I have run into a really weird issue. Consider the following MWE:




    A & B\\



The output document with pdfLaTeX has no table in it. There are no warnings and no errors. I tried multiple online editors as well, but without any luck - the table remains invisible and does not even consume any space. If I replace the table* environment by a table environment, it works fine.

Background: I used a table* like this one in a document that I update each year since at least 2014. Only this year it stopped working after an update of my local MikTeX setup. I cannot pinpoint the exact version, but it worked on multiple MikTeX installations across multiple machines in the past. I do not understand why it stopped working. I suspect that it might have to do with the here package.

Question: Is this a bug or - if not - why did it work previously and why am I not seeing any warnings or errors? Note: I'll happily use table instead of table* for now, but I want to avoid missing content/tables in my documents.

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    [H] can not be used with table* (what would it mean?) – David Carlisle Apr 5 at 18:14
  • I originally had double-column documents and thought that using table* in a single-column document would not make a difference. It did indeed make no difference in the last few years that I continued using table*s. – Andreas Unterweger Apr 5 at 18:26
  • Sorry yes I didn't notice originally that it was a single column document, but given H can't work when table* is being used for two column, it's not that surprising if it doesn't work in single column table*. I can't recall if it did in my original here package but that was withdrawn in the 1990's here has just been a wrapper that inputs the float package since that time. – David Carlisle Apr 5 at 18:55
  • @DavidCarlisle: I did not know that. I will look for a better solution if the package is no longer intended to be used. Thank you. – Andreas Unterweger Apr 5 at 18:59
  • I just tried the supplied file with texlive2016,texlive2017,texlive2018,texlive2019 with same result in all. – David Carlisle Apr 5 at 18:59

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