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I need to balance the literature of my article. I've tried

\usepackage{flushend}
\usepackage{balance}

without any luck.

Can you please assist me how I can get the the two columns of the last page of my references to be of equal length?

The MWE requires the IEEEtran.bst and IEEEtran.cls in sub-directory \style which can be downloaded here.

mwe.tex

\documentclass[conference, final, twocolumn]{style/IEEEtran}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{graphicx} 
\usepackage{moredefs}
\usepackage{lips}
\usepackage{epstopdf} 
\usepackage{minted}
\usepackage[bf]{caption}
\usepackage[draft,colorlinks]{hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{footnote}
\usepackage{tcolorbox}
\tcbuselibrary{breakable,skins}
\usepackage{array,tabularx}
\usepackage{colortbl} 
\usepackage{cleveref}
\usepackage{booktabs} 
\usepackage[debug,autobase]{flushend}

\usepackage[numbers]{natbib}
\usepackage{csquotes}

\title{Test Title Page}
\author{Test Author}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\section{Test Section}
Test Content.

\nocite*
\bibliography{refs.bib}
\bibliographystyle{style/IEEEtran}

\end{document}

bib.refs

%%% CONFERENCES %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
@conference{Ful83,
   author = "William Fulton",
    title = "Introduction to intersection theory in algebraic geometry",
booktitle = "Regional Conference Series in Mathematics",
   number = 54,
     year = 1983}

%%% PROCEEDINGS %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

@inproceedings{GMP81,
   author = "Mark Goresky and Robert MacPherson",
    title = "On the topology of complex algebraic maps",
booktitle = "Algebraic Geometry Proceedings, La R\'abida,
             Lecture Notes in Mathematics",
   number = 961,
     year = 1981}    

@inproceedings{Kwi97,
   author = "Micha{\l} Kwieci\'nski",
    title = "Mac{P}herson's graph construction",
booktitle = "Algebraic Geometry, 
             Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics",
   editor = "Sinan Sert{\"o}z",
   volume = 193,
     year = 1987}

@inproceedings{MP81,
   author = "Robert MacPherson",
    title = "Singularities of vector bundle maps",
booktitle = "Proceedings of Liverpool Singularities, 
             Lecture Notes in Mathematics",
   number = 192,
     year = 1981} 

@inproceedings{Shi84,
   author = "Theodore Shifrin",
    title = "Curvature integrals and {C}hern classes of singular varieties",
booktitle = "Integral Geoemetry, Proceedings,
             Contemporary Mathematics",
   volume = 63,
     year = 1984}

@inproceedings{Sul81,
   author = "D. Sullivan",
    title = "Combinatorical invariants of analytic spaces",
booktitle = "Proceedings of Liverpool Singularities, 
             Lecture Notes in Mathematics",
   number = 192,
     year = 1981}

%%% THESES %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

@phdthesis{Pat85,
  author = "V. Pati",
   title = "What is the title??",
  school = "Princeton",
    year = 1985}

%%% PREPRINTS %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

@unpublished{PP98,
  author = "Adam Parusi\'nski and Piotr Pragacz",
   title = "Characteristic classes of hypersurfaces and characteristic cycles",
    note = "preprint",
   month = "January",
    year = 1998}

@unpublished{Alu96,
  author = "Paolo Aluffi",
   title = "Chern classes for singular hypersurfaces",
    note = "preprint",
   month = "February",
    year = 1996}

@unpublished{Tot97,
  author = "Burt Totaro",
   title = "Chern numbers for singular varieties and elliptic homology",
    note = "preprint?",
    year = "1997?"}

@unpublished{PS97,
  author = "William Pardon and Mark Stern",
   title = "Pure hodge structure on the ${L}_2$--cohomology of varieties with
            isolated singularities",
    note = "preprint",
    year = 1997}

@unpublished{Alu96x,
  author = "Paolo Aluffi",
   title = "A blow-up construction and graph coloring",
    note = "preprint?",
    year = "1996?"}  

@unpublished{Dub81,
  author = "Alberto S. Dubson",
   title = "Calcul des invariants num\'eriques des singularit\'es et applications",
    note = "where from??",
    year = 1981}  

@unpublished{Dur98,
  author = "Alan H. Durfee",
   title = "Singularities",
    note = "preprint",
   month = "January",
    year = 1998}

%%% ARTICLES %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

@article{TM83,
  author = "L\^e D{\~u}ng Trang and Zoghman Mebkhout",
   title = "Vari\'et\'es caract\'er\-istiques et vari\'et\'es polaires",
 journal = "C. R. Acad. Sc. Paris",
  volume = 296,
    year = 1983,
   pages = "129--132"}

@article{BMM94,
  author = "Jo{\"e}l Biran{\c c}on and Philippe Maisonobe and Michel Merle",
   title = "Localisation de syst\`emes diff\'erentiels, stratifications
            de {W}hitney et condition de {T}hom",
 journal = "Invent. Math.",
  volume = 117,
    year = 1994,
   pages = "531--550"}

@article{PP95,
  author = "Adam Parusi\'nski and Piotr Pragacz",
   title = "A formula for the {E}uler characteristic of singular hypersurfaces",
 journal = "J. Alg. Geom.",
  volume = 4,
    year = 1995,
   pages = "337-351"}

@article{Bry82,
  author = "Jean--Luc Brylinski",
   title = "({C}o)--{H}omologie d'intersection et faisceaux pervers",
 journal = "S\'eminaire Bourbaki",
  volume = 585,
    year = 1982,
   pages = "129--157"}

@article{Ken90x,
  author = "Gary Kennedy",
   title = "Specialization of {M}ac{P}herson's {C}hern classes",
 journal = "Math. Scand.",
  volume = 66,
    year = 1990,
   pages = "12--16"}

@article{Par88,
  author = "Adam Parusi\'nski",
   title = "A generalization of the {M}ilnor number",
 journal = "Math. Ann.",
  volume = 281,
    year = 1988,
   pages = "247--254"}    

@article{TT81,
  author = "L\^e D{\~u}ng Trang and Bernard Teissier",
   title = "Vari\'et\'es polaires locales et classes de {C}hern des
            vari\'et\'es singuli\`eres",
 journal = "Ann. of Math.",
  volume = 114,
    year = 1981,
   pages = "457--491"}    

@article{ST95,
  author = "Dirk Siersma and Mihai Ti{\u b}ar",
   title = "Singularities at infinity and their vanishing cycles",
 journal = "Duke Math. J.",
  volume = 80,
    year = 1995,
   pages = "771--783"}    

@article{Whi65,
  author = "Hassler Whitney",
   title = "Tangents to an analytic variety",
 journal = "Ann. of Math.",
  volume = 81,
    year = 1965,
   pages = "496--549"}    

@article{AF95,
  author = "Paolo Aluffi and Carel Faber",
   title = "A remark on the {C}hern class of a tensor product",
 journal = "Manu. Math.",
  volume = 88,
    year = 1995,
   pages = "85--86"}

@article{Dax,
  author = "Jean-Pierre Dax",
   title = "Points singuliers normaux, points singuliers normaux
            simples et mod\`eles d'\'elimination",
 journal = "C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris",
  volume = 315,
    year = 1992,
   pages = "315--319"}

@article{BBF92,
  author = "Gottfried Barthel and Jean-Paul Brasselet and Karl--Heinz Fieseler",
   title = "Classes de {C}hern des vari\'et\'es toriques singuli\`eres",
 journal = "C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris",
  volume = 315,
    year = 1992,
   pages = "187--192"}

@article{Suw96,
  author = "Tatsuo Suwa",
   title = "Classes de {C}hern des intersections compl\`etes locales",
 journal = "C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris",
  volume = 324,
    year = 1996,
   pages = "67--70"}

@article{Alu95,
  author = "Paolo Aluffi",
   title = "Singular schemes of hypersurfaces",
 journal = "Duke Math. J.",
  volume = 80,
    year = 1995,
   pages = "325--351"}

@article{GMP83,
  author = "Mark Goresky and Robert MacPherson",
   title = "Intersection homology {II}",
 journal = "Invent. Math.",
  volume = 71,
    year = 1983,
   pages = "77--129"}

@article{Dub78,
  author = "Alberto S. Dubson",
   title = "Classes caract\'eristiques des vari\'et\'es singuli\`eres",
 journal = "C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris",
  volume = 287,
    year = 1978,
   pages = "237--240"}

@article{GS82,
  author = "Gerardo Gonzalez--Sprinberg",
   title = "Cycle maximal et invariant d'{E}uler local des singularit\'es
            isol\'ees de surfaces",
 journal = "Topology",
  volume = 21,
    year = 1982,
   pages = "401--408"}

@article{GS,
  author = "Gerardo Gonzalez--Sprinberg",
   title = "L'obstruction locale d'{E}uler et le th\'eor\`eme de {M}ac{P}herson",
 journal = "Ast\'erisque",
  volume = "82--83",
    year = 1981,
   pages = "7--32"}

@article{Sab85,
  author = "C. Sabbah",
   title = "Quelques remarques sur la g\'eom\'etrie des espaces conormaux",
 journal = "Ast\'erisque",
  volume = 130,
    year = 1985,
   pages = "161--192"}

@article{BGS87,
  author = "Jean-Paul Brasselet and Gerardo Gonzalez--Sprinberg",
   title = "Sur l'homologie d'intersection et les classes de {C}hern des
            vari\'et\'es singuli\`eres ({E}spaces de {T}hom et contre-exemples
            de {V}erdier et {G}oresky)",
 journal = "G\'eom\'etrie Alg\'ebrique et Applications",
  volume = 23,
    year = 1987,
   pages = "5--14"}

@article{BS81,
  author = "Jean-Paul Brasselet and M. H. Schwartz",
   title = "Sur les classes de {C}hern d'un ensemble analytique complexe",
 journal = "Ast\'erisque",
  volume = "82-83",
    year = 1981,
   pages = "93--147"}

@article{HT72,
  author = "Stephen Halperin and Domingo Toledo",
   title = "Stiefel--{W}hitney homology classes",
 journal = "Ann. of Math.",
  volume = 96,
    year = 1972,
   pages = "511--525"}

@article{Ill79,
  author = "Luc Illusie",
   title = "Th\'eorie de {B}rauer et caract\'eristique d'{E}uler--{P}oincar\'e",
 journal = "Ast\'erisque",
  volume = "82-83",
    year = "1978--1979",
   pages = "161--172"}

@article{Ken90,
  author = "Gary Kennedy",
   title = "Mac{P}herson's {C}hern classes of singular algebraic varieties",
 journal = "Comm. Alg.",
  volume = 18,
    year = 1990,
   pages = "2821--2839"}

@article{Lan79,
  author = "R\'emi Langevin",
   title = "Coubures au voisinage d'une singularit\'e alg\'ebrique isol\'ee",
 journal = "Ast\'erisque",
  volume = "82-83",
    year = "1978--1979",
   pages = "33--43"}

@article{MP74,
  author = "Robert MacPherson",
   title = "Chern classes for singular algebraic varieties",
 journal = "Ann. of Math.",
  volume = 100,
    year = 1974,
   pages = "423--432"}

@article{Azn83,
  author = "V. Navarro Aznar",
   title = "Sur les multiplicit\'es de {S}chubert locales des faisceaux
            alg\'ebriques coh\'erents",
 journal = "Comp. Math.",
  volume = 48,
    year = 1983,
   pages = "311--326"}   

@article{Rie71,
  author = "Oswald Riemenschneider",
   title = "Characterizing {M}oi{\u s}ezon spaces by almost positive coherent
            analytic sheaves",
 journal = "Math. Zeit.",
  volume = 123,
    year = 1971,
   pages = "265--284"}   

@article{Tra79,
  author = "L\^e D{\~u}ng Trang",
   title = "Limites d'espaces tangents et obstruction d'{E}uler des surfaces",
 journal = "Ast\'erisque",
  volume = "82--83",
    year = "1978--1979",
   pages = "45--69"}   

@article{Ver79,
  author = "J.--L. Verdier",
   title = "Sp\'ecialisation des classes de {C}hern",
 journal = "Ast\'erisque",
  volume = "82--83",
    year = "1978--1979",
   pages = "45--69"}  

Any advice is highly appreciated.


EDIT:

At first I consulted the documentation but the mentioned commands do not show any effect. The included example uses bibitems instead of a bib-file, thus I struggle to get any useful information out of the guide.

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  • 1
    I just stumbled across the same issue. Seems that flushend stops working as soon as minted is loaded.
    – languitar
    Commented Oct 20, 2017 at 10:29
  • Yes, the MWE needs to be reduced to a "real" MWE. Further, the IEEE files are distributed at CTAN (ctan.org/pkg/ieeetran), so you should not have them locally in your paper folder.
    – koppor
    Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 23:03

2 Answers 2

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I have a similar issue with the package balance and it turns out the package minted somehow breaks the balance or flushend package.

I found a solution to fix it: https://www.bountysource.com/issues/50552080-minted-or-a-dependency-breaks-package-flushend

In short, adding the following code before loading the minted package:

\makeatletter
\@namedef{[email protected]}{9999/12/31}
\@namedef{[email protected]}{}
\makeatother
\usepackage{minted}
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  • I faced the same problem in acm sigconf 2-column format and this works for me, thanks!
    – SUNDONG
    Commented Feb 5, 2021 at 14:35
  • I spent hours of figuring this and it worked like magic. Thank you!
    – Yang
    Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 0:00
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Answer to this problem on stackoverflow.

"How to Use the IEEEtran LaTeX Class" by Michael Shell (maintainer). Section XIV notes that IEEEtran helpfully provides the \IEEEtriggeratref{} command for just this purpose. By default, it fires a \newline at the given BibTeX reference number. You can even change the command to fire with \IEEEtriggercmd{}.

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  • 1
    That was my first try. I also tried adding manual \newline and \enlargethispage{-10in} but nothing worked. Commented May 25, 2015 at 21:13

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