I have a huge table that covers multiple pages:


\usepackage[top=2.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, left=2.5cm, right=2.5cm]{geometry}

%Column width for tables
\def \firstColumnWidth {3.5cm}
\def \secondColumnWidth {12.5cm}


Foo & \blindtext\\
Bar & \blindtext\\
Foo & \blindtext\\
Bar & \blindtext\\
Bar & \blindtext\\
Foo & \blindtext\\
Bar & \blindtext\\


In this example, the page break is directly after the 2013 column. However, I want to have the page break either bevor the 2013 column, or after the Foo column. Is there any way to specify in a table where potential page breaks can be. I don't want to add page breaks manually, since the content is dynamic.

1 Answer 1


You can use \\* to prevent a page break


If lines are involved you need to change the commands for the lines too:

Prevent page break after \midrule in \longtable

How to disable pagebreak on \hline in longtable?

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