# How can i convert the tabular into longtable [duplicate]

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I have this report and i can be as long as 40 pages. My current setting is cutting it on one page only.

I am very new to latex and i am just copy pasting from internet. If you guys can fix that.

This is the working copy of that

https://www.writelatex.com/174546bmvnqt

\subsection{Current Students}
\begin{table}[H]
\caption{Current Objects }
\centering
\begin{tabular}{*{4}{|p{4cm}}{|p{7cm}}}
\hline\hline
\rowcolor{orange}
Proponent                     &Statutory Process        &Student Name                 &Student Region          &Subjects\\
\hline\hline
Nevertheless, the natural ... &EP Act Environmental ... &With this clarification, ... &[uNorthwest Transition] &
\begin{tabular}{*{1}{|p{0.5cm}}{|p{6cm}}}
\hline\hline
\rowcolor{orange}
\# &Subject Type      \\
\hline
\rowcolor{white}
1 &Research           \\\hline
2 &Restoration        \\\hline
3 &Research           \\\hline
4 &Land aquisition    \\\hline
5 &Onground management\\\hline
\end{tabular}\\
\hline
Of course, the ...            &EP Act Clearing ...      &Of course, the ...           &[uGibson Desert]        &
\begin{tabular}{*{1}{|p{0.5cm}}{|p{6cm}}}
\hline\hline
\rowcolor{orange}
\# &Subject Type      \\
\hline
\rowcolor{white}
1 &Education          \\\hline
2 &Land aquisition    \\\hline
3 &Subject funds      \\\hline
4 &Other              \\\hline
5 &Restoration        \\\hline
6 &Recovery plans     \\\hline
7 &Subject funds      \\\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

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## marked as duplicate by Xavier, Werner, Stefan Kottwitz♦May 9 '13 at 6:43

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Welcome to TeX.SX! A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, they'll be marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it). – Xavier May 9 '13 at 2:50
Also, for the future, please add a minimal working example (MWE) that starts with \documentclass{...}, ends with \end{document} and is verified to compile / produce the error you need help with. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is :) – Xavier May 9 '13 at 2:52
@Xavier I have MWE in the link provided above – user17 May 9 '13 at 3:15
The "M" of MWE stands for "minimal"... – Xavier May 9 '13 at 3:45
@Xavier , i have made that minimal – user17 May 9 '13 at 4:16

## 1 Answer

To use longtable, add this to your preamble

\usepackage{longtable}


and then replace every \begin{tabular} by \begin{longtable} and \end{tabular} by \end{longtable}.

You also need to get rid of any surrounding table environment, and push an eventual caption inside the longtable.

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Can you please make chnage here because i am not getting it to work writelatex.com/174546bmvnqt – user17 May 9 '13 at 3:16
thanks buddy , that worked. One last thing if you can help me. How can i add the timeand date on the top righthand side corner in small font on first page. Like generated on bla bla – user17 May 9 '13 at 4:57
@user17 Just do a search for fancyhdr on this site :) – Xavier May 9 '13 at 4:58