Xtab breaks a long table spanning multiple pages too soon — see my screenshot:
The output seems rather unsightly to me. Can I make it take more of the available space?
Alternatively, is there a package for long tables which produces an output in one pass, and uses available paper space more efficently?
A little background
I need a package to do a one-pass compilation of a table which could span multiple pages, for automated report generation.
supertabular should be capable of producing a table spanning multiple pages in one pass and, as I understand it,
xtab is an improvement over it.
longtable package requires multiple passes (the manual mentions 4 passes) to get it right, which might make report generation too slow.