# [XeTeX] tabular in footnote

Keith J. Schultz keithjschultz at web.de
Mon Dec 5 08:13:32 CET 2011

Hi John,

The philosophers can think, but have poor writing habits and style IMHO!

Yet, that is a tradition. ;-))

regards
Keith.

Am 04.12.2011 um 13:40 schrieb John Was:

> Hello
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> I use plain XeTeX, and thanks to scholars of ancient philosophy who like to have huge footnotes (sometimes including tabular matter or extensive workings in formal logic) I do sometimes have to specify that certain groups of lines cannot split between pages.  Within tabular I just have \noalign{\nobreak} between the lines of the table that aren't to be split, and if a whole table was to be regarded as non-splittable I suppose I would put it all within vertical box:  \vbox{TABLE IN HERE}.
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> Wordy commands can always be reduced for quickness in typing, for example:
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> \def\nbr{\noalign{\nobreak}} would let you type \nbr between tabular lines that aren't to be split.
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> Do TeX primitives like that not work in LaTeX?
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> Best wishes
>
>
> John
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