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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 this ...
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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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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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Beamer: Vertical alignment of multi-column ToC

In my LaTeX beamer presentation I have a long Table of Contents, which has been split across two columns by using the multicol package. The problem is that I have not found any way to control vertical ...
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Misplaced \omit. \multispan with \newcommand

I'm trying to build my own cookbook-style, which has an ingredient makro. Sometimes the ingredients should be seperated and have a headline, so I tryed with an optional argument. A minumum example ...
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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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How can I make two columns in two columns

How can I make two columns in two columns same as in the picture?
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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 a matrix with 20 columns in latex

The code below works, but when I add 10 more columns, it does not. So, how can I add ten more columns to the matrix below? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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Tabular with p type columns to fill page width

I wish to be able to have a table (using tabular) that fills the page horizontally with each column using a fraction of that space, for now assume that they are equally sized. I wish to be able to ...
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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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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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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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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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Beamerposter… Columns not all aligned at top

I'm making a poster using the beamerposter package, and for some reason am having a devil of a time getting the top of the columns to all line up together. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. ...
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listings bug: space after literate replacement lost with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns

Problem with space being lost in listings immediately after a literate replacement when using columns=spaceflexible or columns=fullflexible (appears correctly with columns=flexible). A small example ...
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Beamer: column alignment with tikzpicture inside

I am having trouble with using columns in Beamer class. For some reason, I have to display a plot in the left column, then replacing it with another plot to display additional data on it (I can not ...
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How to check if a column type is defined?

Column types for tables can be defined and overwritten with \newcolumntype. I would like to know if a column type is already defined for an example which shall only be executed in the case where the ...
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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 can I stop \footcite from hijacking my beamer columns?

I have prepared a beamer presentation for a seminar. I already have presented, but in trying to change traditionally-cited references (with a number superscript and the reference typesetted at the end ...
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How to change the font size only in one column of a table/tabular?

Is there any way to reduce the font size in a table/tabular but only in one of its columns without repeating the size command in each cell of that column? Thanks.
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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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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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“Foldable” “Booklet” like Toodledo's one (pocketmod)

How to achieve in pdfLaTeX foldable booklets similar to those provided by Toodledo ? (to make question usable to others LuaTex, ConTeX and other systems answers are highly welcome) Note: look, how ...
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Table with multiple merging

Most of the places, examples for merging of cells in tables are given. But, I could not find a merging of cells in complicated fashion as shown below. This question may summarize all the possible ...
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Two column text question and choices

i am trying to create a command for a matching type of question. left column are the questions and on the right column are the choices. My problem is how will I do this, especially on the right ...
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Page-wide table in two-column mode

I want a table that is as wide as the whole page in a document with option twocolumn. The table has to be inserted on the bottom of the page, but that is not necessary. I've tried: \begin{table*}[b] ...
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listings bug: space after quote collapsed when inlined with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: listings bug: space after literate replacement lost with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns I seem to have stumbled upon a minor bug in listings (version 1.4 as of ...
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Two columns of equations, aligned and just one number per column

I'm writing a two-column document, and I want to display two sets of large equations floating at the top. Each equation set should be aligned within the same column, and only the two top equations ...
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Why each section is shown in one page rather than in the same page when I use \onecolumn?

I don't know why each section is shown in one separate page when I use \onecolumn rather that the normal (two columns) format. \onecolumn \section{Goals} some text
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Multiple Choices Questions in 2 or 3 columns

The following code gives a way to produce Multiple Choices Questions. This solution comes from here. I would like to have the possibility to display the choices in 2 or 3 columns by giving one ...
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How to make LaTeX not “Look like Lab Notes” [closed]

I often use LaTeX for general writings, as well as for my Lab and lecture notes. (Often, but not always via LyX). A large portion of this is RPG homebrew. One of my friends (who wouldn't know what ...
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Beamer: Top-aligning columns within a top-aligned frame

According to p. 25 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). According ...
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Independent left and right columns

I'm trying to write something with two columns that spans multiple pages. I want to put one thing in the left side and one in the right side. Is there ``proper'' way of doing this, or should I just ...
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Spanning multiple beamer columns

How does one have something (say a figure) span multiple columns when using the beamer columns environment? Nathaniel Johnston's beamer poster template does this by nesting two columns environments, ...
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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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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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How to separate beamer columns with vertical lines

I am using the columns environment with beamer. \begin{columns}[c] \begin{column}{0.5\textwidth} \includegraphics<1>[width=0.35\textwidth]{dictmat-4.png} \end{column} \hspace{-50pt} ...
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Independent Columns Environment

I am creating a two-page syllabus with a tikz calendar in the left column and all of the content on the right side of the page. Currently the right content is just like a normal article class document ...
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Are three boxes inside a box possible?

I am making a yes or no question inside a box and I have difficulty on creating the command for it. Would you mind to help me make something that will output this:
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multi-page two column table in a single column document

I have looked through and tried quite a few probable solutions but am unable to get this right. I am posting the best minimal example I currently have of what I am trying to accomplish here. Being ...
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Why are subitems in beamer columns spaced wider?

As seen in the picture, the sub-sub-items within the column are vertically spaced significantly wider than their counterparts outside any column. As I replaced the bullet points with depth numbers ...
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Why is a page break added at the end of a column set in ConTeXt?

I have a document containing some 1-column and 2-column passages, mixed, e.g.: This sentence has no column- s. This part of are balanced the document such that t- has two col- he lines are ...
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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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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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Create Table for a Family of Curves

Following the issue Color Management with a Family of Curves I couldn't find a proper way of creating the associated table for a family of curves. I tried to create new columns with respect to the ...
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Keep column height in Beamer when replacing content

I have a frame in Beamer that consists of two columns. The content of one column remains the same, the content of the other column is replaced on the second slide. \begin{frame} \begin{columns} ...
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How to divide a single table cell in two columns? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to divide a table row into several columns? I want to make a table. This is my code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multirow} \begin{document} ...
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Beamer bibliography in two columns on multiple frames?

Is it possible to put a bibliography in beamer presentation, in two columns spanning via several frames? I have \begin{frame}[allowframebreaks]{Reference} \bibliographystyle{alpha} ...
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Pgfplotstable adding a growth column without column names and then offsetting it

I'm trying to create a new column in a pgfsplotstable which shows the compound growth over the preceding columns. The columns don't have names, and I want to shift the column a little to the right to ...