1

I'm trying to make a poster with three columns. The left-most and right-most columns should be the same width, and the middle column should be wider than the other two. The poster should be 44 x 36 in. However, when I set my lengths to three columns in the new poster size, one column gets cut off:

Here's the image showing the last column cut off

Here's my preamble for setting the length and widths:

\newlength{\sepwid}
\newlength{\onecolwid}
\newlength{\twocolwid}
%\newlength{\threecolwid}
\setlength{\paperwidth}{44in} % A0 width: 46.8in
\setlength{\paperheight}{36in} % A0 height: 33.1in
\setlength{\sepwid}{0.02\paperwidth} % Separation width (white space) between columns
\setlength{\onecolwid}{0.306\paperwidth} % Width of one column
\setlength{\twocolwid}{0.4\paperwidth} % Width of two columns
%\setlength{\threecolwid}{0.7\paperwidth} % Width of three columns
\setlength{\topmargin}{-1.0in} % Reduce the top margin size

How can I fix this?

  • Did my answer solve your problem? – jonas-schulze Mar 20 '16 at 15:08
1

Your problem is that the total width is too high: 2*onecolwidth + twocolwidth + 4*sepwidth = 1.092 paperwidth. You can fix it by \setlength{\twocolwidth}{0.308\paperwidth} or by

\setlength{\twocolwidth}{\paperwidth}
\advance\twocolwidth by -2\onecolwidth
\advance\twocolwidth by -4\sepwidth

Maybe you should load the calc package or something similar.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.