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Document 193

How to create a multicolumn section in a document

Version: 2.5 - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

If you're using a single-column style, you can still have part of your document appear as multicolumn text. Insert a multicols TeX command according to the instructions below.

  1. Modify the style of your document:

    • If you're using a Standard LaTeX (non-Style Editor) style, add the multicol package to your document.

    • If you're using a Style Editor style,

      1. From the File menu, choose Document Info, then choose Preamble.

      2. In the Preamble area, type \def\RestoreOutput{\relax}

  2. Enter the two-column commands:

    1. Place the insertion point on a new line before where you want the multicolumn text to begin.

    2. From the Insert menu, choose Field and then choose TeX.

    3. In the edit box, enter \begin{multicols}{x} where x is the number of columns you want.

    4. Encapsulate the TeX field.

    5. Choose OK.

    6. Place the insertion point on a new line immediately following the text you want to appear in multiple columns.

    7. From the Insert menu, choose Field and then choose TeX.

    8. In the edit box, enter \end{multicols}.

    9. Encapsulate the TeX field.

    10. Choose OK.

Revised 06/19/96

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