# Follow-on to tabulary + longtable + captioning

I was able to use the coding provided by Justibus: Several caption problems in longtable and tabulary.

What my question is - now that i've been able to make my table wrap columns and break over multiple pages whilst maintaining tabulary. I now find that the first column (in my case of three colunns) is being compressed to far in it's appearance.

How can i set a minimum limit of compression to the columns?

My understanding of coding is beginning and so have been unable to find a clear explanation on in other posts of how to put a minimum column width limit with tabulary.

Any help with this would be appreciated and if the list in the final cell could be itemized it would be excellent.

MWE:

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\usepackage[hypcap=true]{caption}
\captionsetup{labelfont=bf, justification=justified, singlelinecheck=false, format=plain}

\usepackage{tabulary, booktabs, longtable, ltcaption}
\usepackage[referable]{threeparttablex}

%% define a new envrionment which marries longtable with tabulary
\makeatletter
\def\ltabulary{%
\def\endfoot{\\}%
\def\endlastfoot{\\}%
\def\tabulary{%
\def\TY@final{%
\def\endfoot{\LT@end@hd@ft\LT@foot}%
\def\endlastfoot{\LT@end@hd@ft\LT@lastfoot}%
\longtable}%
\let\endTY@final\endlongtable
\TY@tabular}%
\dimen@\columnwidth
\tabulary\dimen@}
\def\endltabulary{\endtabulary}
\makeatother
% from https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/78075/multi-page-with-tabulary (see there for usage)

\begin{document}
%   \setlength\LTleft{0pt}
%   \setlength\LTright{0pt}
%   \captionof{table}{Example of long table over multiple pages}
\begin{ltabulary}{LLL}
\caption{Common Medications}\\
\toprule
\textbf{Drug Name}                  &\textbf{Dosing Schedule}        & \textbf{Indications/Comments}  \\
\midrule
\caption[]{(continued)}\\
\toprule
\textbf{Drug Name}                  &\textbf{Dosing Schedule}        & \textbf{Indications/Comments}  \\
\midrule
\endfoot
\bottomrule
\insertTableNotes

\begin{TableNotes}\footnotesize
\note This is a long explanation going over multiple lines. This is a long explanation going over multiple lines. This is a long explanation going over multiple lines. This is a long explanation going over multiple lines. This is a long explanation going over multiple lines.
\end{TableNotes}

\endlastfoot
% \textbf{Drug Name}                  &\textbf{Dosing Schedule}        & \textbf{Indications/Comments}  \\
%\hline
Betamethasone Valerate (Celestone) & 12 mg IM q24h x 2 doses & Enhancement of Foetal Pulmonary maturity for PTL\\
\\
Methylergonavine maleate (Ergotamine)   &0.25 mg IM q5min up to 1.25 mg or IV bolus 0.125 mg    &Treatment of uterine atony\\
\\
Rh IgG (Rhogam)     &300$\mu$g IM x 1 dose  &Given to Rh negative women \newline Routinely at 28 wks GA \newline Within 72 h of birth of Rh +ve foetus positive \newline Positive Kleihauer-Betke test \newline With any invasive procedure in pregnancy \newline Ectopic pregnancy \newline Antepartum haemorrhage \newline Miscarriage or TA (dose: 50 $\mu$g IM only) \\

\end{ltabulary}

\end{document}

• you can use \setlength\tymin{...} to set a minimum compression, or simply use a fixed with p column for the first column. – David Carlisle Oct 28 '14 at 13:28
• your example code produces ! Package caption Error: \caption outside float. – David Carlisle Oct 28 '14 at 13:31

If you add some hyphenation points and restrict each column to .2\textwidth you get

If you use .25\textwidth it doesn't need to hyphenate in this case, so you can choose:-)

(The \caption usage still needs fixing)

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\usepackage[hypcap=true]{caption}
\captionsetup{labelfont=bf, justification=justified, singlelinecheck=false, format=plain}

\usepackage{tabulary, booktabs, longtable, ltcaption}
\usepackage[referable]{threeparttablex}

%% define a new envrionment which marries longtable with tabulary
\makeatletter
\def\ltabulary{%
\def\endfoot{\\}%
\def\endlastfoot{\\}%
\def\tabulary{%
\def\TY@final{%
\def\endfoot{\LT@end@hd@ft\LT@foot}%
\def\endlastfoot{\LT@end@hd@ft\LT@lastfoot}%
\longtable}%
\let\endTY@final\endlongtable
\TY@tabular}%
\dimen@\columnwidth
\tabulary\dimen@}
\def\endltabulary{\endtabulary}
\makeatother
% from http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/78075/multi-page-with-tabulary (see there for usage)

\begin{document}
\setlength\tymin{.2\textwidth}
%   \setlength\LTleft{0pt}
%   \setlength\LTright{0pt}
%   \captionof{table}{Example of long table over multiple pages
\makeatletter
\begin{ltabulary}{LLL}
\caption{Common Medications}\\
\toprule
\textbf{Drug Name}                  &\textbf{Dosing Schedule}        & \textbf{Indications/Comments}  \\
\midrule
\caption[]{(continued)}\\
\toprule
\textbf{Drug Name}                  &\textbf{Dosing Schedule}        & \textbf{Indications/Comments}  \\
\midrule
\endfoot
\bottomrule
\insertTableNotes

\begin{TableNotes}\footnotesize
\note This is a long explanation going over multiple lines. This is a long explanation going over multiple lines. This is a long explanation going over multiple lines. This is a long explanation going over multiple lines. This is a long explanation going over multiple lines.
\end{TableNotes}

\endlastfoot
% \textbf{Drug Name}                  &\textbf{Dosing Schedule}        & \textbf{Indications/Comments}  \\
%\hline
Beta\-metha\-sone Valerate (Celestone) & 12 mg IM q24h x 2 doses & Enhancement of Foetal Pulmonary maturity for PTL\\
\\
Methyl\-ergon\-avine maleate (Ergotamine)   &0.25 mg IM q5min up to 1.25 mg or IV bolus 0.125 mg    &Treatment of uterine atony\\
\\
Rh IgG (Rhogam)     &300$\mu$g IM x 1 dose  &Given to Rh negative women \newline Routinely at 28 wks GA \newline Within 72 h of birth of Rh +ve foetus positive \newline Positive Kleihauer-Betke test \newline With any invasive procedure in pregnancy \newline Ectopic pregnancy \newline Antepartum haemorrhage \newline Miscarriage or TA (dose: 50 $\mu$g IM only) \\

\end{ltabulary}

\end{document}

• In this format what would be the easiest way to include the bulleting/numbering of items in the list? – Mitchell Oct 28 '14 at 14:01
• @Mitchell which list? you mean you want a bullet in each row of the table? you could have a new first c column with \textbullet in each cell? – David Carlisle Oct 28 '14 at 14:06
• Just in the cell: R3,C3; where it has a bunch of new lines. – Mitchell Oct 28 '14 at 23:45
• @Mitchell lists don't work in tabulary (sorry) there is a fix here then you will be able to use \begin{itemize} for a bullet list as normal. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/204881/… – David Carlisle Oct 28 '14 at 23:50