[OS X TeX] [Slightly OT] Special formatting for first page

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Mon Jun 28 21:29:12 CEST 2004

On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 02:50:41PM -0400, Jon Breitenbucher wrote:
> This worked. Thanks. Now I need to force a the columns on the last page 
> to be less than half a page long. The newsletter is folded in half and 
> the last half page is for the return address and mailing adress. Any 
> way to do this? Ideally I'd like the last half page to be a graphic 
> spanning both columns with the text from the first column wrapping to 
> the top of the second. These things were very easy to set up in 
> InDesign, but the students don't have ID and even if they did I don't 
> have time to teach them how to use it.
> _____________________________________
> Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. 
> (Albert Einstein)
> Jon Breitenbucher

Two things to try:

1. make a float for the two-column stuff. However, I have often had
a hard time making floats appear where I want them.

2. use the multicol package, which allows you to switch between one-
and two-column typesetting without generating a pagebreak. The
documentation for this package is probably in

Siep Kroonenberg
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