# How can I get the following table to text wrap?

Editing so that code should be compilable - I am listing all packages, to check for conflicts (but I don't think there should be any), and I am also leaving out the references so that you can compile without my .bib file, which shouldn't impact anything. I've commented out fontspec because it's there, but it chucked up an error with specified fonts, and you are either unlikely to have mine or they may be saved as something different.

I've tried a number of solutions, no luck. It's a very simple table (though I have more complicated ones elsewhere - I have gotten things to work before but I seem to have deleted the document, for another task).

%! TEX program = xelatex
\documentclass[a4paper, titlepage]{book}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1,LGR]{fontenc}
%\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage[overlap, CJK]{ruby}
\usepackage{listings}
\usepackage[style=british]{csquotes}
\usepackage{xpatch}
\usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amsthm}
\usepackage{ot-tableau}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setdefaultlanguage[variant=british]{english}
\usepackage[bibencoding=utf8, backend=biber, style=authoryear-icomp, language=british]{biblatex}
\usepackage{easylist}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{memhfixc}
\usepackage[nonumberlist,style=tree,abbreviations,xindy,toc]{glossaries-extra}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{cgloss4e}
\usepackage{enumerate}
\usepackage{longtable}
\usepackage{textgreek}
\usepackage{booktabs, siunitx}
\usepackage{tabulary}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\graphicspath{ {./images/} }
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\usepackage{chngcntr}
\usepackage{tablefootnote}
\usepackage[tableposition=above]{caption}
\usepackage{imakeidx}
\usepackage{xltxtra}
\usepackage{gb4e} %Ensure this is the last \usepackage

\sloppy

\begin{document}

\begin{table*}
\centering
\caption{Some of the events reported during muscular paralysis caused by curare injection.}
\begin{tabulary}{\textwidth}{ll}
\toprule
2:11 PM: & Curare injection administered over 15 minutes.\marginpar{All events are direct quotes or paraphrases of the original report.} \\
2:20: & Speech no longer possible. Can hear distinctly. Still able to nod head and move hands. \\
2:22: & Subject reports by movement of head that the experience is not unpleasant. \\
2:26: & Ability to comprehend and answer questions accurately is indicated by correctness of replies when inquiries are restated in the negative or double negative. \\
2:45: & Subject now unable to signal response to inquiries due to complete paralysis. \\
2:48: & Eyelids manually opened. Subject stated upon recovery that he was clear as a bell' all this period. \\
4:50: & Subjects is able to sit up on edge of bed. Complete subjective report dictated. \\ \bottomrule
\end{tabulary}
\end{table*}

\end{document}


Thank you!

• Welcome to TeX SX! Could you post a complete, compilable, code? – Bernard Feb 21 '19 at 20:18
• Use \begin{tabulary}{\textwidth}{lL} instead of \begin{tabulary}{\textwidth}{ll}? – leandriis Feb 21 '19 at 21:08
• Off-topic, but what do you think about \parencites[from][1-14]{smithbrowntomangoodman1947}[cited and adapted][18-19]{psylingtraxler} instead of the \mkbibparens{\cites[\nopp pp.]...}? (\nopp pp. in particular just looks odd.) – moewe Feb 21 '19 at 21:18
• you have used \begin{tabulary}{\textwidth}{ll} l columns are always single line, and tabularly requores paragraph columsn, use LL not ll – David Carlisle Feb 21 '19 at 21:33
• never use \usepackage[T1,LGR]{fontenc} with xetex – David Carlisle Feb 21 '19 at 21:35

tabulary requires an L C or R column to do anything useful, l columns are always single line, also you can not have a \marginpar inside a table.

\documentclass[a4paper, titlepage]{book}

\usepackage{tabulary,booktabs}
\sloppy

\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\centering
\caption{Some of the events reported during muscular paralysis caused by curare injection.}

\begin{tabulary}{\textwidth}{lL}
\toprule
2:11 PM: & Curare injection administered over 15 minutes. \\
2:20: & Speech no longer possible. Can hear distinctly. Still able to nod head and move hands. \\
2:22: & Subject reports by movement of head that the experience is not unpleasant. \\
2:26: & Ability to comprehend and answer questions accurately is indicated by correctness of replies when inquiries are restated in the negative or double negative. \\
2:45: & Subject now unable to signal response to inquiries due to complete paralysis. \\
2:48: & Eyelids manually opened. Subject stated upon recovery that he was clear as a bell' all this period. \\
4:50: & Subjects is able to sit up on edge of bed. Complete subjective report dictated. \\ \bottomrule
\end{tabulary}

\end{table}

\end{document}

• Why not add the marginnote package in order to allow for the usage of a marginnote in the tabular? – leandriis Feb 21 '19 at 21:45
• @leandriis I have done that in my local copy. Thanks. I may change it to a footnote, which is more in line with the rest of my document, I originally formatted as a marginpar because this is how Traxler has it (I mostly use marginpars to note to myself things that are taken out of end copies...) – Kartöfluvofan Feb 21 '19 at 21:57
• @leandriis partly as I had forgotten about that and partly to concentrate on removing errors and focussing on the question in the title (but yes that's a good idea:-) – David Carlisle Feb 21 '19 at 21:59