provides an environment for typesetting text in two or more columns columns in parallel

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Alignment of text in two columns: forcing empty lines in one, to avoid collisions in the other

I have a question about aligning text in two columns. A similar question was asked here:Two Columns whose content is positioned relative to each other, but I wasn't able to get the example solution ...
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Custom table with mdframed and parcolumns: LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item

I am building my own table environment using parcolumns and mdframed. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{parcolumns} \usepackage{mdframed} \newenvironment{mytable}[1] ...
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Parcolumns: Unbalanced Columns

I'm using parcolumns to help design a resume but it's giving me some trouble by adding lots of extra space in the left and right columns. Code (compile with XeLaTeX): \documentclass[10pt]{article} ...
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Enumeration in the `parcolumns` environment

I am encountering a problem in the parcolumns environment. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[top=1in, bottom=1in, left=1in, right=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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parcolumns in \autocite footnotes

I have a thesis chapter that has been compiling perfectly well on one machine, but when I installed and updated MacTex2013 on my new machine, it throws up all kinds of errors. I don't know where the ...
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tcolorbox Spanning Two Columns in {paracol} Environment

The paracol environment allows figures to span two columns by using an asterisk in the figure's environment declaration: \begin{figure*} ... \end{figure*}. I'm not familiar with the guts of why that ...
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parcolumns, Vertical Misalignment of Columns

The columns produced by parcolumns are not vertically aligned. Why, and how can this be fixed using the parcolumns package as intended? I have found similar questions with answers that I find ...
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Fixing vertical spacing after \captionof as a custom caption

I'm trying to get a single caption after two columns of code. For two columns, parcolumns is the only method I've found that allows a page break in the middle and is my current favorite. Using ...
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Incorrect vertical line spacing after changing font size in parcolumns

Here's my test case... \documentclass[english,twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{parcolumns} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage[pangram]{blindtext} \begin{document} \begin{parcolumns}{2} \colchunk[1]{ ...
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Parallel text: keeping translation column on the outside of the page

I'm trying to use the package parcolsx. Parcolsx is small package that I have residing with my .tex document. It's described here: reverse the positions of two unequal columns The large text which ...
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How to place pictures inside parcolumns

I would like to display pictures inside \colchunk of parcolumns. This works just fine, but it produces a vertical space in the oppposite column. How can I prevent this from happening? ...
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Add \vrule to parcolumns

I try to find best solution to simulate long table with auto breaking cells at the end of page. I use \usepackage{parcolumns}. Everything is fine, but I need to add left and right vertical lines and ...
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How to typeset a complex layout like a page of the Talmud?

I need help for typesetting a complex typographic layout comparable to the Talmud, yet not necessarily in Hebrew. I found the parcolumns package, but it does not support footnotes and it also does ...
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Complex layout involving multiple levels of footnotes

Cross posted from comp.text.tex Hello, I am trying to put together a book with a very complex layout. I did some research, and it seems that TeX is the software that I need. I am having some ...
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Customizing the `\columnseprule` in a `\multicols` environment

In OpenOffice and LibreOffice, one can specify the height (depth?) of the column separator rule in a multi-column section. It can be e.g. 50% of the columns’ height. I would like to be able to do the ...
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package for parallel columns randomly omits pages (paracol) [closed]

I've been using paracol for a few days now. I think it is a nice package for parallel columns. There is one problem, however, which strikes me. Sometimes (only sometimes) the pdf that results from my ...
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Pagebreak in parcolumn

How can I break columns/pages in a parcolumn environment? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{parcolumns} \begin{document} \begin{parcolumns}{2} \colchunk{ \begin{verse} When shall we three meet ...
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Style Parcolumns vertical bar

How can I style the vertical bar in parcolumns that appears when using rulebetween=true? I am trying to do something similar to what you can do with \vrule like the below: ...
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parcolumns: no footnotes are produced

The footnote number appears in the printed text but I cannot see any footnote when using the parcolumns environment: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{parcolumns} ...
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Can parcolumns be made to expand into the margins?

I recently started using parcolumns instead of block quotes. I do this since I have a non-English source text in the right column and the English translation in the left column. Is it possible to ...
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Parcolumns: Matching height of two adjacent columns

I am using parcolumns package for my resume. I have following section in it: The LaTeX code corresponding to this section is as follows: \begin{parcolumns}[nofirstindent, ...
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Two column problem

I'm trying to replicate a certain part of a scanned book. However, I'm unable to get two columns, which have enumeratation on the left, line of the right column which is in the parallel with first ...
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Wrapfigure-Minipage Woes: How do I correctly typeset wrapped text boxes within a \parcolumns environment modified for a two-sided document?

This is a follow-up question concerning an experimental chapter layout I'm trying to implement for a novel I'm writing. So. My initial problem of finding a way to modify the innards of the parcolumns ...
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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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Render (export) entire document as image

Background Using LyX to create a document and xetex to leverage a TrueType font. The entire text is within a minipage. Ultimately, I'm trying to produce the following output (no white page ...
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Creating a Matrixlist package

I haven't been able to find a suitable package that does what I want. The closest is parcolumns and I've spent several hours trying to understand TeX programming and the parcolumns style. While I got ...
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TeX Programming questions (and stuff about parcolumns)

I'm trying to modify the inner workings of parcolumns. I'm starting to understand the TeX macro "programming" language a bit but I have some issues. In paracolumns there are three issues I want to ...
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parcolumn nofirstindent not working well?

The following code leaves some extra space in front of the start of each box... nofirstindent should, I imagine, set it to 0 but it is not: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Line spacing in parcolumns environment

Is it possible to change the line spacing within a colchunk in a parcolumns environment? I tried the following without success: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{parcolumns} ...
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vspace has no effect in parcolumns

I have following template for my resume wherein I am trying to get rid of the space between two education fields (space between two university entries, this causes my resume to go to second page). The ...
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Extra space with parcolumns

I am preparing my CV and I am encountering an extra space at the start of each line in each of the colchunks of parcolumns. The following image says it all: Notice extra space in from of P or ...
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Problem regarding parcolumns package

I needed to use parcolumns packages which was not available on my system. I installed it and now am having some trouble. I followed following steps: Locate the package sauerj on CTAN website. I ...
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Why am I getting overfull with this parcolumns lstlisting?

I'm sure this is a simple question but would anybody be able to point out to me why the following generates overfull \hbox errors for the two \colchunk macros? It doesn't appear LaTeX needs to do any ...