If I want to start to write in the right column of the document in a twocolumn document class how should I do?

I have already tried


but it startss new page



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  • Related: tex.stackexchange.com/a/8687/156344
    – user156344
    Mar 23, 2019 at 17:05
  • Thank you for your answer but actually this doesn't work. I have already tried but infact it seems to work only with the multicol package. Mar 23, 2019 at 17:09
  • Yes, that's why I said "related". Btw, you can always use multicols.
    – user156344
    Mar 23, 2019 at 17:12
  • Yes I know, I have jus pointed it out, by the way I have already wrote a long document so I am not willing to switch to the multicolumn package now. Mar 23, 2019 at 17:24
  • I don't think it is that complicated. You only have to add a \usepackage line, and a pair of \begin{multicols}{2} \end{multicols} to the beginning and the end of your document...
    – user156344
    Mar 23, 2019 at 17:25

1 Answer 1


Try this (less any of my typos):

\mbox{}  % empty space for first column
\newpage % start next column
  • Any of a number of invisible items can be used, including \leavevmode, \null, \strut, and \hrule height0pt (which I like to think of as a horizontal \strut). Mar 23, 2019 at 20:39

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