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

John Vokey vokey at uleth.ca
Tue Dec 19 23:09:34 EST 2006

longtable works, sort of, with apa.cls, but only in `man' mode (for  
obvious reasons).  So, if you intend to submit your paper in `man'  
mode (as would be expected), then there really should be no problem.   
However, you lose the complete transparency that usually exists  
between `man', `doc', and `jou' modes.  Athanassios Protopapas (the  
author of apa.cls) says:
``Long tables: By popular demand, longtable now (sort of) works with
apa.cls.  You must *not* load the longtable package yourself;
instead, pass the longtable option to apa.cls (due to precedence
requirements for proper endfloat function and cross-definitions).
Since longtable only works in single-column documents it can only be
used with man mode.  Unfortunately the ifapamode commands won't work
to keep a single table body and apply a mode-specific (table or
longtable) environment because of illegal cross-nesting with
environment begin/end.  In fact the table environment won't even work
inside in ifapamode argument, which makes it impossible to have a
single file that can be processed for both man and jou.  This defeats
the purpose of apa.cls, so only resort to longtable if you absolutely
have to.  You will need the supplied endfloat.cfg to use it.

Sideways tables: Use the rotating package and \sidewaystable. You will
need the supplied endfloat.cfg in your document directory for it to  

Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
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-Dr. John R. Vokey

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