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Alkkem
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Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:06 am

Too much vertical blank space in multicolumn text

Hi! I've got the following problem: when it comes to a multicolumn text in a \multicol environment, LaTeX automatically tries to add/substract white spaces between elements (text blocks, figures, section headers, etc.) to fit every single element in an exact page, in order not to break aligned equations and that sort of things.

It is a useful approach, but the result is sometimes quite ugly. Is there a way to prevent that from happening? Or I will have to resize every element individually in order to obtain the result I want?

Stefan Kottwitz
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Hi Alkkem,

welcome to the forum!

You could use the command \raggedcolumns either globally or local directly after \begin{multicols}{...}.

Stefan

Alkkem
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Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:06 am
Stefan Kottwitz wrote:Hi Alkkem,

welcome to the forum!

You could use the command \raggedcolumns either globally or local directly after \begin{multicols}{...}.

Stefan

Wow! Thank you very much Stefan! This was exactly the solution I was looking for. I still can't believe I couldn't find it anywhere else