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Q: Dear Nelly: I often use the packages tabularx to produce tables with a
specified width, and longtable to make tables spanning several pages. I
wonder whether it is possible to combine the two packages, to produce
long tables with a given width.
A: The answer is Yes.
It is possible, by using a package named ltxtable, which is not so well known, at
least not as well known as its author, David Carlisle himself. The
package can be downloaded from CTAN, from the address
By processing this file with LaTeX, you will get both the documentation
and the style file, ltxtable.sty.
A table produced with ltxtable is essentially a longtable, and in the preamble
you must give both the usual column specifiers and the X specifiers from
tabularx. Keep in mind
The above question was answered by Paul Blaga, a production editor of this journal. He can be reached at
Q: Dear Nelly: I want to introduce a 2x3 matrix in the text, but the matrices produced by the environments pmatrix and others of this sort are too big. What can I do?
A: You should use the smallmatrix environment. The syntax is completely similar to that of any matrix-like environment. It is provided by the package amsmath. Please note that by default it doesn't add any delimiters, so you have to add them by hand.
The above question was answered by Paul Blaga, a
production editor of this journal. He can be reached at
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