# How can i set the width of a table?

How can i set the minimum width of a table? I want to have a series of tables that are all the same width?

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I would use the tabularx package. An argument to the tabularx environment specifies the table width, X columns share the available space.

A simple example:

\usepackage{tabularx}

\begin{tabularx}{.8\textwidth}{lXXr}
left column & text & text & right column
\end{tabularx}

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Use a tabular* environment, with @{\extracolsep{\fill}}, as in

\begin{tabular*}{.5\linewidth}{@{\extracolsep{\fill}}ccc}
One& Two& Three\\
Four& Five& Six
\end{tabular*}

(where you replace .5\linewidth with something wide enough for all of the tables).

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sorry, wrong click! Answers changed place after refresh and I didn't read. I intended to edit my own post, I rolled it back. –  Stefan Kottwitz Apr 27 '11 at 18:08