# Using different centring-methods within a table

I've got following table which is almost what I wanted to have. But it would be much better if cells with text would be aligned vertical (only vertical) and cells with -- would be aligned vertical & horizontal.

Does anyone has a suggestion on that issue?

Here is my table:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{scrreprt}
\usepackage{classicthesis-ldpkg}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{rotating}
\usepackage[table]{xcolor}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{lscape}

\newcolumntype{R}[1]{>{\raggedright\arraybackslash}p{#1}}

\begin{document}

\begin{landscape}

\begin{tabular}{R{4cm}R{4cm}R{4cm}R{4cm}}     %<--- damit geht es jetzt auch ;)
\toprule
\multicolumn{1}{c}{\textbf{Cluster 1}} & \multicolumn{1}{c}{\textbf{Cluster 2}} & \multicolumn{1}{c}{\textbf{Cluster 3}} & \multicolumn{1}{c}{\textbf{Cluster 4}} \\
\midrule

\rowcolor[gray]{.9}  Canada, France, Germany & Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States & -- & --\\

Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland & -- & Luxembourg & --\\

\rowcolor[gray]{.9}  Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden & Denmark, Ireland & -- & --\\

-- & Estonia, Hungary & Czech Republic, Slovenia & Poland, Slovak Republic \\

\rowcolor[gray]{.9}  Greece, Portugal, Spain & -- & -- & -- \\

New Zealand & -- & Australia, Korea, Turkey & Israel \\

\bottomrule
\end{tabular}

\end{landscape}

\end{document}

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In your particular case it's sufficient to override the \raggedright declaration, so

\newcommand{\nodata}{\centering\arraybackslash --}


will do the trick. Sample row:

\rowcolor[gray]{.9}
Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States &
\nodata &
\nodata \\


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Many thanks egreg! Your approach has the advantage of using less code. Thanks. – John Feb 14 '12 at 11:44

please use only packages which are part of any TeX-distribution!

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{scrreprt}
\usepackage[table]{xcolor}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{lscape}
\newcolumntype{R}[1]{>{\raggedright\arraybackslash}m{#1}}
\newcommand\Ctr[1]{\multicolumn{1}{>{\cellcolor[gray]{#1}}c}{--}}
\begin{document}
\begin{landscape}
\renewcommand\arraystretch{1.3}
\begin{tabular}{R{4cm}R{4cm}R{4cm}R{4cm}}\toprule
\multicolumn{1}{c}{\textbf{Cluster 1}} & \multicolumn{1}{c}{\textbf{Cluster 2}} & \multicolumn{1}{c}{\textbf{Cluster 3}} & \multicolumn{1}{c}{\textbf{Cluster 4}} \\\midrule
\rowcolor[gray]{.9}  Canada, France, Germany & Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States
& \Ctr{0.9} & \Ctr{0.9} \\
Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland & \Ctr{1} & Luxembourg & \Ctr{1} \\
\rowcolor[gray]{.9}  Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden & Denmark, Ireland & \Ctr{0.9} & \Ctr{0.9}\\
\Ctr{1} & Estonia, Hungary & Czech Republic, Slovenia & Poland, Slovak Republic \\
\rowcolor[gray]{.9}  Greece, Portugal, Spain & \Ctr{0.9} & \Ctr{0.9} & \Ctr{0.9} \\
New Zealand & \Ctr{1} & Australia, Korea, Turkey & Israel \\ \bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\end{landscape}
\end{document}


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Thank you Herbert. Worked perfect! What did you mean by "please use only packages which are part of any TeX-distribution!"? – John Feb 14 '12 at 11:36
The classicthesis-ldpkg package has been dropped in the more recent versions of the classicthesis bundle. – egreg Feb 14 '12 at 11:39