# How can I position long tables at multicolumn

I am trying to print two long table which are can't be fit into one page side to side at multicolumns. The problem is whenever realize the table which is continuing along pages with longtable and multicol, they start not to be positioned side to side.

Thanks.

• you can add space between the two halves by @{\hspace{3cm}} you would have to use \cline rather than \hline so lines didn't cross the whole thing. Not ideal but TeX doesn't really support two parallel flows both taking part in page breaking. It is possible to have a custom output routine for one table that saves everything in boxes and then a custom output routine for the second that adds one page box from the first table each time it outputs a page but it would mean extensive rewrites to longtable internals. – David Carlisle Jun 27 '13 at 10:46