# Tabbing within a table cell

This is a MWE but it will not work however would give the idea of what I am doing.

\documentclass[fleqn,12pt,a4paper]{article}
\RequirePackage{myPackage}
\begin{longtable}{p{2cm}p{12cm}p{1.5cm}}
१.१.१  &  वृद्धिः\textsuperscript{१/१} आत्\textsuperscript{१/१} ऐच्\textsuperscript{१/१}  &  3\\
& आत् ऐच् वृद्धिः सञ्ज्ञा स्युः &  \\
१.१.२  &  अत्\textsuperscript{१/१}  एङ्\textsuperscript{१/१} गुणः\textsuperscript{१/१}  & 3 \\
& अत् एङ् गुणः  सञ्ज्ञा स्युः & \\
\end{longtable}


As shown in the attached image, I want every other line to be tabbed to the right. I tried to put 4 columns and offset the text by one column but that did not give me good result. Is tabbing possible within a table?

Top image is the output I am getting and the bottom image is the desired output.

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Insert \quad (or perhaps \qquad which is twice a \quad) just before the lines you want indented. That should do it. If you want a bigger space, you could define \def\qqquad{\hskip3em\relax} and use \qqquad (and/or replace 3em with whatever you like). –  Werner Jun 1 '12 at 18:59
@ Werner - \qquad it did the trick. Thanks for your help –  Raama Jun 1 '12 at 19:03

You can inserts a horizontal space at the beginning of the lines you want indented:

In the code below I have provided a MWE that illustrates the problem and the second one is the one with the horizontal space inserted. You can change the definition of \MyIndent to control the amount of space that is inserted.

## Code

\documentclass[fleqn,12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{longtable}
\begin{document}
\begin{longtable}{p{2cm}p{6cm}p{1.5cm}}
text & some more text & 3\\
& text           &  \\
text & some more text & 3\\
& text           &  \\
\end{longtable}
%
\newcommand*{\MyIndent}{\hspace*{0.5cm}}%
\begin{longtable}{p{2cm}p{6cm}p{1.5cm}}
text & some more text       & 3\\
& \MyIndent text &  \\
text & some more text       & 3\\
& \MyIndent text &  \\
\end{longtable}
\end{document}

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