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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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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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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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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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Problem having an aligned column using multicol

I'm having problems getting a good-looking column. (The text is in Danish.) What can I do to get them aligned? \section{Teknologianalyse} \subsection{Teknik} \begin{multicols}{2} ...
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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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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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Using \vfill* prints the asterisk

I'm using \vfill* to unbalance columns in a twocolumn environment. The columns are filled with a series of figure environments that I'm using to keep blocks of text together. I would like the ...
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Figure and text vertical alignment in two column document

I am trying to set a layout for a twocolumn book with a particular page layout (specified with the geometry package) and with the text in both columns aligned to each other. For this I've already ...
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Even columns in document with long bibliography

I am writing a document in two column format and the last two pages are devoted to the bibliography, which I generate with BibTeX. I need to finish the last page with the two columns having the same ...
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Problem balancing two column memoir

I have a problem using \balance on this document: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt,twocolumn]{memoir} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{balance} \balance \begin{document} ...
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Balancing columns, last page of index (using memoir class)

I've just received (very final, I hope) editing requests from the production people at CUP, and -- at the last minute -- they are asking for the two columns of the final page of the index of my book ...
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Uneven columns in two-column paper format [closed]

I am writing a paper in two-column format. I avoid using the multicol package as I deal with quite a bit of within-column figures and would rather have them float. However, I am facing a problem that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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sig-alternate class, and twocolumn unbalanced bottom alignment problem

EDIT: turns out the below is not really a requirement for ACM - but still a good Latex exercise, I reckon :) I have bumped into a problem with the Alternate ACM LaTeX2e Style File V2.4 (APRIL 2009 ...
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How to make {multicols}{2} the same as \twocolumn ?

Using \begin{multicols}{2} gives me unexpected results. It seems like if I write 8 lines, then it divides by 2, then puts 4 lines in the left column and then the other 4 in the right column (see ...
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Setting the same distance from the top of the page for chapter and index titles

I noticed that the distance from the top of the page to the chapter title differs from the table of contents and list of <> ones. I can see why, as these elements have specific purposes and ...
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How to balance last page of two-column layout?

I create a document in two-column-layout with LaTeX (and Koma-Script, if that is relevant). The two-column-layout is defined in documentclass. The last page of an chapter fills the left column first - ...
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Uneven text distribution with two-column layout

I am comfortable with creating basic LaTeX documents and making minor modifications to templates I can find online, but not much more. The Oxford Bioinformatics journal has an awesome template here ...
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How can I unbalance double columns in revtex4?

It seems that revtex4 tries to automatically balance the lengths of the two columns on the last page of a double-column document. I would like to know how to turn this off. Unfortunately, all the ...