## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ Divide a page into columns of unequal width?

LaTeX specific issues not fitting into one of the other forums of this category.
asgrrr
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### Divide a page into columns of unequal width?

Is it possible to divide a page into columns of unequal width?

I searched for this a long time ago, then gave up.

But I'm back!!!1

Johannes_B
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No, this is a weak spot of LaTeX.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

Stefan Kottwitz
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It's not default LaTeX, but some package may help, such as vwcol:

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel}\usepackage{blindtext}\usepackage{microtype}\usepackage{vwcol}  \begin{document} \begin{vwcol}[widths = {0.6,0.4}, sep = 0.8cm,  justify = flush, rule = 0pt, indent = 1cm] \blindtext[5] \end{vwcol} \end{document}

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It works on a page, as requested, but not for spanning multiple pages.

Stefan
If you just want to do it on one page, you can use minipages and specify what percentage of \textwidth you want each side to take up. I did it here: https://daviddaily.dev/david/wod-character-sheet/src/branch/master/David/Main.tex#L19-L35 (Resultant PDF: https://files.daviddaily.dev/LaTeX/WoD/David.pdf)