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Central Full Page Landscape Tables

Postby MuddyFox » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:49 pm

So I would like my table to be central on the page. But I can't seem to work out how to do that.
  1. \begin{landscape}
  2. \begin{table}[p]
  3. \caption{List of LiDAR metrics used and their relation to forest structure}
  4. \label{tab:LiDAR_Metrics}
  5. \centering
  6. \begin{center}
  7. \begin{tabular}{p{7.5cm}|p{11.5cm}}
  8. {\bf LiDAR metric} & {\bf Relation to forest structure} \\\hline \\[-1.5ex]
  9. Persistent Green (from hereon referred to as FPC) & Similar to FPC but not affected by grasslands, this is a summary of the foliage at the time of measure, derived from Landsat. \\[1ex]
  10. L-band LHH & Backscatter from LHH may be used to measure big trucks and branches (double bounce). \\[1ex]
  11. L-band LHV & Backscatter from LHV may be used for measuring canopy (volume scattering). \\[1ex]
  12. Mean height (non ground returns only) & Useful measure for deriving other parameters such as change over time. \\ [1ex]
  13. Min height (non ground returns only) & Measure of the lowest vegetation height - indication of understory presence. \\[1ex]
  14. Max height (non ground returns only) & Relates to emergence or taller trees, potentially relating to age of trees. \\[1ex]
  15. SD height (non ground returns only) & Measures the variation in height which can be related to the age of species or understory presence. \\[1ex]
  16. Skewness height & The height distributing can be skewed from a normal distribution which may reflect trends in the tree age composition of the forest. \\[1ex]
  17. Gap fraction & A measure of the density of the canopy. Gap fraction can also be used to show canopy cover, i.e., the inverse of gap fraction is equal to canopy cover. \\[1ex]
  18. Kurtosis height & Describes the "peakedness" of distribution and may be related to the presence of understory in the forest. \\[1ex]
  19. Height-Scaled Canopy Openness Index (HSCOI) & Effectively the sum of the inverse canopy density scaled by the relative height with respect to the kernel window. \\ [1ex]
  20. Percentiles 5\,-\,100 & Used to describe the distribution of returns at different heights. \\[1ex]\hline
  21. \end{tabular}
  22. \end{center}
  23. \end{table}
  24. \end{landscape}

Can anyone help? I'm new to all this so maybe obvious answer.

Thanks in advance!
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Postby GerlofVito » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:48 pm

It probably appears to not be centered because the rest of your paper is not in landscape. LaTeX typically gives lots of room for footers, and the large footer from the non-landscape pages occupies the same space on the landscape pages (unless you alter the margins). So the bottom margin of your normal page now sits in the left margin of a this landscape page.

You could try using the geometry package to change the margins on the landscape page, but I'm not sure that would look better. It seems the table is probably sitting in the appropriate area of the page right now.

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