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How do i convert an unordered list into a 2 column list?

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hi

how do i turn the below code into a two column list? Its currently showing up as a single list. the problem i have is that the li class is defined as toclevel-1 so i cant define anything to individual entries of the list because the class is the same
<div id="jump-to-nav">Jump to: <a href="#column-one">navigation</a>, <a href="#searchInput">search</a></div>			<!-- start content -->
			<table id="toc" class="toc" summary="Contents"><tr><td><div id="toctitle"><h2>Contents</h2></div>
<ul>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model"><span class="tocnumber">1</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#Arcady"><span class="tocnumber">2</span> <span class="toctext">Arcady</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#AutoTrack"><span class="tocnumber">3</span> <span class="toctext">AutoTrack</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#CADDuct"><span class="tocnumber">4</span> <span class="toctext">CADDuct</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#CADDuct_Object_Enabler"><span class="tocnumber">5</span> <span class="toctext">CADDuct Object Enabler</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#Dialux"><span class="tocnumber">6</span> <span class="toctext">Dialux</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#Etabs"><span class="tocnumber">7</span> <span class="toctext">Etabs</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#GEO_Slope_2007"><span class="tocnumber">8</span> <span class="toctext">GEO Slope 2007</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#gINT"><span class="tocnumber">9</span> <span class="toctext">gINT</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#Hevacomp"><span class="tocnumber">10</span> <span class="toctext">Hevacomp</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model_2"><span class="tocnumber">11</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model_3"><span class="tocnumber">12</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model_4"><span class="tocnumber">13</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model_5"><span class="tocnumber">14</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model_6"><span class="tocnumber">15</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model_7"><span class="tocnumber">16</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model_8"><span class="tocnumber">17</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model_9"><span class="tocnumber">18</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model_10"><span class="tocnumber">19</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="toclevel-1"><a href="#12D_Model_11"><span class="tocnumber">20</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
</ul>

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by:Chris Gralike
ID: 24137214
How is this list generated?
And do you have access to the generating script?

If you need to solve it by only using CSS, im not familiar with anything that could make this possible without the need to alter the IDs / Classes on the elements.
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by:Chris Harte
ID: 24137220
To flow lists across multiple columns you are going to have to give the items different class names. Then you can use css to position the columns
<ul>
<li class="first_col"><a href="#12D_Model"><span class="tocnumber">1</span> <span class="toctext">12D Model</span></a></li>
<li class="second_col"><a href="#Arcady"><span class="tocnumber">2</span> <span class="toctext">Arcady</span></a></li>
 
css code
========
li
{
	height: 1em;
}
.first_col
{
	margin-left: 5em;
}
.second_col
{
    margin-left: 15em;
}

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by:ranski
ID: 24137676
Its mediawiki... i cant seem to find how it automatically appends the toclevel-1 to every entry in the list. this has to be unique as munterman says otherwise its not gonna work. any ideas?
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by:Chris Harte
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Never used that product so I am out of my depth.
All I can suggest is going to their own support site and posting a question on the project forum

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Support_desk
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Chris Gralike earned 500 total points
ID: 24138500
This is where it is  generated.
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Hierarchy/Hierarchy.php

But i will not advice you to hack the one above, but when you read this document there seem to be some settings concerning the toc levels, im just not sure how it looks when set (i dont use the product)
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Hierarchy

There are also some hacks and manuals described when talking about navigation;
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Interface/Sidebar
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Navigation

Again i hope this will help you, im too unfamiliar with the product to be of real constructive help.

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by:ranski
ID: 24139997
thanks for the info guys. basically its the table of contents for a wiki page. you add headers and all the other stuff you want and mediawiki creates the TOC for you using those annoying tags. I wonder if it would be possible to create something within the content to be added which could make sense of it all.
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