[texhax] stretch section title in twocolumn

tom sgouros tomfool at as220.org
Tue May 16 18:23:45 CEST 2006

Paul Tremblay <phthenry at iglou.com> wrote:

> The title in this case would only span across one column. I know it
> seems easy to simply move my \section{The Title} one line above,
> before the multicols environment, but actually in the conversion it
> requires a lot more rules. I would have to write two different set of
> rules, one for a multicolumn document and one for a one-column
> document. In addition, I would have to make sure I started the
> multicols environment each time I have a section break. 
I don't know how you feel about cheating, but I'm lazy, so tend to think
about solutions like the one below, and I wonder if something like this
would work for you.  This requires that you always have a \ssection
command inside your ssectcols environment, but you're generating the
latex, so you can enforce that.  Outside the environment, you can let
\ssection equal \section.

I think somewhere there is a class that allows you to append commands to
existing macros, but I can't think of it.  Probably someone here can.
That would allow a cleaner solution, in that you could modify \section.


\usepackage{testing} % contains def of \lotsoftext



# The usual way
\section{First section}

# Putting the column environment ahead of the section name.
\ssection{Second section}


 tomfool at as220 dot org

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