I'm trying to make a table like so:

|   |  x |   y |
| a | 12 | 354 |
| b | 45 |  65 |

Then when I export it to pdf via beamer/latex I'd like to have a short comment below it (like Souce: www.google.com). Is this possible to do?

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    Looks like a duplicate of emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/19634/… But the answer to this question also looks nice. From my point of view non of the answers should be deleted but the topic should be merged.
    – Tobias
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 8:44
  • @Tobias Well, this question is older than that one, so if anything that one is a duplicate of this one. :-)
    – Alex
    Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 17:43

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After much google-ing, I've found a way to make this happen. It relies on the LaTeX package threeparttable so you must add that to your org preamble:

#+LATEX_HEADER: \usepackage{threeparttable}

You can then add comments in the following manner:

#+ATTR_LATEX: :environment tabular :width \textwidth :center nil
|   |  x |   y |
| a | 12 | 354 |
| b | 45 |  65 |
  \item[] here are some notes \item[] Here's a note on a new line

Which produces a nicely-formatted table as a pdf through beamer.

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    to add a caption to the table, a #+CAPTION: ... line must occur directly after the #+begin_table line
    – Mark
    Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 17:40

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