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multiple algorithm2e algorithms in two column documents

I tried this example Place four algorithms (algorithm2e) in a subfigure and arrange them in two rows and two columns on two column documents. It doesn't work. The error message is ! LaTeX Error: [H] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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 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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\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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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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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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Placing a single algorithm in two columns

I have a single-column document and to save space I would like to make a long algorithm (produced using packages algorithm and algorithmic) to be double-column. That is, I would like the float content ...
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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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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] ...
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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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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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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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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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Chapter without pagebreak? (In twocolumn document.)

I've googled, and I read a lot about how not having a pagebreak before a new chapter is bad style. I've read about how one could use sections instead. I've read about how changing whether a chapter ...
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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 ...
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How do I find memoir's margin settings for twocolumn mode?

I have a long document that I don't want to use twocolumn mode for, but I like the margins it uses. I'm going to manually use multicol to create two columns instead (so I can easily have footnotes and ...
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One column text under chapter title in memoir twocolumn mode?

I want to have one column text underneath the chapter name in twocolumn mode (where the majority of the text is in twocolumn). I can't. Even using onecolabstract doesn't do it. ...
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Place a two-column picture under the author affiliation and above abstract

I've been searching through the similar questions but none has worked for me. Basically, I am writing a two column conference paper with a existing template, what I want very simple is to place a ...
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\thanks not creating footnote in twocolumn article

I am trying to use \thanks inside \author in a twocolumn article. The document shows an asterisk next to the author's name, but the footnote is not appearing at the bottom of the first page or ...
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Splitting an algorithm across two columns

Consider the following short example, where a two column page is selected, and the algorithm is split across the two columns using a manual \pagebreak within the algorithm's code: ...
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Onecolumn till end of page in twocolumn mode

I know about using the widetext environment for setting text in onecolumn mode and the multicols package for effortless switching between one- and twocolumn mode, but I think this is not too great if ...
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How can I arrange multiple figures in rows of 3 in a two-column document?

I have 8 figures, which need to included in a two-column style paper. The figures should be added at the top of the corresponding page, three figures in each row (figure alignment is not as the ...
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How to set the paper page layout to two columns like this?

I am a latex typesetting beginer.I want to typeset a booklet which has A4 paper size as the picture I show here.My target page layout looks like the picture. 1.In order to save space I will set the ...
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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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Add four images on a beamer frame

What is the best way to add four images on a beamer frame? I am using \documentclass[slidestop,compress,11pt,xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif} \definecolor{LHCblue}{RGB}{4, ...
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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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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 do I put a table following the other table in a two-colmuns layout?

my page is of two columns layout and I want to put two tables in consequence on the right column like below: text here Table 1 goes here text here text here Table 2 goes here text here while ...
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Non break space between figure and caption for figure float h

I'm currently creating a two columned article. My document class is given by: \documentclass[10pt, aps, prb, twocolumn]{revtex4-1} In my article I would like to include figures. The way I do this ...
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Two-columns wide figure at the bottom of a page with Revtex

The problem is simple: how to place a two-columns wide figure at the bottom of a page with the revtex document class? For those unfamiliar with revtex, it is a two-column style guide used by a number ...
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How can I track down a bad spacing issue?

I use a rather complex class, built on top of extarticle with twocolumn option. It loads a lot of packages. One of them is floatrow. Sometimes, I get a very annoying error that can be seen in the ...
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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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Two column nomenclature

I want to achieve this for my nomenclature, making it two column with title on top of the columns and not part of the first one. I also want to keep my nomenclature's name changed to Appendix which I ...
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LaTeX figures in two column

Is there a convenient way to place a figure* at the end of the current page instead of taking up the entire next page in the twocolumn environment? Placement modifiers [Hb] do not work.
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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 ...