I have to write a summary for a test on limited space (max 10 pages) so that I want to fill every space on the page. I thought of subdividing each page in different boxes, one box for each subtopic, but it should not be like a table, where cells in the same row have the same hight; instead, this should be individual. Also, it is important to write until the border of each cell having as little white space as possible.

I thought about using minipage, but I am not sure whether this is the right approach. What is the best possibility for this purpose and do you have any additional tipps on using as much of the available space as possible?

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    Use a very small font size, nearly no borders. twocolumn mode with very little column separation, etc. – Skillmon likes topanswers.xyz Jan 12 '18 at 14:14
  • You can additionally reduce the baselineskip. Be aware that at some point reading can become very hard. – Skillmon likes topanswers.xyz Jan 12 '18 at 14:28
  • @Skillmon Would you also recommend using minipage? Or just twocolumn / multicolumn instead? – black Jan 12 '18 at 15:01
  • The problem is, that using minipage you'd have to use a minipage for each column you're using anyway (else they can't start on different heights). But you could use minipages in the columns of twocolumn/multicolumn to ensure there are no column breaks inside one content block. – Skillmon likes topanswers.xyz Jan 12 '18 at 15:20
  • Not sure is that is exactly what you want, but this answer have in mind a readable text in the minimal number of pages. – Fran Jan 14 '18 at 11:05

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