# [XeTeX] longtable and RTL (Arabic)

Jens Bakker jbakker at uni-bonn.de
Tue Apr 30 22:34:48 CEST 2013

Dear Peter Dyballa,

Thank you very much for your answer. I have inserted as a first line in the second table the following:

\rule{30pt}{0pt} & \rule{30pt}{0pt}\\

and added before the second table \vspace{-2.5\baselineskip} to avoid the skip between the two tables so that they seem to be one.

The reason for closing the first table and opening a second is that I wanted to insert a footnote into the table through FootnoteB defined by manyfoot, and because the footnote will not appear unless \FootnotemarkB in the table in combination with \FootnotetextB{} at the end of the table is used, and the note should appear at the same page as the footnotemark.

Now it seems to work, the files are attached.

With best wishes and best regards,
Jens Bakker

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Am 30.04.2013 um 21:56 schrieb Peter Dyballa:

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> Am 30.04.2013 um 21:07 schrieb Jens Bakker:
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>> But this second longtable has another appearance despite the fact that it has the same defined dimension.
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> Because you're using \hspace{2cm}, which obviously is not used in the first table. It's also not clear what you try to achieve with this. At least the second use is useless. A minimal width of a column is better achieved with an invisible ruler, see below!
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>> Has anybody a remedy?
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> Keep it as one table and produce the vertical space you need for separation with an invisible ruler, i.e., \hrule{0mm}{12.5mm}, in at least one cell. Without vertical lines this is easy to realise.
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> Greetings
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>  Pete
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