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I am trying to set up a longtable where the header is repeated on every new page but the caption only appears once at the top of the page.

The table is defined as follows:

\begin{longtable}{|l|l|l|}
\caption{the table caption} \label{tab:11swpkg}\\
\hline
\rowcolor{gray}
HeaderCol1 & HeaderCol2 & HeaderCol3\endhead    
\hline\hline
Item11 & Item12 & Item13 \\
\hline
Item21 & Item22 & Item23 \\
\hline
Item31 & Item32 & Item33 \\
\hline
\end{longtable}

This nearly works because the header is indeed repeated after a page break but so is the caption. How can I get rid of the caption after a page break?

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Look for \endfirsthead in the manual of longtable
    – egreg
    Sep 14, 2012 at 15:29
  • 2
    With texdoc longtable you can read the very good documentation of package longtable. On page 4 f you can find what you are searching for.
    – Mensch
    Sep 14, 2012 at 15:30

2 Answers 2

19

This is given as a model for getting you started.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{longtable}
\usepackage[table]{xcolor}
\usepackage[textheight=2in]{geometry} %% Just to make textheight smaller

\begin{document}
\begin{longtable}{|l|l|l|}
\caption{the table caption} \label{tab:11swpkg}\\
\hline
%
\rowcolor{gray}
HeaderCol1 & HeaderCol2 & HeaderCol3\\
\hline\hline
\endfirsthead
%
\multicolumn{3}{c}%
        {{\bfseries Table \thetable\ Continued from previous page}} \\
        \hline
\rowcolor{gray}
HeaderCol1 & HeaderCol2 & HeaderCol3\\
\hline\hline
\endhead
%
\multicolumn{3}{|r|}{{Continued on next page}} \\ \hline
\endfoot
%
\multicolumn{3}{|r|}{{Concluded}} \\ \hline
\endlastfoot
%
Item11 & Item12 & Item13 \\
\hline
Item21 & Item22 & Item23 \\
\hline
Item31 & Item32 & Item33 \\
\hline
Item11 & Item12 & Item13 \\
\hline
Item21 & Item22 & Item23 \\
\hline
Item31 & Item32 & Item33 \\
\hline
Item11 & Item12 & Item13 \\
\hline
Item21 & Item22 & Item23 \\
\hline
Item31 & Item32 & Item33 \\
\hline
\end{longtable}

\end{document}

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1

You may try the new LaTeX3 package tabularray. It need only one compilation to get the result:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[textheight=2in,paperheight=3in]{geometry}

\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{tabularray}
\UseTblrLibrary{booktabs}  

\begin{document}

\DefTblrTemplate{middlehead,lasthead}{default}{Continued from previous page}

\begin{longtblr}[
  caption = {The Table Caption},
  label = {tab:11swpkg},
]{colspec={lll},rowhead=1,row{1}={gray9}}
\toprule
HeaderCol1 & HeaderCol2 & HeaderCol3 \\
\midrule
  Item11 & Item12 & Item13 \\
\hline
  Item21 & Item22 & Item23 \\
\hline
  Item31 & Item32 & Item33 \\
\hline
  Item11 & Item12 & Item13 \\
\hline
  Item21 & Item22 & Item23 \\
\hline
  Item31 & Item32 & Item33 \\
\hline
  Item11 & Item12 & Item13 \\
\hline
  Item21 & Item22 & Item23 \\
\hline
  Item31 & Item32 & Item33 \\
\bottomrule
\end{longtblr}

\end{document}

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