{colortbl} is a package which implements a flexible mechanism for giving coloured ‘panels’ behind specified columns in a table. It requires the array and color packages.

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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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Strange disappearing colored rules in beamer

I have received a booktabs bug report of \cmidrules that disappear when coloured rules are used inside beamer (together with colortbl). The problem can be illustrated with the following simple code ...
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Math inside tables and formatting

I'm trying to make a little summary of mathematic analysis, useful for my university, in LaTeX. I'm stuck in the problem of creating nice table, with alternate colouring containing equations with ...
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coloring entire row of tabular*

I would like to have the first row of all my tables colored with a certain color (below yellow) but somehow below thing is not working as expected This: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{report} ...
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Cellcolor overwrites partial horizontal lines (\cline)

So I need to make a colored table with multirows, together with the use of partial horizontal lines. I used \cline which does not work: the \cellcolor-command overwrites the line. This question told ...
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Highlight table cells using thick, colored border

I'd like to highlight certain cells of my table. In particular, I'd like to set the border of these sells colored and thick. These cells should also have a background color. Here's a minimal example ...
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Table using booktabs and cellcolor looks ugly

When using \cellcolor in a booktabs table, I find that the output is not really appealing: I don't really care that the colored cell does not touch the lines above and below (cf. Coloring columns ...
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Very thin white line in colortbl

Whenever I use the colortbl package to format tables, a thin white space between the cells sometimes shows up on screen (not in print for as far as I can tell). For example in this table: Is there ...
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Interaction between \hdotsfor and colortbl: Bug/Feature?

When using package colortbl, the command \hdotsfor fails (partially), leaving too much white space before and after the dotted part. The mwe \documentclass{book} \usepackage{colortbl} ...
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Matrix change row or column background

I have a matrix shown below. I would like to have the whole row green rather than only the cells ... how can I do that? \begin{equation}\label{eq:appendrow} \newcommand\x{\times} ...
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LaTeX's datatool package together with siunitx

I want to use the datatool package to read csv files and parse them to LaTeX tables. Furthermore I want to use siunitx to format the numbers from the csv file. Have a look at the following example: ...
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Alpha channel in colortbl

I'm using the colortbl package to color table cells. I've combined this w/ the xcolor package to define my own colors. However, it appears that xcolor does not support transparency. I saw the ...
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Making a table with special headings

What package can I use to make a table that looks like this one?
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Hiding a column with colored cells

I want to use the column type described in this answer to hide certain columns in a table. The table occurs multiple times throughout the document, always with different columns hidden. Some of the ...
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colortbl rowcolor overtop of @{decl}

I have tables with many $\pm$ values that I was using the @{decl} command to have nice alignment. However, I wanted to add some row colors. Trying to use colortbl I found that the cell/row color was ...
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colortbl: \rowcolor in tables with \begin{tabular}{@{}ccc@{}}

I'm trying to make a table with the following code: \begin{tabular}{@{}ccc@{}} \hline \rowcolor[gray]{.9} a & b & c \\ \hline \end{tabular} Unfortunately the \rowcolor command seems ...
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xcolor and everycr-Problem

I'm trying to insert some \noalign-code in every row of a tabular by using colortbl and \everycr or \CT@everycr. In most cases it works fine, but not if there is a \rowcolors-command (from xcolor) ...
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color a column red in a table

When I try to color a column red, it seems that white lines begin to emerge. Additionally the \hline changes width depending on how you zoom into the document in pdf format. It look as if the color ...
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Strange behaviour of “underneath” accents and \rowcolor

The following example shows the problem using the \b command for the "bar-under" accent: it seems to interact in an unexpected way with \rowcolor. Uncommenting the appropriate \renewcommand line, the ...
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Disappearance of the table title/caption, when using colortbl

I'm formatting a manuscript according to the PNAS style, as prescribed in http://www.pnas.org/site/authors/LaTex.xhtml When I color my table using the package colortbl, the title/caption disappears ...
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Colored diagonal divided table cell

How can I fill a table cell with different colors? I have tried the diagbox package but it doesn't work as you can see. I am not so much interested in the diagonal line. I only want to separate the ...
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Space between \hline\hline in longtable using package colortbl

When I use a \usepackage{colortbl} a space between \hline\hline in \longtable dissapears. I haven't find any solution how to put the space back, so I hope you'll help me to find it. ...
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colortbl and amsmath conflict

I have a problem with colortbl and amsmath. Is someone here aware of a conflict between these two packages? \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} %\usepackage{colortbl} \begin{document} ...
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Problem with \rowcolor and monochrome option

I have a document that I wish to distribute both in color and monochrome. It contains tables and makes use of colored rows. Problem is, when I use the monochrome option for the xcolor package the ...
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How to uncover alternating row colors in beamer class?

In the howtos section of the beamer documentation (v3.30) I saw the code how to do alternating row colors when displaying tables as a remedy to errors caused by horizontal and vertical lines in ...
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delarray and colortbl issue

There seems to have a compatibility issue between the colortbl and delarray packages because when compiling the following code : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Configure tex4ht for colortbl and tabulary

I'm trying to use colortbl together with tex4ht: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabulary,colortbl} \begin{document} \begin{tabulary}{\textwidth}{C} test\\ \end{tabulary} \end{document} When ...
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LaTeX question about white spaces between color tabs and two small questions

!Partially solved! How to remove small white spaces between color blocks? (when you compile this tex there are small white spaces between the & \cellcolor{EM}\\ & & \cellcolor{EM}\\) I ...
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How can I avoid the gap between \cellcolor-colored cells created by \tabucline?

I'm trying to partially separate rows from one another using \tabucline. The line encompasses column 3-6. Since the line's width is neither part of the upper, nor the lower row, there is going to be ...
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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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Need help with cosmetic changes to longtable

I need some assistance with a longtable (code below). I have a few things that I've been trying to accomplish but have not been able to. 1) I want the grey background to cover the table in a similar ...
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Altering only header \hline colors with longtabu and colortbl

I'm trying to make a table with the following properties: If the table is very long, the header should be repeated on each new page. Each row should be separated by a line. The line immediately ...
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Colored tables and cline/hhline

How to write \clines (or \hhline) in colored tables so that the color of the cell does not hide the line? Here are two solutions but neither of them works fine. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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Problem with \doublerulesepcolor in colortbl

I would like a table where the background of the first line is gray and the background of the rest of the table is white. The problem is that the table has a double column line. I have tried ...
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tex4ht and colortbl

The package colortbl steals my beloved horizontal rules in the longtable. When I run tex4ht. % run: htlatex main.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{longtable} %\usepackage{colortbl} ...
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One verbatim column in pgfplotstable and a non-verbatim header

I wanted to create a pgfplotstable in which one column would be treated as verbatim. I first tried to straightforwardly use \verb but I almost expected this to fail spectacularly and it did. I found ...
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Centering text in tables problems with colortabs

I am trying to produce a basic color table as shown below \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage[dvipsnames*,svgnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{colortbl} \usepackage{array} ...
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Define and use new colors for \rowcolor (Colortbl)

How can I use the maroon that I have defined, instead of the gray? Or (better) how can I use directly the maroon from: \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \documentclass{scrbook} ...
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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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Problem coloring an entire table due to \raisebox

I'm trying to make an ENTIRE table gray (see picture but I can't get it to work with \raisebox. Here's my code: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{color,amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb} ...
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White space between columns using \rowcolor{somecolor}

I have been using \rowcolor{color} command and I have noticed that there is always some white space between one cell and the next one in the row. Here is my code: ...
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how to prevent cell color to cover table's borders?

When I change the background color of a cell in a table, the color covers the borders, however I want the horizontal lines to remain. I have a simple command \cellcolor[gray]{0.9} in my table. Can ...
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How to get horizontal black line when coloring cells?

I have the following table with an arrow showing the missing black horizontal black line: Here is the relevant code, I am wondering how do I get a black horizontal line where there is one missing? ...
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Combining diagonal table cell lines with minimum row clearance

So, yeah, it just never ends I guess. I'm fully aware that the following table is not exactly going to win an award for its stunning beauty no matter what. But the most important problem is that in ...
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A problem with revtex4 and colortbl

I never ran into the following problem before, where every time I tried to use matrices, LaTeX generated an error; !undefined control sequence. I was very puzzled as to how does this error come ...
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How to add background color to a single row which contains multicolumns?

I want to add background color in the header part of my table which contains grouped columns: \multicolumn{8}{ p{6.0in} }{ \textbf{ PARTNER } } & \hfill\textbf{ TOTAL PAYABLES } \\ A simple ...
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Displaying the horizontal and vertical lines of a table after coloring rows

How can I re-show each line in the following table after coloring the row? \documentclass[english,a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} ...
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How to add font commands to a pgfplotstable header cell?

I'm trying to change the cell color and text color of the header of a pgfplotstable. Changing the cell color is not that much of a problem because I can just prefix the row with \rowcolor: ...
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Problem with colortbl and supertable, color width of the row with leading “@{}”

I have a problem with colortbl \rowcolor that insists on making the color width of the rows longer than the actual row width. Snippet of the code: \documentclass[a5paper, 10pt, twoside]{article} ...
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Use \DTLifoddrow in preamble

I'm putting many tables in many files generated by csv files. I'm using datatools (opposed to say pgfplotstable) because it is much more forgiving in terms of the csv input format (e.g. it ignores ...