Questions tagged [two-column]

{two-column} is about the \twocolumn command and the class option of the same name. For questions about the {multicol} package, use the appropriate tag instead.

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How can I place a one-column-abstract in a two-column document?

How can I place a one-column-abstract and after that two-column-section in a LaTeX template?
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Flushing within twocolumn article

I am new to LaTeX and I'm creating a template for handins for school work. I am using the article document class with the twoclumn option. In the beginning of the template I am making a header with ...
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Automatic way to break narrow tables into two columns?

Is there an easy way to break long narrow tables into two (or possibly more) columns (i.e. without manually rearranging the columns)? In the following example you can see that there is a lot of ...
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Two-column beamer ToC with control over the breaking point

From Splitting TOC into two columns on single frame in beamer, I'd like to know whether it is possible to control the position of the breaking point between column 1 and column 2?
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sig-alternate class, and twocolumn unbalanced bottom alignment problem

EDIT: turns out the below is not really a requirement for ACM - but still a good Latex exercise, I reckon :) I have bumped into a problem with the Alternate ACM LaTeX2e Style File V2.4 (APRIL 2009 ...
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One column equation in twocolumn document class

I am writing a paper (revtex4-1, reprint documentclass which I believe uses twocolumn) and need to have a long equation that needs to break the two column format. I've seen answers to this question ...
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How to avoid a page break before a two-column TOC in memoir

Although `I wouldn't normally do this', I'm writing a short(ish) document for which I'd like to place a small TOC in two columns as the last thing on the title page. In single column mode it works ...
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Lyx Single Column

In Lyx, one has the option of making 'Two-column' document by selecting the corresponding option in the 'Text Layout' section of the document settings. Is there any way of disabling this for a few ...
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KOMA: Margin notes only on outer side of two-column document? [closed]

For some part of a two-column scrbook of mine, I need to actually get a three-column layout: Two columns text, and a third column with a table (or a boxed enumeration, that would work too). Both ...
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\tableofcontents in twocolum document

I don't quite understand why \tableofcontents in a \twocolumn document yields only one column (or how to change that - ideally without including multicol just for the ToC...)? \documentclass[...
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Typeset \chapter also in two columns when writing in twocolumn mode

I use \documentclass[twocolumn]{scrreprt} which produces a nice layout but every chapter is set in one column mode, which leads to a new page for every chapter. How can I tell latex to set chapters ...
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Margins from the column separator

If the text in both columns end and begin too close from the column separator, how do I increase the margin from it? Change from: | #Text#######|#Text####### | % (Bad, too close to column separator) ...
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Setting the column gap in a twocolumn (or multicol) document

I have a document that uses twocolumn with scrbook. How can I set the width of the space between the two columns?
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Memoir custom title page and twocolumns

Using the package memoir, I am having some trouble creating my (Oh so simple) custom title page. In the preamble, I have this: \documentclass[medievalpage,twosides,twocolumn,pdftex,final]{memoir} ...
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How to make {multicols}{2} the same as \twocolumn ?

Using \begin{multicols}{2} gives me unexpected results. It seems like if I write 8 lines, then it divides by 2, then puts 4 lines in the left column and then the other 4 in the right column (see ...
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Vertical Spacing of twocolumn option

I was wondering how can one place vertical spacing on both the left and right columns while using the [twocolumn] option. I used the \vspace{} command above the section of code where the columns begin,...
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How to show the vertical line between two columns?

Simply using \twocolumn changes my document to look like this: -----HEADER---- ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### -----FOOTER---- But I'd ...
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Index shouldn't start new page

I am writing an article in LaTeX 2e with \documentclass[twocolumn]{article}, including an index. The document prelude includes \usepackage{makeidx} and the \makeindex command. At the point where I ...
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How to make a section header span the whole page in a twocolumn document

I am writing a book in twocolumn format. Section headers appear in their respective column, and for most of the book, that is fine for me. But for a specific chapter of the book, I would prefer the ...
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How to insert figures in two columns?

In my case the figure disappears. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \...
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Making a long table continue over two columns

I am using multicol to make a two-column document using the book document class. I have a long tabular that I want to break where the page breaks and then continue in the next column. I could split ...
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One-column abstract in KOMA-script

I would like to make the abstract in KOMA Article appear on both columns, when writing a two column article. I would like to use internal koma options, instead of loading external packages. The ...
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Setting the same distance from the top of the page for chapter and index titles

I noticed that the distance from the top of the page to the chapter title differs from the table of contents and list of <> ones. I can see why, as these elements have specific purposes and ...
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Wide table in two-column doc: error ! Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup

I am trying to create a table which spans both columns of a two column document based on the IEEEtrans document class. However I am receiving the following error which I cannot explain: ! Extra }, or ...
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Auto two column mode

I'm trying to create songbook document class. Every song is on its own page. I want to achieve that if the song is regular sized (fits to one page in one column) the song's page is one column, but if ...
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How to insert a one column page within a twocolumn document?

I have a twocolumn layout which is rendering quite well except for the last page. The incriminated page contains a bibliography with several URLs, each one being cut on several lines. For better ...
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Bibliography in two columns, section title in one

I'm using the following to span the bibliography to two columns: \begin{multicols}{2} \bibliographystyle{abbrv} \bibliography{mybib} \end{multicols} Yet, the section title ("References" in the ...
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Lineno for 2 column

How to add line number to a 2 column document where the line number must appear on the left for the left column and on the right for the right column. The lineno package does not seem to provide this ...
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Adjust settings that determine when sections should start on a new page/column

I'm using titlesec in a two column environment, and sometimes my sections start on a new page or the second column, and leave blocks of white space at the bottom of the previous page/column. I am ...
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Is there a “\nocolumnbreak” analog to \nopagebreak?

If I want to prevent latex from putting two (short) paragraphs on different columns, is there something similar to \nopagebreak that will let me do this?
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Centering an image and a two-column layout.

Here's what I'd like to do. Place a centered image, and then have two columns of text centered below it. I did the following: \begin{center} \includegraphics{image} \begin{multicols}{2} lots of text ...
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Laying out an enumerate environment evenly in two columns with a picture in between

I have a list of items inside enumerate. I'd like to lay them out in two columns, separated by an image. The numbering matters, so I can't break them into two separate enumerate environment. Is there ...
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Twocolumn part in document

I'd like to stretch long lists into two or more columns. Like: Some single-column text. Lorem 4. Sit Ipsum 5. Amet Dolor Another single-column text. Or: Some single-...
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How is typesetting in multiple columns implemented

I can type \documentclass[twocolumn]{scrartcl} to get a document typeset in two columns. But how does this works internally? I read The TeXbook, but didn't find a single paragraph about this. (Maybe ...
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How to put two figures side by side in a two-column document

How to put two figures side by side in a two-column document. figure* is not working.
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abstract, tableofcontents and listoffigures in twocolumn, landscape report

\documentclass[a4paper,landscape,twocolumn]{report} .... \begin{document} \begin{abstract} bla bla bla \end{abstract} \tableofcontents \listoffigures \chapter{Introduction} .... I get the main text ...
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Two column align environment with one line spanning both columns

Is there a good/correct way of making an align environment with one line spanning multiple columns? At the moment I'm using a hack like the following, but I feel that it's probably not the best way. ...
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Position tikz graph at the bottom of twocolumn page in memoir

According to section 10.4 of memoir manual double column floats may only be placed at the top of a page. However, I need a tikz graph at the bottom of the page. So I have tried using minipage(floating ...
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Abstract takes its own column, pushes first section to second column

I am using the acm_proc_article-sp class to prepare a conference paper. It should not exceed the length of 4 pages. Unfortunately, the abstract will push the first chapter to the second column, even ...
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Floating wrapped figure in a twocolumn page

I am creating a big composite book \documentclass[A4,twocolumn]{book}. I need wrapped floating figures (and tables) over both columns. I know the enviroment figure*, but the full width of a page is ...
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verselinenumbersleft with twocolumn

Situation: a poem in the verse environment of the verse package, while the entire page is set with the twocolumn option. Line numbering is enabled via \poemlines{1} and set to the left by \...
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LaTeX: Textbox within article

I'm not completely new to LaTeX but I'm not used to work with special layout schemes, so that's why I thought it was a good idea to post my question here. Momently I'm trying to create an article ...
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How to insert an image into a two-column document such that the text flows from TL, BL, TR and finally BR?

I don't like the following: I want the following: Code: \documentclass[demo,12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[margin=2cm]{geometry} \usepackage{multicol,lipsum,graphicx} \title{Foo Bar Baz} \...
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Why does a figure capture a whole page?

I have a figure in a whole page, even though I do not intend it to capture a whole page. There is a lot of white space around it, and I definitely think there could be some text surrounding it. Is ...
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xtabular* does not work on two columns

I'm trying to split a table in several pages, for doing this I'm using the xtab package and xtabular. However, the behavior of the xtabular* environment (that supposedly should break the two column ...
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How can I place a double-wide figure float (ie, figure*) on the bottom on the first page of a two-column document

In what I would like to be a two-page, two-column document with two wide (figure*) figures, I need one to be on the bottom of the first page, and one to be on the top or bottom of the second. ...
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How to change \hsize in the middle of a paragraph at pagebreak, especially for two-column?

The original question is: How to get two columns with different width in LaTeX? I know this older question: How can I create a two-column layout with different widths (and texts) for the two columns? ...
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How do I force a column-break in a two-column document?

Similar to How do I force a column-break in a multi-column page? I want to force a column-break in a two-column document. \columnbreak seems to be undefined without the multicol package.
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full-width tables in multicolumnar text

If I create a table in twocolumn, the text on the second column overlaps the right half of the table. If I use a table*, whether with twocolumn or multicols, it instead is moved to the next page. ...
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Margin notes (and subsection titles) in both sides of a two column document

I would like to write a book document with two columns and subsubsection titles as margin notes at both sides of the page (in the side which corresponds to the column). In order to specify the ...