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## span table across two columns

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### span table across two columns

Hi,

I have been looking for the answer of this simple question all over the internet...
I would like to span a table across two columns and place it at the top of the page.
there is this way
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\begin{table*}\end{table*}

which does that but it puts the table on the last page. is there a way to place it to the actual page?

thanks
Last edited by jamborta on Thu Oct 14th, 2010, edited 1 time in total.
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### Re: span table across two columns

The table(*) environment accepts optional parameters for placement.
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\begin{table*}[!ht]% Table content (and caption)\end{table*}

As far as I remember the output will appear no earlier than on the top of the next page.

Best regards and welcome to the board
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### Re: span table across two columns

thanks. that solved it. i didn't realise that it puts it on the next page, not the actual one, as it usually does.
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### Re: span table across two columns

As clearly written in the Board Rules, marking a topic as solved means to edit the first post, not the last one. Please catch up on that and keep it in mind for the future so that further reminders will not be necessary.
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