# Change align of a single cell in tabular [duplicate]

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Aligning inside tabular environment, specific cell

I have a simple table with a given align. I want to know if there is a way to specify a different align for a cell. For example, in the following table, how can I make Item 3 align right?

\begin{table}
\begin{tabular}{|l|r|}
\hline
Header1 & HeaderX \\ \hline
Item1   & X1      \\
Item2   & X2      \\
Item3   & X3      \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

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## marked as duplicate by Peter Grill, lockstep, cmhughes, percusse, MicoMar 12 '12 at 3:26

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## 1 Answer

Use \multicolumn -- it also works for single cells. Note that you have to specify any vertical rules also in the second argument of \multicolumn.

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\begin{tabular}{|l|r|}
\hline
Header1 & HeaderX \\ \hline
Item1   & X1      \\
Item2   & X2      \\
\multicolumn{1}{|r|}{Item3}   & X3      \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\end{document}


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You can use 'c' to justify centre. For example, \begin{tabular}{|l|c|} – timothyjgraham 2 days ago