{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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How to make tcolorboxs fill a multicol page evenly

The question might sound weird due to my bad English. In short: I want a multicol page to be filled with tcolorboxes of different heights but (visually) evenly spaced between each other. In image: ...
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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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Simple idea to align paragraphs to a baseline grid

The idea was to save the vertical position right after beginning the multi columns and then count from that position the next suitable position whenever there is need to align a text paragraph to a ...
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Tex4ht: Lists inside multicols

I use the multicol package to generate "2x2" lists (two rows, two columns), which works fine with pdflatex but not with tex4ht. While multicol works with tex4ht generally, there seems to be something ...
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Two column with span float image

I'd like to have such layout: The \section text and float image objects should span two columns, \subsection and plain text should go in two column. Now I'm using multicol package for this. This ...
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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} \usepackage[...
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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} \usepackage{...
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xtable, via knitr, inside multicols

How can I put an xtable (made with knitr) in a multicols environment? The table is working outside multicols, but when I place it inside multicols it disappear. I've tried with lstlisting inside ...
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multicols* environment breaks page margin

I'm trying to typeset a menu for a restaurant. I used the multicol-package to split the page in 2 columns. I have some categories (Starters, Main Dishes, Cheese, etc.) and each one of these contains ...
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tcolorbox breakable in multicol environment

I would like to have my tcolorboxes with breakable inside my multicols environment. But they do not break. Also: \documentclass[a4paper, twocolumn]{article} Would not work for me, because for some ...
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Avoiding \hline and \multicolumn in table

I have a table as the following. The journal that I am submitting to doesn't allow \hline or \multicolumn. Do you know how I can have a similar table (similar look) but avoiding \hline and \...
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Place images processed by endfloat's \processdelayedfloats in two columns?

My wife asked me to turn our travel blog into a book. I wrote a script to convert the wordpress XML Export to Latex, which works rather well. Only problem: In a blog post we always have a lot of ...
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Using 4 column page and mdframes! No correct view

I'm writing a summary and I'm using a 4-column page with a lot of mdframed boxes (boxes that contains theorems and other stuff). I use also different files and I merge them like this: \begin{...
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Common title to two columned page

I am writing my thesis using sharelatex online. I have prepared each chapter as a separate file and then collected them using nested option of include. I want one of the chapters in two columns with ...
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Text vertically balanced across two pages

In a previous question, I asked how to keep two columns on one page, vertically balanced. The solution was perfect for that purpose. \newenvironment{overview}% {\onecolumn\vtop to 0pt\bgroup\...
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Hebrew with English in a multicol setting

I'm trying to write a cheat sheet for a physics course, so the document is to be divided to 3 columns or so, using multicol. I've managed to get through the configuration of Hebrew and of the multi-...
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Two columns in Revtex

I am doing a list of problems for my students and I am using Revtex (the AIP template in ShareLaTeX). One of the problems has a lot of small items so I would like it to be in two columns (inside the ...
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Aligning gb4e examples in multicols

For reasons of space I am trying to put pairs of correct and pairs of wrong examples next to each other in multicols environment. However, no matter what I do, they never align correctly. I tried \...
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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} \begin{TAB}(e,1cm,1cm){|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}{|c|c|c|c|c|...
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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. \documentclass[...
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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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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