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I want to make a long table (over all the page), at the moment i am using tabular for it, because everything in it is text.

How can i make a line with text in my tabular environment? It shall be for a recipe, between the ingredients there is sometime a text.

Right now i have something like

60 & ab\\
   & some text here \\
   & even more text\\
40 & bc \\

I would prefer a formatting like

60 &\ ab
\intertext{some text and even more text here}
40 &\ bc\\
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Welcome to TeX.sx! Your question seems a bit vague -- please add a minimal working example (MWE) that shows what you have done so far. – lockstep Feb 15 '13 at 16:46
Try to sketch what you want in Excel for example, then put the image in your post, so people can help you :) – leo Feb 15 '13 at 17:01
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Using \multicolumn and the array package, one way to achieve what you want is:


60 & ab\\  
\multicolumn{2}{p{1cm}}{some text and even more text here some text and even more text here some text and even more text here}\\
40 & bc

You can change the value 1cm to what works better to you.

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my text is to long for a single line how can i tell $\LaTeX$ to break it inside a multicolumn? – Dominic Michaelis Feb 15 '13 at 17:30
@DominicMichaelis leo gave you the proper solution. His p@{1cm} creates a 1cm wide column that lets you typeset paragraphs with proper line breaking. If you need a wider column, just change the size. – Marc van Dongen Feb 15 '13 at 21:18

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