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I need to use De Gruyter style for a current work but I have trouble making a table that spreads over two text columns.

Usually, you can add an asterisk to the table environment, so that it it \begin{table*} but this does not seem to work here.

Minimal Example:

\documentclass[USenglish,oneside,twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage[big]{dgruyter_NEW}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{xspace}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\newcommand{\percent}{\,\%\xspace}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[t]
\centering
\caption{A table for testing}
{\small
\begin{tabular}{lllrr}
\toprule
\textbf{Name} & \textbf{Value 1} & \textbf{Value 2} & \textbf{Number 1} & \textbf{Number 2}  \\
\midrule
something    &  something    &  something    &  11.87    &  8.88    \\
something    &  something    &  something    &  14.16    &  1.27    \\
something    &  something    &  something    &  4.01     &  0.06    \\
something   &   something very long &   something even longer   &   0.10    &   17.33    \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
}
\end{table}

\lipsum

\end{document}

This table is positioned in the left column of the two column layout and overlaps with text in the right column. As said before, using table* does not work and results in not displaying the table at all. I also tried placing \onecolumn before the table and \twocolumn afterwards, but then the table is placed on a page, the rest of this page is blank and the text starts at the next page.

What I want it to look like is:

tableoverbothtextcolumns
tableoverbothtextcolumns
text..text    text..text
text..text    text..text
text..text    text..text
text..text    text..text

So, is there a way to display a table at the top of a page, being centered and spread over both columns?

Thank you for any hints and comments!

  • What is the dgruyter_NEW .sty file? – Bernard Feb 14 '17 at 11:44
  • Thanks for your comment and sorry for that missing file! It is the style file required for De Gruyter publishing. I added the link in the post, but here again: degruyter.com/page/production-for-authors I also uploaded the sty file here: goo.gl/ewTfNe – coroner Feb 14 '17 at 11:47
  • In my experiment, table* works. – egreg Feb 14 '17 at 11:53
  • Maybe there is something wrong with the rest of my .tex file. When I use \table* the compiler states: Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup. \end{table*} at the line with \end{table*}.I'll look into this. – coroner Feb 14 '17 at 12:12
  • 4
    The subfigure package is obsolete; I suggest \usepackate[caption=false]{subfig} – egreg Feb 14 '17 at 13:11

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