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Is it possible to create a table like this one?

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The usual structure of tables I use looks like this:

\begin{table}[H]
    \begin{adjustbox}{width=\textwidth,center}
    % \begin{adjustbox}{center}
        \begin{tabular}{lll}
            \hline
            \multicolumn{1}{l}{\head{XXX}} & \multicolumn{1}{l}{\head{XXX}} & \multicolumn{1}{l}{\head{XXX}} \\
            \hline
            \ttfamily xxx & \ttfamily xxx & \ttfamily xxx \\
            \hline
        \end{tabular}
    \end{adjustbox}
    \vspace{ - 05 mm}
    \caption{xxx}
    \label{tab:xxx}
\end{table}
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Isn't what you want actually to merge cells vertically? –  Vivi Sep 17 '12 at 20:07
    
Ahh, you are right. Just changed. :D –  eualin Sep 17 '12 at 20:09
    
You may want to check the examples in wikibooks on merging cells. You may want to use the multirow command for cells spanning multiple rows. –  mythealias Sep 17 '12 at 20:57

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You can use multirow If you are trying to align four rows of a particular column, put

\multirow{4}{*}{XXX}

in the first row and leave three subsequent rows below empty like

\multirow{4}{*}{XXX} &
                     &
                     &
                     &

Then the contents are vertically aligned.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage[margin=2cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{adjustbox}
\usepackage{multirow}

\begin{document}
\begin{table}[h]
\centering
%     \begin{adjustbox}{width=\textwidth,center}
    % \begin{adjustbox}{center}
        \begin{tabular}{lll}
            \hline
            \multirow{4}{*}{XXX} & \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX} & \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX} \\\cline{2-3}
                                    & \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX} & \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX}
            \\\cline{2-3}
                                    & \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX} & \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX}
            \\\cline{2-3}
                                    & \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX} & \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX}
            \\\hline
            \ttfamily xxx & \ttfamily xxx & \ttfamily xxx \\
            \hline
        \end{tabular}
%     \end{adjustbox}
%     \vspace{ - 05 mm}
    \caption{xxx}
    \label{tab:xxx}
\end{table}


\end{document}

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Here is a stripped down version of what you want (I had to get rid of a few things because I didn't know which packages you had loaded and the code wouldn't compile without them):

\begin{table}[h]
        \begin{tabular}{lll}
            \hline
            \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX} & \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX} & \multicolumn{1}{l}{XXX} \\\cline{2-3}
             \ttfamily xxx & \ttfamily xxx & \ttfamily xxx \\
            \hline
        \end{tabular}
    \vspace{ -05mm}
    \caption{xxx}
    \label{tab:xxx}
\end{table}

In summary, what you need is the command \cline{2-3} at the end of a line to indicate where the line should start and finish (in this case it starts at column 2 and finishes at column 3).

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OK. I think I got it. But how to align the left-hand side element to the centre? –  eualin Sep 17 '12 at 20:31
    
Align it vertically to the centre you mean? This construct doesn't give a way to do that. I think you can tweak it to give the result you want, but in the example you gave this doesn't even make sense. I suggest you give a better example in your question (more rows so that alignment is an issue), but to be honest, I am pretty sure there is a way to actually merge the cells, instead of just dealing with the lines, I just don't know it. –  Vivi Sep 17 '12 at 20:50

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