[OS X TeX] Using apa.cls and trying to fit table to page

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Dec 19 15:19:28 EST 2006

On 19 Dec, 2006, at 13:53 , Alan Litchfield wrote:

> Hi Mehmet,
> On 19/12/2006, at 7:04 PM, Mehmet Ergun wrote:
>> For now, I fit the table by writing it in a different .tex file using
>> {landscape}, converting that to pdf, than to eps, and include it as a
>> figure to the article.tex. But then, I have to label it as a {figure}
>> (right?): on the pdf, it shows as Figure 1, even though it clearly  
>> is a
>> table... Furthermore, this probably isn't using the capabilities of
>> latex as intended...
> Have you looked at sidewaystable (http://www.manicai.net/comp/latex/ 
> latex_tricks.html)? Also, as previously mentioned the rotating package

sidewaystable is not a package but an environment of the rotating  
package (sidewaysfigure for figures and sidewaystable for tables).

> is very good, especially if you use a minipage environment or some  
> such to hold your tabular data, and put both inside your table  
> environment. That way you can get your table numbering to work  
> properly. However I don't think rotating works over multiple pages  
> and therefore wouldn't work with longtable, nor would sideways  
> table I think, but I may be wrong on both counts.

I don't think so either, but I really don't know. I don't remember a  
sideways long table in the examples.



>> Do you have any suggestions? I would appreciate any pointers,  
>> especially
>> those that would work peacefully with apa.cls.
> apa.cls is quite old now and it is possible there have been changes  
> made to other packages that it doesn't understand. Try using  
> apacite instead. Others may also suggest using natbib for your  
> citations, but apacite works well for me in most circumstances.
> Cheers
> Alan

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