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comment identify pieces of text automatically generated from input and new command
I am sorry, my question was not clear. I have expanded the question with an example of what I have (the actual files are far too long) and the problems.
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revised identify pieces of text automatically generated from input and new command
add some example document and text with what I'm trying to do
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comment float a wide ctabular in two columns
that's a great answer, very complete with references. Thank you very much for your time. In the end, we decided that the table was too long for the main text anyway and moved it to the appendices.
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comment float a wide ctabular in two columns
@DavidCarlisle I'm very very sorry if it sounded like I was complaining about poor work. I would never presume like that or demand things to work (I'm a developer in many free and open source projects so I think I can relate). I'm not familiar with the guts of latex and was just surprised that it was hard to do. I hope to not have offended you, your work is most appreciated.
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comment float a wide ctabular in two columns
@DavidCarlisle but doesn't that defeat a big advantage with LaTeX? It's hard to believe that is not possible to have a long table on a 2 column document. Even without worrying about mimicking float behaviour, using ctabular on its own does not work with 2 columns.
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comment float a wide ctabular in two columns
@DavidCarlisle I did but it doesn't work with 2 column documents. I tried with the \one/twocolumn commands on the outside but that also didn't work. The afterpage package manual says the same. I have also tried the longtable environment but it has the same problem.
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comment float a wide ctabular in two columns
@DavidCarlisle no. While it does move the table to the top of the next page, all the rest of the text is still skipped until the table is finished. I end up with 2 paragraphs of text, then the rest of the page empty, the following 3 pages with the table, and only then does the text continues. I really don't require the "place table right after this text" default behaviour, more of float that would span over pages.
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comment Set multicolumn width to default table width
thank you for solution. But my problem is actually simpler. My apologies I should have made it more explicit on the question. See my edit and I found my solution with David's answer.