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Formatting two columns "single-spaced"

Postby lynnkwon » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:38 am

Can you kindly see the attachment? I want to make the right column "single-spaced" (no spacings between lines) like the column on the left. how can I Latex?

Thanks so much in advance!

* Let me know if my question does not abide by "minimum example" conduct.

Here is the code:
\section{\centerline{\textcolor{midnightblue}{TECHNOLOGY SKILLS}}}
%\vspace{15pt} % Reduce space between section title and contents
\begin{multicols}{2}
\begin{itemize}
\item Statistics: SPSS, SAS, MySQL
\vspace{-5pt}
\item Evaluation/Analysis: Qualtrics, Nvivo
\vspace{-5pt}
\item Programming: JAVA, PHP
\vspace{-5pt}
\item Web Design: Dreamweaver, Flash, Actionscript, HTML, CSS
\vspace{-5pt}
\item Web Development: Javascript
\vspace{-5pt}
\item Graphic Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
\vspace{-5pt}
\item Movie Editing: After Effects, Premiere Pro
\vspace{-5pt}
\item Content Management Systems (CMS): Drupal, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)
\end{itemize}
\end{multicols}
\vspace{0.10in}
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:33 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Can you please post real code, not as an image? I cannot use an image for testing. The best would be a Infominimal working example.

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Postby nlct » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:07 pm

The multicols environment tries to balance the columns so that they're both the same height. This can cause some extra vertical space. You could try using \raggedcolumns which will prevent the bottom lines for each column from being aligned.

For example:
  1. \documentclass{article}
  2.  
  3. \usepackage{multicol}
  4.  
  5. \begin{document}
  6. \begin{multicols}{2}
  7. \raggedcolumns
  8. \begin{itemize}
  9. \item Statistics: SPSS, SAS, MySQL
  10. \item Evaluation/Analysis: Qualtrics, Nvivo
  11. \item Programming: JAVA, PHP
  12. \item Web Design: Dreamweaver, Flash, Actionscript, HTML, CSS
  13. \item Web Development: Javascript
  14. \item Graphic Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  15. \item Movie Editing: After Effects, Premiere Pro
  16. \item Content Management Systems (CMS): Drupal, Adobe Experience
  17. Manager (AEM)
  18. \end{itemize}
  19. \end{multicols}
  20. \end{document}


You might also want to consider changing (using \setlength) the list parameters (\itemsep, \topsep and \parsep) to adjust the space between items instead of manually using \vspace.

Regards
Nicola Talbot


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