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How to specify a fixed height for all rows in a table?

I know that it is possible to specify the row heights of a tabular environment individually as explained in this answer: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/19594/4011

However suppose I have a very large table and every row should have the same fixed height. Is it possible to change this height globally without adding something like [2cm] to each line?

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marked as duplicate by Alan Munn, egreg, Stefan Kottwitz Nov 30 '11 at 21:04

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Even though it may seem trivial, it is always best to compose a fully compilable MWE including the \documentclass and the appropriate packages so that those trying to help don't have to recreate it. –  Peter Grill Nov 30 '11 at 20:13
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This is a duplicate of How to specify a fixed height for all rows in a table. –  Alan Munn Nov 30 '11 at 20:21
    
@AlanMunn Thanks, I overlooked this. Perhaps we should close my question. –  student Nov 30 '11 at 20:37
    
If the answer solves your problem, then yes, we should close this one. If you're still stuck, you can edit this question to reflect the new problem. –  Alan Munn Nov 30 '11 at 20:38
    
Yes, my problem is solved. –  student Nov 30 '11 at 20:41
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There is the \arraystretch command that serves as a multiplier for the row height. You can redefine it in the preamble for a global effect on all your tables.

\renewcommand*{\arraystretch}{1.5}

Choose a value that fits best for you.

The tabu package offers another mechanism with the \extrarowsep length register. But this is restricted to the environments provided by this package. For details see the package manual.

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Hey, I just saw this answer. It would be great if you could elaborate on the tabu package solution, in order to make this answer more complete. The manual for tabu is quite complicated and a working example here would be great! Actually I found a working solution here: newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Comp/comp.text.tex/2011-02/… –  macmadness86 Apr 11 '13 at 10:02
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