I have a fixed-column long table, with much text inside, that spans about three pages. I set it using the
supertabular package, and for the most part it is working (I will still have to go back to manually tweak a few things once the document is complete). However, I sometimes wonder if
longtable would have been a better choice.
Looking for troubleshooting tips for tables in this site, I noticed that there are a little over three times as many questions tagged for
longtable than there are for
supertabular. I could speculate that this is either because
supertabular has fewer undesirable side-effects or because
longtable is the preferred package, therefore more people will have problems with it. I have tried them both, and by putting enough time into them I have gotten the desired results; however, the question still nags me: which one is the right one (or the better one) for which type of long-table?