I started to work on semi-automated newspaper design. There is some achievement but there is one main bug that I struggle with.

In multicol environment the lines of the columns are not aligned across columns. A newspaper looks much better when the lines are on the same level. The problem: Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I don't know why. It does not make sense to have an MWE, because in the MWE it works. I need help on the doc directly.

Two things mess up line spacing:

  1. floats inside the multicol
  2. subsections or resp. my own command for subsections

I would tremendously appreciate any help on the latex newspaper project. The files are here: https://piquestions.com/papersample.tar.gz

Here a sample. The problem is visible in the third column: the picture messes up the alignment, the baselines left and right of the third column are not on the same level. non-aligned columns in multicol

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    You might have a look on the \columnbreak command for explicit vertical 'alignment` and the paracol package. See for example tex.stackexchange.com/questions/229549/…
    – user31729
    Commented Mar 10, 2015 at 9:43
  • assuming you don't stick $x^{x^{x^{x^x}}}$ into ypur lines, they will all be the same height, but you need to avoid stretchy glue elsewhere, ie make sure between paragraphs or above and below display math and lists the glue is not stretchy Commented Mar 10, 2015 at 9:47
  • I asked the same question here: \columnbreak will just break the column, \medskip or esle did not help either. See here for the discussion some time ago: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/216124/… Commented Mar 10, 2015 at 10:14
  • @user30424 I am not sure what you mean by \medskip did not help , by default \medskip is stretchy so that is exactly the problem that you must avoid such commands. Commented Mar 10, 2015 at 10:16
  • Read the link, it is all there. Commented Mar 10, 2015 at 10:29


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