# Place tables in the middle of the page

I have two tables, table1 and table 2. I want table 1 in the middle of page 1, table 2 in the middle of page 2.

First, I tried,

\begin{table}[htbp]
\input{table1}
\end{table}

\begin{table}[htbp]
\input{table2}
\end{table}


But then both table1 and table 2 are on page 1.

Second, I tried

\begin{table}[htbp]
\input{table1}
\end{table}
\clearpage
\begin{table}[htbp]
\input{table2}
\end{table}


Then table1 is in the middle of page 1, but table2 is on the top of (rather than in the middle) page 2.

I would appreciate any and all advice on what to do.. Thank you!!

• I put \clearpage before every table. This places all tables on the top of each page. So the question changes to, how do I place a table after \clearpage in the middle of the page rather than at the top. Thank you. – John Kim May 1 '16 at 1:22
• When you say "middle of the page", do you mean you want them in the middle of page, with no other text on the page, or do you want them surrounded by text? – Mark May 1 '16 at 1:29
• @Mark: This is Appendix, so simply one table per page. – John Kim May 1 '16 at 1:34
• \begin{table}[p] – Mark May 1 '16 at 1:37
• @Mark Sorry for the confusion. It works perfectly well! Thank you!! – John Kim May 1 '16 at 1:43

\begin{table}[p]