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

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Tue Dec 19 23:32:55 EST 2006

On Dec 19, 2006, at 22:03 , Denis Chabot wrote:

> Hi,
>
>> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Using apa.cls and trying to fit table to page
>> From: "Axel E. Retif" <axel.retif at mac.com>
>> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:19:28 -0600
>>
> ...
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Axel
>>
>
> keep in mind that I am relatively new and much of LaTeX still
> surprises me, but recently I had to do a sideways table over 6 or 7
> pages.

[...]

> As this was my first use of longtable, I used an example given to
> me by a more experienced colleague. I went like this:
>
> \begin{landscape}   % package  pdflscape
>
> \scriptsize
>
> \begin{longtable}

[...]

> \end{longtable}
> \end{landscape}
>
> It worked very well, although my table was so wide I had to use
> scriptsize to fit it on one page even in landscape orientation.

Thank you. I'll try your method when I need a landscape long table.
It seems very useful.

Best,

Axel