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

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Do the different rules generated by booktabs have the same thickness?

I use the booktabs package and excel2latex to generate my tables. I work in TeXmaker. As I zoom in or zoom out on my table, I find that, sometimes the \toprule, sometimes \midrule and sometimes the ...
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Line break in columns in booktabs table

Hi I want to fit the following table on to one landscape page: Therefore I want columns 2,3,4,5,6 to have a line break in the header row only. Also I want to be able to use footnotes and I need to ...
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How to trim horizontal line ends in table with vertical lines?

How to obtain something like this ? The only way for trimming horizontal line in table that I found is using booktabs. The problem with booktabs is that it doesn't manage good vertical lines. I ...
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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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Serious problems with table layout

I have some issues when creating my OLS regression in LaTeX and really hope, that some of you could help me. (I do not know how to make more columns and to add text like: ...
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Equations inside tabular environment, no vertical spacing

I have a problem with the spacing of my equations. According to this http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/50348/15360 booktabs one should rarely have to regulate the spacing. But the result of the code ...
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How can I use renewcommand for toprule of the booktabs package?

I have a LaTeX document and want to change the thickness of \toprule and \bottomrule to 1.5pt. Is there a way to do this with the \renewcommand or do I have to change every \toprule to ...
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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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Footnote in booktabs package [duplicate]

I wish to add a footnote somewhere in a table. I am using booktabs package. I wrote the footnote using \footnote. It is showing symbol 1 inside a small box but it is not showing the footnote anywhere. ...
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Table and \hlines too short or wide

Here is a MWE of what I am trying to do. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tabularx,booktabs} \usepackage{color,colortbl} \begin{document} \begin{table}[htb] \centering ...
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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 use \shortstack together with \arraystretch to achieve the same row separation?

When I use \shortstack to create newline in a table cell, the row separation is not the same as defined by the value of \arraystretch. The following MWE shows the problem: ...
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booktabs with custom column spacing

I'm trying to use the booktabs package, and I'm trying to make tables with "column groups" that are delimited by extra space. In the following, I am doing this using the @{} syntax in the tabular ...
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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 ...
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Equivalent of \DTLiflastrow

With the datatool package there is a \DTLiffirstrow. I am looking for a similar command to detect the last row, \DTLiflastrow, but could not find one. I attempted to create my own but was not ...
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'longtable' and 'booktabs' not working on this example?

I am not even sure what is wrong here. I have a table I would like the caption to be at bottom, marked with (continued) from 2nd page onwards. I would like the table to break at certain places by ...
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Help with a booktabs table

I'm a relatively new user to Latex, and this is the first time I am attempting to construct a table for my thesis. I would like the table to look like this: Following some research on the internet, ...
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Modify global size of booktabs table

Here is the table I am trying to make: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{tabularx, booktabs} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{lll} ...
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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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Problems with \rowcolors and booktabs

I'vegot few tables created with few packages included booktabs where I use the command \rowcolors from the xcolor package. But in the last I notice that the colour is wider that the lines of the same ...
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Table layout: cells with short and long text

I've been fiddling with a table layout where some cells contain very little text while others may need multiple lines, and I can't seem to get it readable and nice-looking. MWE: ...
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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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Switch off booktabs for one table only

I am using the booktabs package in basically all my papers to present tables with results or descriptive statistics. However, I need to show a schematic choice in a table, and for that I need a proper ...
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Table contents are not centring properly

I'm trying to make a table however the contents of certain columns aren't centred correctly. I'm using the following in my preamble... \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside, twocolumn]{article} ...
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Table caption inside tabular environment

I would like to write a table with latex which looks as similar as possible to this one here but I do not know how to add the caption to the header of the table as seen down below: I reach as far ...
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Using longtable with \cmidrule: page-breaking issues

Here's a (minimal?) working example that illustrates both the issues I am having: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{longtable,booktabs,lipsum,array} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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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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Proper centering with cmidrule and multi- row and column

The code below produces the following figure: The issue I am having is that Sample is not vertically aligned, I get proper alignment if \cmidrule(l){2-3} \cmidrule(l){4-5} is removed. How do I ...
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dcolumn italicize header for me

I am trying to use dcolumn to align the decimals for me. I am using booktabs while constructing the table. The code I have is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs,dcolumn} ...
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Prettify booktabs table with subheadings/categories

I basically want to list attribute names and a attribute description in a table. The attributes belong to a certain category. The idea is to list all attributes in one table to avoid creating multiple ...
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Remove whitespace between columns in table

I'm trying to create a table using booktabs, but for some reason I get extra whitespace between my last two columns. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{document} ...
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Table: rule spanning two side-by-side tables

I have a little problem for which I desperately need help. Basically I want to span a midrule (or any other type of rule) over two vertically aligned side-by-side tables. As in the MWE below, I could ...
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cmidrule - Why do I have to give the trim value when specifying the space between two columns?

If one uses the @-operator to tweak the space between two columns, \cmidrule needs to be supplied with the width of the trim, otherwise the rule/line looks really awful. Why is that? I'd rather not, ...
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Errors using dmath for multiline equation breaking in a table with booktabs package?

I would appreciate if you can help me find a solution/way out to the following problem. I am using the booktabs package to get a nice looking table. I have a long equation in the table which I ...
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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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Table formatting

I use the following table: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, bibliography=totoc, index=totoc, abstracton, ...
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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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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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\cmidrule one column wide

What's the problem with a \cmidrule(lr){1}? Please consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{document} \begin{table} \centering \footnotesize ...
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How to space columns evenly in a table with multicolumns?

A hopefully very simple question. Why does the multicolumn in my example below screw up the spacing between the columns below? Obviously I would want columns A, B, and C to be spaced evenly (as they ...
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Align numeric values from knitr command \Sexpr{} by decimal in table created with booktabs and tabularx

I am writing my thesis as dynamic document using .Rnw, knitr and R. I ran my statistical analyses in an external R-script, which I sourced into my main .Rnw-file. I also want to create some tables ...
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\arraystretch in conjunction with booktabs

I'm trying to enlarge the row-height of my booktabs-table but \arraystretch does this asymmetrically. I am slightly confused because this is an obvious problem to me and I couldn't find any solutions ...
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Problem with \toprule: sometimes not bold

I am using package booktabs and using \toprule, \bottomrule etc. in order to make bold lines. The problem is that sometimes, using \toprule or \bottomrule, the lines drawn are bold but sometimes not! ...
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Problems with table layout

I have some issues when creating my OLS regression in LaTeX and I really hope, that some of you could help me. I have three questions: 1) How to make "Growth 91-92" and "Growth92-93" with a space, so ...
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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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Multi-column problem with booktabs package

I'm trying to make a simple-looking table with the booktabs package. I would like to make a multi column, followed by another cell. Right now I can't get to make the following cell, where I would like ...
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longtable multirow problem with cmidrule and nopagebreak

I'm trying to reimplement the David Carlisle solution given here for breaking long tables over certain rows (breaking in \hline commnands instead \cline ones). This solution is complemented with the ...
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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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Page-breaking of long tables with tabularx and booktabs in scrreprt documentclass

within my thesis I want to have a page break within tables that are very long, and which are created with tabularx and booktabs packages. Surprisingly I could not find any applicable solution for my ...
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How to generate a professional table in LyX? [closed]

Many academic journals ask authors to make tables in a professional style, i.e., only have horizontal rules (usually 3 horizontal rules) without any vertical rules. In LaTeX, the booktabs package ...