I have a two-column style, but sometimes I want to put some text across the whole page. An easy way to do this is inside one of the starred float environments. I am using table*.
However, I notice that when I put ordinary paragraph text and headings inside a table* (with no tabular), some spacing elements change. There is no longer any paragraph indentation and no space appears between paragraphs and headings.
Is there a list somewhere of which lengths are changed in the table* environment? How can I configure text inside table* to have the same spacing as my normal body text?