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Column vertical alignment in twocolumn mode

I would like to achieve a column alignment in twocolumn (note: I need to place many pictures so multicol environment is not an option) and place the letters directly after aligned two column text. The ...
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Koma-Script (scrbook): twocolumn formatting and wide equation problem

I use scrbook class (see bellow) in my book and sometimes I need typeset wide equation. \documentclass[% ,fontsize=12pt % ,a3paper % pagesize ,twocolumn ]{scrbook} ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Force figures and figures* to appear in order of appearance

I am using the MNRAS latex template to typeset a preprint. The MNRAS template is divided into two columns and I am using the figure and figure* environment to place graphs either into one column or ...
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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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moderncv two columns in a small part of the page

I am finishing my CV with moderncv package and it has 1.05 pages, something quite annoying. I have already shortened all margins, but I realised my last two sections (languages, personal interests) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Remove section titles from text, but not table of contents — interaction with columns [closed]

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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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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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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How to create a group of minipages that can be spanned across columns but can't be broken in two pages?

I'm trying to diagram an exam for an educational purpose. I'm using the package multicols to display questions in two columns. Each question of this exam is divided in three blocks: base text ...
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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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Inconsistent margins using columns in beamer

Compare the two slides generated by the following code. \documentclass[t]{beamer} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \lipsum \end{frame} \begin{frame} \begin{columns}[T] ...
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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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Making a long footnote span two columns [closed]

I am using an ACM proceedings document class (acm_proc_article-sp) which uses a standard 2-column layout. I have a very long, unbreakable footnote that needs to span both columns. Is this possible? ...
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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.