I have placed a multicol environment in the middle of a page with 3 columns as you can see in the followning image:

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In each column I want the contents to be aligned one under the other as if there were a tabular environment. I say as if there were bacause I tried using a tabular but it didn't break in the 3 columns. So what is the correct way to do this?

A MWE with my current code is this:

\usepackage[top=0.7in, bottom=1.2in, left=0.8in, right=0.8in]{geometry}







BIT0\quad 0x0001


BIT1\quad 0x0002


BIT2\quad 0x0003


BIT3\quad 0x0004


BIT4\quad 0x0005


BIT5\quad 0x0006


BIT6\quad 0x0007


BIT7\quad 0x0008


BIT8\quad 0x0009


BIT9\quad 0x0010


BIT10\quad 0x0011


BIT11\quad 0x0012


BIT12\quad 0x0013


BIT13\quad 0x0014


BIT14\quad 0x0015


BIT15\quad 0x0016







or whatever width you want for the first "column"

  • Isn't this going to align only the BIT1, BIT2 etc and not the other "column" with the numbers? – Adam Oct 1 '14 at 17:39
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    @Adam -- what this does is force the first "column" to have a uniform width, after which the second "column" will by necessity start in the same horizontal position. – barbara beeton Oct 1 '14 at 18:47
  • Thank you both for the explanation and for the solution! It works perfectly! – Adam Oct 1 '14 at 19:01

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