# Large table is placed on extra page

I am using LaTeX, and I have a large table in my report, the height of table is a little more than half of the paper. all the text after the table will go to the next page, and in this page just the table remain and a lot of space after and before the table!

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Hi mary, welcome to TeX.SX, the stack exchange site for TeX, LaTeX and friends. Your question was migrated here and I adjusted the title to better fit to the page. –  Martin Scharrer Mar 18 '11 at 14:02
How exactly are you coding the table? Are you using the normal approach of a tabular inside a table environment or something different? –  Martin Scharrer Mar 18 '11 at 14:04

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This line will solve your problem:

\renewcommand{\floatpagefraction}{0.8}

If it is a double column paper, you may need this instead/as well:

\renewcommand{\dblfloatpagefraction}{0.8}
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