multicol – Intermix single and multiple columns
Multicol defines a multicols environment which typesets text in
multiple columns (up to a maximum of 10), and (by default)
balances the end of each column at the end of the environment.
The package enables you to switch between any (permitted) number
of columns at will: there is no imposed "clear page" operation, as
there is in unadorned LaTeX at a switch between \onecolumn and
\twocolumn sections. The multicolumn environment can also be used
inside a box, thus allowing multicolumned insets in text.
Multicol patches the output routine, and may clash with other packages that do the same (e.g., longtable); furthermore, there is no provision for single column floats inside a multicolumn environment, so figures and tables must be coded in-line (using, for example, the H modifier of the float package).
The package is part of the tools bundle in the LaTeX required distribution.
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Copyright||1989-2011 Frank Mittelbach|
|Contained in||TeXLive as tools|
|MiKTeX as tools|
more than one column on the page|