# How to force to start to write in the right column in a twocolumn document

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

 \newpage


but it startss new page

and

 \columnbreak


results not defined.

• – user156344 Mar 23 '19 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. – Andrea Angeletti Mar 23 '19 at 17:09
• Yes, that's why I said "related". Btw, you can always use multicols. – user156344 Mar 23 '19 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. – Andrea Angeletti Mar 23 '19 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 '19 at 17:25

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}

• 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). – John Kormylo Mar 23 '19 at 20:39