{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 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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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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Page-wide table in two-column mode

I want a table that is as wide as the whole page in a document with option twocolumn. The table has to be inserted on the bottom of the page, but that is not necessary. I've tried: \begin{table*}[b] ...
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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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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 ...
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Two Columns of Text Side by Side

First let me just point out that I am new to LaTeX and I searched for an answer to the question but I could not find anything I could use. So if you already know where I can find my answer just point ...
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Setting the column gap in a twocolumn (or multicol) document

I have a document that uses twocolumn with scrbook. How can I set the width of the space between the two columns?
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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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Making a long table continue over two columns

I am using multicol to make a two-column document using the book document class. I have a long tabular that I want to break where the page breaks and then continue in the next column. I could split ...
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One column equation in twocolumn document class

I am writing a paper (revtex4-1, reprint documentclass which I believe uses twocolumn) and need to have a long equation that needs to break the two column format. I've seen answers to this question ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Width-per-column not working in ConTeXt columnset [duplicate]

I'm trying to put some information and a table (\starttabulate...\stoptabulate) aside to a image, the image in the left column and the title and the table in the right column. So what I did is this: ...
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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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How can I track down a bad spacing issue?

I use a rather complex class, built on top of extarticle with twocolumn option. It loads a lot of packages. One of them is floatrow. Sometimes, I get a very annoying error that can be seen in the ...
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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 ...