# Creating two columns in article, report or book

Three different styles have to be distinguished when creating multiple columns in a Latex document. Either we want the whole document to have two columns, single pages or only part of a page. In order to do so, three different Latex commands are used…

Whole document (using article to write a paper):

The only thing you need to do is changing the first command of your Latex-file.

\documentclass[11pt,twocolumn]{article}

It will automatically create two columns in the entire document.

Note: if you are writing a paper, IEEE provides useful templates which can be used and adapted to your needs. You can download them from their “Author Digital Tool Box“.

Single pages:

The command \twocolumn starts a new page having two columns. Accordingly, \onecolumn starts a new page with a single column assuming you are in a two column environment as described above. Both commans do not take any arguments.

The is a way to define the distance between the two columns, use

\setlength{\columnsep}{distance}

If you need a line to separate the columns, the following command will do the job:

\setlength{\columnseprule}{thickness}

Part of a page:

I have posted another article on that, just have a look there. \minipage can also be used for text, not only for figures and tables.

#### 81 Responses to “Creating two columns in article, report or book”

• Víctor Poblete

Hi, many thanks for this space of big help for LaTeX. I want to wite a paper with two columns but I need to insert a table (a little bit big, horizontally full page) and next, I must continue with two columns. Is that possible?

Thanks,

Víctor

• tom

Hi Victor,

The following code might help you solving your problem. The command “\twocolumn”, “\onecolumn” respectively will allways insert a new page, which is probably not what you want. When using “multicols” instead, you can have different layouts on a single page:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{2}[\textbf{Example for a two column text}]
\blindtext
\end{multicols}
\begin{table}[ht]
\caption{default}
\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|}
\hline
onecolumn & onecolumn & onecolumn & onecolumn & onecolumn\\
\hline
onecolumn & onecolumn & onecolumn & onecolumn & onecolumn\\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{center}
\label{default}
\end{table}%
\begin{multicols}{2}
\blindtext[10]
\end{multicols}
\end{document}
• Christophe H.

Hi,
Thank you for this very useful tip. However, I think there a backslash missing in both commands: it shoud be:

\setlength{\columnsep}{distance}

and

\setlength{\columnseprule}{thickness}

\setlength{columnsep}{distance}

and

\setlength{columnseprule}{thickness}

Regards,
Christophe

• tom

Hi Christophe,

You are right, there was a typo and I corrected it. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it very much.

Cheers,
Tom

• Novice

Hi Victor,

I am using math mode under two column format. Some of the lines are exceeding the column width. How can I break the line in math mode ?

• tom

You might want to try using the math mode ($$…$$) and manually split your formula. Whenever you close the math mode, a line break is automatically inserted.

Tom.

• Edgar

Tanks. Yours comands are very good and clear

• sergio f.

hola tom muchas gracias por tu aporte a este lenguaje. llevaba bastante tiempo tratando solucionarlo, espero que sigas ayudando desde esta tribuna.

• Monica

Thank you very much!!!!!!!

• khalil

I want to have four or three table in one row. help me with one sample.

• tom

Separating a document into several columns can be done using the “multicol”-package:

\usepackage{multicol}
\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{3}    % 3 columns
...
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

Cheers, Tom.

• Tricia

I am using two columns and was wondering if it was possible to have my title centered on the whole page not a column…

• tom

This is how you can do it:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{multicol}
\begin{document}
\begin{center}
\bf{Two column}
\end{center}
\begin{multicols}{2}{
...
}
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

Cheers, Tom.

• khalil

Thanks tom. But my problem is 3*3 squares. I want to have four 3*3 squares in each row.

Best Wishes

• Art

Is there any way to have footnotes as well as text appear in two columns with multicols? Using the twocolumn option does that but then one cannot have a title in one column followed by text in two columns. Multicols makes that possible but typesets the footnotes in one column across the bottom (which looks odd),

• tom

Hello,

Hmm, not easy indeed. I could not find a solution to your multicolumn approach. What seems possible however is having a title span both columns, using the optional argument of the twocolumn environment:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\begin{document}
\twocolumn[\centerline{\Large \bf This is a one column title}
\bigskip]
\end{document}

In case you are using maketitle, try this:

\documentclass[...]{article}
...
\begin{document}
\twocolumn[{\csname @twocolumnfalse\endcsname
\maketitle}]
...
\end{document}

I found this here.

Cheers, Tom.

• Md.Shamsujjoha Disha

Actually I want a Single page contain both abstract of my document in one column and remaining part in two column without new pages … can you help

• tom

Hello!
This would be the standard way to have a one-column abstract and a two-column text:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\title{Title}
\begin{document}
\twocolumn[
\begin{@twocolumnfalse}
\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
...
\end{abstract}
\end{@twocolumnfalse}
]
\section{Two column section}
...
\end{document}

I found this here.

Regards, Tom.

• Alex

Hi! I used two column style and I got a problem with Tables and Figures. How could I fit them to column?

\usepackage{multicol}
\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{2}
...
...
\begin{table}
\caption{Parameters of experiment}
\label{exp}
\centering
\begin{tabular}{l | c}
Parameter &amp; Value\\
\hline
Flow(injection) rate&amp;4.0 ml/min\\
\end{tabular}
\end{table}
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

• Tina

Hi Tom,
I found many comments are very helpful here. can you please have a look at my questions? I want to set two colums in different width. The text content is in the main column (wider column) and the figures and tables are in the other column. Your prompt reply would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks.
Tina

• tom

Hi Tina,

Unfortunately, the multicol package only supports equal column width. You may want to try the longtable or minipage package. Another possibility might be the parallel package, which does not seem to support figures, however. Finally, the most promising solution is to use the wrapfig package. Even though you will probably have to tweak her and there, it’s relatively straight forward. Here is an example:

\documentclass[a4paper]{report}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext, graphicx}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\begin{document}
\begin{wrapfigure}{r}{0.3\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.3\textwidth]{img1.jpg}
\caption{cap1}
\vspace{1cm}
\includegraphics[width=0.3\textwidth]{img1.jpg}
\caption{cap2}
\end{wrapfigure}
\blindtext
\begin{wrapfigure}{r}{0.3\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.3\textwidth]{img1.jpg}
\end{wrapfigure}
\blindtext
\end{document}

Cheers, Tom.

• Isaac

Your website is very good to the latex users. Thanks, Tom.

• Ahmed Salahhmed

Thank you man. This is awesome, i wasted a lot of time pulling my hair off coz of the package ltxgrid. You saved my time.

Thanks again.
Ahmed,

• hari

m doing twocolumn article title make a problem they not equal to other column

• Martin Ljungqvist

I would like to have a quite long and narrow table to continue from one page column to the other page column, so instead of it continuing to the next page it continues to the next column so I can have that long narrow table on one page instead of two. Like combining longtable and multicol, which is not possible unfortunately. This could otherwise be done using a normal table and having the double amount of table columns but that demands lots of re-structuring of the table-data. It would be interesting to hear if and how you think it would be possible to have one long narrow table in two sections (page columns or similar) on one page. Thanks /Martin

• tom

Hi Martin,

Thanks for your question. You may want to check out the supertabular package. I attached a minimal example below.

\documentclass[12pt, twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{supertabular}
\begin{document}
\begin{center}
\begin{supertabular}{|c|c|c|c|}
\hline
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\
\hline
\end{supertabular}
\end{center}
\end{document}
• Martin Ljungqvist

Thank you for the help. I had not tested that combination. Nice.

• Mohd Asrul Affendi Abdullah

i new in latex may someone give a beginning command to start write article in two column.

thank u

• tom

Hi there!

It’s all in the post. You really only have to use the optional argument twocolumn of documentclass.

\documentclass[11pt,twocolumn]{article}
\begin{document}
\section{Introduction}
...
\end{document}

Best, Tom

• ikas

hi Tom!
i have to try make one column in two column’s template of my paper to put my tables (because my table size is so large, so it overlaps with the second column). How to solve this problem?could u?

Cheers=)

• tom

Please find a minimal example below that show how to have a single onecolumn page in a twocolumn document.

\documentclass[11pt,twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\setlength{\columnseprule}{.3pt}
\begin{document}
\section{Introduction}
\Blindtext
\onecolumn
\blindtext
\newpage
\twocolumn
\Blindtext
\end{document}

Let me know if you need anything else. Cheers, Tom.

• Mohd Asrul Affendi Abdullah

thank u,,,tom really appreciate…and how to separate between two clomn

• Mohd Asrul Affendi Abdullah

thank tom.. im already got insert table and figure…..

my problem now
1.how to insert math equation in two column..my equation to length and disturb other side column…

2. Reference how to create by two column
thank u

• tom

Hi there,

1. You can break an equation using eqnarray, e.g.:

\begin{eqnarray}\nonumber
f(x)&=&a_9x^9+a_8x^8+a_7x^7+a_6x^6+a_5x^5+\\
&&a_4x^4+a_3x^3+a_2x^2+a_1x+a_0 \end{eqnarray}

2. I’m not sure what you mean by reference. It would help if you provided a minimal example.

Thanks, Tom.

• Mohd Asrul Affendi Abdullah

• Mohd Asrul Affendi Abdullah
\begin{eqnarray}\nonumber
L_c(y_{dj}\gamma,\beta,\psi)&==0}^n}\ln[\exp(z'_i\gamma) + ( 1+\psi\exp(x'_\beta))^{-\psi}]+\\ &>0}^n}{\displaystyle\sum_{j=0}^{y_{dj}-1}}\ln(j+\psi^{-1})+\\
&>0}^n} \{-\ln(y_{dj})!-(y_{dj}+ \psi^{-1})+\\
&&ln (1+\psi\exp(x'_i\beta)) + y_{dj}\ln(\psi) + y_{dj}x'_\beta\} -\\ &^n}\ln[1+\exp(z'_i\gamma)]\end{eqnarray}

this is my command,,,but still long and disturb other side column..but when i copy and paste using your example given above it to be ok …or i need use some package..i already use the \usepackage{amsmath}

• tom

Make sure you set the parentheses right and use eqnarray as follows:

\begin{eqnarray*}
left-side &=& right-side \\
&& right-side only no sign \\
&>& right-side only with sign \\
left-side only && \\
\end{eqnarray*}

Best, Tom.

• Mohd Asrul Affendi Abdullah

thank tom..will try

• mohd asrul

tom can i got your email, i need mail some coding latex for your help

• Mohd Asrul Affendi Abdullah

thank u..

how to create a normal table 5 column n 8 row in two column article

• tom

It works exactly the same way as for a table in a single-column article. You may have to reduce the width in case the table is too wide. This can either be done by decreasing the font size (e.g. to tiny) or by using a fixed column width (e.g. p{2cm}).
Best, Tom.

• Simon

If I write \documentclass[11pt,twocolumn]{article} the title page, abstract an the contents are divided into two columns, which I don’t want. If I use \begin{multicols}{2} inside the document instead the title page is not affected, but the columns get too slim. I tried using \setlength{\textwidth}{distance} but the text isn’t centered that way, and the header rule is not adapted accordingly. Is there another, better way when multicols is used? Or is there a way to use “twocolumn” without changing the title page?

All best,
Simon

• tom

Hi Simon,

Here is a minimal example that produces the title page, abstract and contents in a single column and the rest in two columns.

\documentclass[11pt, twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\title{Bla bla title}
\author{tom}
\date{\today}
\twocolumn[
\begin{@twocolumnfalse}
\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
\blindtext
\end{abstract}
\tableofcontents
\vspace{2cm}
\end{@twocolumnfalse}]
\section{Introduction}
\blindtext
\section{Methods}
\blindtext
\end{document}

Hope it helps. Best, Tom.

• sesinka

Hi, I’m having an issue with multicol environment and too much space beween the title an name of the first section and \vspace{-3cm} does not work. Please help.

• tom

Hi Sesinka,

Here is a quick fix. If this is not what you were looking for, please provide a minimal example for illustration.

\documentclass[11pt, twocolumn]{article}
\begin{document}
\title{This is a title}
\date{\vspace{-2cm}}
\maketitle
\section{Introduction}
\end{document}

Best, Tom.

• sesinka

Hi Tom. Thanks for the advice, but I used twocolumn before and it doens’t look as nice as when using multicol environment. (So I was trying to fix it in multicol) In the meantime I found sort of fix of the gap. In my document, there was first column almost empty and at the bottom there was paragraph. That was ugly. in the second column there was a long table. I figured out, when I divided the table into two, the first half appeared in the bottom of the first column and the first paragraph was finally placed just after the name of the section. Anyways, thank you.

Ses

• Dr. UTTAM KUMAR BERA

creating two cloumn format , starting with first page . I used tis command. But unfortunitaly the paper start with blank page. please solve my problem
I used the following command.

\documentclass[8 pt,twocolumn]{article}
%\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}
%\documentclass[10 pt,twoside,reqno,fleqn]{amsart}
\setlength {\topmargin}{0.01 in} \textwidth 16 cm \textheight 17 cm
%\oddsidemargin 0 in \evensidemargin 0 in \setcounter {page}{1}
%\setlength{\columnseprule}{0.5cm}
%\def\pn{\par\noindent}
\def\cen{\centerline}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[]{amsmath}
\usepackage[american]{babel}
• tom

Hi!

Please provide a working minimal example and not just the preamble e.g.:

\documentclass[10pt,twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage[american]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\blindtext[8]
\end{document}

I will then compile it in my editor and try to help you.

By the way, the minimum font size for article is 10pt. If you need a smaller font size, e.g. 8pt like in your example, try:

\documentclass[8pt,twocolumn]{extarticle}

Best,
Tom.

• Mohsen

Hi Tom,
I want to set two colums text but in right to lef ordert. Your reply would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks.
Mohsen

• tom

Hey Mohsen,

The multicol package implements a command to typeset right-to-left (RTL) documents with multiple columns. If you want to add figures/tables (floats), try this (multicol doesn’t allow floats). Here is a minimal example:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext, multicol, float}
\begin{document}
\RLmulticolcolumns
\begin{multicols}{2}
\blindtext[1]
\begin{figure}[H]
\centering
\rule{4cm}{3cm}
\caption{Figure in two columns}
\end{figure}
\blindtext[4]
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

Best, Tom.

• Manu

Hi Tom,

Here is another question for you! I am writing a journal article using elsarticle.cls with two columns. I would like to get a bibliography (end of my article) that finishes off with the same level, that is to say:
——- ——-
——- ——-
——- ——-

——- ——-
——-
——-
——-
——-
I have seen this before. I think this layout should be possible whatever the document class and the text (in my case bibliography) I use. But how to do this?

Manu

• tom

Hi Manu,

If you use the multicol package rather than the twocolumn option, the text of the final page will be balanced.

Here is a minimal working example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{multicol, blindtext}
\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{2}
\blinddocument
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

Best, Tom.

• ideree

thank you tom two columns is now very easy kkk

• aya2002

However, I must use the

\documentclass[twocolumn]{svjour3}% twocolumn

so that, the problem is that I can not insert a table which is almost as wide as the two columns. When I put my code (given below), I can not find my table in the next page because it has two large figures, but I can find it at the end of the document (after the references). I am also new to latex. please help me.

\begin{table}[p]
% table caption is above the table
\caption{Summery for all scenarios}
\label{tab:7}       % Give a unique label
% For LaTeX tables use
\begin{tabular}{l  l  l  l|  l  l  l  |l  l  l  |l  l  l}
\hline %
\multirow{2}{*}{scheme}&\multicolumn{3}{c|}{scen. $1$}&\multicolumn{3}{c|}{scen. $2$}&\multicolumn{3}{c|}{scen. $3$}&\multicolumn{3}{c}{scen. $4$}\\

& C & SI & PAPR & C& SI & PAPR & C& SI & PAPR & C& SI & PAPR  \\
\hline
CSLM&\textendash& $5$ & $10.5$ &\textendash& $5$ & $10.5$ &\textendash& $5$ & $10.5$ &\textendash& $5$ & $10.5$ \\
SSLM	&$44$&	$5$  &  $9.5$  &	$70$ & $4$ & $9.75$ &$83$&$3$&$9.75$&$90$&$2$&$9.8$\\
\hline \hline
\multicolumn{13}{l}{C $\colon$ Complexity reduction (percentage)}\\
\multicolumn{13}{l}{SI $\colon$ Side Information (number of bits) }\\
\multicolumn{13}{l}{PAPR$\colon$ Peak \textendash to \textendash Average Power Ration Reduction (dB)}\\
\multicolumn{13}{l}{Note$\colon$ this table build on the best results of the CSLM and the SSLM techniques respectively}\\
\multicolumn{13}{l}{Note$\colon$ , i.e., $U = 32$ for the CSLM, and $z = 48$, at $r =8$ for the SSLM.}\\
%\noalign{\smallskip}\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

Note Please: when I remove the option [p] , the table will appear after the page of the figures but in the beginning of the second column, therefore, it will cutoff because it is very wide (approximately 90% of the two columns).

• tom

Hi there,

See the example below. The table is placed on the second page, not at the end of the document.

\documentclass[twocolumn]{svjour3}
\usepackage{multirow, blindtext}
\begin{document}
\begin{table*}[h!t]
% table caption is above the table
\caption{Summery for all scenarios}
\label{tab:7} % Give a unique label
% For LaTeX tables use
\begin{tabular}{l l l l| l l l |l l l |l l l}
\hline %
\multirow{2}{*}{scheme}&\multicolumn{3}{c|}{scen. $1$}&\multicolumn{3}{c|}{scen. $2$}&\multicolumn{3}{c|}{scen. $3$}&\multicolumn{3}{c}{scen. $4$}\\
& C & SI & PAPR & C& SI & PAPR & C& SI & PAPR & C& SI & PAPR \\
\hline
CSLM&\textendash& $5$ & $10.5$ &\textendash& $5$ & $10.5$ &\textendash& $5$ & $10.5$ &\textendash& $5$ & $10.5$ \\
SSLM	&$44$&	$5$ & $9.5$ &	$70$ & $4$ & $9.75$ &$83$&$3$&$9.75$&$90$&$2$&$9.8$\\
\hline \hline
\multicolumn{13}{l}{C $\colon$ Complexity reduction (percentage)}\\
\multicolumn{13}{l}{SI $\colon$ Side Information (number of bits) }\\
\multicolumn{13}{l}{PAPR$\colon$ Peak \textendash to \textendash Average Power Ration Reduction (dB)}\\
\multicolumn{13}{l}{Note$\colon$ this table build on the best results of the CSLM and the SSLM techniques respectively}\\
\multicolumn{13}{l}{Note$\colon$ , i.e., $U = 32$ for the CSLM, and $z = 48$, at $r =8$ for the SSLM.}\\
%\noalign{\smallskip}\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table*}
\Blindtext
\Blindtext
\end{document}

Also, you may use the starred table environment for the it to span two columns.

Hope that helps, Tom.

• aya2002

Hi Tom,
really you are very good man,
thank you very much. It is working now.
Thanks again

• Jo

Hi,

Thank you so much for this post, but I’m having a hard time setting up a two-column document with a landscape layout.

Here’s a snippet of the code:

\documentclass[11pt,twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{pdflscape}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}

\setlength{\columnseprule}{0.5pt}

\pagestyle{fancy}

\begin{document}
\landscape

[...]

\end{document}

I get a single column with this, and besides, the header is not properly displayed (they need to be rotated), but that’s yet another problem.

• Pablo Acuña

Thanks man, pretty useful

Hi Tom,
Thank you so much for your wonderful information and this interesting lesson.. I am wondering if you could help me please,
I am using the two culomn page template you provided. But I need to set some measurement including this
Reference list needs to be set in 10 pt Times Romans

The paper size for submitting the manuscript is European A4 (20.99 × 29.70 cm)

The distance between the top of the page and the top of header, as well as from the bottom of the page to the bottom of the footer should be set at 2.5 cm.

The first tab position in the main text and in the notes is at 0.5 cm, consecutive tab stops are spaced 0.5cm apart.

These are the requirements that I have to follow in my paper submitted to the journal. How can I do these measurements?

• tom

Hi!

Firstly, if you are submitting a paper, journals often have their own LaTeX template/class for download.

I wasn’t quite sure what you meant by tab position. Do you mean side margins and space between columns?
Here is some code for the document layout you describe above:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{mathptmx} % Times New Roman font
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[top=2.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, left=0.5cm, right=0.5cm]{geometry} % top and bottom 2.5cm margin
\setlength{\columnsep}{0.5cm} % space between columns
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\Blindtext\blindtext
\end{document}

HTH,
Tom

• bimal987

Hi Tom,
I want to use two column document where I have to display table that is spread in both column but that table should split continue in next page.

I am using supertabular but it does not split table in next page. Here is my code. Could you please help me. Thanks!

\documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{IEEEtran}
\usepackage{supertabular}

\begin{table*}
\begin{supertabular}{p{4cm}|p{6cm}|p{6cm}}
\hline
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\

\hline
\end{supertabular}
\end{table*}

• tom

Hi! Just remove the enclosing table environment and it works.

\documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{supertabular}
\begin{document}
\begin{supertabular}{c|c|c}
\hline
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 \\
...
\hline
\end{supertabular}
\end{document}
• Vibeke Gwendoline Fængsrud

Dear Tom

I´m using a one column document, how ever I need certain sections to be two columns with text. How do I get that? Please help:-)