I have a really long table that fits the whole page (in fact it's a really wide table that I have rotated by 90 degrees):

\caption{ ... some quite long description }
\vskip 1cm
... a lot of data...

But the caption and table are overlapping. Is there a way to show on one page only the description, and on the another page only the table (but preserving the numeration of table environment)?

  • So, you want the table on one page, together with its label "Table 42", and then the text of the caption on another page? – John Wickerson May 29 '13 at 10:12
  • nope, I want just the table on one page, and label "Table 5.6" on the bottom of earlier page with the description (and information: "table on next page") – Gacek May 29 '13 at 10:23
  • I see. And both of these pages should have nothing else on them? – John Wickerson May 29 '13 at 10:25
  • no, the page with the table should be empty - in fact nothing else would fit on it. But the page with the label and description can be a normal page - I just want the label/description at the bottom of it (it would get about 1/3 of the page) – Gacek May 29 '13 at 10:26
  • But two empty pages is also an option, the description on left page, and the table on right page (I use twoside layout) – Gacek May 29 '13 at 10:27

The \ContinuedFloat command from caption may be of use:

        \caption{A name for a full-page table}
  • Thanks! Using this method I managed to get what I want. Thanks for the hint! – Gacek May 29 '13 at 11:37

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