I am working on my first latex paper and am having trouble adding notes (describing the specifications, significance) below my regression table. I used esttab in Stata to create the .tex file I'm importing. I tried to use a three-way table but must have been doing something incorrect since I got an error, "Not in outer par mode", when I tried.

Here is what I have, which is working but doesn't give me notes:


I found an answer that may be useful here (Add a caption to an external table), but the command it creates doesn't work for me (maybe because I'm bringing in an external table)? I've included it below in case it's helpful.


\renewcommand{\caption}[1]{\oldcaption{First Stage}}
\renewcommand{\tabularendstuff}{\par {\normalsize My notes \texttt{tabular}.}}

I would like to add a caption below the table saying "Notes:" and then the significance level, details on the specifications, etc. I imagine it would be more than one line. The external table does not have any table notes/exiting caption.

  • Welcome to TeX SX! Does the external table have a caption, or do you want to add one, in addition of the table notes?
    – Bernard
    May 12, 2018 at 8:40

1 Answer 1


I figured out one method. threeparttable wasn't working for me because esttab automatically creates tables. I went into first_stage.tex and commented out the first and last line that create a table. I then could use the threeparttable command to add notes below my table.

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