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How to find the \textwidth in two-column mode?

Sometimes I find that floats don't fit nicely on a page, so I use \resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{ <blah blah blah> } so that the borders match the margins. However, I'm now working on a paper in ...
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How to put a full-width table at the top or bottom of the same two-column page as the reference text?

I'm posting today because I would like to reduce white space in a document I'm writing. The content is two-columns but I have floating tables that span across both columns (table*). At some point, ...
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Issue with overwritten abstract in two-column elsarticle [duplicate]

I have a question related to Elsarticle - Abstract two columns wide. I would like an output like the first one in David Carlisle's answer, unfortunately I don't have enough reputation to comment on ...
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PNAS two column not displaying

I'm trying to use the PNAS two column class (pnastwo.cls). I include it by writing \documentclass{pnastwo} in my tex file. However, it still shows the text as one column. Why is that happening and ...
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Table ref not displaying in PNAS format

I'm using the PNAS two column style (pnastwo.cls). As per the answer here, I need to wrap my text in the article environment to have it actually display in two columns. However, this makes it so that ...
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Linebreak with algorithm environment in two column mode [duplicate]

I want to integrate an algorithm in a two column article, but I'm not happy with the output (screenshot below). I'm wondering why the algorithm environment don't break the code and go on the next ...
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bound width of a single lstlisting to one column inside a two column IEEE template

I use IEEE double column template and inside it I add a C++ code. I expect the code to be bounded within a single column however it infringes to the next column. How to fix this code? I would avoid ...
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How do I get a blank column?

I'm trying to create a program (i.e. the paper kind you hand out) in LaTeX. I've got \documentclass[landscape, letterpaper] and I'm running into problems with the columns. I've tried multicol, ...
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When inserting figures in one column of two-column paper, there is too mach blank

When inserting figures in one column of two-column paper, there is too mach blank. Is there any order to make the paper be arranged better. Since the code below is just a example. I would appreciate ...
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When a figure environment contain many figures so that the paper is not long enough, how to make these figure be inextenso typed?

I want to make each figure has its on subcaption, so I have to put these figures in a figure environment. However, the paper is not long(high) enough to type all these figures, and the \pagebreak or ...
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Using widetext.sty, keep unbalanced columns on last page

I use the twocolumn option for more compact layout and better placement of my typically small figures. For some parts I additionally need the widetext package and the command with the same name. ...
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wide table in a two-column document

I have a two-column LyX document. I want to add a table that will be as wide as the entire page, so that it will not have to be squeezed into a single column. I found some suggestions: table too wide ...
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Avoid two column balancing

I've the following problem: I have some text and some figures in a two column environment. If the the text gets long and my figure floats to the next page my second column gets stretch as you can see ...
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How to make a figure span on two columns in a scientific paper?

If I just try to set the figure's size to 0.9\textwidth my figure will just end up on the right column, sized to be two-columns wide. Has anyone done this before?
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Spacing in a two-column document in ShareLatex

I have the following source code. When I compile it in Emacs+AUCTex I have the expected result, but when I compile it in ShareLaTeX there are huge gaps between paragraphs as ,I can only guess, ...
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A figure-like environment that can contain many subfigures and break over pages: How to align double-column starts after the thing properly?

I have a problem similar to post 11059, i.e., I need a figure-like environment that can contain an arbitrary number of sub-figures. These may take so much space that the figure may span over multiple ...
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Dividing the page equally with geometry package

I'm wondering about dividing the page in 2 independent parts. I did it with minipage : first was \begin{minipage}{0.49\textwidth} .. \end{minipage} and second was \begin{minipage}{0.49\textwidth} ... ...
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\thanks not creating footnote in twocolumn article

I am trying to use \thanks inside \author in a twocolumn article. The document shows an asterisk next to the author's name, but the footnote is not appearing at the bottom of the first page or ...
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two column style, text crossing middle [duplicate]

In my paper I wish to go for a two column style to "save pages" (there is an artificial limit of 8 pages, yet even by the prof said silliness of "prepared to wear glasses as long as it looks good"). ...
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How to align on two columns mixing itemize and figures?

I have tried a great suggestion from a previous question I asked where I experienced a similar problem using \vphantom unfortunately it didn't work in the following example: I have a frame with two ...
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How to top align itemize in two columns in beamer?

I've got a frame that first has some itemize text and then want to split it in two columns to have some more itemized text on each column. The problem is I can't align the top of the columns and the ...
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Hyperref chapter in twocolumn mode (without using multicols)

I'm using the scrreprt class in twocolumn mode with hyperref: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrreprt} \usepackage[twocolumn]{geometry} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \tableofcontents ...
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Scrreprt indent after chapter heading after patchcmd

In the following example, I've added a patch to the \chapter as an attempt to fix hyperref links. (See Hyperref chapter in twocolumn mode (without using multicols).) ...
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Table of Contents in Elsevier Class with two columns

How can I show a table of contents in one column and below of abstract in Elsevier Class, considering twocolumn and preprint as selected options? My minimal example is below. ...
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dblfloatfix in a one-column document

I have been told to always load dblfloatfix in two-column documents. I therefore include it in my standard preamble, which uses one column by default. It did not appear to affect my documents when ...
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Single Column Appendix in twocolumn article

My article uses the twocolumn parameter of the article document class. However I want to list my images as a multipage appendix at the end of the document (in a new page) but I want a single column ...
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Figure Placement in twocolumn mode

I have unable to fit the figures are in 2nd Page. It's printing in 3rd Page onwards. How to get the figure should align in top of the 2nd page. \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} ...
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IEEE specification for a two-column wide figure on the first page

I'm trying to put a two-column wide figure on the first page of my manuscript to be submitted to IEEE conference. It seems that with IEEEconf.cls it doesn't allow me to do so. It always appears on the ...
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How to write a onecolumn page while using the IEEEtran class?

I am writing a document in which I have to add a code in the appendix section. I am using the IEEEtran class but it does not help me while adding the code using the minted package. Is there a way I ...
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Span Columns over multiple pages

I'm trying to use the multicol package to split my text in two columns. Now I want to put a text in the left column, and another text in the right column. If either column is too long for one page, it ...
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Problem wrapfigure in twocolumn

MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twocolumn]{book} \usepackage[left=1.5cm,right=1.5cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{wrapfig} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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Table in a two column page

I'am trying to do a table in a two column page, the table is wide. So I try with this code, but the problem is that the text within the table are align on the right.. Can I change it to the left ...
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How to split a 2 columns paper for a big formula

A have a 2 column paper, and I have a big formula like: \documentclass[twocolumn,article,a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Therefore, triplets of the sensory score for aroma of ...
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Image and wrapped text over two columns

I'm working on a longer document set for two columns. Each chapter is supposed to start with an image and text wrapping around the text - all of this set in ONE column. Using \onecolumn \twocolumn ...
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Better two-column balancing?

I am looking for a better way to balance columns at the end of each chapter of a two-column layout. I have found several relevant approaches: use \documentclass[onecolumn]{memoir} and ...
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ordering of figures in two-column environment

I have several figures in my two-column environment, I am using the template of MNRAS: https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/journals/mnras I have found that latex never respect the ordering of the ...
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How can I have both onecolumn and twocolumn in the same page in ACM SIGPLAN paper

I need to have in the same page both onecolumn and twocolumn. As default, a page in ACM SIGPLAN latex is twocolumn. But I have a picture that need to be located in onecolumn. When I use : \onecolumn ...
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Reduce space after title in two-column article

I have a standard article in two-column format without author or date, only a title. I would like to reduce the vertical space after the title. I tried using \vspace*{-1cm} after \maketitle, but the ...
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Remove section titles from text, but not table of contents — interaction with columns

Update: a previous version of this question wrongly attributed the problem to use of minitoc to get section-level tables of contents (\secttoc). I've got a complicated document with a tables of ...
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Page numbering on the R/L corners?

I am writing a book-style document for children stories etc. I 've found a nice border for the page background of each paper, with a special place near the corner for each page-number. What I need ...
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How to add corresponding authors footnote in a two column title page elsevier

I wonder how to create corresponding authors footnote in a title page, in a two column format of elsevier, knowing that I use the elsevier template suggested for this journal. I work on shareLatex. I ...
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Making marginnote to appear either side of twocolumn, twoside document

I have the following MWE in which the \marginnote need to appear at correct margin. For example the margin notes one, two, three and four need to appear on left margin of first page. In the second ...
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two column mode break and open two column again

I have using \twocolumn command for 2 column mode. In the end of paper (before thebibliography) i would like to close \twocolumn mode (for the base aligning text). Afterthat, i will open ...
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Problem with columns in a newsletter template

I am trying to use a ready-made template for a very simple publication. However, there is a problem with the columns in the document. Here is the template: And this is the newsletter that I'm ...
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Two column minted listing inside tcolorbox

I have a quite long but narrow code I want to typeset inside a tcolorbox. Is it possible to enable a two (or more) column mode inside the box (not break the box and set the parts adjacent). The ...
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Long (two-page) table in twocolumn document

I'm trying to include a not too lengthy table of mathematical notation definitions in a paper I'm writing. The paper is in twocolumn mode, the definition table has to span both columns, because ...
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Placing Image within double column text without resizing

I want the image to occupy both columns for good resolution within a two-column document and also want the text in two column format. I used following command, but it overlaps with the text in other ...
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Text goes over image in two-column article document

I want to have two images side-by-side in a two-column article. I tried to use the second part of Gonzalo Medina's answer to this question but, my text flows over the second .eps image. I thought the ...
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creating a class file : one column abstract in two column article

I am trying to create a latex class file, the thing i want to do is to span the abstract and keywords to two columns like the one in example below. I need help in modifying the code in class file to ...
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Clean way to write a two column proof

I want to write proofs in the following format. The left-column I use for the exercise and the solution. And in the right-column I write results that I used in my proof. For example: I'm able to do ...