# Create Custom tabular

Is there a way to make something like tabular such that in a loop we get each column in a line and render them in a custom format. Like this

\begin{custom_tabular}
l1c1 & l1c2 & l1c3 \\
l2c1 & l2c2 & l2c3
\end{custom_tabular}


and render the the elements in a custom format, e.g.

\textbf{l1c1}: l1c2$^{l1c3}$


for all the lines. Expected output:

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You can do this with the collcell package which allows you to pass the entry of each column to a command for further processing:

Below I have defined two new column types. The H column type is for the header column, and the E column type is for the exponent column. The middle column is just a normal l, but with a @{} to remove the column separation between this column and the subsequent column containing the exponent.

## References:

A previous answer of mine customize the “cell environment” in a tabular also shows:

• How to use the array package, which can definitely accommodate the header column with

  \newcolumntype{H}{>{\bfseries}l<{:}}%


but not sure how to get the superscript column to work.

• A method which does not require any additional packages, by defining a macro to process each row. But, this requires changing each row of the table.

## Code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{collcell}

\newcommand{\ExponentColumn}[1]{${}^{#1}$}%