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I'm using the long table environment, and I want to start the table on top of a new page (otherwise it starts anywhere in my paper) and make the long table stay where I want it to be without being affected by the text. Is there any command I can use to achieve this? Many thanks!

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  • See the afterpage package. Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 16:14
  • \clearpage before the table would seem to be all you need. Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 18:34
  • @Mico see what the OP says but I understood the question to be rather the opposite and not wanting a floating table, we'll see.... Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 18:35
  • @DavidCarlisle - The title of the old posting which I manage to dig up is actually quite misleading, at least in the way it's shown above. In the old posting, the OP used the term "floating" somewhat idiosyncratically, shall we say. For sure, the old posting is all about deferring the start of a longtable till the top of the next page. I've gone ahead and edited the title of the old posting to help clarify its purpose; however, this change isn't reflected in the hyperlink target shown above.
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    Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 18:46
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    @Mico yes but that's what I understood as "without being affected by the text" . If you use \afterpage the position is certainly affected by the text. But anyway happy to wait for OP to comment, if \clearpage solves the issue I'll re-open:-) Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 19:27

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