{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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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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Using multiple autogenerated longtables inside multicols environment

I have several longtables which are auto generated. Since they are not actually long or wide ones, it would be rather space saving for me if I could pack them in a multi column environment. So, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Musixtex and two columns

I love LaTeX. Unfortunatly some years passed since I last used it. Now I want to layout a leaflet with several songs and nodes. I found musixtex which seems to work awesome. The only thing I do not ...
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Line break with supertabular won't work

So, I have a really long list of symbols that I decided to create with supertabular. I'd like the table to split as it goes over to the second column, so I used {multicols}{2} but I found out that it ...
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Span 2 columns in 4 columns document

I'm using multicol enviroment with a0paper class. My text is in 4 columns and I want to span two central columns in order to place a wide block like on the following picture: How I can do that with ...
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Automatically insert column footnotes after each column (multicol+parnotes)?

I can simulate a column footnotes in multicol environment using parnotes like this. (It is needed because multicol does not support this.) \documentclass[a4paper,fontsize=8pt]{scrartcl} ...
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How do I align the first section title with the top of the first column when using multicol?

I'm using multicol for a two-column layout so I can have column balancing/equalizing at the end of every chapter. I'm also using titlesec to format my chapter/section/subsection titles. I've been ...
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Can Tufte sidenotes work in the multicols environment?

I am writing handouts using the tufte-handout document class. I use the multicol package to make a two-column list of vocabulary terms. One term needs an explanation, which I would like to reference ...
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Having the same amount of space with and without multicol when using with titlesec and itemize

I am trying to use multicol and itemize to spread a list over several columns. I am also using titlesec to style my headings. One part of my document uses multicol and the other does not and both have ...
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Multicol and Itemize

I am using the multicol package with itemize. On the left of my two columns, each bullet point is 2 lines long, and on the right side, each bullet point is one line long. Right now, my output is ...
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Paragraph footnotes with memoir and multicol

I have a memoir document that is using multicol to get two columns. If I have footnotes that are not on the last page, they don't \paragraphfootnotes correctly. \documentclass{memoir} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alignment of multipage description in tufte-book

In the last few hours I've been banging my head for an alignment issue that I can't find information about. I am using a combination of 4 things: Tufte-book document style fullwidth environment ...
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figure does not appear, however \includegraphics{} does

I'd like to insert figure-environments into my tex document, however the figures do not appear after compiling the file. On the other hand I can includes images without any problems. ...
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Endnotes in two columns: how to have \section in one column?

I have a document with endotes which should be typeset in two columns. This works fine with the code in the MWE below. How can I interrupt the twocolumn-area for the section headings? I want them to ...
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multicol line spacing

I started to work on semi-automated newspaper design. There is some achievement but there is one main bug that I struggle with. In multicol environment the lines of the columns are not aligned across ...
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Huge space before xtabular

Description I have a tex file similar to the following, where I use xtabular in multicols enviroment. However, I find that xtabular starts a new column when there is enough space for an entry. Also, ...
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multicols environment drops flowfram's frames

In the following MWE, the vertical stripe (provided by the flowfram's \vNtonetop static frame) takes effect on each page. But as soon as the multicol's multicols environment is commented out, the ...
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Pagewide (single column) footnote in double column document

I am trying to write a long equation in footnote in a double column document (IEEEtran) similar to the attached image. I have tried using "multicols" command but the footnote is starting from the ...
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Split page first vertically, then horizontal, and finally vertical again, for folding into eighths. Reflow?

I would like to make a letter sized document for folding into eighths for a pocket size pad to take notes and include references, for instance tasks for the day. I may use org-mode exporting ...
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Multicols leaving blank pages

I am trying to create a formula sheet which I am going to use for my exams. I was able to set up the layout as I like it, bit I am having a problem on pages 4, 6 and others (as you can see from the ...
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Prevent full page image in multicols

While placing a full-width image in the multicols environment using \begin{figure*} ... \end{figure*} if the figure is larger than some fraction of the page, it takes up a whole page on its own, ...
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Multicols Supertabular and fancy columns

I have quite a lot of data I "want" to print regularly, and the best option seems to be a prepared LaTeX template, where I just \input{data}, and data.tex is the result of minor sed and awk voodoo. I ...
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Curious behaviour of vertical space in one and two column document

When I use the first code (in a two-column document) the vertical space between the text and the gather environment is small. When I use the starred version or a one-column document then the space ...
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Left to right alignment in multicol

I'm writing an Hebrew lyx document, when I use multicol to use multiple columns it does makes the columns left to right, how can I change it to right to left? thanks
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Alignment with Multicols and Polyglossia

I'm working with a two column multicol environment for an English-Yiddish dictionary (using XeLaTeX and Polyglossia). I have a couple of issues, and I'm putting them all together because I'm not sure ...
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register-true in multicols environment

I have a multicols* environment with sections and subsections and list environments and I want the text "registertrue", i.e. the lines are all on the same level ACROSS the columns.(If you were to ...
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“Call out box” in a two-column document

I suppose "call out box" probably doesn't have much of a meaning in the TeX world, but a (framed) "box" probably isn't specific enough for what I mean. Anyway, I am compiling the following with ...
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Headline Table of Contents in columns in Beamer

I was wondering if anyone knows how to tell Beamer to divide the table of contents in the headline in columns if there are too many sections, else leave it in one column. I found this thread very ...
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Why are my margins ignored?

Based on this code, I added a title but now I face the problem that the margins are ignored when I use book or scrbook with the twoside option. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,twoside]{book} ...
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Automatic placement of picture in multicol environment at top, bottom, or middle of column

Having a multicol document spanning over several pages with pictures (includegraphics, width=\columnwidth), I am looking for a way that LaTeX chooses the best position for the picture or at least ...
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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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How can I fix two tabvars in multicol environment?

I want to fix two tables side by side. When I used \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside,openany]{book} tables was broken (second picture). How can I fix this problem? ...
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Examdesign spacing in two column

Long multiple choice questions (with graphs) are causing formatting issues, where the question runs off the bottom of the page and is not visible. Deleting the images seems to resolve the spacing ...
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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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multicol has strange horizontal offset when page cut close to end of columns in bidi mode

multicol works great for me, and so is bidi. this changes for some rare occasions when I change multicolsep. this is my MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{bidi} ...
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Footnote line on right side - Shorten the separator between the columns

I have an Arabic text (RT language) in two columns shown in figure. I use multicol package to make two columns. please: (1) Is there any way to move the footnote line to right (to be above the the ...
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Enumerate and multicol

Following up the thread here: Generating a template and the answer provided by Andrew Cashner, my question now is: I decided to remove the \section stuff and adding the enumerate environment. The ...