# \include'd tables show up on separate pages. How can I fit them on a single page? [duplicate]

When I insert two tables with \include into my main.tex file, each table floats to a separate page. I would like to fit them into one page and mesh with the rest of the document. I can do that when the code for tables is contained in the main.tex file but obviously this complicates maintenance of the document tremendously.

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• \insert ?? where is that defined I have never seen that command. – David Carlisle Mar 25 '14 at 21:19
• If you mean \include, then that's normal behavior; use \input; however a minimal example is necessary. – egreg Mar 25 '14 at 21:20
• Sorry, I did mean \include. I changed to \input and indeed the placement is now two tables per page plus text. Thank you, I need to find out about the differences between these two commands. – DoubleDecker Mar 25 '14 at 21:27
• When should I use \input vs. \include? and welcome to TeX.SX! – Adam Liter Mar 25 '14 at 21:28

The command \include issues a new page before reading in the file, whereas \input acts as if the file were directly included at that point.
I use \include for things like chapters which are on a new page anyway, and \input for parts of the document that may be in multiple different documents or otherwise not directly related to the current file.