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I'm writing a paper in LaTeX according to a CogSci template which uses two columns. However, I have a very wide table which needs to span accross both columns to be shown correctly. I want this table at the bottom of the current page and therefore could not use table* (which can only place things at the top of the current page or at that position). So I found online that I needed to use a local minipage, which kind of works fine as you can see below. The table is at the correct spot and apans two columns; however the column in the right side is superimposed on the table rendering both unreadable.

How can I solve this?

I use this code for the table:

\begin{table}[b!]
\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
    \centering
    \setcounter{table}{3}
    \begin{tabular}{l|l|l|l|l|l|l|l}
    ~                        & $P$    & $S$     & $SP$   & $T$    & $TP$      & $TS$      & $TSP$       \\ \hline
    \textit{no restrictions} & $.150$ & $.013$  & $.106$ & $.036$ & $< .001^*$ & $< .001^*$ & $< .001^*$  \\ \hline
    $P$                      & -      & $.022$ & $.557$ & $.640$ & $.006$   & $.004$  & $ .001^*$ \\ \hline
    $S$                      & -      & -       & $.020$ & $.002$ & $< .001^*$ & $< .001^*$ & $< .001^*$  \\ \hline
    $SP$                     & -      & -       & -      & $.888$ & $.032$    & $.003$    & $< .001^*$  \\ \hline
    $T$                      & -      & -       & -      & -      & $.008$    & $< .002$ & $< .001^*$  \\ \hline
    $TP$                     & -      & -       & -      & -      & -         & $.403$    & $.022$     \\ \hline
    $TS$                     & -      & -       & -      & -      & -         & -         & $.006$     \\ \hline
    \end{tabular}
        \caption{Overview of $p$-values for every combination of the restrictions\label{table:posthoc}.}
            \end{minipage}
\end{table}

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marked as duplicate by Paul Gessler, Werner tables Feb 16 '15 at 5:32

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    Please always post a complete document not just a fragment (in particular it would show if the columns are from multicol or twocolumn) but in either case see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/33803/… – David Carlisle Nov 6 '13 at 0:26
  • since you're using a predetermined style, multicol probably isn't an option. in the question linked by @DavidCarlisle, there is a link to yet another question with an approach that works with twocolumn. in brief, in the second column, insert \enlargethispage{-12\baselineskip} or actually a little less in the second column to make it match the length of the first. – barbara beeton Nov 6 '13 at 1:40