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The LaTeX xtab package

Version: 3.5, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The xtab package improves the page breaking capabilities of the supertabular package. The package allows headings on the last page of a table to differ from those on earlier pages. Be sure to run LaTeX twice when this package is in use. A debugging option is available through the Options and Packages command on the Typeset menu.

How to modify supertabular environments

  1. Add the xtab and supertabular packages 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. Modify the supertabular headings on the last page as necessary by adding xtab \tablefirsthead and \tablelasthead commands at appropriate points in the environment. See the package documentation for a list of available commands.
  5. Choose OK.

The package is installed in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/contrib/xtab directory.

Last revised 02/10/06

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