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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] ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...