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# Re: OT: LaTEX - which tabular?

From: Carsten Becker Sunday, February 1, 2004, 23:24
From: "Tristan McLeay" <zsau@...>
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 3:09 AM
Subject: Re: OT: LaTEX - which tabular?

> On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Carsten Becker wrote:
>
> > Addition: And, of course, I must know how what to do when the table is
> > longer than the page (it does not break automatically). From the manual,I
> > know I must use longtable or supertabular, but I have not found any
> > explanations on these two
>
> longtable will almost certainly be included in your LaTeX distribution;
> its documentation will probably be in
> $TEXMF/doc/latex/tools/longtable.{dvi,ps,pdf} (where$TEXMF is your texmf
> dir e.g. C:\TEXMF or /usr/share/texmf, and the slashes are \ on Windows).
>
> I'm not sure how you'd force all the columns to be the same width. The
> code you gave appears to go straight after \begin{longtable} (i.e.
> \begin{longtable}{>{\hsize..., but I'm not sure if it works or not...
>
> BTW, I recommend posting about LaTeX (the e is lowercase) to the
> latex-for-conlangers Yahoo! Group.
>
I did searched google a bit, and I found an explanation of how to control
the width of the columns:

\begin{longtable}{p{2cm} p{3.5cm} p{3.5cm}} ... \end{longtable}

worked at last after some trying. I don't know if you need to, but I kept
\usepackage{tabularx}. I couldn't figure out how to center the columns,
though, but in my case I do not need to, so default-left is alright.

Carsten

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