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I have a table that takes multiple pages, so I use longtabu. However, if I embed longtabu in table environment, the table won't break into pages. How do I create a mult-page table that support floating?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Your post was migrated here from Stack Overflow. Please register on this site, too, and make sure that both accounts are associated with each other (by using the same OpenID), otherwise you won't be able to comment on or accept answers or edit your question. However, yours is not a problem related to longtabu: no float such as table or figure can be split across page. Just use longtabu. – egreg Jan 25 '13 at 16:05
You cannot, floats can only be at most one page long. You have to compromise – daleif Jan 25 '13 at 16:13
A very good question, I did not know this limitation of floats! – Keks Dose Jan 25 '13 at 21:18
Thanks. I will just live with that. – Clive Feb 6 '13 at 21:40
up vote 6 down vote accepted

There's no such thing as a multipage float in LaTeX: floats are a single indivisible box. The longtable package provides the longtable environment and tabu generalizes it; but the longtable or longtabu environment don't float: they start where they appear in the document.

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