# [texhax] multicol and vertical spaces

Boris Veytsman borisv at lk.net
Wed Mar 16 16:06:12 CET 2011

CP> From: Christian Pleul <chrisptex at googlemail.com>
CP> Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 04:04:03 +0100

CP> Thanks Boris. It unbalances the columns on all pages. Is there a
CP> way to do that only on the last page?

Surely.  Make \raggedcolumns the last command before \end{multicols}

Compare these two documents:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{multicol,lipsum}
\begin{document}
\clubpenalty10000
\widowpenalty10000
\begin{multicols}{2}
\lipsum[1-22]
\raggedcolumns
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

and

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{multicol,lipsum}
\begin{document}
\clubpenalty10000
\widowpenalty10000
\begin{multicols}{2}
\raggedcolumns
\lipsum[1-22]
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

By the way, maybe what you need is multicols*?

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Good luck

-Boris

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