I've changed my earlier question to a more clearer question.

I'm searching for a more easier way to list different formulas in 2 or 3 columns next to each other to create an overview of all the formulas I have to know.

I've used tabular, but that doesn't work with the formulas in mathmode. After that I thought to use the multicols-environment but then, the formulas were not good aligned. Some are to the top, middle or bottom aligned but not all the same way.

Do someone have a solution to make these lists in 3 or 2 columns easier?

  • Why are you using multicols here? – Johannes_B Oct 15 '15 at 12:05
  • I use multicols to get the formulas next to each other. Maybe there is a better method? – iJonathan Oct 15 '15 at 12:49
  • Formulas in tabular do work – user31729 Oct 15 '15 at 15:36
  • Only with using $...$. But I want to use $$...$$ because the font-size of the formula is bigger and there is space under each formula – iJonathan Oct 15 '15 at 15:39
  • @iJonathan: No, you don't want to use $$...$$ -- that's outdated! ;-) – user31729 Oct 15 '15 at 15:40

Math in tabular works, in p-columns you can use \[..\]. Beside this you can always force display style with the \displaystyle command.

\[\sum_x =1 \] & \[\sum_y =1 \] & \[\sum_z =1 \]

\sum_x =1  & \sum_y =1  & \sum_z =1 

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This is a mixed approach, using glossaries to store the formulas, but this is not really necessary.

The core feature is the Q columntype, using a p cell in conjunction with \[ and \], i.e. th LaTeX replacement of $$...$$

This way, the formulas are not aligned at the = sign.




  name={\ensuremath{E = mc^2}},

  name={ \ensuremath{c^2 = a^2 + b^2 }},

  name={ \ensuremath{\sin^2 x + \cos^2 x \equiv 1 }},





\multicolumn{3}{c}{List of formulas} \tabularnewline
\gls{Einstein} & \gls{Pythagoras} & \gls{TrigPythagoras} \tabularnewline
\left(x^2\right)' = 2x \tabularnewline


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