I am using aastex61.cls. I have a deluxetable that is wide and runs off the side of the page. If the table were centered however, it would fit within the page sides. How can I center the table?

Minimal working example (also here on ShareLaTeX):




\usepackage{graphicx}   % Including figure files 
\usepackage{amsmath}    % Advanced maths commands
\usepackage{amssymb}    % Extra maths symbols
\usepackage{bm}         % Bold maths symbols, including upright Greek 
\usepackage{mathrsfs}   % for mathscr characters 
\usepackage{natbib}     % Bibliography

\shorttitle{Deluxe Table Test}


\title{Deluxe Table Test} 

    \colhead{asdf} &
    \colhead{fdsa} &
    \colhead{sadf} &
    \colhead{dsa} &
    \colhead{fdsa} &
    \colhead{fdsafdsa} &
    \colhead{fdsaf} &
    \colhead{fdsafdsa} \\
    \colhead{} &
    \colhead{} &
    \colhead{asdf} &
    \colhead{dsa} &
    \colhead{fsda} &
    \colhead{fdsafdsa} &
    \colhead{fdsafdsafdsafd} &
    \colhead{fdsafdsafd} \\
    \colhead{} &
    \colhead{} &
    \colhead{fdsafdsa} &
    \colhead{fdsafdsa} &
    \colhead{fdsafdsa} &
    \colhead{fdsafds} &
    \colhead{fdsafds} &
    432432 & 32432432 & 43243243 & 432 $\pm$ 4432 & 432432 $\pm$ 432432 & 543232 $\pm$ 54325 & 54332 $\pm$ 23133 & 5432543 \\


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  • Have you tried tex.stackexchange.com/a/153730/143325? – magula Sep 25 '17 at 12:55
  • @magula Yes, it doesn't seem to work. I have put the \makebox at various places around the table but it just seems to break the TeX. – rhombidodecahedron Sep 25 '17 at 12:59
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    @rhombidodecahedron hi. i work for the folks who maintain AASTeX. This looks like a bug in startlongtable as removing it allows the text to overflow both margins. I reported this apparent bug here: github.com/AASJournals/AASTeX60/issues/56 – Gus Sep 25 '17 at 14:27

Im aware this is a very old post but I ran into the same issue today and found a workaround for those who are willing to sacrifice the size of their table. I was able to shrink my too-wide table using \tabletypesize{\footnotesize} and now it fits nicely within the page margins and is centered.

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