# Threeparttable and longtabu with consistent topskip

I am trying to have a big table (break across pages) with footnotes and a column with adjustable width. The MWE is the following.

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\usepackage{tabu,longtable}
\usepackage[referable]{threeparttablex}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{tabularx}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
\chardef\TPT@@@asteriskcatcode=\catcode*
\catcode*=11
\expandafter\patchcmd\csname\string\threeparttable\endcsname
{\TPT@hookin{tabular}}
{\TPT@hookin{tabular}\TPT@hookin{tabu}}
{}{}
\catcode*=\TPT@@@asteriskcatcode
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\listoftables

\bigskip

\blindtext

\begin{ThreePartTable}
\begin{TableNotes}
\footnotesize
\item[a] \label{tn:aa} Footnote in long table 1 (not linked).
\item[b] \label{tn:bb} Footnote in long table 2.
\source Some general note
\end{TableNotes}
\captionof{table}{A long table} % <-- caption inside longtabu within ThreePartTable does not produce correct hyperlink in LOT
\vspace{-\abovecaptionskip} % <-- removes the extra space (correct value?)
\begin{longtabu}to\linewidth{llX}
%\caption{A long table} \\ % <-- see above why it is commented
\toprule
Column 1 & & Column 2 \\
\midrule
\caption[]{A long table} \\
\toprule
Column 1 & & Column 2 \\
\midrule
\cmidrule{3-3}
\multicolumn{3}{r}{\small\textit{continued}}
\endfoot
\bottomrule
\insertTableNotes\\
\endlastfoot
AAAA\tnotex*{tn:aa} & & BBBB \\
\newpage % <-- just testing break page
CCCC & & DDDD\tnotex{tn:bb} \\
\end{longtabu}
\end{ThreePartTable}

\blindtext

\end{document}


The problem is that \caption{} inside longtabu within ThreePartTable does not produce correct hyperlink in LOT. So I am an alternative solution using \captionof{}. But this not good because it does not have a consistence skip between caption and the firs line in the table. I would like to use \caption{}, does anyone know a solution?

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The below solution works. I defined a dummy counter, and used \refstepcounter{dummy} which mysteriously corrects the referencing system.

However I would like to have a more elegant solution: call \setdummy every time I use longtabu and not need manually adjust spaces with \vspace{-\baselineskip}.

\documentclass[captions=tableheading]{scrartcl}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{tabu,longtable}
\usepackage[referable]{threeparttablex}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{caption}

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
\chardef\TPT@@@asteriskcatcode=\catcode*
\catcode*=11
\expandafter\patchcmd\csname\string\threeparttable\endcsname
{\TPT@hookin{tabular}}
{\TPT@hookin{tabular}\TPT@hookin{tabu}} % allow threeparttable with tabu
{}{}
\catcode*=\TPT@@@asteriskcatcode
\makeatother

\makeatletter
\newcounter{dummy}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\listoftables

\bigskip

\blindtext

\begin{ThreePartTable}
\begin{TableNotes}
\footnotesize
\item[a] \label{tn:aa} A note
\item[b] Another note
\end{TableNotes}
\vspace{-\baselineskip} % correct the \\ in \setdummy
\begin{longtabu}{ll}
\setdummy \\
\caption{A long table}
\label{tab:test1} \\
\toprule
Column 1 & Column 2 \\
\toprule
Column 1 & Column 2 \\
\midrule
\cmidrule{2-2}
\multicolumn{2}{r}{\textit{continued}}
\endfoot
\bottomrule
\insertTableNotes
\endlastfoot
% the contents of the table
A & B\tnotex{tn:aa} \\
%\newpage % just testing page break
C\tnote{b} & D \\
\end{longtabu}
\end{ThreePartTable}

\blindtext

\begin{table}[h]
\centering
\caption{A regular table}
\label{tab:test2}
\begin{tabu}{ll}
\toprule
Column 1 & Column 2 \\
\midrule
A & B \\
\midrule
C & D \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabu}
\end{table}

\blindtext

\end{document}

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If you say \noalign{\phantomsection}\caption{...} instead of the "dummy" trick, it works the same without the need of adjusting the spacing. – egreg Nov 2 '12 at 16:11