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Typesetting long equations in pnastwo document class

Frequently, when using revtex4 or revtex4.1, in two column format, one wants to typeset a long equation. The standard way to do this is by using the widetext environment (see this question). Similar ...
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setting separation between columns in two column mode

I'm using a two column article as in the link here. I'm new to LaTeX and am facing difficulty in setting the separation between the columns. I've read questions but all of them suggest to use ...
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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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Remove column break before bibliography

I am writing a document using the ACM SIG Procedings template whose summarized structure is as follows (it uses 2 columns). I am using PDFLatex and Bibtex. \documentclass{sig-alternate-2013} ...
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Apply columns to sections without explicitly bracketing each section

Background Creating a document that can have zero-, two-, or three-column layouts, depending on user preferences. I would like to keep the content clean of \columnsets by redefining only the sections ...
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Clear column on a double column document [duplicate]

How do I clear a column in a double column document? I have two floats, and I want each to occupy a different column. \clearpage before the second float puts it on a new page, while \pagebreak does ...
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Typesetting Supertabular in two columns

The problem is how to typeset supertabular in two columns. Really, I didn't understand the solution in Balancing long table inside multicol in LaTeX. As you see in the picture below, first, the ...
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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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IEEEtran, longtable, switch to one column mode for the appendix

I've this very long table to put in the appendix of a 2 column, IEEEtran conference paper. I'm trying to use longtable, but apparently longtable has to be used in one column mode only. Is there a way ...
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Text flowing out in two column format due to section title

This is the code: \documentclass[sttt]{svjour} \usepackage{graphics} \begin{document} % \title{Title} \author{Author} % % \institute{Institute} % \date{Received: date / Revised version: date} ...
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longtabu with multicols?

I want to place a very long table into my document, i.e. a table which spans multiple pages. The table has a rather narrow width, so it should be set in multicolumn mode (2 or 3 columns). The text ...
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same fontsize in plot in revtex document as text

I am making a figure in PSTricks for a RevTeX document. A MWE of my figure is the following \documentclass{article}[28pt] \usepackage{pstricks, pst-node, pst-plot, pst-circ} \usepackage{moredefs} ...
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Figure order (figure and figure* environments)

I am writing a two-column article and all my figures are included with the figure environment but one using figure* so that it can be displayed page-wide. The problem is that that specific figure is ...
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multicolumn design problem

I tried to use multiple approaches to obtain the following general template with multicolumn, however, one problem that I come across is that the fontsizes changes; is there any take on how to ...
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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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Text flowing out in two column format [duplicate]

This is the code: \documentclass[sttt]{svjour} \usepackage{graphics} \begin{document} % \title{Title} \author{Author} % % \institute{Institute} % \date{Received: date / Revised version: date} ...
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Two columns for grammar environment

My grammar is long and thin. I'd like to space it out horizontally, as two columns. \newenvironment{BNF} {\captionsetup{type=lstlisting}} {} \begin{BNF} \caption{My Grammar} ...
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\bibunits errors in a twocolumn memoir [closed]

First, I am having trouble generating a MWE at this moment. I will continue to try get one set up. In the meantime, I am hoping someone will recognize the problem based on my description: I have a ...
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Avoid chapter pagebreak in twocolumn document

It took me a while to locate the error, but here's a MWE. I am using my own class, provided below: \documentclass[fleqn,10pt,twocolumn]{MWEclass} \usepackage{lipsum} % Required to insert dummy text ...
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twocolumn span across multiple pages

I want to prevent twocolumn from using magazine-style section breaks across multicolumn pages. I'm currently invoking twocolumn like so: \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} But this is creating the ...
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How to make verbatim text in multicols environment not overflow to other columns?

I prefer to use \begin{multicols}{2} over \documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{article} so I can control when to have 2 columns and when not. The problem comes when using ...
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question about algorithm

I'd like to ask how can have an algorithm(s) flow (like text) from one column to another in a two-column document? I don't want to treat it as a one block like a figure is treated. Does anyone know ...
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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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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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single column abstract in an article and delete date below title

I am using LyX to prepare my journal for publication using article style. I use double column article. When I choose abstract from left panel, the abstract turns out to be in left-column in double ...
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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 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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How can I set short footnotes next to each other (two-column style)?

When having a comparatively large number of footnotes that are each very short (URLs say), it sometimes looks weird to have them stack up to a high footnote tower, especially in a minipage or some ...
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Odd spacing of two column tables & lists

I have an issue with the spacing of the first multiple choice question in my MWE. I have NO idea what is going on. I have run into issues of this sort before, but it was because of improper line ...
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Make a two column with one column image and other text

How do I make a two column minisection in my latex document where the left hand column would be an image and the right hand column would be some accompanying text?
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Changing document format regardless of the document class!

Is there any way to change the format of a document such as single/double column, margins, etc regardless of the documentclass used? I am using iopart.cls and it does not have a twocolumn option. ...
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How to produce a two column text with separation line with single-column title and end text

How can I produce the file as a PDF in LaTeX. I have done the following \documentclass[a4paper,twocolumn]{article} \usepackage[margin=0.5in]{geometry} But I have the following problem. I want to ...
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Split up several equations into smaller ones?

I've tried to search for it, but I couldn't seem to find an answer to my question, so here goes. Let's say I'm writing a report of some sort. I'm up 50 pages or so, and at least 100 equations. Then, ...
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Removing a white page between Appendix heading and Appendix A

I tried looking through all the similar questions but couldn't find a similar case. I am writing in article class, this is my preamble: \documentclass[10pt,twocolumn]{article} ...
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twocolumn article cases alignment issues

I use the following option twocolumn \documentclass[11pt, twocolumn]{article} Images and almost everything works nice. However I face an issue with the mathmode cases If my text is too long it ...
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How to position wide figures in two column documents

I want to an image at the bottom of a page in a two column document. Using figure* causes the image to jump to the bottom of the document. Is there a way to avoid this? Here is an example: ...
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Placing image in second column of two column page

I would like to use a two column layout and have images and text in the second column begin at the top of the page and continue down with even spacing. I've tried using the multicol package as well, ...
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Making section headers break two column flow

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm writing a document for which I'm using \documentclass[twocolumn]{article}. Is it possible to make \section headers break the two column flow? To clarify, I'd like a long ...
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Subfigure column break in a 2 column document

My problem is that the subfigures do not wrap to the next column, instead they go off the bottom of the page. How can I add a break to the subfigure so that subfigures A-D are in one column, then ...
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Equation and image in a row

I have example (defined as \newtheorem{example}{Example}[section]) and inside I have four-level equation of same size as an image ABC.png that I want to put on the right from the equation. But it is ...
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Mix­ing twocol­umn and create fourcol­umn reference on same page

The article is typeset in twocolumn and reference parts are need to typeset in fourth column on same page. I have googled and find cuted can do Mix­ing onecol­umn and twocol­umn modes. But I have need ...
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Table width is not wide enough

I have a problem in the table width, it is very small as shown below and I need it to fit in two column paper. Any help please? \begin{table}[H] \centering \begin{tabular}{|r|r|r|r|} \hline ...
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Beamer columns environment in article document

I'd like to use something like beamer's \columns environment in an article-like document. Does anyone know if this is possible and how to do it? I found this: (beamer blocks in ordinary article-style ...
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supertabular and twocolumn blank column

We are using minipage supertabular with a twocolumn mode for our reports and were observing strange behaviour lately. There are some cases, when the subsubsection is at the top of the second column ...
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Using listings package for documenting LISP code in two column mode

Using listings package, I am trying to write some LISP code. The issue is that LISP uses a lot of '-' in function name, and it makes the line width too large to break the boundary in two column mode. ...
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IEEEtran and using plots [closed]

Within a IEEEtran 2 column document, 2 plots are too small concerning their width. Should I place them (a) vertical or (b) interrupt the 2 column layout? btw it will be submitted to a conference. ...
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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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mdframed in two column book vertical alignment problem (first page only) [duplicate]

I am trying to align the columns of the first page but without success into the mdframed. Any ideas? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twocolumn,twoside]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{mdframed} ...
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two column article templates

I have been looking on tex.stackexchange and Googling but I can't find a decent two column template. Does anyone know of site or have a template for a two column article style tex file? That has a ...
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How to share a one column figure with two column text on same page

I am writing an article that is composed of a two column body. But on one page, I want a figure that takes up both columns at the top and below I want to continue writing in two column text. So far I ...