put a mark in the margin to say, that particular line might need special attention. (The book is actually a psalter - for ...
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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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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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Hypcap not working with custom figure environment

I'm trying to use caption with hypcap=true so that cross-reference hyperlinks will go to the figure instead of the figure caption. However, I'm using a multicol environment with a custom figure ...
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Setting the column gap in a twocolumn (or multicol) document

I have a document that uses twocolumn with scrbook. How can I set the width of the space between the two columns?
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Are there any LaTeX packages for multicolumn typesetting besides multicol?

I'm going to need two-column layout (more advanced than LaTeX's \twocolumn - I'll need changing the number of columns without starting a new page or column balancing); however, due to the nature of ...
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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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Two enumerated lists side by side

I am trying to replicate the image below, but what I currently have gives awkward spacing on the two lists. Could anyone advise me as to how I could mimic the picture? ...
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Shaded multicols II

In extending a previous question, Shaded multicols, how can I put rounded corners on the multicol environment, for the outer 4 corners (ie the corners directly next to the page margins) This question ...
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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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Images off the page in multicols environment

Before my question, some background information. I’ve created an algorithm (not latex) which will generate a catalog for a collection of books dynamically. A user supplies information to query an SQL ...
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Align baseline in multicol

I'm using the multicol package and would like to align the baseline of the two columns. The simple use of a \paragraph heading seems to throw off the alignment, which can be pretty jarring visually. ...
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How to horizontally align items with equations in multicols package

I am using the multicols package in combination with enumerate environment, with equations in each item. Each item is aligned horizontally with its equation, and I like that. Whay I dont like is that ...
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A problem with vertical positioning of `multicols`

In my previous question, I asked about a problem with vertical alignment at the bottom of the page; the solution (provided by egreg) was simple and obvious. However, here is a less-minimal example ...
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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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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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Horizontal lines touching the multicol column separator rule

Is there a possibility to put a horizontal line above and below a multicolumn output (using the multicol package) such that the horizontal lines touch the multicol column separator exactly at its ...
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How to set one header for each page using multicols

I want to use multicols in my document and also having a small box on each page (upper left) to be drawn automatically. I already tried \AtBeginPage hooks but the box didn't print at proper ...
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Multicols not breaking procedures in algorithm2e

I'm having a problem with the package multicol. I'm trying to split an algorithm into two columns. In particular, this algorithm is made up by two procedures. Unfortunately, in this particular case, ...
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keep alignment under enumerate

I would like to keep the indentation for my fraction that appears below my first item however i don't know how to align it if itself is not an item. source code: \documentclass{article} ...
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\columnbreak doesn't work

With the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \noindent Vediamo un po' di testo a due colonne. Proviamo a cambiar colonna: ...
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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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Sophisticated Table Header Latex

I have a table which I want to transform it into Latex Code But, I am beginner in Latex, thus, the header of this table is hard for me to write it in Latex.
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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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Making an odd shaped table

I'm trying to make a table that looks like this: +--------------+ | Class 1 | +--------------+ | A | B | ...