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  \begin{tabular}{ |l| l| l| }
  \begin{tabular}{ |l| l| l| }

The following causes the enumeration marker (ie, "(b)"), to appear in the middle and to the left of the first table. How can I have the marker appear at the top (and to the left) of the table instead? (If I add some random text before the tables this works, but I don't want any text there.)

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The tabular environment takes an optional argument that defines where the "anchor" of the table should be. [t] will align the first (top) line of the tabular with the current line of text (as I understand it). Center alignment is the default, [b] is for bottom alignment.

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Awesome, that did it. Thanks! – alecb Feb 8 '13 at 17:35

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