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Column and row padding in tables

How do you guys go about controlling column padding in tables? Update To clarify, I'm looking for a way to control both vertical and horizontal padding. So, if I had a simple table like in the ...
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Same indentation of itemize and itemize in columns

How can I get the indentation to be the same for normal itemize and itemize in columns? Like in the example code below, the itemize in a column is less indented. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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How could one setup a layout for a dictionary? (if possible)

A friend asked me if I knew any free software for creating dictionaries - which is good at saving space (reduce total number of pages). Example: I suppose this might be possible in LaTeX. ...
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Errors of using column environment

Here is my Latex file: \documentclass{beamer} \title{Here is my Title} \author{} \date{} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns}[t] % contents are top vertically aligned \begin{column}[5cm] ...
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Table: Can I shift a column by half the height of a row?

This question is best explained by giving the usecase: I have a table where I list some data and I would like to add a column to the right which gives the ratio of two adjacent rows. Now to make it ...
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How to divide a table row into several columns?

I have a table with two columns. In the first column there is no multiple column. But there are 11 multiple columns in the second column. The format looks like: | A | B ...
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How to separate columns with a line in beamer(poster)?

\setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} with the multicol package does not work. The beamer guide does not discuss this case for their columns environment... To be clear this is what I want ###### | ...
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How to Continue Enumerate Across Columns in Beamer

I am trying to create two columns of a single enumerated list on a single frame in beamer. How do I go about getting the enumeration to continue from one column to the next?
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How to create three column document with visible dividers?

I added \threecolumn but it doesn't work. What command will change the document layout to three column format with dividers visible like the following illustration? ---------HEADER--------- ###### | ...
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Could I use \columncolor with \only? (Beamer)

In Why can't I wrap \rowcolor in \only? (Beamer), there are solutions to how to use \rowcolor with \only in Beamer. Is there a way to use \columncolor in a similar way?
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Top alignment of itemize in columns of beamer

I do not know what is wrong but the top alignment of the itemize environments in the two columns are different. I could not find a reason for this. \documentclass[10pt,fleqn,t]{beamer} ...
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Extra line of vertical separator using itemize in tabular

I'm creating a resume based off of the example tutorial HERE. It's fairly simple, actually -- just a two columned table with dates on the left and job on the right. I prefer bullets vs. a paragraph ...
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Define a table one column at a time instead of one row at a time

Is there a way to define a table like so? \begin{tabular}{|c|c|} column 1, row 1 \\ column 1, row 2 \\ column 1, row 3 \\ column 1, row 4 \\ column 1, row 5 \\ && ...
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Large table (ca. 30 columns) covering one or several double pages?

For the appendix of my Ph. D. thesis I need to typeset some very big tables containing raw data. They have about 30 columns and might have enough lines to not fit vertically on one (double)page. Is ...
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Alignment within enumerate

I'm looking for a way to sort of combine the features of enumerate (and other list-like environments) with features of tabular environments. Specifically, what I like about enumerate is that it ...
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Please help me to run this code in LateX!

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{| >{\centering}p{2.5cm} | >{\centering}p{0.5cm} | >{\centering}p{2.5cm} |>{\centering}p{2.5cm} ...
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Creating multiple columns of different width

I'm pretty new to LaTeX and am using it to write an exam. I'm using the geometry package to create two columns. I'd like one column to be 5" and the second column to be 1" with 0.5" separating the ...
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Quadrants in slides using LyX and beamer

In LyX to do columns on a beamer slide you have to do many sub tasks: Columns (top aligned) Column Width Indentation, for each paragraph in column repeat 2--4 for second column Is there maybe a ...
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Table Cell Alignment - Last Column 'Misbehaving' - Simultaneous Vertical and Horizontal Alignment Problems

I am going a little crazy with alignment in the tabular environment. In the following code I would like both the top-left cell 'Green Die', and the last cell in the 2nd row '6' to be aligned ...
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Beamer - in columns exposing picture in one column before and after text in other column

I'm doing a presentation in beamer, and I was wondering is it possible to, in two columns, make text first appear in left column, then on the second click I'd get a picture in the right column, and ...
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Auto-fit table column widths based on content

Is there any solution in LaTeX tables that implements similar functionality to MSWord's AutoFit?
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How to prevent space before a column environment in beamer?

I'm having the following block layout on one frame \subsection{Typen} \begin{frame} Zwei Arten von Typen \begin{block}{Wertetypen mit \texttt{rt::ValueType}} { ...
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Easiest way to delete a column?

I have a set of 10 tables and each has an extra column that I don't want. Specifically, these tables are descriptions of database tables exported by phpMyAdmin, and they all have a "MIME" column that ...
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Adding space between columns in a table

I notice that the space between each column of a table in LaTeX is not quite wide (at least for me). Is there any way to set this? I found the \hspace, but I don't get how to use this in the table. ...
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beamer: Top-aligning columns within a top-aligned frame

According to section 3.10 of the beamer manual, the t option top-aligns either every frame (when used as a class option) or a single frame (when used as optional argument of a frame environment). ...
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How to control column/page breaks in multicols environment with nested lists?

I've a nested list within a multicolumn like this: \begin{multicols}[2] \begin{list} \item main item1 \begin{list} \item this is a very long item \item this is a short ...
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Multi-column formulas using align [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Two column align environment with one line spanning both columns I am new to the amsmath package, and I am using alignat to write a long proof, composed of a number of ...
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Why does vfill not work inside a beamer column?

I recently tried to set up a quartered page layout in beamer (separate question might follow) and \vfill failed in a column environment. Minimal example: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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Relative column width in LaTeX

How can I define a tabular with two columns in LaTeX, where the first column fills 30% of the page width and the second column fills the rest?
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How to modify columns/column environments so they resize automatically to the largest column ?

This question was originally a duplicate of How can I add vertical space to a beamercolorbox to make it align with another one?. The response to that question was to add a vertical space according to ...
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Can I set the format of an entire column except for the header?

I would like to italicize all of the names in the second column of a table, but presently the only way I have found to do this is to use \textit{} in each cell, i.e.: \begin{table} ...
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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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Stable vertical alignment of columns in Beamer

In Beamer, I often use a two-column slide layout, picture on the left and text on the right. Sometimes the same picture is used on multiple slides, with the text on the right changing. I use the ...
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Template for a talk with a column to hold abridged content

I'm looking for either a template (or some pointers to generate one) for using to give talks. What I'm looking for is something that will allow a column for the 'full' talk, and then a second for ...