# LaTeX problems

This page contains a list of problems that I had with LaTeX in the process of writing my thesis. If you have answers to any of the unanswered ones please email me!

### Non-fixed width flowing column in the tabular environment

What I want to do is something like

\begin{tabular}{llp}

and have the third column fill the rest of the available width with text flowing within it. But I can't trivially do this with the tabular environment AFAICT...

Update -- Nathan says that the answer to this one is tabularX. I haven't got round to looking at it yet...

### Footnotes in tables

A bit of playing with google gave me the answer to this one -- you use \footnotemark and \footnotetext{}. If you're lucky LaTeX will then put the table underneath your footnote. Saying "\begin{table}[h]" helped (i.e. it moved the table, and also moved another table onto the page, which it then put underneath the footnote. Clever LaTeX. It's called a FOOTnote because it goes at the FOOT of the page, you know...

### Small fractions

\def\sfrac#1#2{{\textstyle\frac{#1}{#2}}}

You need the extra pair of braces to limit the scope of the \textstyle command.

### eps images with their tops aligned

\begin{figure}
\begin{minipage}[t]{.49\textwidth}
\vspace{0pt}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{fig1.eps}
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}[t]{.49\textwidth}
\vspace{0pt}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{fig2.eps}
\end{minipage}
\caption{OMG WTF?}
\end{figure}


### Sideways tables over multiple pages

\begin{landscape}
\tablecaption{Cross-identification and photometry of all stellar sources}
\tablehead{\hline\hline Blah & blah & blah & \\\hline}
\tabletail{\hline}
\begin{supertabular}{lllllllllllllllllllll}
\input{table.txt}
\end{supertabular}
\end{landscape}


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