## LaTeX forum ⇒ Text Formatting ⇒ Turning two columns into one column

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bennarky
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### Turning two columns into one column

Hi, I'm new to this and my teacher is making me use this for a physics project. Could someone tell me how to make it so that I can make a title to a new section that shows up down the middle of the page in a two column document and then go back to two column after the title?

Stefan Kottwitz
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Welcome to the forum!

If it's ok to have the heading at a new page, here's a simple example with the optional argument of \twocolumn:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}\usepackage{blindtext}\begin{document}\twocolumn[\section{This is a very wide section heading spanning over two columns}] \blindtext[5] \twocolumn[\section{This is another wide section heading spanning over two columns}] \blindtext[5] \end{document}

Stefan