# [OS X TeX] Floating table in landscape orientaton results in a half empty page

Denis Chabot chabotd at globetrotter.net
Wed Feb 20 06:50:13 EST 2008

Hi,

I have not seen all the posts in this thread, but has anyone suggested
using the package "orienting" instead. In this case, the table would
be produced with
\begin{sidewaystable}

I usually use this to make landscape figures and tables.

Once this method did not work, I think because my landscape table took
several pages, and I used the landscape environnement. I think I had
to manually pad the page before the figure, just as Olga describes.
But I don't think this is true with orienting, although I did not have
the time to test before replying.

One thing I liked about the landscape environnement though is that
when the document is viewed on screen with Skim, Preview or Acrobat,
the page is actually rotated so you don't need to hurt your neck
reading the document or to manually change orientation. This is not
done with orienting package. This nice touch can turn against you,
however, as my document printed correctly only with Acrobat. Skim (I
don't remember Preview) printed all the pages in portrait, cutting off
the sides of my landscape table...

Denis

Le 19 févr. 08 à 15:00, macosx-tex-request at email.esm.psu.edu a écrit :

> On 18/02/2008, at 10:16 PM, Olga Lyashevskaya wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I experience difficulties with floating table. This table has a
>> landscape orientation and occupies the whole page.  When I refer to
>> it, it is placed on a new page immediately after the \ref and there
>> are just two words on the current. What is strange is that this
>> page is not filled with the text which appears after the  table.
>> ---------------------------
>> \begin{landscape}
>> \begin{table}[tbp]
>> \centering
>> \setlength{\abovecaptionskip}{0pt}
>>  \setlength{\belowcaptionskip}{5pt}
>>    ...
>> \end{table}
>> \end{landscape}
>