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{multicol} is about the multicol package and its multicols environment which allows to typeset text in multiple columns (up to 10) and to balance the end of each column at the end of the environment. For questions about multi-column areas inside a table, use {tables} plus {multicolumn} instead.

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Customize the \columnseprule for one particular column in \multicols environment

I'm trying to do a poster presenting what the starting point of my thesis is about. For this, I'm using a \multicols environment composed of three columns. The problem is that I want a particular ...
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Tight packing of tcolorboxes in multicols environment

For a formulary, I want to put several (ideally breakable) tcolorboxes in a multicols environment. The following code is a very basic example of what I already did: \documentclass[landscape, parskip=...
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Alignment of an un-numbered multicolumn tcolorbox listing

Consider the following code: % Preamble \documentclass[letterpaper, 10pt]{article} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage[most]{tcolorbox} \...
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Supertabular leaves header in next column

I'm using supertabular in multicols enviroment based on this thread's accepted answer multicolumn long table or enumeration. But there is sometimes header and empty table body left in new column/page ...
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multicolumn environment with columns of different height

I'm looking for a version of multicols environment which allows the columns to have different heights. The goal is to make the outmost column several lines shorter from the top, so that the running ...
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Notes between two columns with multicol

I have been working to get notes (possibly margin notes, but doesn't have to be) in between two columns of text. This question has proved useful, however it works with the twocolumn option for the ...
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How can one simultaneously put footnotes to the side and have multiple columns of text?

multicol allows multiple columns with \begin{multicols}[n]. footmisc with the option side allows footnotes to be placed on the side of a page, with width specified by \marginparwidth. Their ...
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Minipage top alignment in multicol environment

I have the following lines \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \lipsum \lipsum \...
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xtab breakpoints and avoid breaks in multicols

I am trying doing a tex in two columns and the content are majority tables, I want the format of the next image. Title in One columns and then table in the left columns until the end and then ...
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examdesign choices in two columns

There is no option for displaying choices in multiple columns. I tried to use multicol package but I couldn't make it. How can we display choices in separate columns like this: (a) Choice1 (b) ...
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Cut out of a block of multiple columns of text

Is it possible to cut out a very specific shape of a block of multiple columns of text? Cut out of a block of text in one column is simple enough with the help of Xfig, Transfig and Shapepar, as per ...
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Span 2 columns in 4 columns document

I'm using multicol enviroment with a0paper class. My text is in 4 columns and I want to span two central columns in order to place a wide block like on the following picture: How I can do that with ...
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Can Tufte sidenotes work in the multicols environment?

I am writing handouts using the tufte-handout document class. I use the multicol package to make a two-column list of vocabulary terms. One term needs an explanation, which I would like to reference ...
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Paragraph footnotes with memoir and multicol

I have a memoir document that is using multicol to get two columns. If I have footnotes that are not on the last page, they don't \paragraphfootnotes correctly. \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{...
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With twocolumns is there a macro which tells you which column is being typeset?

Apologies for not providing an MWE, but my use case is along the lines of \newenvironment{...}{ \if in first column then put something in left margin \else put something else in right margin \fi ...
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Vertical alignment problem in begin equation

The length of the "red and green" and the "blue and brown" lines are not the same. When I start writing these distances change . How do i fix it? \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \...
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Whacky multicol pagination in the (md)framed environment(s)

This is a typical recommendation letter (minimally formatted) that includes questions and \mdframed responses in a \multicol environment. I have also included other things I typically include inside ...
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Howto break columns in mcexam and longtables

Friends! I want to typeset a mcexam (or longtable) in a multicol framework. Is it possible to break columns more properly, i.e. with some variant of \columnbreak? The only workaround I found is using ...
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How to use minted package inside tabularx package

I'm new to latex. I'm having a multicols table. Below is the latex code - \documentclass[10pt,english,landscape]{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage[landscape]{geometry} \...
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Change the length of multicol to page, not amount of text

I'm writing a document using the multicol package, combined with tcolorbox. What I would like to do (and am wondering whether it is possible or not) is to write my code so that my multicol adjusts to ...
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How do I avoid extra space at top of multicols column?

I have long blocks of short formulas so I want to typeset them in 2 columns. I want them to be numbered and aligned horizontally within the columns so I'm using the align environment within a ...
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environment to balance a table in a multicol

environment to balance a table in a multicol I'd like an environment that balances a table in a multicol environment. By this I mean I'd like to have potentially long tabular-like data that ...
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Using longtable in a multicols environment gives improper break on first page

I have taken a look at a number of questions about using longtable inside a multicols environment, particularly this one, where a multicolslongtable environment was defined. Note I am not nesting ...
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Multicol listings and ntheorem rendering wrong

Given the quite long MWE: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[dvipsnames,table]{xcolor} %\usepackage[showframe]{geometry} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{needspace} \usepackage{multido} \usepackage{...
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How can I fix the strange spacing and justification in this document to maximise space?

I'm designing a crib sheet so even though it's messy, I want the math to "run together" and wrap like normal text, within each column. So far, though, I haven't made it work yet as the image shows. ...
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How to divide columns into even more columns?

I want to add a two-column chapter to a document (have been using multicol when necessary throughout the whole document) which has a "four-column" section just after a short first paragraph. The four-...
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Simple idea to align paragraphs to a baseline grid

The idea was to save the vertical position right after beginning the multi columns and then count from that position the next suitable position whenever there is need to align a text paragraph to a ...
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How to make tcolorboxs fill a multicol page evenly

The question might sound weird due to my bad English. In short: I want a multicol page to be filled with tcolorboxes of different heights but (visually) evenly spaced between each other. In image: ...
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Two columns in Revtex

I am doing a list of problems for my students and I am using Revtex (the AIP template in ShareLaTeX). One of the problems has a lot of small items so I would like it to be in two columns (inside the ...
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Two column with span float image

I'd like to have such layout: The \section text and float image objects should span two columns, \subsection and plain text should go in two column. Now I'm using multicol package for this. This is ...
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Glossaries with entries numbers on the right margin...

In some work connected with the discussion Glossaries with entrycounter true only for one glossary I create a glossary which is sorted by some words and its synonyms, in two columns, using the ...
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What could be causing hyperref and hanging to undo multicols?

I've created a method to input Norwegian-English translations into a sort of glossary. I need multiple of these little glossaries, later they will be compiled into a big glossary. It doesn't need to ...
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Line break with supertabular won't work

So, I have a really long list of symbols that I decided to create with supertabular. I'd like the table to split as it goes over to the second column, so I used {multicols}{2} but I found out that it ...
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Automatically insert column footnotes after each column (multicol+parnotes)?

I can simulate a column footnotes in multicol environment using parnotes like this. (It is needed because multicol does not support this.) \documentclass[a4paper,fontsize=8pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[...
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How do I align the first section title with the top of the first column when using multicol?

I'm using multicol for a two-column layout so I can have column balancing/equalizing at the end of every chapter. I'm also using titlesec to format my chapter/section/subsection titles. I've been ...
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how to make multicol compatible with one column in latex

I know there are several latex packages like exsheets can make choice problems, but I like to use multicol and enumitem packages to make them. My little example is as follows: \documentclass{article} ...
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Can I "take a break" from a multicolumn environment for a TikZ figure?

A similar question has been asked before: How can I escape a multicolumn environment, but the answers are not sufficient. I would like to insert a tikzpicture in the middle of a multicols environment, ...
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Disappear part of some text in multicols with xepersian package

Happy new year. The first columns in the multicols environment disappear when using xepersian package. (I updated TeX Live today) versions: multicol.sty 2021/10/28 v1.9b multicolumn formatting (FMi)...
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Is there are way to use nodes using TikZ in a multicol environment?

see images: The first image shows a TikZ picture using "\draw" and the second image shows a Tikz picture using "\node". Is there a way make the TikZ picture like in the first image ...
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Keep same \vfill over different pages

I'm using \vspace{\fill} to even space out questions of an exam, but the length changes from page to page. I want the same space after every question, and the last question to be at the end of the ...
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Last column of multicols spreads more than the others (exam parts)

I'm generating math worksheets with LaTeX (PyLaTeX), with the Exam document type. I found that the last column of the multicols often has a lot more vertical whitespace than the others (to the point ...
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Make two columns one greater in size than the other

I want to have the right two columns out of three merged together in this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{multicols*}...
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Header only on first page, smaller margins on subsequent pages with multicol and landscape

My current code is below. I want the header in this landscape document only on the first page, and not on any subsequent pages. Furthermore, I want to remove the big gap that happens when I suppress ...
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Remove vertical space before bullet point multicol

I am trying to make two columns of bullet points, but it is adding extra space after the title. \section{Test bullets}\vspace{-1.5em} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{itemize} \item Test1 --- A, B, C \item ...
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environment fails on import of certain packages (longtable / multicol)

I have en environment that fails if I add any of these calls to the preamble: \usepackage{pgfornament} \usepackage{tikzsymbols} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \hypersetup{colorlinks={true}} ...
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Why does a columnbreak between equation environments insert vertical space?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{nccmath} \begin{document} \setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{equation} a = a \...
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Extra vertical padding at top of solution environment

I have noticed extra padding at top of my solution environment (using the exam class) especially if you use multicols inside of the solution environment: \documentclass[addpoints]{exam} \usepackage[...
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Can I 'flip' unbalanced paracol columns for two-sided documents?

I am producing a two-column publication using paracol, which has served me awesomely. This publication is for both digital and print distribution. For the digital version, it looks like this when ...
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Fill a column in multicol with horizontal lines

I'm trying to make a notebook for my classes with adding my slide pictures and putting some horizontal lines as places to write some notes on. I've used multicol package to separate the page into two ...
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How to install multicol package?

I tried to use tlmgr to install multicol package via tlmgr install multicol, but I received the following error message: install: package multicol not present in repository. How should I install this ...
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