# problem with longtable in landscape orientation in a twocolumn mode document

I have some trouble formatting a long table in landscape orientation using a predefined document class (provided by a journal editor): - the standard page size is shrunk: the height of the page (width of the table) is reduced with respect to a standard page, - the table is out of the page: laying over the header of the page N.B.: the article is in a twocolumn mode

The warning indicates:

(no line number in this file):
of \endfigure, most likely
\let\endfigure=\end@float
which has now been changed to
\def\endfigure{\end@float}
because otherwise subsequent changes to \end@float
(like done by several packages changing float behaviour)
can't take effect on \endfigure.


The only way I could reformat more or less in a descent way is editing the page specifications: \setlength\LTleft{-180pt} and \footskip = 200pt

Please let me know if you have any other suggestion.

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the table looks like:

\documentclass{bioinfo}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{rotating}
\usepackage{lscape}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{longtable}
\usepackage{supertabular}
\usepackage{multicol}

\begin{landscape}
\setlength\LTcapwidth{8in} % default: 4in (rather less than \textwidth...)
\setlength\LTleft{-180pt}            % default: \parindent
\setlength\LTright{0pt}           % default: \fill
\footskip = 200pt
\onecolumn
\tablehead{Table table table table table table table table table Table.}
\begin{longtable}{@{\extracolsep{\fill}}*{10}{llcccccccc}}
\label{table:table} \\
\hline
\\
&  & \multicolumn{3}{c}{multicolumn1} & & \multicolumn{4}{c}{multicolumn2} \\
\\
\cline{3-5} \cline{7-10} \\
column1 & column2 & column3$^a$ & column4 & column5$^b$ & & column7 & column8 & column9 & column10 \\
\\
\hline
\\
Type & Name$^c$ & X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & NNNNN && PPPPPP$^b$(-)& X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & N-X,XXX,XXX$^c$ \\

Type & Name$^c$ & X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & NNNNN && PPPPPP$^b$(-)& X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & N-X,XXX,XXX$^c$ \\

Type & Name$^c$ & X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & NNNNN && PPPPPP$^b$(-)& X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & X,XXX,XXX-X,XXX,XXX(?) & N-X,XXX,XXX$^c$ \\

\\
\hline
\end{longtable}
$^a$ Text Text Text Text Text Text  Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text  Text Text Text Text Text Text.
$^b$ Text Text Text Text Text Text  Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text  Text Text Text Text Text Text.

\twocolumn

\end{landscape}


bioinfo.cls:

\newcommand\classname{bioinfo}
\newcommand\lastmodifieddate{2003/02/08}
\newcommand\versionnumber{0.1}

% Are we printing crop marks?
\newif\if@cropmarkson \@cropmarksontrue

\NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e}[2001/06/01]
\ProvidesClass{\classname}[\lastmodifieddate\space\versionnumber]

\setlength{\paperheight}{11truein}
\setlength{\paperwidth}{8.5truein}

\newif\if@final

\DeclareOption{draft}{\PassOptionsToPackage{draft}{graphicx}}
\DeclareOption{a4paper}{\PassOptionsToPackage{a4}{crop}}
\DeclareOption{centre}{\PassOptionsToPackage{center}{crop}}
\DeclareOption{crop}{\PassOptionsToPackage{cam}{crop}\global\@cropmarksontrue}
\DeclareOption{nocrop}{\PassOptionsToPackage{off}{crop}\global\@cropmarksonfalse}
\DeclareOption{info}{\PassOptionsToPackage{info}{crop}}
\DeclareOption{noinfo}{\PassOptionsToPackage{noinfo}{crop}}
\DeclareOption{final}{\global\@finaltrue}

\ExecuteOptions{a4paper,nocrop,centre,info}

\ProcessOptions

\RequirePackage{inputenc,crop,graphicx,amsmath,array,color,amssymb,flushend,stfloats,amsthm,chngpage,times}
%\RequirePackage[LY1]{fontenc}
%\RequirePackage[LY1,mtbold]{mathtime}
\def\helvetica{\fontfamily{phv}\selectfont}
\def\helveticaitalic{\fontfamily{phv}\itshape\selectfont}
\def\helveticabold{\fontfamily{phv}\bfseries\selectfont}
\def\helveticabolditalic{\fontfamily{phv}\bfseries\itshape\selectfont}


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Please make a small example document on this site having a link to an editable file doesn't really fit the format of this site. You mention longtable in two-column but longtable does not support two column by default, also your error message is about a figure and you can not use longtable in figures as they are an unbreakable box. –  David Carlisle Sep 12 '13 at 9:29

The example posted in your question can not be run, please always include \documentclass and all needed packages.

However as far as I can see the problem is simply that your table is too wide.

\begin{longtable}{@{\extracolsep{\fill}}*{10}{llcccccccc}}


tabular l and c columns never allow line breaking so each cell is a single line (and you have specified 100 such columns which seems excessive, although not strictly an error as extra columns are ignored.) I suspect you intended

\begin{longtable}{llcccccccc}


But in any case you probably want something like

\begin{longtable}{llp{1cm}p{1cm}p{1cm}p{1cm}p{1cm}p{1cm}p{1cm}p{1cm}}


or whatever width column manes sense for your real data.

The question appears to have nothing at all to do with the error about figures that you posted, if that is in the same document it is a different issue entirely.

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I've added the missing information on the document class –  Fab Sep 12 '13 at 15:18