Take the 2-minute tour ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to put different sizes of fonts (smaller) into different rows of my LaTeX table. I found that it is possible to have different font sizes for different columns of this post. Is there any simple way to put different fonts to LaTeX table rows ?

share|improve this question

migrated from stackoverflow.com Nov 9 '11 at 13:24

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

2 Answers 2

up vote 14 down vote accepted

You can use the package tabu which provides the command \rowfont:

Hello & World \\
Foo & Bar \\
Hello & World
share|improve this answer

Creating your own \rowfont{<font>} switch is also possible.

Using the array package, you can insert elements in front of every column via the definition of a new column type. This insertion helps span the group associated with each tabular cell.

enter image description here

\usepackage{array}% http://ctan.org/pkg/array
\g@addto@macro{\endtabular}{\rowfont{}}% Clear row font
\newcommand{\rowfonttype}{}% Current row font
\newcommand{\rowfont}[1]{% Set current row font
  Hello & World \\
  Foo & Bar \\
  Hello & World

\rowfont{<font>} globally (re)defines \rowfonttype, and also inserts it into the current cell. Resetting the font is required in a subsequent row (via \rowfont{\normalsize} or otherwise).

End-of-tabular resetting is automated by appending \rowfont{} to \endtabular.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.