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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to make boxes occupy two columns in twocolumn environment, without using float in LaTeX?

I am trying to create a new document class, similar to books, but with two columns and where new chapters always starts in a new page, printing the chapter name inside a box that should occupy two ...
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How is typesetting in multiple columns implemented

I can type \documentclass[twocolumn]{scrartcl} to get a document typeset in two columns. But how does this works internally? I read The TeXbook, but didn't find a single paragraph about this. ...
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Flushing within twocolumn article

I am new to LaTeX and I'm creating a template for handins for school work. I am using the article document class with the twoclumn option. In the beginning of the template I am making a header with ...
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figure span to one column on double column page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a figure span on two columns in a scientific paper? I want my figures to span to whole page width while on double column page, I am using subfloat, how to ...
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Two column code listings in appendix in a one column report

How do I place a two column appendix in a single column report? I want it so that at the beginning of the appendix I'm in single column mode, then I want to place some source code listings in 2 column ...
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Nomencl: how to remove indentation in two columns multiline entries

I'm using the nomencl package to write a two columns list of terms I frequently use in my thesis. Everything looks fine except that I don't like that whenever the explanation of a term takes more than ...
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How to prevent two column text to overlay with minipage of entire pagewidth?

I have a two column latex document and at the beginning of each chapter, I want to manually insert a minipage which spans the two columns. Unfortunately, the text in the right column will always ...
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Avoid consecutive figures in two columns layout

Is there a way to tell LaTex to avoid putting figures consecutively in a single column. Instead, I want to distribute the figures in the top of the columns and/or other pages in the same way (only ...
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dblfnote.sty with musuos.cls causes unbalanced footnotes

I’m the author of musuos.cls and while writing a paper with it I noticed that the dblfnote-package leads to unbalanced footnote columns You can see that the left colum has one line less than the ...
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How do I make a figure that spans a spread of two pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to include a picture over two pages, left part on left side, right on right (for books)? I have a huge TikZ graphic inside a figure environment. I would like it to ...
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How to make table extend onto second column

I have a two column document and a long table. I would like the table to start in one column and then extend into the next column. I know about the table* environment; I don't want a table that is ...
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Wraparound of tikz pictures in twocolumn layout

I am currently typesetting a document in a two column layout. Many text blocks are put into colored boxes, currently implemented with TikZ. This works; however, I have to split the text blocks ...
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How to change chapter created by \printindex to section?

I wonder if there is a solution to the following problem: I wanted to create an index with the package makeidx and the scrartcl document class. \printindex creates a chapter called "Index". But all I ...
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Displaying a wide figure in a two-column document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a figure span on two columns in a scientific paper? It's my first time working with a two-column document (declared as an argument to \documentclass) and I ...
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Switching between single- and multi-column format

I'm trying to create a pdf for a journal where the authors are in multiple column format but the rest of the document/text is not. How can I get this to work? It auto formats the rest of my document ...
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Consistent baseline position in twocolumn

In twocolumn mode, the baseline of the first line in a column seems to be positioned a minimum of ~10pt below the top of the column, regardless of current font size. If the font size is sufficiently ...
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Can we have two pages with different number of columns?

I want to write a paper where the first should consist of a single column and the next page should have 2 column format, is there any command available in Latex, please help
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Forcing figures position in (last page) column

I'm writing a two columns document and I have two figures on the last page stacked in one column. The first one at the top and the second one almost at the bottom. How can I force the second one to be ...
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\pagebreak and two-column text

When I use \pagebreak in a two-column text, the paragraphs are spread out by vertical spaces only in the current column, so the whole page looks unbalanced (the right column has large spaces between ...
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Add an equation at the bottom of a two-column article

How can I place a two-column equation (a large equation that does not fit in one column) at the bottom of a page?
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KOMA: Margin notes only on outer side of two-column document? [closed]

For some part of a two-column scrbook of mine, I need to actually get a three-column layout: Two columns text, and a third column with a table (or a boxed enumeration, that would work too). Both ...
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How can I change the distance between abstract and section 1?

My LaTeX format is as follows: Abstract: Abstract goes here. Section 1: It should be noted that my abstract is one column and sections are two-column. Abstract and Section 1 are very close ...
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How to change columns distance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Setting the column gap in a twocolumn document How can I change the distance of two columns in a two-column document?
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Of parallel texts, lists and display equations

In previous question concerned about taking notes while reading journal articles, I received an excellent answer proposing the use of parallel, parcolumns, and ledpar packages. However, I have the ...
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verselinenumbersleft with twocolumn

Situation: a poem in the verse environment of the verse package, while the entire page is set with the twocolumn option. Line numbering is enabled via \poemlines{1} and set to the left by ...
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sig-alternate class, and twocolumn unbalanced bottom alignment problem

EDIT: turns out the below is not really a requirement for ACM - but still a good Latex exercise, I reckon :) I have bumped into a problem with the Alternate ACM LaTeX2e Style File V2.4 (APRIL 2009 ...
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How to avoid a page break before a two-column TOC in memoir

Although `I wouldn't normally do this', I'm writing a short(ish) document for which I'd like to place a small TOC in two columns as the last thing on the title page. In single column mode it works ...
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Floating a chess diagram on the next column

My second chess diagram does not fit on the first column, so LaTeX increased paragraph spacing on the first column. This does ensure that the second diagram appears exactly on top of the second ...
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Memoir custom title page and twocolumns.

Using the package memoir, I am having some trouble creating my (Oh so simple) custom title page. In the preamble, I have this: \documentclass[medievalpage,twosides,twocolumn,pdftex,final]{memoir} ...
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Vertical Spacing of twocolumn option

I was wondering how can one place vertical spacing on both the left and right columns while using the [twocolumn] option. I used the \vspace{} command above the section of code where the columns ...
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How to show the vertical line between two columns?

Simply using \twocolumn changes my document to look like this: -----HEADER---- ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### -----FOOTER---- But ...
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How to make a section header span the whole page in a twocolumn document

I am writing a book in twocolumn format. Section headers appear in their respective column, and for most of the book, that is fine for me. But for a specific chapter of the book, I would prefer the ...
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How to insert figures in two columns?

In my case the figure disappears. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} ...
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Wide table in two-column doc: error ! Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.

I am trying to create a table which spans both columns of a two column document based on the IEEEtrans document class. However I am receiving the following error which I cannot explain: ! Extra }, or ...
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Auto two column mode

I'm trying to create songbook document class. Every song is on its own page. I want to achieve that if the song is regular sized (fits to one page in one column) the song's page is one column, but if ...
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Adjust settings that determine when sections should start on a new page/column

I'm using titlesec in a two column environment, and sometimes my sections start on a new page or the second column, and leave blocks of white space at the bottom of the previous page/column. I am ...
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Double-column listing package

Not too well up on LaTeX, but I want to use the listings package for listings spanning a two-column format. Unfortunately, asterisks cannot save me (like for figures/tables); this doesn't work: ...