# Long table starts in previous blank page [duplicate]

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I am writing a longtable that spread across 2 pages. But LaTeX always adds starts the table in a new page rather than the previous blank page.

Now I want my longtable starts in the previous blank page (like the pictuer bellow), how can I do that? Thank you.

Here is my *.tex：

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{longtable}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-3]

\begin{center}
\begin{longtable}{|p{2cm}|p{10cm}|}
\hline
\textbf{First} & \textbf{Second entry}  \\
\hline
\hline
\hline
\endfoot
\hline
\endlastfoot
1   &   \lipsum[1]  \\ \hline
2   &   \lipsum[2]  \\ \hline
\end{longtable}
\end{center}

\end{document}


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• Never put longtable in a center environment, it just adds spurious space (it has no effect on its horizontal alignment) but here you have a long lipsum entry in the first row of the table so it does not fit in the previous page. (longtable only breaks between rows, not in the middle of a cell) – David Carlisle Jul 13 '16 at 9:47