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

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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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Fit a table to page width

I am new to Latex and making tables using booktab. I made a table with hierarchy in the x-axis such that I have 3 columns and each column further has 3 sub-columns. But, the table fails to fit within ...
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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} \begin{table}\...
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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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multicolumn table with a legend in latex

I'm not very experienced in drawing tables in latex, but for this paper I have no choice. Please forgive me, if this is a stupid question. So, here's my preamble: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{...
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Siunitx S column with line break

I have a table with many S columns of the siunitx package containing mean and errors. The table is to wide for the page width when the mean and error are typed in one line. However breaking a line ...
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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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Table formatting

I use the following table: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, bibliography=totoc, index=totoc, abstracton, ...
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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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siunitx: Appended currency symbol mispositioned with aligned negative values

I'm trying to do some LaTeX-table-magic for a friend, and I've run into a strange issue I haven't been able to find a solution for. I'm using siunitx (along with booktabs) to align some values in a ...
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An error with \begin{tabular}{@{}l*{2}{>{\textbackslash\ttfamily}l}l<{Example text}@{}}

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \newcommand{\head}[1]{\textnormal{\textbf{#1}}} \newcommand{\normal}[1]{\multicolumn{1}{l}{#1}} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{@{}l*{2}{>{\...
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I am trying to convert into scientific notation

I am trying to convert the following table with scientific notation (e.g. e^-01), but it's not working. Here is a minimal working example for my thesis. Thank you very much for your help! \...
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widening toprule et al. in booktabs

I have two tables side by side. I want to trick readers into seeing this as one table, by widening the toprule command. In the MWE below I want to join the toprule of the cats table to the dogs ...
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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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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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How to setup a longtable with booktabs and a colored (head) row

I'd like to make a longtable with the first (head) row colored in grey. Since booktabs inserts white space below the \toprule and above the \midrule, i need to insert a colored rule: \newcommand*{\...
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Refer to table body in new environment

I'm trying to create a new environment based on tabularx. I'd like it to have a \bottomrule at the end. How do I refer to the table rows on the new environment definition? Right now the bottom line is ...
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An over full \hbox problem using tabular

I want to get something like this: I used the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \newcommand{\ra}[1]{\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{#1}} \begin{document} \begin{table*}\...
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Booktabs table with multirows: alternative to vertical rules?

I am trying to format a booktabs table with multirow content. I am aware that vertical rules go against the booktabs style. However, in this table, it seems to me that some kind of vertical guide ...
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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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vertical centering in tabular using array and booktabs

In the following school timetable for my 4 kids I am trying to use array and the m{} command (vertical align middle) to get the word Peter to be vertically aligned in its cell, (at the cmidrule), ...
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Remove spaces above and below cmidrule [duplicate]

I'm using booktabs to create table and use cmidrule to span a line across a few columns. The problem is when the cells have background color, the spaces around cmidrule makes it look really bad. ...
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Best way for page break with book tabs table

What is the best practice for the displaying of booktab tables with page break? I could not find any solution but when I use the code from my example, I get alawys confused by a missing separation ...
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Matrix: hline is cut by cmidrule

I want to emphasize a block structure in a matrix by both, vertical and horizontal lines. Since I am using bmatrix as matrix environment I had the issues as in How to shorten \hline in a matrix. I ...
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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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pgfplotstable with .tsv file where the headers have underscores: How to avoid “Missing $ inserted”?

The file I want to show is a .tsv file that I cannot edit. It looks like this: up_gene up_chr up_strand up_Genome_pos APLP2 chr11 + 129991686 BACE2 chr21 + 42617990 BRDT chr1 + ...
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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 ...
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Combining \rowcolor and \cmidrule [duplicate]

I want to shade the heading of my table. It all worked fine until I started using \cmidrule. This is my output: Is there a way to shade the white space between the first and second row? The code ...
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I have 3 errors running this code with \toprule and \midrule in a table… If include booktabs package in my preamble, I have 9 errors [closed]

\begin{table}[htbp] \centering \caption{Zeros e pesos para quadratura de Gauss-Legendre} \begin{tabular}{cccccc} \toprule \multicolumn{2}{c}{n = 5} & \multicolumn{2}{c}{n = 10} &...
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Why won't my \otoprule command work in table formatting?

Primer: I'm very new to LaTeX. I am creating a table with the following code. Here is part of the table: \usepackage{tabularx, multirow, booktabs} \begin{table}[tp] \caption{Rain garden site ...
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{booktabs}: What to do with tables like these?

OK, you all know that booktabs forbids the use of vertical rules. But what to do with tables like these? \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c} $y$ & -2 & -1 & 0 & 1 & ...
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A booktabs question: How to get rid of the blank column?

I tried to make a table like this: But I don't want those black space, how can I get ride of them? (I still want the table to have text width ) I referred to the latex code of http://www.inf.ethz....
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table formatting help (centering on a dash)

I'm not happy with the look of this table: I think the dashes in the entries in the first column should align vertically. I don't like the extra space after the integer percentages in the second ...
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how to split the table heading in booktabs?

how to split the column headings? How do I get newline after some word? When I put \\, it changes the alignment badly. This is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{...
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How to add 25/50/75/100% filled circles to a table?

Often I see in a paper a table with a column of circles which are filled for 25/50/75/100% to show priority/level of meeting requirements, to mention yes/no/unknown/NA etc? Do such (usage of) ...
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How to embed a minted environment inside a tabular environment?

I'm using packages minted and booktabs, and would like to put a minted environment within a tabular one. However, the following does not work: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{minted} \...
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Table without using booktabs

I would like to know how to create the following table without using the package booktabs. Is this even possible? \begin{table*}\centering \begin{tabular}{@{}rrrrcrrrcrrr@{}}\toprule & \...
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Table error - Extra alignment tab has been changed to \cr

Where I did wrong? \begin{table} \begin{center} \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{YYYYYYY} \toprule \textbf{Style} & \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textbf{Yarn}} & & \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textbf{Count}} &...
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Texlive contains booktabs-de or not?

I'm using Ubuntu vivid and have installed the textlive-full package. If I use the package booktabs-de my tex file cannot be complied because the package cannot be found. According to https://packages....
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Problems for coloring tables using booktabs and xcolor

Well, recently I posted a question related here. Thanks to the solution suggested by Harish Kumar I could fix the two tables posted at first. Later I tried to apply the solution to a new third table. ...
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tabu, booktabs and line spacing

The following MWE illustrates the problem \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{booktabs,tabu,blindtext} \begin{document} \begin{tabu} spread \linewidth {X} test\\\midrule Nunc quis urna dictum turpis ...
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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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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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Problem with tabularx's vertical spacing

I have a problem with the way tabularx (or is it booktabs?) is handling vertical spacing between horizontal lines and the cell content / background color. MWE: \documentclass[paper=a4,fontsize=12pt]{...