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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – creating a two-column landscape document

We shall change the orientation of our example to landscape. We would also like to typeset our text in two columns:

  1. Add the options landscape and twocolumn to the \documentclass statement of our example, as follows:
    \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,landscape,twocolumn]{book}
  2. Typeset and see how the layout has changed:
    Time for action – creating a two-column landscape document

What just happened?

By using the landscape option, we switched the orientation. By stating the twocolumn option, we caused the body text to be divided into two columns.

Note

There's a command \twocolumn[opening text] starting a two-column page with optional opening text over the whole ...

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