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I am new to LaTeX, I am writing a thesis, in which I have to add a table, the width of table is larger than text width and length can be fit in vertically. In order to fit the width of table, what is good idea to add table on horizontal page OR add it vertically without limitation of text width?

In order to add horizontally how I can do it? Response will be matter a lot.

Thanks

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If it is OK for you to have one page rotated as a landscape where to have only the table, try the lscape package:

\usepackage{lscape} 
...
\begin{document}

Text that will end up in portrait (normal) mode

\begin{landscape}
[insert table here that will be displayed horizontally]
\end{landscape}

Rest of the text here, again in portrait mode

See also this question: How to change certain pages into landscape/portrait mode

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For one table (or figure) in landscape orientation you can use \begin{sidewaystable} ... \end{sidewaystable} (or \begin{sidewaysfigure} ... \end{sidewaysfigure}) from package rotating. For example:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{rotating}
\usepackage{tabularx}
\usepackage[labelfont=bf]{caption} % optional

\usepackage{ragged2e}
\usepackage{lipsum}% for dummy text

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\textbf{Here is inserted \texttt+sidewaystable+}.
\begin{sidewaystable}
    \centering
\caption{Wide table}
    \label{tab:wide-item-tbl}
\begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{|*{4}{>{\RaggedRight\arraybackslash}X|}}
    \hline
\lipsum[1]  &   \lipsum[2]  &   \lipsum[3]  &   \lipsum[4]  \\
    \hline
\end{tabularx}
\end{sidewaystable}
\lipsum[2-9]
\end{document}

Table will appear on the next page.

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  • Thank you for your answer. It is the thing that I was expecting. one more thing, the page does not rotate, only table rotate horizontally, I also would like to rotate the Page as well? any suggestion Dec 24, 2016 at 20:18
  • how you expect that page will rotate? in viewer?
    – Zarko
    Dec 24, 2016 at 21:55
  • Yes, I mean to say in pdf viewer , we do not have to manually rotate the page, it should be in the same way as the previous page are. Dec 24, 2016 at 22:23
  • @user7057295, about this is better to ask new question.
    – Zarko
    Dec 24, 2016 at 23:14
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    @Zarko do you know if it's possible to NOT rotate the caption of a rotated table? EDIT: solved by myself by putting tabular only (and not the caption) inside sideways instead of putting table inside sidewaystable Apr 20, 2018 at 17:43

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