On an A5 document, I want to print a long table, split on several pages (using
longtable I know) but I also need the 2 columns of that table to be on each side of the document:
- left column on even pages, spanning several pages
- right column on odd pages, spanning several pages
There is of course text before and after that table, or I wouldn't ask. Ideally, the table would be framed. And repeat the header of each columns (on it's page), but that should be easy with
This thing is to compare features of 2 different somethings, therefore I don't absolutely need perfectly aligned tables, the 2 columns can be itemized. And the repeated header could be replaced with repeated captions. But if so, the borders would become important.
I could imagine one 1 column table printed on even pages, and another 1 column table printe on odd pages, but they need to be "nested", facing each other in the A5 book.
Alternatively, if there is no solution to have a table span several pages laterally, is there a way to have text flow only on even pages, and some other text flow on odd pages, facing each other ? May-be defining 2 floats, one for even pages and one for odd pages, and each would overflow into the next even-or-odd page ?
The question could then be reframed like this: is it possible to have a float spanning several pages, but restricting it to only even (or odd) pages ?
I can make it by hand, with page-jumps, but if text is added, or the page-layout changed, it would screw all up (and this would defeat the whole LaTeX philosophy). I know that such things are possible with Scribus.