# Re: [O] Using sideways table with :placement in Org 8.0?

On Mar 10, 2014 12:22 AM, "Nick Dokos" <ndo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> John Hendy <jw.he...@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > I was just playing around with the new syntax for accessing
> > sidewaystable in Org 8.0, but it doesn't seem to be working. The
> > manual /seems/ pretty straightforward:
> > - http://orgmode.org/manual/LaTeX-specific-attributes.html
> >
> > ":placement
> > Float environment for the table. Possible values are sidewaystable,
> > multicolumn, t and nil. When unspecified, a table with a caption will
> > have atable environment. Moreover, :placement attribute can specify
> > the positioning of the float. "
> >
>
> Actually it says:
>
> ,----
> | :float'
> | :placement'
> |      Float environment for the table.  Possible values are
> |      sidewaystable', multicolumn', t' and nil'.  When unspecified,
> |      a table with a caption will have a table' environment.  Moreover,
> |      :placement' attribute can specify the positioning of the float.
> ----
>
> Try
>
> #+attr_latex: :float sidewaystable
>
> instead. The doc does need clarification.
>

Blast. I was close! I thought :float was standalone so I tried this combo
last night as well.

:float :placement sidewaystsble

Now it makes sense I think. Is placement just for things like [htb], then?
If so, perhaps those should be split into separate line items.

Thanks!
John

> > Here's a test document:
> >
> >
> > #+attr_latex: :placement sidewaystable
> > | *alpha* | *beta* | *gamma* | *delta* |
> > |---------+--------+---------+---------|
> > |     100 |    200 |     300 |     400 |
> > |     200 |    100 |  17.321 |   133.3 |
> > |     400 |     50 |   4.162 |    44.4 |
> > |     800 |     25 |   2.040 |    14.8 |
> >
> > Minimal config loaded with emacs -Q:
> >
> > (require 'ox-latex)
> >
> > The resultant table is not inside of \begin/end{sidewaystable}:
> >
> > \begin{center}
> > \begin{tabular}{rrrr}
> > \textbf{alpha} & \textbf{beta} & \textbf{gamma} & \textbf{delta}\\
> > \hline
> > 100 & 200 & 300 & 400\\
> > 200 & 100 & 17.321 & 133.3\\
> > 400 & 50 & 4.162 & 44.4\\
> > 800 & 25 & 2.040 & 14.8\\
> > \end{tabular}
> > \end{center}
> >
> > The heading contains \usepackage{rotating}, but it's not calling for
> > sidewaystable anyway, so that shouldn't matter.
> >
> > Thanks for any suggestions.
> >
> >
> > John
> >
> >
>
> --
> Nick
>
>
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