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I have a float (table) which contains several subfloats. The last of these subfloats does not fit on the page and is cut off. I would like it to extend to the next page. I know of longtable but that does not work with floats in LyX. What is the right solution here?

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longtable doesn't float at all it's not a lyx restriction. If you have that many floats can not they be separate floats rather than subfloats, a float is like a minipage and never breaks over a page. – David Carlisle Jan 22 '13 at 23:22
@DavidCarlisle: well this is a table with several panels that relate to each other and so i wanted to keep them together. the reason i use floats is because the tables are actually TeX code that i simply paste into an ERT box in lyx – Alex Jan 22 '13 at 23:30
if you have a way to make this work in lyx without floats that works too – Alex Jan 22 '13 at 23:30
sorry never used lyx – David Carlisle Jan 23 '13 at 0:17
As David Carlisle said, "A longtable cannot be put into a table float because floats can only be on one page." see LyX wiki. Maybe you could add a MWE? – e-birk Jan 23 '13 at 2:02
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The answer to this is to use \ContinuedFloat. This corrects the numbering of tables and allows the same table to be put over two different pages (although it's in two separate floats in the doc)

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