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How to separate table content and table style

is it possible to create a document wide table setting for how table border are applied for each table?

I want to have the first table line have bold borders on top and bottom and the last row of a table should have a bold border at the bottom. As i do not want to specify all of this for each table, is there a way to do it one?

row 1
row 2
row ..
row n


"==" -> bold border

"--" -> normal border

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marked as duplicate by cmhughes, Thorsten, lockstep, Joseph Wright Mar 3 '12 at 22:35

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very closely related: how-to-separate-table-content-and-table-style – cmhughes Mar 2 '12 at 19:37

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Below, I have defined a myTabular environment that you can use. It takes two parameters: the first is the usual parameter for tabular to specify the alignment, the second is the header row. So specifying something such as:

\begin{MyTabular}{c c}{Header 1 & Header 1}
    1.234  & 2.345\\\hline
    4.5678 & 5.123\\


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    \noalign {\ifnum 0=`}\fi \hrule height 1pt
    \futurelet \reserved@a \@xhline


\begin{MyTabular}{c c}{Header 1 & Header 1}
    1.234  & 2.345\\\hline
    4.5678 & 5.123\\
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