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Fitting unbreakable large equation on one line in a twocolumn layout

I have an equation in my document which is unbreakable and does not fit on one line using the twocolumn global option. Am I forced to shrink the text size here? And how do I go about doing it? ...
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Balance/flush columns at the end of each chapter in twocolumn layout

In a twocolumn layout, how can I balance columns at the end of each chapter? Package multicol is not appreciated because it doesn't offer nice float placement in the columns (floats are not allowed ...
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single column footnote in two column layout

I want to print my affiliation in the bottom of the chapter opening page as a footnote, I am using a two-column layout. Is it possible to get a single-column footnote in the two-column layout?
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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 : ...
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eledmac two column footnote balancing

I wonder how to influence the column balancing algorithm eledmac.sty is using for twocol footnotes (which is, as far as I understand, the \rigidbalance command from The TeXbook p 398. In the ...
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Single column figure leaves a blank in the other column?

I am writing in a double-column template (IEEE Conference Template). What has been bothering me is that once I have a figure/pseudocode/tikz in one column, sometimes it pushes the contents in the ...
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Automatically set the figure width depending on whether the layout is one or two column

I am wondering how do you usually deal with figure width when you are writing a paper. (use \linewidth, \textwidth ? others?) Maybe we can just define a "switch" and use it with ifelse package? ...
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Why each section is shown in one page rather than in the same page when I use \onecolumn?

I don't know why each section is shown in one separate page when I use \onecolumn rather that the normal (two columns) format. \onecolumn \section{Goals} some text
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How to find the \textwidth in two-column mode?

Sometimes I find that floats don't fit nicely on a page, so I use \resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{ <blah blah blah> } so that the borders match the margins. However, I'm now working on a paper in ...
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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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Text spreading onto both columns in middle of twocolumn layout

I know that the package cuted can do its job quite well. However I'd be interested in different layout than what cuted provides. I hope that the image will be worth milion words: On the left is the ...
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Put a table* at the bottom of a page?

In a two column document in LaTeX, is there any way to put a table* (a table spanning both columns) at the bottom of the page? The obvious doesn't work: \begin{table*}[b] % b!, hb, hb!, etc. ...
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Advanced layout with independent side column

I'm creating a CV and I'm rather specific about my layout. I want a constant header on each page. On the left side of the page I want a column containing my personal presentation. It starts with a ...
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make bilingual or trilingual LaTeX document

How do I make a bilingual (two-column) or trilingual (three-column) LaTeX document? E.g.: | Original language | Translation 1 | Translation 2 | | | | | ...
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Figures and Tables 'push down' text in the right column

When I use the IEEE two-column latex template, sometimes the text in the right column does not start at the top, but gets 'pushed down'. This happens sometimes when adding figures or table. A similar ...
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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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how to change the color of the rule (vertical line) in twocolumn document?

I'd like to make the rule between the 2 columns very thin. I found that no matter how small of width I made it, the line was not thin enough for my liking (unless I make it zero, then it will ...
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break a table on two columns

I have a table that is quite long (less than a page, by the way) and quite narrow; to save space I wish to have it, let's say, on two columns. Referring to the following image, I wish to have the ...
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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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eledmac and two column footnotes

I like dblfnote and have been working with it for a good while. Now my footnotes are just getting too long and the typesetting results accordingly undesirable, they would be way better if footnotes ...
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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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Two columns in twocolumn mode

I am trying to have two columns in the columns of a twocolumn mode (See the MWE. Please excuse that it is so long, it was the only way to illustrate what I mean). If the list extends the column it is ...
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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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Remove section titles from text, but not table of contents — interaction with columns

Update: a previous version of this question wrongly attributed the problem to use of minitoc to get section-level tables of contents (\secttoc). I've got a complicated document with a tables of ...
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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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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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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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What are the main advantages to using the multicol package over the twocolumn documentclass option?

I'm going to be writing my dissertation in LaTeX quite soon. Whenever I've done work in the past in LaTeX, I've always just used \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} but I've heard about multicol. ...
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What is the advantage of using widetext package instead of cuted package?

I was looking for an answer to this question which is, by the way, unanswered :( After searching this site, I read many questions similar to this one, and I found out that all of the answers ...
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Typesetting magazine style articles [closed]

I am trying to compose a two column magazine style article (for a hobby) with callouts, multiple typefaces, etc. Are there examples of style files and class files that do something similar?
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Image placement in LaTeX (twocolumn mode)

I'm beginning to work on my senior thesis for biochemistry and I'm excited to use LaTeX to make a nice looking final product. I'm new to LaTeX though so I don't actually know that much about it. ...
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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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Wrap text around wide figure in two column

I need to insert a figure into a two column document such that the figure partially spans both columns, and the text wraps around it. It seems wrapfig does not work for this in two column, pullquote ...
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List of Symbols?

I'm trying to make a list of symbols that looks a lot like the one shown here But I'm having some trouble making 2 columns that are spaced in that manner for the 2 pages I have for my list. Can ...
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Problems using widetext.sty

I need to prepare a document for a journal and I'm using the twocolumn option in the article class. Now I have a horrible equation that makes use of the cases environment so it's hard to split up to ...
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How do I get a blank column?

I'm trying to create a program (i.e. the paper kind you hand out) in LaTeX. I've got \documentclass[landscape, letterpaper] and I'm running into problems with the columns. I've tried multicol, ...
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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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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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\tableofcontents in twocolum document

I don't quite understand why \tableofcontents in a \twocolumn document yields only one column (or how to change that - ideally without including multicol just for the ToC...)? ...
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Span a text in twocolumn mode

I would like to span the name of the letters in twocolumn mode so the letters appear in the center of the page. ME. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twocolumn]{extbook} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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How to place a multicolumn figure above a single column figure and a single column table?

I would like to place the following on the same page: A double column figure A single column figure A single column table I want the placement to look something like this:
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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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Is that possible to put one figure in the top and one two-column figure in the bottom of a same page?

I am adding figures into a two-column LaTeX file. In one page, I need to put a one-column figure and a two-column figure in a same page. The one-column figure should be in the top of the page and the ...
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How to deal with PDF figures

I can insert JPEG figures in publications, but when it comes the time to include PDF figures (I prefer them for graphics because of its vectorial nature) I cannot scale them properly. I am using ...
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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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Span Columns over multiple pages

I'm trying to use the multicol package to split my text in two columns. Now I want to put a text in the left column, and another text in the right column. If either column is too long for one page, it ...
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Self-defined Width of the Pseudocode Box with algorithmicx?

This post has beautifully shown how to make the algorithm pseudocode box as wide as one column or two columns. I am now writing a pseudocode with many if layers. So a one-column box cannot suffice. ...
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Tikzpicture in a two column way using a one column .cls template

I'm using a .cls IEEEtran from IEEE available here http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html; and all document is in two columns. I'm ploting using pgfplots a ...
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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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Two-column layout with thick vertical rule in ConTeXt

Background I would like to add a thick rule centered between two columns. Example Code A minimum working example that illustrates the issue: \setupcolors[state=start] ...