{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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Adding Background color to Columns [duplicate]

I am using a two column article and I want to have a background color for only the columns instead of the entire page. How can I do that ? I am using the following template. I would also like to have ...
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How can I achieve this aligned two-column word-list-like layout? [duplicate]

This is my first tex question. I couldn't find a duplicate since I'm not even sure how to describe this layout in English...It looks like this: [item1] [explanation of item1......may be very long ...
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How to remove sep. rule from blank pages when using two-column mode?

In the following example: \documentclass[twocolumn]{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} \setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} \begin{document} \twocoltocetc \tableofcontents \chapter{test} ...
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Preventing caption in new page [duplicate]

This is not about keeping the picture or table close to where they have been mentioned. It is about keeping the caption of the picture (or table) together with the picture. Otherwise the picture and ...
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\twocolumn with nested \includegraphics

When typesetting this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \twocolumn[ \includegraphics[width=12cm]{foo.png} ] \end{document} I get: ! Argument of \Gin@ii has an ...
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Figure* span two columns only on new page for Bioinformatics Journal Template

I am using the Bioinformatics template from https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/52fb87a233621a613683ec81 Unfortunately, it is not possible to insert a spanning figure with the figure* environment on ...
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LaTeX: Balanced twocolumn Text with Footnotes only in the right column (ftnright)

Do the packages ftnright and balance work together? I'm looking for a solution to generate a twocolumn text in LaTeX. My footnotes should appear at the bottom of the right column. However, my main ...
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How to automatically (semi, if not fully) convert two-column LaTeX paper into MS-Word

I could not find full automatic conversion with math formulas and figures. Thought, let me get converted to ASCII then I will paste and format. Even that did not work well due to two-columns. I had to ...
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Showing two listings in a table side-by-side [duplicate]

I wonder is there any possibility to show two different listings in one table side by side? Here is my code that only show one listening but how can I embed it in a table and another one? EDIT: Even ...
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Picture taking up the space left on last (twocolumn, balanced) page

Let's say I have a two-column scrbook document, with its last page of each chapter balanced by using the balance package because multicol is not an option for me for reasons that are not part of this ...
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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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figure* environment skips page while using two-column document

I was told to use table* rather than the table environment to insert a table in a two-column document which is too small to fit in a single column. When I try to do the same thing with a figure, The ...
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Change to two columns

I have a paper written in LNCS style. Is there any easy way to convert it to a two-column style? Simply using /two-column doesn't work as the columns are narrow, lines overflow, and it looks terrible ...
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Make footnote span entire text width in `twocolumn` mode in `memoir`

I am trying to use the twocolumn option from memoir but it is also formatting the footnotes into two columns. \documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \chapter{The ...
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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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Full Width Table of Contents in Two Column Document (any document class)

How can one create a full width table of contents in a two column document, independent of documentclass?
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Specified Column Width, Centered Positioned Colum with Doouble Line (with bold line) in first row

How to create similar to this table in LaTeX for IEEE Transaction I am trying to make using similar to this one but cant make similar to the attached sample. \usepackage{array} \begin{table} ...
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Single Column layout

I'm writing a technical port as part of my studies, but, I'm learning how to use LaTeX. I have a skeleton structure based approach that requires makefiles. I cannot seem to figure out how I would ...
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Subfigures in a columnwide figure in a two-column document

I am trying to put two figures next to each other in the top of a two-column document. I found the following code on the internet and it works: ...
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Uneven columns' height!

I'm new to LaTeX and, although I find the program quite interesting, it is difficult to get things right immediately. This time I need to do something simple, but I haven't managed to find a solution. ...
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“Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup” when combining “fixltx2e” and “preview” packages

In a two-column document with figure* floats, where the preview package is set up to preview floats, compilation seems to fail if the fixltx2e package is loaded: \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} ...
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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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Text in second column not starting where it should

\documentclass[margin]{res}[12pt] \usepackage{nth} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \setlength{\textwidth}{5.1in} \makeatletter \let\origsection\section ...
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Figure overlaps Table

When placing a table then a figure, the figure overlaps half the table.. Here is what the tex looks like: \begin{table}[h] ...
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ConTeXt: Font change shifts column content

Background I would like to place balanced itemized lists inside a two-column layout. Problem Changing the font affects the balanced layout; the fonts are: Chivo Gentium Basic Code The ...
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display both an image and a code, side-by-side

I'd like to display both an image and a code using pdflatex, side-by-side to illustrate a concept. The code uses listing package. How could I do that ?
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Putting two-column long figure in Revtex4-1

I have a problem with APS's revtex4-1. I want to place an twocolumn-wide figure at the bottom of the page. I know \begin{figure*}[position] picture \end{figure*} in {article} document class ...
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Even-spaced (two) columns in reference page using bibtex - automatically [duplicate]

I have a document I keep compiling, using latex and bibtex, and it automatically creates my reference page. My final page is references and I use two columns, so naturally, assuming the reference page ...
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latex figure figure* order

I am writing a journal which has two column. I am using {figure} as well as {figure*} to place the figures in one column as well as stretch across two columns. My problem is the order of the figures ...
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\pageref, but for columns

I need to point to a label on a page, but as my text is layed out in two columns, I'd also like to include the column (1 or 2). Is there a way to find out which column a label is in? ...
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Two column Algorithmicx with variable-width columns

In another post, @Jubobs suggested to use the multicol package around an algorithmic environment, to typeset the algorithm in two columns. Recently, I faced a rather aesthetic issue: It might be the ...
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XeLaTex Undefined control sequence []] with \twocolumn

I'm using the IEEEconf documentclass. I want the abstract to span two columns directly after the title so I added the following: \twocolumn[ \begin{@twocolumnfalse} \maketitle ...
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How can I automatically insert a command in a BibTeX-generated bbl file?

This question asks how to keep a code in a bbl file. Fortunately, the root cause could be found and solved without fiddling with the bbl file. Several answers pointed out that the bbl file should not ...
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Margin note left of mdframed images in a two column page

Is it possible to have a margin note to the left of the left column on the second page with this code and approximately halfway down the page? I cannot get it to show up using \marginpar or the ...
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Lstlisting in twocolumn document

I have a problem when using lstlisting in twocolumn document. At my university I have to make reports in twocolumn documents. My teacher send me pre done .tex file with this code in it: ...
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Changing side of line numbering in two columns documents part two

I have the same question as this one: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/9510/changing-side-of-line-numbering-in-two-columns-documents/ I'd like to use the listings package in a twocolumn document. An ...
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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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Uniformly itemize list in two columns throughout the document

How can I get lists arranged in two columns throughout the document. I would like to make changes only in preamble and not in the list. I am thinking of this structure . First item . second item ...
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Add an equation at the bottom of a KOMA-script article in twocolumn mode [duplicate]

how can I place a large equation at the bottom of a page when using the document class scrartcl with the twocolumn option enabled. I know about this solution using multicols, but I'd rather stick ...
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prevent page break while returning to twocolumn

I'm writing a IEEE conference paper. The format of paper is \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} For inserting a wide image i switched to one column using \onecolumn The image took half of my page. ...
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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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Floats for order of figure in case of double column figure?

I have the following code: \subsection{sub1} \begin{figure*} \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.62]{fig1.png} \caption{ this is fig1. \label{fig:fig1} } \end{figure*} ...
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Placing a two-column figure using IEEEtran class

I have problems to get a two-column figure on the desired page. I'm using the IEEEtran class. here my minimal code: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{cite} ...
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Latex widetext environment without the lines

In a two column latex document, I use widetext environment which results in a line above and below the widetext. This is to guide the reader from the two column to the widetext but I want to get rid ...
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Creating a two column table for a math class

I am having trouble creating two column tables. I want to create 2 two column tables side by side, but my code doesn't seem to work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Partial twocolumn itemize

Sometimes itemize/enumerate environments have some items who are quite short and some items who are longer. I wish to format such environments into a compact way. For example turning: * A * B * C * ...
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Right-justifying vertical subfigures in a two-column document

I am trying to include a pair of subfigures in my two-column document, stacked one on top of the other. I want them to be right-justified; to achieve this with individual figures I have been using ...
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Troubles with a two column document using tufte-handout

I found a LaTeX minimal guide (originally written by Alan Munn), and trying to translate it at the tufte-handout class I have a problem. I use an abstract environment that uses the full textblock ...
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Wide float positioning in two-column document

I am writing a lab report formatted in two columns. It is set to two columns at the beginning by\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twocolumn]{article}, rather than using the multicols package, because I use ...