Two tables with the same number

Suppose I have three tables on three separate pages. If the first table is captioned Table 1: Basic Estimations, I want the second table to be captioned Table 1: Basic Estimations (continued) and the third (logical) table to be captioned Table 2: Further Estimations.

How do I achieve this? Just for an example, I used the following command to manually change the second table's caption. But it led to the third table being captioned as Table 3: Further Estimations.

\begin{table}
\centering
\renewcommand\thetable{1}
\caption{Basic Estimations (continued)}
\begin{tabular}{lcc} \hline
1 & 2 & 3 \\ hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}


You may achieve your typesetting objective by loading the caption package and by insering a \ContinuedFloat directive immediately after the second \begin{table}.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{caption} % for '\ContinuedFloat' directive
\begin{document}

\begin{table}[ht!]
\centering\caption{Basic Estimations}
\begin{tabular}{ccc} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ \end{tabular}
\end{table}

\begin{table}[h!]
\ContinuedFloat  %% <-- new
\centering\caption{Basic Estimations (continued)}
\begin{tabular}{ccc} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ \end{tabular}
\end{table}

\begin{table}[h!]
\centering\caption{Further Estimations}
\begin{tabular}{ccc} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ \end{tabular}
\end{table}
\end{document}


Addendum to address the OP's follow-up query: A side-benefit of employing the \ContinuedFloat approach is that it's possible to create separate cross-references to the initial and to the continued part of a LaTeX table or figure. (As always, be sure to issue the \label instructions after the \caption instructions.) Let's assume that "Table 1" comes in two separate parts. If the labels are \label{tab:1} and \label{tab:1-cont}, one can create separate cross-referencing call-outs via \ref{tab:1} and \ref{tab:1-cont}. Both call-outs will be numbered "1"; to avoid any confusion among your readers, be sure to write something like In the initial part of Table \ref{tab:1} and in the continued part of Table \ref{tab:1}.

The following MWE (minimum working example) employs the hyperref and cleveref packages to make it easier to identify the LaTeX-generated cross-referencing call-outs.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{caption} % for '\ContinuedFloat' directive
\begin{document}
\noindent
Cross-references to the first part of \cref{tab:1}, to the continued
part of \cref{tab:1-cont}, and to \cref{tab:2}.

\clearpage
\begin{table}
\centering\caption{Basic Estimations} \label{tab:1}
\begin{tabular}{ccc} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ \end{tabular}
\end{table}
\clearpage
\begin{table}
\ContinuedFloat
\centering\caption{Basic Estimations (continued)} \label{tab:1-cont}
\begin{tabular}{ccc} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ \end{tabular}
\end{table}
\clearpage
\begin{table}
\centering\caption{Further Estimations} \label{tab:2}
\begin{tabular}{ccc} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ \end{tabular}
\end{table}
\end{document}

• A separate advantage of the \ContinuedFloat approach is that it's possible to create separate cross-references (via the usual \label-\ref method) to both the initial and the continued parts of the table of interest. – Mico Jul 7 '18 at 9:47
• Perfect. Just as I wanted. Am I allowed to thank here? By the way, I was going to ask it, but you already hinted at it. Can I use \label under \ContinuedFloat just in the usual way we do it for ordinary tables? – TRa Jul 7 '18 at 9:52
• @TRa - You're most welcome. I've posted an addendum to address your follow-up question in greater detail. – Mico Jul 7 '18 at 12:45