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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 ...
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How can I balance the last two columns of ACM SIGPLAN article?

I need to balance the heights of the last two columns of my ACM article that is typeset using sigplanconf.cls. This class file defines the following command: \newcommand{\balancecolumns}{% ...
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Want a big table in top-center of a two-column article page

\documentclass[11pt, twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} %%Should compile with XeLatex \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setmainfont[SmallCapsFont = Delicious SmallCaps]{Delicious-Roman} ...
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TikZ: Expand width of each picture to given size

I create plots with pgf/TikZ, externalize them and then they will be included into another predefined LaTeX-document (which someone else will do, so I can't change anything there). That final document ...
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A screenplay with two columns only in some pages. And in one page there can be a mixed number of column

I would like to write a screenplay like this one: http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/sunset_bld_3_21_49.html My needs are: some pages has one column some pages has two column some pages are like ...
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How to make boxes occupy two columns in twocolumn environment, without using float in LaTeX?

I am trying to create a new document class, similar to books, but with two columns and where new chapters always starts in a new page, printing the chapter name inside a box that should occupy two ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I create separate columns in LaTeX without text flow?

I want to make a document with two columns, with each column separate. In other words, I have two separate columns in which I can type, without text flowing from one column to another. My desired use ...
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How can I use one column in the proc document class?

I'm making a 5 pages report about this year's activities. Using the proceedings document class I managed to get very close to the format I've been required to use, but I just can't make it to work ...
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How to prevent two column text to overlay with minipage of entire pagewidth?

I have a two column latex document and at the beginning of each chapter, I want to manually insert a minipage which spans the two columns. Unfortunately, the text in the right column will always ...
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Two-column LaTeX class for a photobook

I am looking for a solution to produce a two-column(ed) LaTeX-based photobook. Text and comments should go on the outer column (in a two-sided document)--something like a wide outer margin. Photos ...
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Nomencl: how to remove indentation in two columns multiline entries

I'm using the nomencl package to write a two columns list of terms I frequently use in my thesis. Everything looks fine except that I don't like that whenever the explanation of a term takes more than ...
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How do I make a figure that spans a spread of two pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to include a picture over two pages, left part on left side, right on right (for books)? I have a huge TikZ graphic inside a figure environment. I would like it to ...
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Automatic line breaking for two-column text

I am using the following document class: \documentclass[twocolumn]{svjour3} Unfortunately, the two columns of output text just look horrible as they are not properly aligned on the right-hand side ...
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Avoid consecutive figures in two columns layout

Is there a way to tell LaTex to avoid putting figures consecutively in a single column. Instead, I want to distribute the figures in the top of the columns and/or other pages in the same way (only ...
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dblfnote.sty with musuos.cls causes unbalanced footnotes

I’m the author of musuos.cls and while writing a paper with it I noticed that the dblfnote-package leads to unbalanced footnote columns You can see that the left colum has one line less than the ...
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How to make table extend onto second column

I have a two column document and a long table. I would like the table to start in one column and then extend into the next column. I know about the table* environment; I don't want a table that is ...
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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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Wraparound of tikz pictures in twocolumn layout

I am currently typesetting a document in a two column layout. Many text blocks are put into colored boxes, currently implemented with TikZ. This works; however, I have to split the text blocks ...
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Displaying a wide figure in a two-column document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a figure span on two columns in a scientific paper? It's my first time working with a two-column document (declared as an argument to \documentclass) and I ...
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Two column glossary

I'm having a problem similar to this: Two-column longtable or tabular. I want the same result -- that is a two column glossary (ie a total of 4 columns) where a list of abbreviations and their ...
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Two-column list: different column widths

I wish to create a two-column list. One side of the list will contain relatively short items (1-2 short words) and the other side will have longer items (4-5 short-to-long words). For example: 1. ...
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Switching between single- and multi-column format

I'm trying to create a pdf for a journal where the authors are in multiple column format but the rest of the document/text is not. How can I get this to work? It auto formats the rest of my document ...
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How to change chapter created by \printindex to section?

I wonder if there is a solution to the following problem: I wanted to create an index with the package makeidx and the scrartcl document class. \printindex creates a chapter called "Index". But all I ...
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Consistent baseline position in twocolumn

In twocolumn mode, the baseline of the first line in a column seems to be positioned a minimum of ~10pt below the top of the column, regardless of current font size. If the font size is sufficiently ...
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Can we have two pages with different number of columns?

I want to write a paper where the first should consist of a single column and the next page should have 2 column format, is there any command available in Latex, please help
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Forcing figures position in (last page) column

I'm writing a two columns document and I have two figures on the last page stacked in one column. The first one at the top and the second one almost at the bottom. How can I force the second one to be ...
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\pagebreak and two-column text

When I use \pagebreak in a two-column text, the paragraphs are spread out by vertical spaces only in the current column, so the whole page looks unbalanced (the right column has large spaces between ...
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How to enforce the position of table* (wide table)

I'm writing a paper using SIGPLAN conference 2 columns format. I maintain separate .tex files per each chapters: %% main.tex \documentclass[preprint, 10pt]{sigplanconf} \usepackage{ ... } ... ...