# Table Cell Alignment - Last Column 'Misbehaving' - Simultaneous Vertical and Horizontal Alignment Problems

I am going a little crazy with alignment in the tabular environment.

In the following code I would like both the top-left cell 'Green Die', and the last cell in the 2nd row '6' to be aligned vertically.

I know the alignment issues with the cell '6' have to do with it being the last column, because if I make it the second to last column it is aligned in the middle.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{array, multirow}
\begin{document}

\newcolumntype{S}{>{\centering\arraybackslash} m{1.2cm} }
\begin{tabular}{|S|S|S|S|S|S|S|}
\hline

\multirow{2}{1.2cm} {\centering Green Die}&\multicolumn{6}{|c|} {Red Die} \\ \cline{2-7}

&1&2&3&4&5& 6\\ [4pt] \hline
1& 1+1=2&&&&&\\ [4pt]\hline
2&&&&&&\\[4pt] \hline
3&&&&&&\\[4pt] \hline
4&&&&&&\\ [4pt]\hline
5&&&&&&\\[4pt] \hline
6&&&&&&\\ [4pt]\hline
\end{tabular}

\end{document}

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\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{array,ragged2e}
\newcolumntype{S}[1]{>{\Centering}m{#1}}

\begin{document}

\def\arraystretch{1.5}
\begin{tabular}{|*{7}{S{1.2cm}|}}\hline
\makebox(0,-10){\parbox{1.2cm}{\centering Green Die}}
& \multicolumn{6}{c|} {Red Die} \\\cline{2-7}
& 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6\\ \hline
1& 1+1=2&&&&&\\\hline
2&&&&&&\\\hline
3&&&&&&\\\hline
4&&&&&&\\\hline
5&&&&&&\\\hline
6&&&&&&\\\hline
\end{tabular}

\end{document}


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Why does this solution work, and Michael's code not? (Especially with respect to the placement of the '6'.) – Alan Munn May 6 '11 at 16:40
Thank you! There are several functions I have never used before in your code. I will have to figure them out. It is amazing to me how complicated it is to get some letters in the center of a box. – Michael May 6 '11 at 21:07
Alan, why the '6' is not centered is quite the mystery for me – Michael May 6 '11 at 21:09
the additional vertical space is added to the last column. – Herbert May 7 '11 at 6:09
Your last comment is still a bit cryptic to me. Where in your code (compared to Michael's) does the extra vertical space come from? (And can you add @Alan to your response so I will see it.) – Alan Munn May 7 '11 at 17:02