[Tex/LaTex] Set table position to top

positioningtablesvertical alignment

some content
\begin{tabular}{c c c}
tabular content
\chapter{new chapter}

The output is:

First page:

some content

Second page:

table centered vertically

Third page:

new chapter

The problem is that table is centered vertically although its position is set to top [t] and second page's content is only table. How to force it to set it really on top?

Best Answer

If LaTeX doesn't find the way to put the table on top, it will keep the float until it finds a \clearpage command. In this case it's issued by \chapter. It's better to give more than one choice, [tp] should suffice.

It all depends on how much copy follows the table before the new chapter; if the table ends the chapter, there won't be many possibilities to place the float on top. Move the table environment back by some paragraphs, until it will be placed on top of the last page of the section.