[texhax] Centering "framed box" between two columns

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Tue Jan 30 19:46:44 CET 2018

On Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:22:03 -0600, Paul Gessler stated:

>I do believe Uwe was asking for a screenshot of how it looks in MS Word, so
>we know exactly what you are looking for.
>I am imagining it is something like this but I may be wrong:
>| Title spanning columns |
>Column  one | Column  two
>text  flows | text   also
>around -----------  flows
>a  box |  TEXT   | around
>that   |   BOX   |   this
>has    ----------- box of
>author info | text   with
>or    other | info  about
>metadata.   | the piece.
>Of course, for the purposes of my rough example, disregard the poor
>justification [(La)TeX can do a better job of it than me!] and column/box
>separator lines I added for clarity. You may or may not want these lines in
>your articles. All the more reason that it would be good to see an image of
>what you are trying to re-create in TeX. :-)
>On 30 January 2018 at 11:24, Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:35:01 +0100, Uwe Ziegenhagen stated:
>> >Can you send a small picture or screenshot?
>> I don't know what good a screen shot would do since I cannot get it to
>> work.
>> It is just an article title that spans 2 columns and then two columns of
>> text
>> underneath. I want to place a text box centered between the two columns
>> approximately one inch below the start of the article text. The text in the
>> columns must flow around the text box. I can do this easily in MS Word,
>> but I
>> cannot figure out how to accomplish it it LaTeX.
>> --
>> Jerry

Screen shot attached. It is also viewable here:


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