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Good morning/day/evening/night!

I'm in a situation where I need to fit a full width (i.e. paper wide) table into a single page multicolumn document and there seems to be some underlying conflict with the table* environment and the \maketitle command.

What I would like is:

  • Primarily help with getting the table onto the first page
  • Secondly getting some understanding on why there is a problem in the first place

Here is a MWE

\documentclass[
    10pt,
    twocolumn
    ]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\title{test}

\begin{document}
  \maketitle
  \lipsum[1]
  \begin{table*}
    \setlength{\tabcolsep}{4pt}
    \centering
    \footnotesize
    \begin{tabular}{c|c}
      col 1 & col 2\\
      val 1 & val 2\\
    \end{tabular}
\end{table*}

\end{document}

This results in a two page pdf where the table is on the second page, and I need it on the first page. To avoid posting something that has already been solved somewhere on StackExchange I looked around a bit and have found a couple of related posts, a few are these

and I've tried the proposed solutions to no avail. The last in the list states that for table* environments only t (top of page) and p (end of document) are allowed and my problem might have something to do with this.

So hopefully someone here can provide a solution, and if this is not even possible to do that would also be good to know.

In either case, thanks for your time and help!

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