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Divide a page into columns of unequal width?

Postby asgrrr » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:41 pm

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

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Postby Johannes_B » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:47 pm

No, this is a weak spot of LaTeX.
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:45 am

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

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  1. \documentclass{article}
  2. \usepackage[english]{babel}
  3. \usepackage{blindtext}
  4. \usepackage{microtype}
  5. \usepackage{vwcol}
  6. \begin{document}
  7. \begin{vwcol}[widths = {0.6,0.4}, sep = 0.8cm,
  8. justify = flush, rule = 0pt, indent = 1cm]
  9. \blindtext[5]
  10. \end{vwcol}
  11. \end{document}

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

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Postby DavidDaily » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:36 pm

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: (Resultant PDF:

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