Am 14.05.2009 um 21:06 schrieb Uwe Stöhr:
Tables cannot be broken horizontally when they are too wide,
therefore your float is too wide. So you have to assure that the
table fits the width. I corrected your example see attached.
So, if I understand the whole thing right, if I insert a figure, I can
set it to 100% col but if I insert a table I can only set the width-
percentages for each table column not for the whole table. Is that
right? So if I have a table with let's say 10 columns, I have to set
each column to 10% of the textwidth? Or is there an easier way?
When you are using figure floats, set the figure width to max. 100
col% and the float will respect the text column width.
- you are using in your preamble many LaTeX-packages. Do you really
need all of them? If not it is more safe to use only the packages
one really needs.
Yes, I really need most of them. But some of them I only left them %ed
inside the preamble, for my personal reference ;-)
- you have a table within a figure float, but probably only an
No, but this is maybe a more general thing. I use tables in my example
to properly set the stars in a vertical line above each other. I
didn't know better. In a WYSWYG-Software I would use tabstops to get
this formatting. But there is no easy way to achieve this in Lyx/
Latex, or – well – this may be my oversight.
I use figure floats because these really are – seen from their content
– figures and not tables.
Do you have an idea how I can get the same formatting without using
Yes, I changed this, as I thought it would be nicer to have all float
captions above. Or is there a deeper typesetter's-sense of having them
below for figures?
- figure captions are usually below the image while table captions
are above the table
Thanks a lot for your help and comments, Uwe.
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