I was trying to find a comprehensive question about best practices to make a multicolumn document, but it looks like encompasses both table columns and text columns!

Perhaps these should be separated?

  • Kind of unrelated to your question, but "a comprehensive question about best practices" is not usually on-topic on this site.
    – Teepeemm
    May 2, 2021 at 19:04
  • @Teepeemm I was thinking like this: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/553/… Although this is pretty extreme May 11, 2021 at 17:08

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The columns tag description says:

{columns} is specifically about columns in {tables} (though often the latter tag will suffice). If your question is about {two-column} documents or the {multicol} package, use the respective tag instead.

Hence, columns is for tables, sometimes it is wrongly used for two-column documents.

When you see a post with the wrong tag, you may edit it and correct it. There is the button "Edit tags" just next to the tags.

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    Actually, at my rep on this site, I have to Edit all together Apr 30, 2021 at 14:02
  • @AzorAhai-him- Editing a post, you also earn reputation, and you will soon be able to edit only tags.
    – CarLaTeX
    Apr 30, 2021 at 16:52
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    If columns became a synonym of a main tag table-columns, then this mistake would be easier to spot. Just a suggestion though. May 2, 2021 at 7:48
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    @FedericoPoloni I tried to suggest it as a synonym but it fails because the tag should exist before suggesting it as a synonym. I'll ask a moderator.
    – CarLaTeX
    May 2, 2021 at 8:06

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