I have been using LaTex for isolated mathematical expressions, so I'm quite a newbie in the text layout questions.

Here's the layout i'm trying to achieve: enter image description here

The gray outline boxes are shown just for the clarity, there should be no borders in the resulting render. So, the width of the page is split in 6 columns, and the 1st and 6th have titles. And the content in each column is controlled, no dynamic flow of text into the next column is allowed. So maybe I am looking for table layout rather than column layout.

Here's my lame attempt to achieve this:


  \normalsize{\underline{\textbf{Part A}}}
  \normalsize{\underline{\textbf{Part B}}}

    \item one
    \item two
    \item three
    \item four
    \item five
    \item six
    \item seven
    \item eight
    \item nine
    \item ten

This is rendered very weird, with only four items visible in the first column, and the fifth item at far right side. The other column content is not visible.

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us (and also you) and add a minimal working example (MWE), that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass and ending with \end{document}. – Bobyandbob Apr 23 '18 at 7:13
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    You could use \usepackage{multicol}. \begin{multicols}{6} \begin{enumerate} \item \item \item \end{enumerate} \end{multicols} – Bobyandbob Apr 23 '18 at 9:14
  • For the header maybe How do I force a column-break in a multi-column page? could be useful: \begin{multicols}{6} A \vfill\null\columnbreak B \vfill\null\columnbreak C \vfill\null\columnbreak D \vfill\null\columnbreak E \vfill\null\columnbreak F \vfill\null\columnbreak \begin{enumerate}... – Bobyandbob Apr 23 '18 at 9:19
  • Thanks, I solved the problem by using two sets of multicols{6}, one for the titles and the other for the numbered lists. – Passiday Apr 23 '18 at 10:16

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