Is there a way to automatically switch out of twocolumn mode for pages that use memoir's "sidebar" command, and the back again once the sidebar has finished? I can use multicol instead of twocolumn mode, if need be.

  • I... guess it's possible to do multiple passes, but it would require 100 compilation passes to converge. (unless you can afford breaking a page for the switch between 1 column and 2 column)
    – user202729
    Dec 11, 2021 at 5:23

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I wanted to put this as a comment but for some reason nothing happens when I click on "Add a comment". This has now happened for at least 2 days.

I believe that the answer is NO, certainly for plain memoir and I'm pretty sure it is also NO for using multicol with memoir. Have you tried it? Why do you want to do it?

  • I had hoped to be able to selectively exit two-column mode, in favor of a single column plus a sidebar, and have things go back again when the potentially multi-page sidebar was finished. I no longer recall what attempts I made, but as a layman it was enough to exasperate me.
    – user182238
    Feb 16, 2022 at 23:20

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