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I'm using the beamer class and this code:

\begin{tabular}{|c|l|}\hline
\includegraphics[scale=0.4]{2_1} &  hey ho \\ \hline 
s & ho  hey \\ \hline
\end{tabular}

and I get this output:

tabular_image

How can I make the "hey ho" text stay on top of it's cell? I'd like for it to stay attached to the top horizontal line, not the bottom one.

I tried substituting it with \vtop{\hbox{hey ho}} (only hint I could google up) but the result is the same.

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While \vtop goes into the right direction applying it to "hey ho" doesn't help because the image causes the cell to be very high while the baseline (the logical line where the text sits on) is at the bottom of the image. This places the text in the other cell of the same row at the bottom. A way to fix this is to lower the image below the baseline, which will effectively raise the baseline and so the text sitting on it.

You can use the \raisebox{<length>}{<content>} macro to raise or lower the image. I would say lower it to the \height of the image minus the height of the text (given by \ht\strutbox):

(The demo mode is used here so the image is not required to compile the file. A black box is shown instead. Just remove the stuff for your file.)

\PassOptionsToPackage{demo}{graphicx}
\documentclass{beamer}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{tabular}{|c|l|}\hline
    \raisebox{\dimexpr\ht\strutbox-\height\relax}{\includegraphics[draft,height=2cm,width=5cm,scale=0.4]{2_1}} & hey ho \\ \hline 
s & ho  hey \\ \hline
\end{tabular}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

Result

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good explanation and example code! I'll remove my similar \raisebox answer since I prefer yours. –  Stefan Kottwitz Mar 19 '11 at 22:31

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