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The LaTeX supertabular package

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The supertabular package defines two environments, supertabular and supertabular*, that support tabular environments longer than a single page. The package creates a separate tabular environment for each page. Therefore, the column widths for a continuing table may vary from page to page. (The longtable package avoids varying column widths for extended tables.)

The package supports a series of commands for defining the contents of the column headings, any material to be inserted at the end of each page of the environment, and a table caption. See the package documentation for complete information. The basic \supertabular command is similar to the standard LaTeX \tabular command; please refer to LaTeX sources for further information about using commands of this type. Additionally, a package option determines the extent of error information that is written to the .log file.

How to create a multipage table within a supertabular environment

  1. Add the supertabular package to your document.
  2. Enter an encapsulated TeX field.
  3. Enter the commands for the entire supertabular environment, beginning with \begin{supertabular} and ending with \end{supertabular}.
  4. Choose OK.

If you place a supertabular environment inside or on the same page as a floating element, the results are unpredictable. The supertabular package is installed in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/contrib/supertabular directory.

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Last revised 01/20/06

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