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I have the following latex table:

\begin{table}[ht]
\centering
\begin{tabular}{rlrrrrrrr}
  \hline
 & X & MASHvstRap & MASHvsBEEML & tRapvsBEEML & frequency & Mash\_mean & BEEML\_mean & tRap\_mean \\ 
  \hline
1 & ETS & 8.95e-04 & 7.35e-04 & 4.78e-06 &  10 & 0.52 & 0.67 & 0.30 \\ 
  11 & ZnF\_C2H2 & 7.08e-21 & 2.09e-02 & 1.70e-26 &  54 & 0.55 & 0.64 & 0.25 \\ 
  10 & Zn2Cys6 & 4.94e-04 & 5.50e-02 & 3.52e-06 &  17 & 0.38 & 0.61 & 0.13 \\ 
  8 & IRF & 1.16e-06 & 6.65e-02 & 5.54e-08 &  10 & 0.52 & 0.62 & 0.28 \\ 
  2 & FH & 1.27e-05 & 8.61e-02 & 5.20e-07 &  10 & 0.53 & 0.66 & 0.27 \\ 
  3 & HLH & 2.49e-05 & 1.31e+00 & 4.27e-05 &  13 & 0.61 & 0.74 & 0.26 \\ 
  4 & HMG & 8.73e-33 & 1.41e+00 & 3.49e-08 &  44 & 0.55 & 0.48 & 0.12 \\ 
  12 & ZnF\_C4 & 2.92e-06 & 1.92e+00 & 1.03e-07 &  10 & 0.66 & 0.73 & 0.27 \\ 
  9 & unknown & 3.15e-27 & 1.96e+00 & 5.38e-21 & 121 & 0.44 & 0.49 & 0.16 \\ 
  5 & Homeo & 1.69e-164 & 6.26e+00 & 2.35e-75 & 158 & 0.72 & 0.73 & 0.17 \\ 
  7 & Homeo, POU & 3.12e-12 & 7.36e+00 & 5.21e-12 &  11 & 0.69 & 0.70 & 0.18 \\ 
  6 & Homeo  & 9.82e-13 & 9.73e+00 & 1.21e-05 &  19 & 0.67 & 0.65 & 0.14 \\ 
   \hline
\end{tabular}
\caption{Paired t-test of most common TF families for Pearson Correlations} 
\end{table} 

But unfortunately the table doesn't fit to normal a4 paper size, and therefore needs to be adjusted. I read a lot of questions of other Ops but cannot find out how to do this for my table.

I thought of using tabu{} or adjustbox{} but still did'nt manage to proper adjust my table.

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marked as duplicate by egreg, T. Verron, Werner, Marco Daniel, Martin Schröder Jun 26 '13 at 17:26

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Please see tex.stackexchange.com/q/97505/2975 which I think should answer your question. –  Martin Scharrer Jun 26 '13 at 11:46
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And: Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look on our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. It's especially helpful if you post complete minimal working examples (MWEs), so we can see your basic document structure (class, packages etc.) as well. –  Martin Scharrer Jun 26 '13 at 11:51
    
@MartinScharrer I read the startes guide and code above is actually only code i have. rest is just standard. But with youre given example for my answer i did not manage to get a nice table. –  Sander Van der Zeeuw Jun 26 '13 at 12:12
    
@Martin Scharrer Is there a simple fix for this, because i know am 5 hours further and tried everything only thing i get is errors errors and errors. And if it works it doesnt scale but adds some strange height and width next to my half table. –  Sander Van der Zeeuw Jun 26 '13 at 13:27
    
We are interested in this other "standard" stuff, too. –  mafp Jun 26 '13 at 14:57

2 Answers 2

up vote 3 down vote accepted

If you're willing to just scale the entire table down, then this is fairly straight-forward, put it in a box and scale the box to \textwidth.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
test

\begin{table}[ht]
\centering
\resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{\begin{tabular}{rlrrrrrrr}
  \hline
 & X & MASHvstRap & MASHvsBEEML & tRapvsBEEML & frequency & Mash\_mean & BEEML\_mean & tRap\_mean \\ 
  \hline
1 & ETS & 8.95e-04 & 7.35e-04 & 4.78e-06 &  10 & 0.52 & 0.67 & 0.30 \\ 
  11 & ZnF\_C2H2 & 7.08e-21 & 2.09e-02 & 1.70e-26 &  54 & 0.55 & 0.64 & 0.25 \\ 
  10 & Zn2Cys6 & 4.94e-04 & 5.50e-02 & 3.52e-06 &  17 & 0.38 & 0.61 & 0.13 \\ 
  8 & IRF & 1.16e-06 & 6.65e-02 & 5.54e-08 &  10 & 0.52 & 0.62 & 0.28 \\ 
  2 & FH & 1.27e-05 & 8.61e-02 & 5.20e-07 &  10 & 0.53 & 0.66 & 0.27 \\ 
  3 & HLH & 2.49e-05 & 1.31e+00 & 4.27e-05 &  13 & 0.61 & 0.74 & 0.26 \\ 
  4 & HMG & 8.73e-33 & 1.41e+00 & 3.49e-08 &  44 & 0.55 & 0.48 & 0.12 \\ 
  12 & ZnF\_C4 & 2.92e-06 & 1.92e+00 & 1.03e-07 &  10 & 0.66 & 0.73 & 0.27 \\ 
  9 & unknown & 3.15e-27 & 1.96e+00 & 5.38e-21 & 121 & 0.44 & 0.49 & 0.16 \\ 
  5 & Homeo & 1.69e-164 & 6.26e+00 & 2.35e-75 & 158 & 0.72 & 0.73 & 0.17 \\ 
  7 & Homeo, POU & 3.12e-12 & 7.36e+00 & 5.21e-12 &  11 & 0.69 & 0.70 & 0.18 \\ 
  6 & Homeo  & 9.82e-13 & 9.73e+00 & 1.21e-05 &  19 & 0.67 & 0.65 & 0.14 \\ 
   \hline
\end{tabular}}
\caption{Paired t-test of most common TF families for Pearson Correlations} 
\end{table} 

\end{document}
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Welcome to TeX.SX! –  mafp Jun 26 '13 at 14:54
    
Note that \resizebox reads the whole table as marco argument which doesn't work with verbatim and some special TikZ matrix code. It's also not very efficient. An alternative would be to use the adjustbox package and replace the \resizebox with \begin{adjustbox}{width=\textwidth} .. \end{adjustbox}. Alternatively the width key can be replaced by max width, so that the table is only scaled down if needed. However, this is actually the accepted answer of the very similar question I linked in my comment above. –  Martin Scharrer Jun 26 '13 at 16:11

As already mentioned in http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/97506/2975 you can use \resizebox or better adjustbox to scale the table to a specific width, e.g. \textwidth which is the width of the text on the page. This however might make your table text very small and hard to read.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{adjustbox}

\usepackage{lipsum}% example text

\begin{document}

\lipsum

\begin{table}[ht]
\centering
\begin{adjustbox}{width=1\textwidth}
\small
\begin{tabular}{rlrrrrrrr}
  \hline
 & X & MASHvstRap & MASHvsBEEML & tRapvsBEEML & frequency & Mash\_mean & BEEML\_mean & tRap\_mean \\ 
  \hline
1 & ETS & 8.95e-04 & 7.35e-04 & 4.78e-06 &  10 & 0.52 & 0.67 & 0.30 \\ 
  11 & ZnF\_C2H2 & 7.08e-21 & 2.09e-02 & 1.70e-26 &  54 & 0.55 & 0.64 & 0.25 \\ 
  10 & Zn2Cys6 & 4.94e-04 & 5.50e-02 & 3.52e-06 &  17 & 0.38 & 0.61 & 0.13 \\ 
  8 & IRF & 1.16e-06 & 6.65e-02 & 5.54e-08 &  10 & 0.52 & 0.62 & 0.28 \\ 
  2 & FH & 1.27e-05 & 8.61e-02 & 5.20e-07 &  10 & 0.53 & 0.66 & 0.27 \\ 
  3 & HLH & 2.49e-05 & 1.31e+00 & 4.27e-05 &  13 & 0.61 & 0.74 & 0.26 \\ 
  4 & HMG & 8.73e-33 & 1.41e+00 & 3.49e-08 &  44 & 0.55 & 0.48 & 0.12 \\ 
  12 & ZnF\_C4 & 2.92e-06 & 1.92e+00 & 1.03e-07 &  10 & 0.66 & 0.73 & 0.27 \\ 
  9 & unknown & 3.15e-27 & 1.96e+00 & 5.38e-21 & 121 & 0.44 & 0.49 & 0.16 \\ 
  5 & Homeo & 1.69e-164 & 6.26e+00 & 2.35e-75 & 158 & 0.72 & 0.73 & 0.17 \\ 
  7 & Homeo, POU & 3.12e-12 & 7.36e+00 & 5.21e-12 &  11 & 0.69 & 0.70 & 0.18 \\ 
  6 & Homeo  & 9.82e-13 & 9.73e+00 & 1.21e-05 &  19 & 0.67 & 0.65 & 0.14 \\ 
   \hline
\end{tabular}
\end{adjustbox}
\caption{Paired t-test of most common TF families for Pearson Correlations} 
\end{table} 

\lipsum

\end{document}

result


One way to increase your table is to make it actually wider than the text but still keep it centered as explained for figures in http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/16584/2975. This can be easily done by using \begin{adjustbox}{width=1.2\textwidth,center=\textwidth} .. \end{adjustbox} instead of the keys used above. This values will make the table 120% of the text width but keep it centered to the text.

result 2


If this is still not suitable for you, you could rotate the tabular and \caption using the angle=90 key of adjustbox. Also sometimes it is advisable to break complicated tables into several smaller ones, which is of course not always possible.

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Is it better to use this than, say, tabulary package? –  Mario S. E. Jun 26 '13 at 16:37
    
@MarioS.E.: This depends really on the table content. AFAIK tabularx or tabulary only helps if you have longer text in at least one cell which then can be broken to fit into the rest of the line width. In this example it's not really useful because their are only numbers and single words. Ok, the headlines could be shorten or set smaller, but I wouldn't do this with tabulary but manually using two rows or something like \stackbox. –  Martin Scharrer Jun 26 '13 at 16:46
    
@MartinScharrer I dont want to bother you all the time, but the package is installed, and only cant be loaded. Still thanks for the lead to other article but wont help me because adjustbox is already installed –  Sander Van der Zeeuw Jun 27 '13 at 11:43

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