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I read these posts:

  1. multi-page two column table in a single column document
  2. Dealing with very long table - split into columns?

But still can not resolve my problem. Could you please help me to spread a table between two columns in a two column page, as such:

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Thank you.

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Here is one option using a stationary \captionof{table}{<caption>} (from caption or capt-of) and providing a manual split across table entries from one column to the next:

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\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum,caption,graphicx,tabularx}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-5]

\begin{figure*}[ht]
  \centering
  \includegraphics[width=.5\linewidth]{example-image}
  \caption{Some really interesting picture.}
\end{figure*}

\begin{enumerate}
  \item \lipsum[1]
  \item \lipsum[2]
\end{enumerate}

\begin{center}
\captionof{table}{The Vulnerable Assets}
\end{center}

\noindent
\begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{l|X}
  \hline
  \textbf{No.} & \textbf{Item and Description} \\
  \hline
  VA1 & \lipsum*[2] \\
  \hline
\end{tabularx}

\noindent
\begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{l|X}
  \hline
  \textbf{No.} & \textbf{Item and Description} \\
  \hline
  VA2 & \lipsum*[4] \\
  \hline
  VA3 & \lipsum*[4] \\
  \hline
\end{tabularx}

\lipsum[3]
\end{document}

Then, a far more versatile edition using an enumeration, but without the perpetual horizontal rules (as suggested by booktabs):

enter image description here

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum,caption,graphicx,enumitem}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-5]

\begin{figure*}[ht]
  \centering
  \includegraphics[width=.5\linewidth]{example-image}
  \caption{Some really interesting picture.}
\end{figure*}

\begin{enumerate}
  \item \lipsum[1]
  \item \lipsum[2]
\end{enumerate}

\begin{center}
\captionof{table}{The Vulnerable Assets}
\end{center}
\vspace*{-2\baselineskip}
\noindent\leavevmode\hrulefill
\begin{enumerate}[label=VA\arabic*,align=left,labelwidth=2em,leftmargin=3em,labelsep=1em]
  \item[\textbf{No.}] \textbf{Item and Description}

  \item \lipsum*[7]

  \item \lipsum*[4]
\end{enumerate}
\vspace*{-\baselineskip}
\noindent\leavevmode\hrulefill

\lipsum[3]
\end{document}
  • It is just what I needed. Thank you very much! Much appreciated. – Nur May 9 '14 at 18:24
  • Thank you. I wish I could vote it up, but apparently do not have enough reputation. I will vote it after I will gain some. Thank you again. – Nur May 9 '14 at 18:29

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