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I tried to use a normal table together with a sidewaystable in an apa6 class document. Following the APA guidelines, the table order should equal the order of appearance. However, if the normal table is positioned before the sidewaystable in the document, the table order is reversed in the output and the sidewaystable is placed before the normal table.

Here is my example code:

\documentclass[man]{apa6}
\usepackage[american]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{rotating} % sidewaystable

\shorttitle{foo}

\begin{document}

Table \ref{tab:one} and \ref{tab:two}.

\begin{table}
\noindent
\captionbox{A small table.\label{tab:one}}{%
\begin{tabular}{ccc}\toprule
a & b & c \\ \midrule
1 & 2 & 3\\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
}
\end{table}

\begin{sidewaystable}
\noindent
\captionbox{One large table.\label{tab:two}}{%
\begin{tabular}{ccccc}\toprule
\textbf{a} & \textbf{b} & \textbf{c} & \textbf{d} & \textbf{e} \\ \midrule
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5\\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
}
\end{sidewaystable}

\end{document}

The text in the resulting document is Table 2 and 1. and not Table 1 and 2..

I'm using the latest TeX Live packages.

  • 1
    apa class in man mode takes normal floats out of the main document flow (into a .ttt file) and re-inserts them at the end, and they get numbered when they are re-included at that point. sideways tables are apparently not supported and stay in the main document area as in normal latex. You may be better using a normal table but just rotating the inner tabular with \rotatebox – David Carlisle Oct 31 '12 at 13:19
  • Thanks for your help. This works nicely and does not require sidewaystables. If you add your solution as an answer, I will accept it. – deboerk Oct 31 '12 at 14:55
  • I added an answer (so you can give me a point or two if you wish:-) But it looks to me like @Ulrike knows what she is talking about and you should accept hers. – David Carlisle Oct 31 '12 at 16:16
  • Both approaches work fine. I just wanted to mark which solution I prefer. – deboerk Oct 31 '12 at 19:20
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apa6 uses the endfloat package to move the floats to the end of the document. But endfloat doesn't handle sidewaystable by default.

You can either use the option floatsintext to keep the table in the text:

\documentclass[man,floatsintext]{apa6}

Or you can use the commands of endfloat to add sidewaystable to the floats it manages:

\usepackage{rotating} % sidewaystable
\DeclareDelayedFloatFlavor{sidewaystable}{table}
\DeclareDelayedFloatFlavor{sidewaysfigure}{figure}
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apa class in man mode takes normal floats out of the main document flow (into a .ttt file) and re-inserts them at the end, and they get numbered when they are re-included at that point. sideways tables are apparently not supported and stay in the main document area as in normal latex. You may be better using a normal table but just rotating the inner tabular with \rotatebox

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