I need to fine tune the distances marked as A, B, C and D in the figure below. Any suggestions?

In particular, I would like B=0pt, and the other three to be small.

I am using BibLaTeX and two columns:



  • For length "B", keep in mind that it includes the space for an additional figure.
    – egreg
    Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 14:42

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For the sake of completeness: If one wanted to typeset the bibliography in two-column mode, but to leave the bibliography heading as a single column, here's how to do it:

  • In order to work, doesn't this needs a \defbibheading{none}{} in the preamble?
    – henrique
    Commented Jun 29, 2011 at 16:30
  • @henrique: No, because a definition of the bibliography heading none was added in biblatex v1.5.
    – lockstep
    Commented Jun 29, 2011 at 16:37
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    Could you consider cross-posting this answer here? It's a lot simpler than the existing answers there.
    – wchargin
    Commented Oct 19, 2014 at 22:47

Everything can be tweaked by playing with the lengths and counters defined by biblatex, see § 3.8.3 Lengths and Counters of the biblatex documentation, which explains everything clearly. \bibhang treats both B and D, while \biblabelsep treats C. For the A factor, it is linked to the style of the bibliography heading.

  • D is actually the sum of B and \columnsep.
    – lockstep
    Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 14:51
  • Right, I think I have worked out how to fiddle with the parameters. So far my choice of parameters is rather ad-hoc, but it will do for now. Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 15:14

For completeness, here is a working solution where various parameters are included. Note that \columnsep is set at the bottom.




    % To make biber work:




    \blindtext \nocite{*}



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