Longtable LaTeX package breaks pages after header

Here’s an annoying longtable bug for those of you using LaTeX for a living. Sometimes, but rarely so, a longtable will break at the oddest places when using horizontal lines (hline), including right after the header. The solution is to define a special kind of hline called “nobreakhline” and use that instead where you don’t want any page breaks.


\\makeatletter
\\def\\nobreakhline{%
\\multispan\\[email protected]\\unskip\\leaders\\hrule\\@height\\arrayrulewidth\\hfill\\cr
\\noalign{\\penalty10000}}
\\makeatother

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the Université du Québec (TELUQ).

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