# [texhax] Help with tabular -- getting a table to stay on the 1st page

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Aug 11 15:07:04 CEST 2005

    I've tried the following:

Those settings would generally only have an effect at the beginning of
the document and/or before TeX starts the page with the tabular.

In every case, however, latex seems to think the table is too big for the

Well, this isn't approved LaTeX, but it should smash the tabular so that
LaTeX thinks it occupies no space at all.

\vbox to 0pt{%
\vss
\begin{tabular}
...
\end{tabular}
}
\newpage

LaTeX folks here no doubt know of a nicer solution :).

HTH,
Karl