# [texhax] Switching between one and two columns

Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI) rjf2 at CDC.GOV
Tue Feb 6 21:18:57 CET 2007

> I think I have read somewhere that it is possible to switch
> from one- to two-column and back in the middle of a page.
> Whicj package do you use for that?

you can do this in a couple of ways:

\begin{tabular}{p{.45\textwidth}p{.45\textwidth}}
some text in the left column, justified, of course
some text in the left column, justified, of course
some text in the left column, justified, of course
&
and much more text
some text in the right column, justified, of course
\\
\end{tabular}

as mentioned you can use the multicolumns package

I also use minipage to do this:

\begin{minipage}{.45\textwidth}
text on the left
\end{minipage}
\hfill
\begin{minipage}{.45\textwidth}
text on the right
\end{minipage}

Ron Fehd  the {SAS} macro maven  CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov



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