A package providing some additional commands to enhance the quality of tables in LaTeX.

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\midrule dashed and colored in booktabs — two kinds of midrules in one booktab

Is it possible to make two \midrules in one booktab? The first one should be colored, the second one colored and dashed, as it is shown in the picture. Before each entry is a horizontal space - how to ...
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how to \multicolumn in booktabs?

Following is my code: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} %\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{document} \begin{table}[htbp] ...
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Fill space with dots within table

I would like the whitespace between two items within a table to be filled with dots. Please consider the following picture to get the idea. So far I tried to achieve this output with the following ...
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Strange problem with `longtabu`

I would like to share with you a quite simple example LaTeX is not able to compile. I use the longtabu environment provided by tabu package. I am using commands from booktabs as recommended in the ...
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Vertical alignment using multirow and booktabs

I'm trying to format correctly the following table: \documentclass[a4paper,twoside]{report} \usepackage{array,colortbl,multirow,multicol,booktabs,ctable} ...
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Conflict between `booktabs` and `arydshln` packages

Please see the MWE below and its result. I didn't use the arydshln package in the example, but I have to use it somewhere else in the same document. As you see, there is something wrong with the ...
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Longtable width exceeds page

I saw these topics and sure they help a lot, Resize longtable to width of landscape page How to fit landscape multi-page table to textwidth But still it does not fix my problem for some reason. I ...
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colortbl stepping on midrules in booktabs

I'm using booktabs and colortbl. I'm get a very annoying problem of the color table overlapping a horizontal rule. Maybe pixel snapping problem or something, but I can't make it go away. And I ...
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Wrapping \cmidrule in a macro

In my earlier solution for Multivariate polynomial long division using LaTeX I had wrapped \cmidrule in a macro as its syntax alowing to shorten the end points was not standard: ...
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Table wrapper breaks when using svn-multi and booktabs

I have a bizarre problem with a customised table wrapper in conjunction with booktabs and svn-multi. The MWE below illustrates the issue. The wrapper myTable works fine if: either booktabs is not ...
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Error using \toprule \midrule from Booktabs package [closed]

I am trying to use the package booktabs to make my tables look nicer. However, Latex gives me an error whenever I use \toprule \midrule or \bottomrule. Here is a simple example I created: ...
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How can I make a table like the type in this image in LaTeX?

I'm trying to make a table like the one in following image in LaTeX but I'm unsure how to go about it. I've been using the tabular environment from the booktabs package, but the following code ...
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Formatting raggedright in booktabs. Why am I getting a \noalign error?

I have a \sidewaystable that is also a \threeparttable. I'm trying to produce it using booktabs. In the shape columns there are words with more than 8 letters that TeX keeps hyphenating. The column ...
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Format nomencl in table style

For my thesis I wwant to format the nomencl in the same style as the rest. Simply put this means I want the nomencl to appear as follows: Symbol Quantity Unit t Time s rest ...
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how to vertically align text in multirow cell with tabularx with renewcommand?

Here I come again, Following the indications on this url I managed to get almost exactly what I want. However the problem is that the first multirow cell (with text "5 and 6") is not vertically ...
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Longtable does not break correctly when used with \specialrule instead of \hline

I'm writing an application that generate latex code, therefore the solution must be the most generic possible to ensure that it will generate clean pdf all the time. I would like to let my users ...
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How to omit vertical realignment when using cmidrule in different colors?

My question is similar to the one here How do I eliminate the vertical realignment when using arrayrulecolor with cmidrule? but can not be solved with the suggested answer (because the lines are ...
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Professional-looking tables with alternating row colors?

Both the Booktabs documentation and the Small Guide to Making Nice Tables provide some nice rules-of-thumb for making professional-looking tables (e.g., no double rules, no vertical rules, etc.) Q: ...
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Vertical spacing in tables with math

How can I force LaTeX to vertically center math in a table taking into account subscripts, superscripts, etc? It appears from the output below that LaTeX vertically centered the $JV$ and added the ...
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booktabs and tiny horizontal space

In a regular table, I'm trying to remove the small horizontal space before the first column and after the last one as achieved with package booktabs with the option @{}. How can I do that? Please ...
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How do I eliminate the vertical realignment when using arrayrulecolor with cmidrule?

I'm using consecutive \cmidrule commands in conjunction with \arrayrulecolor to alternately hide and unhide horizontal rules in a table. However, when \arrayrulecolor is used with \cmidrule, some odd ...
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booktabs's horizontal rules aren't displayed with cifa document class

There seems to be a problem between the CIFA document class and the booktabs package. When I compile the following code, the horizontal lines are not displayed: \documentclass{cifa} ...
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Booktabs and longtable - strange spaces between lines

I needed to make some horizontal table lines bold so I used booktabs package. However if I use \toprule command to make line bold I get strange outcome - there are some spaces between bold line and ...
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Vertical lines are being broken up (disrupted) by the horizontal booktabs lines

My vertical lines are being broken up (disrupted) by horizontal booktabs lines. How can I fix this? It's well and good to say use \hline but I also need a cmidrule that spans only the second two ...
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Big table with rotated column labels using booktabs

I'm trying to get a big table to fit into my document using the booktabs package, but it is too wide. An example of a couple of rows of the table is given below. I'm using the ...
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Coloring columns in a table with colortbl and booktabs

I have created a rather complicated table with some columns that I want to color. For the table, I chose the booktabs and tabularx packages. For coloring the columns, I use colortbl. The problem that ...
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Default value for \addlinespace from booktabs

In the booktabs package documentation the command is described in the following: Occasionally we want to put an extra space between certain rows of a table; for example, before the last row, if ...
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\midrule before \endhead in longtable environment with booktabs package

I am trying to use longtable with repeating headers on each page. For example: Column 1 & Column 2 & Column 3 \endhead \midrule results in an ugly multi-page table. The horizontal rule ...
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bottomrule not working in a self-made environment

I have this environment for consistent tables in my LaTeX documents: \newenvironment{defaultTable}[2] { \@float{table}[h] \noindent \tabularx{\textwidth}{#1} \specialrule{0.5pt}{10pt}{0pt} ...
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Autofit table column with booktabs

Background Using booktabs produces the top table in the following image: Both tables reside in floats, but even when outside of the float the same result is produced. The Application and Version ...
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How to use \abovetopsep (to add space between a table's caption and tabular part)?

I read in the documentation of the booktabs package that \abovetopsep can be used to add some space between a table and its caption (instead of the lower-level \vspace{}). However, the exact placement ...