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I am using the tabular environment.


I would like to reduce the width of the first column in table. To do so if I use the below:


I get an error

Package array Error:  Illegal pream-token (1.8cm): `c' used.

Am I missing something here? Is there a way to reduce the first column width in the above example?

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The plain old left-aligned column l doesn't accept a width argument. If you want to specify its width, change it to m{1.8cm} as you did with your other columns. Of course, that will also word-wrap the text in that column if necessary.

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