# [OS X TeX] Is longtable the environment I should use ?

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Sun Feb 15 20:26:26 CET 2009

Hello Ewan,

On 16/02/2009, at 5:29 AM, <ewan.Delanoy at math.unicaen.fr> wrote:

>                                 Hello all,
>
>   I'm using the \longtable environment to produce "expanded table
> of contents". There are two columns, one on the left containing only
> the section titles, and one on the right containing a summary of
> each item
> in the section. Sections are separated by \hline's in the longtable.
>
>   The quarrel I'm having with it is that it always avoids going to
> next
> page when inside a section ; this causes a waste of space, with
> many pages containing just one or a few sections.

Try the effect of using  \par  instead of \newline
at the end of items.

>
>   Pheraps I should use an environment other than "longtable" ?
>
>   Also, I could not find out a way to combine the "longtable"
> capability
> with automatic numbering (as with the \theorem environment).
>   My (somewhat long) example is below.
>
>
>       Ewan

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