{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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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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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 ...
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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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Balance package messes up vertical space between lines in second column [closed]

I am writing an article with the ACM Sigplan class and want to balance the two columns on the last page of my text (before the bibliography section, which is on a separate page). I usually use the ...
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Simple two-column LaTeX template

I have been looking for a simple two-column LaTeX template. I have attached a template that I like, but I am unable to remove the footer on the bottom of the page. Also, I would like to remove 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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split a \xrightarrow into two lines

I'm using the command \xrightarrow{}[] in a two column document. The problem is that the string above the arrow is too long and the arrow ends outside the column. Is there a way to "split" the arrow ...
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Start placing figures on right-hand side column of first page

I am trying to use IEEETrans to write a scientific paper in two column format. The issue is that one is not allowed to place figures in the left-hand side column of the first page. Figures should ...
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Fixme incompatible with two-column?

I wanted to use Fixme together with my two-column layout, but the output of Fixme looks broken, as if the margins are too small or so. See example: Example code: ...
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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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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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Set two environments next to each other

How would I set two environments next to each other? Lets say two tables. I want to have something like this, where red is my page and blue one table and yellow the other. My scenario is that I have ...
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How can I reverse the positions of two (unequal width) columns so that the wider one is always against the inner margin?

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm trying to use it to write a spotlessly-typesetted draft of my novel (from the rough, typewritten hard draft) for MFA program applications, and eventually to send to ...
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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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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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Two columns within mdframed frame

I want to add a simple two-column text within framed frame. I tried multicols as \begin{mdframed} \setlength{\columnsep}{10pt} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{itemize} TEXT \end{itemize} ...
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Placing figures inside a two-column document

I'm trying to get images in my document in two different ways: On top of the entire page, centered On top of a single column I tried it with both twocols and multicols. I ruled out twocols because ...
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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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How to center the caption in onecolumn space?

I used the commands \onecolumn and \twocolumn to have some images in one column, but now the images' captions are not centered. How can I solve this problem? My code is like below: \one column ...
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Input a figure between title and body in twocolumn form

I'm using a LaTeX to write a small paper using CVPR template. I'd like to put a figure between my title+name and body(which consists with two columns) like many CVPR papers do, but I don't find the ...
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IEEE-Template: Algorithm over both columns

I'm currently working on a paper using the IEEEtran template. I do have a pseudocode I would like to put into this paper. In a former paper I saw that it is possible to put this algorithm in a box ...
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\twocolumn undefined control sequence }] [closed]

I am trying to add a figure (a center environment) two a \twocolumn command. I tried this: \documentclass[10pt,twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} ...
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Span columns with a 'center' environment

For the question How to place a "banner image" at the top of a paper the solution was to use a center environment to create a non-floating figure: \documentclass{acmtog} ...
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Creating a table in two column style page

I want to create a table, in a two column style page (IEEEtran) which will range in both columns. Any idea about this issue?
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Two-column text with circular insert

How does one write on the outside of a circle? I am looking for sample files/packages which imitate a magazine lay-out. Specifically a page with two columns having a circular picture between the two ...
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How can I make comments and text appear side-by-side?

I need your help. I'm going to write philological commentary on Cicero's speech in XeLaTeX, but I don't know how to make a combination of text and commentary (look below for examples). Is it possible ...
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longtable spanning multicolumns

How to use make a longtable span across a two-column document? I'm working on a twocolumn class, and I'd like to make the longtable be centralized in the page, as well as to make the orphan items, ...
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Switching from onecolumn to twocolumn sends to the next page!

I have a simple documentclass with onecolumn title and twocolumn body. When When switching back to twocolumn for the body text, it will goes to the next page instead of continuing under the title: ...
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How to make onecolumn/twocolumn parts in a document class?

I have a simple document class adapted from article, but independent (.cls file). The document is twocolumn, but when I add a title with \newcommand\maketitle{\begin{titlepage}% \begin{center}% ...
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Is there a modern equivalent to the midfloat package?

The package claims to do the wonder of placing a one-column text in a two-column document, without ejecting the page. This seems to work, but breaks when I try to place a figure within the strip ...
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Two-column Bibliography with bibitem in the first column

I am trying to make my bibliography have two columns with each \bibitem appearing in the first one (a regular two-column table). This is an example of what the desired output looks like: For a ...
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How to level columns in bibliography?

I have been writing a scientific paper il Latex for an IEEE conference. The paper style is in 2 columns, and the last page of the paper contains a part of bibliography references. These last ...
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Footnote into a \twocolumn expression

I have a paper that uses the article document class, in twocolumn mode. The title and the author are set within a \twocolumn[...] command. Now I need to put a footnote after the name of the first ...
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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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Temporarily suppress two-column layout in Oxford Bioinformatics template

The Oxford Bioinformatics journal's template is one of my favorites and I use it for many of my school assignments. The template uses a two-column layout, but in an appendix at the end of the document ...
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How to retain the double-column formatting of the previous page after \clearpage?

I'd like to have some additional material after a paper, starting on a new page. For this purpose I'm using \clearpage or \cleardoublepage (\newpage doesn't work the way I want). Unfortunately, while ...
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sidewaystable misplaced in twocolumn document

I need to format an existing document to accord to the guidelines of a paper. The existing document contains a big table, contained in a sidewaystable environment: \begin{sidewaystable}[p] ...
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Grouped two column table of contents in Beamer

I am working on a beamer presentation with a quite large table of contents. Therefore I split the table into two columns with the following code: \begin{frame}{Overview} \begin{multicols}{2} ...
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Is todonotes compatible with twocolumn?

I'd really like to have my tikz \todo notes in my twocolumn document. When writing on the right column it's fine, but the left column drives it crazy. I tried to fiddle with the textwidth option but ...
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A table and a figure, with captions, in the same wide float in a two-column document?

I'm trying to place a figure and a table inside the same wide float so that they are positioned together within a two-column document. However, they also need separate captions (i.e. a figure caption ...
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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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How do you create pull quotes?

Does anyone know a package for pull quotes? Failing that, is anyone interested in writing a command to create one? I'm thinking of something that would have optional and configurable separators ...
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Two sets of aligned equations in two columns?

Say I have a set of equations: (1) \begin{align} wx&=u\\ wy&=v\\ w&=10 \end{align} (2) \begin{align} x&=u/w\\ y&=v/w\\ \end{align} How can I do the following: put (1) and ...
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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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Which section in the header with twocolumn book?

I'm wondering about the logic behind which section name is displayed in the header with a twocolumn book. My MWE: \documentclass[twocolumn]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \chapter{Foo} ...
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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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Are there any LaTeX packages for multicolumn typesetting besides multicol?

I'm going to need two-column layout (more advanced than LaTeX's \twocolumn - I'll need changing the number of columns without starting a new page or column balancing); however, due to the nature of ...
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own class with twocolumns activated in \ifdefined for KOMA and xelatex

I want to do something like in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1465665/passing-command-line-arguments-to-latex-document. For better explanation I'll show a minimal running example: My test.cls: ...
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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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scientific report two columns

While looking for something on this site I accidentally found a document class which is perfect for a scientific report with two columns layout. Unfortunately I forgot its name. Could someone point ...