# [Tex/LaTex] Making a long table continue over two columns

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I am using multicol to make a two-column document using the book document class. I have a long tabular that I want to break where the page breaks and then continue in the next column.

I could split it into two tables, but I want their width and such to be the same. I've tried with longtable but can't get it to work.

I basically want the table to split and arrange itself into two columns just like normal text does.

Edit: Sorry for the lack of information. With just 1 column it works fine with longtable, but when I use multicols it breaks down and just continues outside the page. I also get an error while compiling.

Package longtable Error: longtable not in 1-column mode.

This is a simplification of my code:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}

\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{longtable}

\begin{document}

\begin{multicols}{2}

\begin{longtable}{ccc}
Table cell 1, 1 & Table cell 1, 2 \\
Table cell 2, 1 & Table cell 2, 2 \\
Table cell 1, 1 & Table cell 1, 2 \\
...
...
\end{longtable}

\end{multicols}

\end{document}


I hope this is enough information. Any thoughts?

Use the \twocolumn format, then you can use the package supertabular

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{supertabular}

\begin{document}
\twocolumn

\begin{supertabular}{ccc}
Table cell 1, 1 & Table cell 1, 2 \\
Table cell 2, 1 & Table cell 2, 2 \\
Table cell 1, 1 & Table cell 1, 2 \\
...
...
\end{supertabular}

\end{document}


together with the package multicols you can only use the tabbing environment.