# what's wrong with my ctable? [closed]

I can't seem to pinpoint the problem with the table below and would appreciate some help. Something simple I am sure, but I can't see it...

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{ctable}

\begin{document}

\ctable[
caption = Summary of model characteristics.,
label = tab:modelSummary,
doinside=\scriptsize,
pos=h
]{lllllll}{
\tnote{For UK grid.}
\tnote[b]{ENTEC emissions are used for shipping.}
\tnote[c]{Based on analysis of extracted baseline' air-masses.}
}{                  \FL
model    & type       & boundary           & meteorology & chemistry    & grid\tmark   & emissions\tmark[b] \NN
&            & conditions         &             & (km)         &              &  \ML
aea     & Eulerian   & STOCHEM            & WRF3        & CB05         & 12           & NAEI/EMEP \NN
aqum    & Eulerian   & GEMS/MACC          & UM          & UKCA/RAQ     & ?            & NAEI/EMEP \NN
&            &                    &             &              &              & ENTEC \NN
emep    & Eulerian   & EMEP-unified       & WRF3.1.1    & EMEP-unified & 5            & NAEI/EMEP \NN
hert    & Eulerian   & GEMS               & WRF3.2.1    & CB05         & 18           & TNO \NN
kcl     & Eulerian   & STOCHEM            & WRF3.1      & CB05         & 9            & NAEI/EMEP \NN
name    & Eulerian   & Mace Head\tnote[c] & UM          & STOCHEM      & $\approx$10? & NAEI/EMEP \NN
&            &                    &             &              &              & ENTEC \NN
osrm    & Lagrangian & ?                  & NAME (UM)   & STOCHEM      & 10           & NAEI/EMEP \NN
&            &                    &             &              &              & ENTEC \NN
ptm     & Lagrangian & Mace Head?         & UM          & MCM3.1       & $\approx$10? & NAEI/EMEP \NN
&            &                    &             &              &              & GEIA \NN
wrfchem & Eulerian   & ?                  & ?           & ?         & ?          & ? \LL
}

\end{document}


Gives:

Misplaced alignment tab character &.
\\tnote ...uperscript {\normalfont \textit {#1}}}&
#2\NN \fi
l.31 }

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## closed as too localized by egreg, zeroth, Claudio Fiandrino, Guido, lockstepApr 9 '13 at 13:15

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The problem is with the \tnote[c] command on the Eulerian Mace Head line. Deleting that command allows compilation. –  Steven B. Segletes Apr 9 '13 at 12:34
The page tex.stackexchange.com/questions/56683/… indicates that \tnote is defined in a package called threeparttable, which you are not using. Including it allows the table to compile, but it changes the table appearance somewhat. –  Steven B. Segletes Apr 9 '13 at 12:41

## 1 Answer

The problem is the line

name    & Eulerian   & Mace Head\tnote[c] & UM          & STOCHEM      & $\approx$10? & NAEI/EMEP \NN


you need to change \tnote to \tmark:

name    & Eulerian   & Mace Head\tmark[c] & UM          & STOCHEM      & $\approx$10? & NAEI/EMEP \NN


Your complete code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{ctable}

\begin{document}

\ctable[
caption = Summary of model characteristics.,
label = tab:modelSummary,
doinside=\scriptsize,
pos=h
]{lllllll}{
\tnote{For UK grid.}
\tnote[b]{ENTEC emissions are used for shipping.}
\tnote[c]{Based on analysis of extracted baseline' air-masses.}
}{                  \FL
model    & type       & boundary           & meteorology & chemistry    & grid\tmark   & emissions\tmark[b] \NN
&            & conditions         &             & (km)         &              &  \ML
aea     & Eulerian   & STOCHEM            & WRF3        & CB05         & 12           & NAEI/EMEP \NN
aqum    & Eulerian   & GEMS/MACC          & UM          & UKCA/RAQ     & ?            & NAEI/EMEP \NN
&            &                    &             &              &              & ENTEC \NN
emep    & Eulerian   & EMEP-unified       & WRF3.1.1    & EMEP-unified & 5            & NAEI/EMEP \NN
hert    & Eulerian   & GEMS               & WRF3.2.1    & CB05         & 18           & TNO \NN
kcl     & Eulerian   & STOCHEM            & WRF3.1      & CB05         & 9            & NAEI/EMEP \NN
name    & Eulerian   & Mace Head\tmark[c] & UM          & STOCHEM      & $\approx$10? & NAEI/EMEP \NN
&            &                    &             &              &              & ENTEC \NN
osrm    & Lagrangian & ?                  & NAME (UM)   & STOCHEM      & 10           & NAEI/EMEP \NN
&            &                    &             &              &              & ENTEC \NN
ptm     & Lagrangian & Mace Head?         & UM          & MCM3.1       & $\approx$10? & NAEI/EMEP \NN
&            &                    &             &              &              & GEIA \NN
wrfchem & Eulerian   & ?                  & ?           & ?         & ?          & ? \LL
}

\end{document}


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Ah! yes, many thanks. Silly mistake. –  DavidC Apr 9 '13 at 12:38