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The LaTeX fix2col package

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The fix2col package modifies the LaTeX two-column output routine in two specific ways. First, it improves the handling of marks. If the first column of a two-column page contains marks, the package instructs LaTeX to take \firstmark from the first column rather than discarding it. Second, the package improves the handling of floating objects by anchoring both one- and two-column floating objects in a single sequence. Without the package, LaTeX may anchor two-column floating objects after those with a single column.

No action is required beyond adding the package to your two-column document. No package options are available for the fix2col package, which is installed in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/contrib/carlisle directory.

Last revised 01/20/06

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