I want to make a cheat-sheet with geometry formulas which I can use a background on a 1600x1280 screen. I am looking for a template or just the lines of code i have to use to setup my latex document. I want to use a small font such that I can use six columns. - This is probably a no brainer question but would probably take me hours to figure out and test.

Additionally is it possible to linearly add my texts and formulas such that latex decides how to distribute the text over the columns? Or is that too much 'word processing thinking' instead of type-setting?

EDIT: Christian Hupfer setup does the job. But for 1600x1280 ( or your screen-size ) I assume https://www.sharelatex.com/learn/Page_size_and_margins this is needed as well.

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    How about a cheat-sheet on multicols package, for example? ;-)
    – user31729
    Oct 16 '15 at 12:32
  • No problem if I need to import a package. Oct 16 '15 at 12:36
  • Isn't multicols always required if you work with multiple columns? Oct 16 '15 at 12:37
  • No, you could use twocolumn option if the class supports this -- you will have -- you guess it already -- have only two columns, of course ;-)
    – user31729
    Oct 16 '15 at 12:39
  • Ok. I need -at least- four, preferably six. Oct 16 '15 at 12:41

Here's a possible starter, but nothing more: Six columns with some sample formula and \columnbreak commands to -- well break the column.

If this is not required, the text flows from one column to the next one!

Any decorations are subject to the O.P!





\item Pythagorean Theorem:

  \[ c^2 = a^2 + b^2 \]


\item Trigonometry

\item  $\sin \alpha = \dfrac{b}{c} $
\item  $\cos \alpha = \dfrac{b}{c} $


\item Area of circle:

  \[ A = \pi r^2 \]


\item Volume of Sphere

\[ V = \dfrac{4}{3} \pi r^3 \]


\item Pythagorean Theorem:

  \[ c^2 = a^2 + b^2 \]


\item Pythagorean Theorem:

  \[ c^2 = a^2 + b^2 \]




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  • The rest is my task, of course. Will try this -now-. Oct 16 '15 at 12:54
  • It says File `mathtools.sty' not found. \usepackage Oct 16 '15 at 12:57
  • Texstudio and Miktex are configured such that packages not found are automatically downloaded. Oct 16 '15 at 12:58
  • @ndroock1: Yes, but that has nothing to do with my solution. Use amsmath then instead of mathtools -- I always install the full distribution
    – user31729
    Oct 16 '15 at 12:59

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