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    Creating 2 columns in latex document

    I'd like to create something that looks like the pdf document below. The only thing is, I don't think I can do 2 columns, as I would like normal text to go under that. I'm thinking of maybe a table, but I've never done a table before in LaTeX.

    I think this might do the job. Could someone tell me what's wrong with the code, as it doesn't seem to be working:

    \begin{tabular}{>{\raggedright}p{8.5cm}>{\centerin g}p{8.5cm}}
    Title goes here

    \begin{itemize}
    \item Text goes here
    \item Text goes here
    \item Text goes here
    \item Text goes here
    \item Text goes here
    \item Text goes here
    \end{itemize}
    & Title goes here

    \begin{itemize}
    \item Text goes here
    \item Text goes here
    \item Text goes here
    \item Text goes here
    \item Text goes here
    \item Text goes here
    \end{itemize}
    \tabularnewline
    \end{tabular}
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    Last edited by acevipa; June 26th 2010 at 11:03 PM.
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    To avoid the hell of LaTeX tables, you might try \begin{multicols}. You'll have to use the package, \usepackage{multicol}. In either case, though, Latex is funny about this stuff.

    If you find you need to do it by tables, here's a good reference: Getting to Grips with Latex - Tables - Latex Tutorials by Andrew Roberts @ School of Computing, University of Leeds For my part, by looking at your code, I'm not sure what "{>{\raggedright} ..." is doing, and you need to use "\\" for line-breaks. I don't think it likes it when you double-space the code in the tabular environment.
    Last edited by ragnar; June 27th 2010 at 12:28 PM.
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