# Want a big table in top-center of a two-column article page

\documentclass[11pt, twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage{fontspec} %%Should compile with XeLatex
\defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}
\setmainfont[SmallCapsFont = Delicious SmallCaps]{Delicious-Roman} %%Want to use this FONT

\usepackage{multicol}

\title{\textsc{My Title}}
\author{
Author Details }
\date{\today}

\begin{document}
...

\begin{table}[!h]
\setlength{\extrarowheight}{1.5pt}
\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|l|l|}
\hline
Ename & \underline{Eid} & Salary & Dno & Supervisor\_eid \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{center}
\caption {\textbf{EMP} Database Schema}
\end{table}

...

\end{document}


The {XeLatex} Compilation fails when I use table* environment. What is the solution?

Error: [4] ! Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup. \@endfloatbox ...pagefalse \outer@nobreak \egroup \color@endbox l.317 \end{table*}

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I was about to suggest to use the multicol package, but you're already loading that one - without using it. Currently, you're relying on twocolumn in the documentclass; delete that and then use \begin{multicols}{2} blocks around your text to achieve the same result. However, I'm not sure whether that will help with your actual problem. (Separate multicols environments around every table will probably mess up the layout.) –  David Dec 12 '11 at 2:22
Did you include the array package, since you're using \extrarowheight? –  Werner Dec 12 '11 at 3:45
When I include the array package, remove all the font-specific components (since I don't have Delicious-Roman) and use table*, I have no problem under xelatex. Remember that table* does not have any mandatory width arguments like tabular* does. –  Werner Dec 12 '11 at 5:38
Using \usepackage{multicol,array} I have no problem with your example. Current TeXLive 2011
Thanks for the help!! I found out the culprit line :-X... I was using a VERY LARGE TEX file in which I always include many packages by default. In this particular case, subfigure package was causing anonymous behaviour. After uncommenting it, it started to work like a jiffy :).. –  Aditya369 Dec 12 '11 at 9:13