I am writing a two column IEEE paper (standard IEETran). I want to create a table that spans multiple pages in LaTeX. I have tried longtable and that breaks pages rightly. However the problem is my table is also very wide. I can't fix it in the middle of the page. The table moves into and after the right margin. Is there any way that I can move the left side of my table a little bit towards left, so that my whole table is centered according to its total width not from a fixed position.

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technically you can, simply set


and the left edge of the table will be 1cm into the left margin.

Whether such a setting is acceptable to the journal specifying IEETran formatting is another question.


One way to manage a wide table in that environment is to drop the text size to \footnotesize or \scriptsize e.g.,

 .... etc etc

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