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## 3 Parallel text

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### 3 Parallel text

Hi everybody!

I turn to you whil I cannot find what I want anywhere...

My girlfriend is currently translating Latin textes. The package "parallel" exactly makes what she wants: Latin on a side and french on the other side.

But...
She now wants to put three texts in parallel, which correspond to three versions of a same text (6 pages per text...).

What I tried:
Use parallel IN parallel: not working at all (output = white).

Make a three-column board: Not working (Works for one page only, even with the "long board" thicked.).

So... What would you do?
I don't want to tell her to come back to Ms Word ...

Regards,

tavariz91
tavariz91

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### Re: 3 Parallel text

I would try the parcolumns package and its parcolumns environment.

Incidentally, I did not know about this package until today---one of the reasons I post to this forum is that I often learn new things!
kaiserkarl13

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### Re: 3 Parallel text

Hi!

I tried, but... It actually doesn't work.

What I get is:
Code: Select all  •  Open in writeLaTeX
File ended while scanning use of \colchunk@.<*> parcolumns.tex                  *** (job aborted, no legal \end found)

(This happens with and without the \end{parcolumns}); I tried to remove the column numbers in \colchunk; the pdf is generated but Lyx says "error while viewing format: (< insert your favorite export format here >)

I joined my concept file. If someone can help...

Edit: Please Note: I have just trie with the paracol package, it works perfectly for short trying texts but there are many, many, many errors with the latin texts I want to put in, I suppose it's because of the footnotes...
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tavariz91

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### Re: 3 Parallel text

When I removed the space between the brackets and the braces, it worked---I suspect LaTeX was interpreting that space as the argument, instead of the stuff in braces.

One of the instances in which whitespace matters!
kaiserkarl13

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Location: Knoxville, TN, USA

### Re: 3 Parallel text

Works perfectly; thank you so much for your help!

I hope my girlfirend doesn't want to put footnotes in the text.
(They already are somewhere else in her work)
tavariz91

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### Re: 3 Parallel text

Were your footnotes \protected? If so, then you might try separating them out using \footnotemark and \footnotetext (assuming there isn't a note about footnotes in the parcolumns package documentation, which I haven't checked before writing this reply).
kaiserkarl13

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