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Three column layout

My boss requires a three column layout for a report: Column 1: All headings below sections (subsection, subsubsection, ...). Heading text should break in the first column. Column 2: The main text ...
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How to eliminate the space after paracol environment?

In the following example, there is space after the paracol environment. How do you smash the space after the environment so that the lower rule is snuggly fit against the paracol environment just like ...
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Issues with star environments inside paracol package

This question led to a new vesion 1.32 of paracol package. Basically I want to use the paracol package to set bilingual texts including figures & tables, some of them should span two columns. ...
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paracol and KOMA: Weird Behaviour Depending on Page Break

Final Update (2018-05-18) Version 1.34 of paracol with the fix related to this question is availabe on CTAN now. I use a KOMA document class in combination with the paracol package. The final ...
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paracol and scaled fonts misaligned

I am using pararcol with english and arabic. The arabic font is scaled up in size and this causes a misalignment of lines, not just within paragraphs, cumulatively, but also of the first paragraph ...
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tcolorbox Spanning Two Columns in {paracol} Environment

The paracol environment allows figures to span two columns by using an asterisk in the figure's environment declaration: \begin{figure*} ... \end{figure*}. I'm not familiar with the guts of why that ...
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How to set the length of columnsep in a two columns document with paracol

I'm using paracol to build a document composed by a header, followed by text in two columns, as in the example: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{paracol,lipsum} \begin{document} \...
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Text goes out the margins in paracol

I have an issue with the package paracol. I am using it for the Acknowledgements of my Master Thesis. I am writing them in two languages. The problem is that some words go out the margin. This does ...
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paracol with manyfoot

I try to combine the two mentioned packages, as in the following example: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{paracol} \usepackage{manyfoot} \newfootnote{A} \newfootnote{B} \begin{...
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Paracol alignment and justification

I am using paracol together with expex and am having two problems: Vertical alignment between the two columns (Issue #1 in red). I would like the tops (red lines) of each opposing paragraph to align ...
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Allowing hyphenation line breaks only when hyphens are placed intentionally

I am trying to typeset a document using XeTeX that uses Tâi-lô (Taiwanese romanization), which separates syllables in a word with hyphens, meaning hyphens are very common. I am also using the paracol ...
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Mimic layout of paracolumned document in TOC

I have an unusual document layout where two sections about closely related subjects are set side-by-side. I would like the sections and subsections to be displayed in the same parallel way in the ...
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While using paracol, how does one disable ligatures for a specific column?

Updated the text a little, due to Mico's comment (regarding all or only some ligatures) I am using the package paracol with XeLaTeX, having created two columns, and I am using ligatures. I wish to ...
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Adjustable column size in paracol

I'm using paracol (and verse) to get a poem in two different languages. Some lines are of different lenght in a language or in the other. How can adjust the column size so that the line doesn't get ...
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Packages tableof and paracol: multiple tables of content don't work

I am writing a large document in two languages (german in the left column, english in the right) using paracol. Now, after the first ~100 pages, I'm trying to create a Table of Contents also in two ...
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Paracol package: undefined environments

I got the LaTeX Error: Environment leftcolumn* undefined with the next MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{paracol} \begin{document} \begin{leftcolumn*} \subsection{% Environments \texttt{...
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Sidenotes in two column texts

In this text, the note is on the right side of a number of lines with curly braces and the text written vertically. How can this be achieved? I am using paracol and xelatex but I am open to ...
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Synchronized paracol columns don't align

I've been confounded for a while about an issue with paracol. When one uses the synchronization feature * the columns are supposed to synchronize, which they do even in my simple MWE below. What they ...
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Forcing paracol to look like a tabular [closed]

Consider the following tabularx construction: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{lipsum,tabularx} \begin{document} \noindent \begin{...
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using paracol with breakable box (tcolorbox)

see this MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \usepackage{paracol} \tcbuselibrary{breakable} \begin{document} \begin{paracol}{2} \begin{rightcolumn} \lipsum[1-2] ...
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Parallel translation in 2 columns, with shared displayed-math between columns, within theorems?

I’m trying to typeset a parallel translation of a mathematical text, with the original text and translation facing each other in two columns. For the most part, the paracol package provides this ...
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Package paracol: no chapters allowed?

today I have a question regarding the paracol package which is somewhat related to the one I have recently asked, Packages tableof and paracol: multiple tables of content don't work, but it is ...
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How can I write to file part of text between two flags?

I need to create bi-lingual document, left column in russian and right in english. For this purpose I choose package paracol. But to make it easyer for translator to translate russian text, I want put ...
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Indentation with “paracol” on multi-line text?

So, I'm using the paracol-package. I would like to ask if it were possible to have an automatic indentation at the breaks of "long" (i.e. multi-line) texts. Consider, e.g. a paracol with 2 columns, ...
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Make paracol column #2 always inner and column #1 outer

How do I make paracol's first column on the left side of even pages and on the right side of odd pages (and vice versa for paracol's second column)? Even pages: | Column #1 | Column #2 | | ...
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Figure counter is not incrementing after use of paracol

I am using one column environment to write text and put figures with their captions. At a certain point I had a longitudinal figure to integrate so I wanted to put its caption laterally by using ...
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Parallel numbering in columns

I have a bilingual text in two columns using paracol. I want to number them in parallel while using switchcolumn commands, as shown below. How can I do this? \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \...
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Easy switching between reledpar/reledmac and parcol bilingual texts

I've encountered some problems with footnotes while using reledpar/reledmac packages for parallel text typesetting. I am writing a bilingual book and have prepared texts for different book chapters in ...
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alignment issue with glbreaking (gloss breaking) in expex

I have set up a layout using paracol with expex glosses in one column and regular text in the other column directly across. At the page break of the MWE below, you can see that the regular-text ...
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Strange paragraph indentation when setting the Portuguese language

I'm compiling some texts in Latin and their Portuguese translations in a bilingual two column article as follows: I'm on Windows using MiKTeX with TeXworks' combination of XeLaTex+MakeIndex+BibTex. ...
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Unwanted blank lines (in both columns!) when using paracol

Problem: I'm getting unwanted blank lines at seemingly random locations in my document for no obvious reason. Background: I'm creating a collection of short stories translated from various ...
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Using position arguments with starred tcolorbox environment

The {tcolorbox}* environment is interpreting position arguments in a way I would not anticipate. When I include the *, the placement is unexpected--\begin{VocabBox}*[b]... does not get placed at the ...
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Framed float box, spanning two columns in paracol [duplicate]

I'm looking for a simple, framed, float box-environment that has (or can have by construction) a star equivalent (like figure* or table*) so that it may span both columns in the paracol environment. ...
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Installation error “paracol” package

the "paracol" package when I give it to install appears the following message "File` paracol.sty 'not found. " Maybe I'm making some mistake but I do not detect it. \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{...
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Footnote numbering when using paracol package [duplicate]

I have a document where footnote numbers restart every page, when I use the paracol environment this seems to stop working. In my MWE the footnotes in each page are okay for normal text but the second ...
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Paracol and Setspace

paracol seems to "grab" the white space from the paragraph preceding it. This wouldn't be noticeable if I wasn't using the setspace package. How do I force paracol to begin the background color at ...
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Parallel texts with reledpar in columns

I am trying to typeset three texts in parallel columns like this: 1. The left column has an ancient text and its critical apparatus. 2. The middle column has an ancient translation of this text and ...
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\href crossing a page boundary messes up link in second column

I'm using \href (from the hyperref package) to put some links into a document which is being typeset in two languages using the paracol package and XeTeX. To compile it, I'm using texify -p --engine=...
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remove indent globally from the \paracol paragraph

I am using \paracol for aligning the column across the pages. However, on the right-hand side, there is always some indent before starting of every paragraph. Please help me to avoid that? ...
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Only first item of enumerate in paracol environment not vertically aligned

MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage{paracol} \begin{document} \begin{paracol}{2} \switchcolumn[1]* \section*{Heading in Language 1} \switchcolumn[0] \section*{Heading in Language ...
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Problems aligning left and right columns in paracol

In the \paracol environment, I want the left and right column pairs to align at the top with each other. Hopefully the figure below will clarify what I want. There are three pairs of red and blue ...
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Paracol: How to change the style only for 3 columns?

In my document I use 2 columns and 3 columns. I want to change only the width of the 3 columns with \setcolumnwith{}. The 2 columns should be unaffected. \documentclass[parskip=full]{scrartcl} \...
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custom table of contents using tikz and tocloft

I have using tocloft and tikz for creating custom table of contents. Please find the my MWE below: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{tocloft,refcount} \usepackage[colorlinks,linkcolor=black]{hyperref} ...
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Minipage after paracol overflows instead of starting a new page

I have a minipage that is placed after a section of 2 parallel columns, set with paracol. The minipage overflows the bottom of the page, rather than breaking onto a new page. How can I get the ...
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paracol description list wrap title

I am writing a bilingual glossary using paracol, but I have two questions about it. First, when using the "description" list, items with a long name do not wrap onto lines. Second, when I have two ...
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How to reset footnote counter every page (worst case)?

The solution used in this question has several drawbacks. It only works with \footnotelayout{m} or \globalcounter{footnote}. If the paracol breaks over two pages, the counter is not reset until all ...
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Adjust vertical line between columns

I'm using the paracol environment. I have two columns that have quite a gap between them. To help distinguish between them I am using \setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt}. Is there any way to adjust the ...
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Problem using TikZ and Paracol

I have several TikZ graphics on one page. To add a description on the right side of the graphics I use the paracol package (is there a better way to do this?). As you can see on the picture below the ...
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Is there a way to switch columns in paracol without introducing a paragraph break in the pre-switch column?

(M)WE: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{paracol} \begin{document} \newcommand{\switchtoleft}{\switchcolumn[0]} \newcommand{\switchtoright}{\switchcolumn[1]...
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Lettrine with paracol – second column problem

I'm using paracol to typeset a book with two columns (facing translation). I'm trying to add drop caps using the lettrine package, but the drop cap in the second column sticks out to the left instead ...