{two-column} is about the \twocolumn command and the class option of the same name. For questions about the {multicol} package, use the appropriate tag instead.

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Length of the rule (twocolumn)

When \documentclass[a4paper, twocolumn] is declared, is there a way to change the size of the vertical rule created by LaTeX? (I need to increase it) Any ideas?
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Minitoc with two column content

I have a question regarding \minitoc, I want to change the layout for \minitoc inside my MSc thesis. The document is written using a single column, but I want to have the content within the \minitoc ...
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How do I create a really long table in a two column layout?

I have a table that has about 130 rows. I tried using the longtable package, but it does not work with two column documents. The table will be starting near the top of the left column, and it should ...
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In a 2-columned document, how do you get a table to stretch across the entire width?

I'm working on a document that runs two columns of text down the page, like many scientific conference proceedings. However, I'd like for a table to run across the entire width of the page, as it is ...
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2-col floats and citation order problem

I am writing a document using IEEEtran class. And I am dealing with typical problem with 2-col floats (in my case a table). I am aware of issue that a table has to be declared one page before than I ...
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Balance package messes up vertical space between lines in second column [closed]

I am writing an article with the ACM Sigplan class and want to balance the two columns on the last page of my text (before the bibliography section, which is on a separate page). I usually use the ...
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Simple two-column LaTeX template

I have been looking for a simple two-column LaTeX template. I have attached a template that I like, but I am unable to remove the footer on the bottom of the page. Also, I would like to remove the ...
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split a \xrightarrow into two lines

I'm using the command \xrightarrow{}[] in a two column document. The problem is that the string above the arrow is too long and the arrow ends outside the column. Is there a way to "split" the arrow ...
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Start placing figures on right-hand side column of first page

I am trying to use IEEETrans to write a scientific paper in two column format. The issue is that one is not allowed to place figures in the left-hand side column of the first page. Figures should ...
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How can I customise memoir's index to have more than two columns?

Is it possible to customise memoir's index so that it has more than two columns? My index entries are single Chinese characters, so even \twocolindex results in way too much whitespace.
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Fixme incompatible with two-column?

I wanted to use Fixme together with my two-column layout, but the output of Fixme looks broken, as if the margins are too small or so. See example: Example code: \documentclass[twocolumn]{...
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Set two environments next to each other

How would I set two environments next to each other? Lets say two tables. I want to have something like this, where red is my page and blue one table and yellow the other. My scenario is that I have ...
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Two-column layout with left column just as wide as its content

Here is image of desired layout, from PDF-ed MS Word version of the documment: It's A5 format. What I exactly want is: have it in two columns, each of them left-aligned lyrics should take as much ...
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How to center the caption in onecolumn space?

I used the commands \onecolumn and \twocolumn to have some images in one column, but now the images' captions are not centered. How can I solve this problem? My code is like below: \one column \...
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Two columns within mdframed frame

I want to add a simple two-column text within framed frame. I tried multicols as \begin{mdframed} \setlength{\columnsep}{10pt} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{itemize} TEXT \end{itemize} ...
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\twocolumn[{\begin{@twocolumnfalse} explained

I'm typesetting a document in the [twocolumn] format. I found (Googled) that a way how to place some material spread over both columns is as in the following code: \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} ...
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\twocolumn undefined control sequence }] [closed]

I am trying to add a figure (a center environment) two a \twocolumn command. I tried this: \documentclass[10pt,twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} \...
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longtable spanning multicolumns

How to use make a longtable span across a two-column document? I'm working on a twocolumn class, and I'd like to make the longtable be centralized in the page, as well as to make the orphan items, i....
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Creating a table in two column style page

I want to create a table, in a two column style page (IEEEtran) which will range in both columns. Any idea about this issue?
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Switching from onecolumn to twocolumn sends to the next page!

I have a simple documentclass with onecolumn title and twocolumn body. When When switching back to twocolumn for the body text, it will goes to the next page instead of continuing under the title: \...
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Is there a modern equivalent to the midfloat package?

The package claims to do the wonder of placing a one-column text in a two-column document, without ejecting the page. This seems to work, but breaks when I try to place a figure within the strip ...
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How to make {multicols}{2} the same as \twocolumn ?

Using \begin{multicols}{2} gives me unexpected results. It seems like if I write 8 lines, then it divides by 2, then puts 4 lines in the left column and then the other 4 in the right column (see ...
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Override tendency to avoid filling entire page with floats

I'm working on a two column document, and on one of the pages, I want to fill an entire column with three different floats. But when I use, for instance, h!, ht!, b, b!, t!, etc., on all three of ...
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Two-column Bibliography with bibitem in the first column

I am trying to make my bibliography have two columns with each \bibitem appearing in the first one (a regular two-column table). This is an example of what the desired output looks like: For a ...
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Footnote into a \twocolumn expression

I have a paper that uses the article document class, in twocolumn mode. The title and the author are set within a \twocolumn[...] command. Now I need to put a footnote after the name of the first ...
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Temporarily suppress two-column layout in Oxford Bioinformatics template

The Oxford Bioinformatics journal's template is one of my favorites and I use it for many of my school assignments. The template uses a two-column layout, but in an appendix at the end of the document ...
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Typeset \chapter also in two columns when writing in twocolumn mode

I use \documentclass[twocolumn]{scrreprt} which produces a nice layout but every chapter is set in one column mode, which leads to a new page for every chapter. How can I tell latex to set ...
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table causing misalignment in two column layout

I'm fairly new to LaTeX and I've run into a problem I'm not even sure how to Google. I'm using the two column document class IEEEtran for a scientific paper. However the text in the right hand column ...
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How to retain the double-column formatting of the previous page after \clearpage?

I'd like to have some additional material after a paper, starting on a new page. For this purpose I'm using \clearpage or \cleardoublepage (\newpage doesn't work the way I want). Unfortunately, while ...
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Position tikz graph at the bottom of twocolumn page in memoir

According to section 10.4 of memoir manual double column floats may only be placed at the top of a page. However, I need a tikz graph at the bottom of the page. So I have tried using minipage(floating ...
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sidewaystable misplaced in twocolumn document

I need to format an existing document to accord to the guidelines of a paper. The existing document contains a big table, contained in a sidewaystable environment: \begin{sidewaystable}[p] \caption{...
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Grouped two column table of contents in Beamer

I am working on a beamer presentation with a quite large table of contents. Therefore I split the table into two columns with the following code: \begin{frame}{Overview} \begin{multicols}{2} \...
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Is todonotes compatible with twocolumn?

I'd really like to have my tikz \todo notes in my twocolumn document. When writing on the right column it's fine, but the left column drives it crazy. I tried to fiddle with the textwidth option but ...
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A table and a figure, with captions, in the same wide float in a two-column document?

I'm trying to place a figure and a table inside the same wide float so that they are positioned together within a two-column document. However, they also need separate captions (i.e. a figure caption ...
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Using columns environment in normal document

Is it possible to use the columns environment inside a normal document? Up to now I only used it in the beamer environment where it turned out pretty handy.
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Two sets of aligned equations in two columns?

Say I have a set of equations: (1) \begin{align} wx&=u\\ wy&=v\\ w&=10 \end{align} (2) \begin{align} x&=u/w\\ y&=v/w\\ \end{align} How can I do the following: put (1) and (2)...
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“Thanks” note (footnote) placed below right column even though there is enough space on the left

In this two-column document, the "thanks" note is placed below the right column even though there is enough space below the left column, and a lot of space is inserted around the heading of the first ...
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How to change \hsize in the middle of a paragraph at pagebreak, especially for two-column?

The original question is: How to get two columns with different width in LaTeX? I know this older question: How can I create a two-column layout with different widths (and texts) for the two columns? ...
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Which section in the header with twocolumn book?

I'm wondering about the logic behind which section name is displayed in the header with a twocolumn book. My MWE: \documentclass[twocolumn]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \chapter{Foo} ...
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Margins from the column separator

If the text in both columns end and begin too close from the column separator, how do I increase the margin from it? Change from: | #Text#######|#Text####### | % (Bad, too close to column separator) ...
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How to create a document with asymmetrical discontinuous columns?

I am trying to create a document that has two discontinuous and asymmetrical width columns with a dividing line vertically separating the columns, which extend above and below the text. The basic ...
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xtabular* does not work on two columns

I'm trying to split a table in several pages, for doing this I'm using the xtab package and xtabular. However, the behavior of the xtabular* environment (that supposedly should break the two column ...
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own class with twocolumns activated in \ifdefined for KOMA and xelatex

I want to do something like in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1465665/passing-command-line-arguments-to-latex-document. For better explanation I'll show a minimal running example: My test.cls: \...
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Two-column LaTeX class for a photobook

I am looking for a solution to produce a two-column(ed) LaTeX-based photobook. Text and comments should go on the outer column (in a two-sided document)--something like a wide outer margin. Photos (...
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Longtable alternative for twocolumn documents?

Is there a recommended method for incorporating multi-page tables into twocolumn documents? It's clear that the longtable package isn't set up to deal with documents of more than one column. Is ...
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How do I create separate columns in LaTeX without text flow?

I want to make a document with two columns, with each column separate. In other words, I have two separate columns in which I can type, without text flowing from one column to another. My desired use ...
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scientific report two columns

While looking for something on this site I accidentally found a document class which is perfect for a scientific report with two columns layout. Unfortunately I forgot its name. Could someone point ...
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how to typeset RTL document with two columns flush AND two-column footnotes

I'm working on a set of documents in Hebrew. My general workflow is I type reStructuredText, run it through rst2xetex and then typeset with XeLaTeX. What I can't figure out how to do is create a two-...
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Want a big table in top-center of a two-column article page

\documentclass[11pt, twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} %%Should compile with XeLatex \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setmainfont[SmallCapsFont = Delicious SmallCaps]{Delicious-Roman} %...
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TikZ: Expand width of each picture to given size

I create plots with pgf/TikZ, externalize them and then they will be included into another predefined LaTeX-document (which someone else will do, so I can't change anything there). That final document ...