{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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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 begin,...
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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 I'...
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Index shouldn't start new page

I am writing an article in LaTeX 2e with \documentclass[twocolumn]{article}, including an index. The document prelude includes \usepackage{makeidx} and the \makeindex command. At the point where I ...
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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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Making a long table continue over two columns

I am using multicol to make a two-column document using the book document class. I have a long tabular that I want to break where the page breaks and then continue in the next column. I could split ...
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One-column abstract in KOMA-script

I would like to make the abstract in KOMA Article appear on both columns, when writing a two column article. I would like to use internal koma options, instead of loading external packages. The ...
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Setting the same distance from the top of the page for chapter and index titles

I noticed that the distance from the top of the page to the chapter title differs from the table of contents and list of <> ones. I can see why, as these elements have specific purposes and ...
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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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How to insert a one column page within a twocolumn document?

I have a twocolumn layout which is rendering quite well except for the last page. The incriminated page contains a bibliography with several URLs, each one being cut on several lines. For better ...
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Bibliography in two columns, section title in one

I'm using the following to span the bibliography to two columns: \begin{multicols}{2} \bibliographystyle{abbrv} \bibliography{mybib} \end{multicols} Yet, the section title ("References" in the ...
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Lineno for 2 column

How to add line number to a 2 column document where the line number must appear on the left for the left column and on the right for the right column. The lineno package does not seem to provide this ...
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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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Is there a “\nocolumnbreak” analog to \nopagebreak?

If I want to prevent latex from putting two (short) paragraphs on different columns, is there something similar to \nopagebreak that will let me do this?
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Centering an image and a two-column layout.

Here's what I'd like to do. Place a centered image, and then have two columns of text centered below it. I did the following: \begin{center} \includegraphics{image} \begin{multicols}{2} lots of text ...
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Laying out an enumerate environment evenly in two columns with a picture in between

I have a list of items inside enumerate. I'd like to lay them out in two columns, separated by an image. The numbering matters, so I can't break them into two separate enumerate environment. Is there ...
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Twocolumn part in document

I'd like to stretch long lists into two or more columns. Like: Some single-column text. Lorem 4. Sit Ipsum 5. Amet Dolor Another single-column text. Or: Some single-...
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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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How to put two figures side by side in a two-column document

How to put two figures side by side in a two-column document. figure* is not working.
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abstract, tableofcontents and listoffigures in twocolumn, landscape report

\documentclass[a4paper,landscape,twocolumn]{report} .... \begin{document} \begin{abstract} bla bla bla \end{abstract} \tableofcontents \listoffigures \chapter{Introduction} .... I get the main ...
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Two column align environment with one line spanning both columns

Is there a good/correct way of making an align environment with one line spanning multiple columns? At the moment I'm using a hack like the following, but I feel that it's probably not the best way. ...
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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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Abstract takes its own column, pushes first section to second column

I am using the acm_proc_article-sp class to prepare a conference paper. It should not exceed the length of 4 pages. Unfortunately, the abstract will push the first chapter to the second column, even ...
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Floating wrapped figure in a twocolumn page

I am creating a big composite book \documentclass[A4,twocolumn]{book}. I need wrapped floating figures (and tables) over both columns. I know the enviroment figure*, but the full width of a page is ...
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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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LaTeX: Textbox within article

I'm not completely new to LaTeX but I'm not used to work with special layout schemes, so that's why I thought it was a good idea to post my question here. Momently I'm trying to create an article ...
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How to insert an image into a two-column document such that the text flows from TL, BL, TR and finally BR?

I don't like the following: I want the following: Code: \documentclass[demo,12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[margin=2cm]{geometry} \usepackage{multicol,lipsum,graphicx} \title{Foo Bar Baz} \...
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Why does a figure capture a whole page?

I have a figure in a whole page, even though I do not intend it to capture a whole page. There is a lot of white space around it, and I definitely think there could be some text surrounding it. Is ...
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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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How can I place a double-wide figure float (ie, figure*) on the bottom on the first page of a two-column document

In what I would like to be a two-page, two-column document with two wide (figure*) figures, I need one to be on the bottom of the first page, and one to be on the top or bottom of the second. ...
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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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How do I force a column-break in a two-column document?

Similar to How do I force a column-break in a multi-column page? I want to force a column-break in a two-column document. \columnbreak seems to be undefined without the multicol package.
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full-width tables in multicolumnar text

If I create a table in twocolumn, the text on the second column overlaps the right half of the table. If I use a table*, whether with twocolumn or multicols, it instead is moved to the next page. ...
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Margin notes (and subsection titles) in both sides of a two column document

I would like to write a book document with two columns and subsubsection titles as margin notes at both sides of the page (in the side which corresponds to the column). In order to specify the ...
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Changing side of line numbering in two columns documents

I'm trying to type some report and I have a small problem with the twocolums document class and the line numbering in listings. The document is on two columns : \documentclass[8pt,[...],a4paper,...
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Beamer Column Order

I am using beamer and I have created two columns using \begin{columns} \column{.5\textwidth} Column Number 1 \column{.5\textwidth} Column Number 2 \end{columns} And I'd like to control the ...
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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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Spanning columns with `\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}`

I started writing an article with the multicol package, and I like the results. However, I'd like to know how to reproduce some of the effects using \documentclass[twocolumn]{article}. For instance,...
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Listing over two columns - how to page break?

I have a two column article: \documentclass[a4paper, twocolumn]{article} Inside this is a bigger lstlisting which has a float=* to merge the two columns. However this listing needs a page break. ...
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Tabular or two column mode

\documentclass[fleqn,12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} ![alt text][1]\begin{table}[ht] \begin{tabular}{l l|l l} \underline{\textcolor{blue}{Text 1}}&...
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Two Column Layout for Tables

I have a table with many rows, but only a single column. The column itself is a coefficient for an algorithm, hence just a number. Currently, when typeset with the longtable package it looks somewhat ...
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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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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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Two-column text, landscape pages

I wish to create a pdf-file out of a tex-file, so that the text is printed in two columns, and pages are to have the landspace orientation. The standard way to do this, as I see on the Net, is to say ...
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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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How to put two tables in a table* element so that the tables appear side by side in a two column layout scientific paper?

This is related to How to make a figure span on two columns in a scientific paper? In a table* element, I want to put two \tabular{} elements, and get them appear side by side. I will then need to ...
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How to balance last page of two-column layout?

I create a document in two-column-layout with LaTeX (and Koma-Script, if that is relevant). The two-column-layout is defined in documentclass. The last page of an chapter fills the left column first - ...
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XeLaTeX portrait jpg photo insertion

I'm using XeLaTeX to produce photobooks. Searching for info on placing portrait jpg's on a page with adjacent column text similar to published photo books. Have no Problem with landscape mode with ...
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Uneven text distribution with two-column layout

I am comfortable with creating basic LaTeX documents and making minor modifications to templates I can find online, but not much more. The Oxford Bioinformatics journal has an awesome template here ...