How can I put texts from different languages in each column on a two column book class? I tried the paracol package but it doesn't look good for my entire file. I put here a MWE of my code (compiled with LuaLaTeX):


        inner = 1.5 cm,
        outer = 1 cm,
        top = 1.5 cm,
        bottom = 1.5 cm,
        columnsep = .8cm,



    \chapter*{Each lang on each column}

    1. Text in english in which I wish it could be translated on the other side. \\
    2. Other example.


    1. Texte en français dans lequel je souhaite qu'il puisse être traduit de l'autre côté. \\
    2. Autre exemple.


Is there a way to do so?

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  • 2
    What was the problem with paracol? Seriously, it does this sort of thing all the time. – John Kormylo Jul 4 at 14:58
  • I have made a custom columnsep as seen here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/498552/… and the paracol package messes really bad with it. – Levy Jul 4 at 15:05
  • Ah, you modified \@outputdblcol which isn't used by paracol (or multicol). – John Kormylo Jul 4 at 15:21
  • I would suggest using everypage and tikzpagenodes, assuming you only have two sizes of divider (chapter and full page). – John Kormylo Jul 4 at 15:33

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