# about the multirow in longtable [closed]

I use package longtable to make a table with some multirow. The lines about the multirow is as follows:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{longtable}
\usepackage{caption}
\usepackage{chngcntr}
\counterwithout{table}{section}
\begin{document}

\begin{longtable}{| p{0.05 \textwidth} | p{0.6 \textwidth} | p{0.1 \textwidth} | p{0.1 \textwidth} |}
\caption{\bf PS(V) 1.8c-12 vs PV 3.301-539} \label{appendix3} \\
\hline
\multicolumn{1}{|c|}{\bf Steps}
& \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf PS(V) 1.8c-12}
& \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf PV 3.301-539}
& \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf PV 3.301-539} \\
&  & \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf According to}
& \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf According to} \\
&  & \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf Gyaltsab}
& \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf Kedrup}       \\
\hline\hline

\multicolumn{4}{c}{{\bfseries \tablename\ \thetable{}: Outline of PS(V) 1.8c-12}} \\
\hline
\multicolumn{1}{|c|}{\bf Steps}
& \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf PS(V) 1.8c-12}
& \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf PV 3.301-539}
& \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf PV 3.301-539} \\
&  & \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf According to}
& \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf According to} \\
&  & \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf Gyaltsab}
& \multicolumn{1}{c|}{\bf Kedrup}       \\
\hline

\hline
\multicolumn{4}{|r|}{{\tiny Continued on next page}} \\
\hline
\endfoot

\hline \hline
\endlastfoot
1111 & 222 & \multirow{2}{*}{multi row} & 4444 \\
\cline{1-2} \cline{4-4}
111 & 222 &                            & 4444 \\
\hline
\end{longtable}
\end{document}


However, It turns out that a "2*" as the content in the cell, as follows.

Please tell me what's wrong with that.

## closed as off-topic by egreg, Torbjørn T., user13907, lockstep, MicoNov 27 '16 at 23:27

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• Please, make a complete example of code that we can play with. – egreg Oct 15 '16 at 17:50
• @egreg the example is available. – King Chung Lo Oct 15 '16 at 18:06
• Please, paste the code, select it and click on the {} button, rather than the “ one for block quotes. – egreg Oct 15 '16 at 18:14
• The problem is simply that the line \usepackage{multirow} is missing in the preamble. And the problem is also that you don't check the log file for errors; there must be an error saying that \multirow is undefined. – gernot Oct 15 '16 at 18:42
• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the issue is simply solved by adding \usepackage{multirow} – egreg Nov 27 '16 at 21:45

Basic problem of question is already solved with gernot comment above, so this answer focused on off-topic issues of question:

• with makecell macro thead is simpler to define headers of columns
• with proper calculation of column width the table width is accurate equal to text width

MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{longtable,
makecell,   % <-- missed in question MWE, pointed in Gernot comment
\usepackage{caption}
\usepackage{chngcntr}
\counterwithout{table}{section}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[2]
{\renewcommand\arraystretch{1.2}
\begin{longtable}{| p{\dimexpr0.12\textwidth-2\tabcolsep-\arrayrulewidth\relax}
| p{\dimexpr0.40\textwidth-2\tabcolsep-\arrayrulewidth\relax}
| p{\dimexpr0.24\textwidth-2\tabcolsep-\arrayrulewidth\relax}
| p{\dimexpr0.24\textwidth-2\tabcolsep-\arrayrulewidth\relax} |}
\caption{\bf PS(V) 1.8c-12 vs PV 3.301-539}
\label{appendix3}                                           \\
\hline
&  \thead[b]{PV 3.301-539\\ According to\\ Gyaltsab}
&   \thead[b]{PV 3.301-539\\ According to\\ Kedrup} \\
\hline\hline
\caption{\bf PS(V) 1.8c-12 vs PV 3.301-539 (cont.)}            \\ % <--changed
\hline
&  \thead[b]{PV 3.301-539\\ According to\\ Gyaltsab}
&   \thead[b]{PV 3.301-539\\ According to\\ Kedrup} \\
\hline
\hline
\multicolumn{4}{|r|}{\tiny Continued on next page}              \\
\hline
\endfoot
\hline \hline
\endlastfoot
% table contents
1111    &   222     &   \multirow{2}{=}{multi row}  &   4444    \\
\cline{1-2} \cline{4-4}
111     &   222     &                               &   4444    \\
\end{longtable}
}
\end{document}


In the case, that the text width is wider than considered in above MWE, you can accommodate column width accordingly.