[texhax] longtable in twocolumn mode

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Mar 16 10:58:36 CET 2005

> Hello everyone,
> I hope you can help me with another problem: I have a long and narrow 
> table running over 17 pages and to save space I wanted to set it in two 
> column mode (maybe even three columns) but the longtable environment 
> doesn't seem to work with twocolumn or the multicol package. Because the 
> table is so long I would like to avoid splitting it into several 
> one-page tables manually. Does anyone have any ideas how this can be 
> accomplished?

either use supertabular, or (if you're up to it -- i have to read the
documentation every time ;-) use the tabbing environment.

the disadvantage of supertabular is it doesn't guarantee the same
column widths on every page, the disadvantage of tabbing is the
unfamiliarity effect...  take your pick.

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