{tables} is about the tabular environment and related packages such as {array}, {booktabs}, {tabularx}, {tabu} and {longtable}. For questions about the table environment (i.e., about floating or positioning), use {floats} instead.

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How can I center all tables in a document?

Background Would like to center all tables within floats, without having to add \centering to each table. Ideas Tried the following: \let\originaltabular\tabular ...
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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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Vertical alignment in the tables with pictures (epsfig)

I have a table with two columns. The column on the left contains a picture (\epsfig) the column on the right contains the description. The description starts on the same height as the lower end of ...
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Typesetting special table formats

I want to typeset Flynn’s taxonomy: | Single | Multiple | instruction | instructions ---------+-------------+-------------- Single | | data | SISD | ...
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Create an annotation for table text on the page border

I have a table with 2 columns (for vocables, but also complete sentences) and for one of these 2 columns I want to add annotations on the page border. It must however be possible to associate the ...
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Problem with dynamic table creation

I've wandered into uncharted territory with a package I'm writing. At one point I need to create a table of 'n' columns (n supplied by user in doc). Creating a variable in the preamble of the tabular ...
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How to remove top and bottom whitespace of longtable?

I am using longtable instead of tabular environment and noticed that it puts some additional whitespace at the top and at the bottom of the table. Is there some way to remove it (something less hacky ...
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Table column justification when using the p attribute

I am using the p attribute so I can enable text wrapping. How can I get the second column, Numeric Rating to be center justified? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multirow} ...
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Align number ranges in table

I have a table column that contains ranges of numbers (e.g. 7--12) as well as numbers that are formatted differently (e.g. < 4). These numbers don't align vertically, no matter what kind of ...
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Booleans fail in tabular environment

I've got a workaround for this problem, but maybe someone knows a cleaner way to fix it. I'm using the standard packages in TexLive 2009. Here's the code that doesn't work: \documentclass{article} ...
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columns/alignment with itemize

I'm trying to make alignment points in a list environment. The following code gives me an error, but it almost compiles to what I want, just missing the bullet points. I must be misunderstanding ...
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Matrix horizontal alignment

I am trying to use the Gauss TeX package to display matrices. I have two problems with the following code (not so important): \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{gauss} \begin{document} ...
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Background color of cells in ConTeXt

I'd like to set the background colors for cells to indicate their relations. How can I do this in ConTeXt?
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Sideways margin with parbox?

How to get right margin in parboxed header? Top, bottom and left margin are ok, but there is no margin at the right (top) side of 'Parameter' header. \begin{table}[ht]\footnotesize \centering ...
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How to create alternating rows in a table?

Sometimes you can see in books tables, that have alternating background color for rows in a table to support readability. How I can achieve this with LaTeX? And yes, I could put macros \odd and \even ...
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How to handle wide columns with \backslashbox?

I'm using the package slashbox and my left column is reasonably wide, how can I tune the diagonal line (created by \backslashbox) such that it starts and ends in the corners of the cell? Example ...
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How to break headers with `sideways` into more than one line?

I have following table: \begin{table}[ht]\footnotesize \centering \begin{tabular}{|lp{1cm}p{1cm}} \hline \begin{sideways}Parameter\end{sideways} & \begin{sideways}Long header name ... ...
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etoolbox conditional causes unwanted empty row in tabular

This code leaves an empty row at the bottom: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{etoolbox} \def\somedef{foo} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|l|} \hline First row, not important \\ \hline ...
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shrinking tables for presentations

What is the most convenient way to shrink a table to fit in a beamer slide?
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How to center vertically content of the table?

I have this table: \usepackage{array} \newcolumntype{x}[1]{>{\centering\arraybackslash\hspace{0pt}}p{#1}} \begin{table}[ht]\footnotesize \centering \begin{tabular*}{0.95\textwidth ...
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Center column with specifying width in table (tabular enviroment)? [duplicate]

I have table that has long headers and I would like to specify width of the column, but also be able to remain it's centred position. Something like |c{0.30\textwidth}|. It is possible? How to ...
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Align equals sign in table

I am trying to align an equals sign between two sets of cells. The first table here doesn't want to align, whilst the second table does. Is there a more elegant way of doing this? ...
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Table will not center (and it is spilling off the right side of the page)

I just generated this table using Excel2LaTeX: Even though I enclosed the table in \begin{center} the table did not get centered. The table still sticks out the right side. Is there somehow that ...
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Highlighting table cells

I have a large (13x13) table in which I need to highlight a subset of cells. I know that I can set a background color to those cells using colortbl or xcolor. But I need to highlight the table without ...
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Raggedleft paragraph in a table

I am trying to typeset a table of two columns, where each column consists of paragraphs and the paragraphs in the right hand column are set raggedleft. Here is a minimal example of the code I thought ...
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Make first row of table all bold

I'm trying to do something that I thought would be relatively simple but seems to be quite hard. I have a table with a number of columns, and I'd like to make all of the titles appear in bold text. ...
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Create a vertical line in a table that spans a range of rows but not all rows

I'm interested in methods to create a vertical line in a table that spans a range of rows but not all rows. I've found one solution below, but is there another solution such as \cline which allows ...
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Alignment in table

I'm creating a table but I'm not getting the correct alignment in the last row of the table. It's a multirow and muticolumn example. Of course, I'm putting some fictitious information and data in the ...
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How do I set a maximum column width?

My problem is that I have many tables in my document with the same layout, and I want to specify the maximum width of a specific column to be 5 cm. I tried with p{5cm} but it make the column fix 5 cm ...
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Framing cells in a table

I want to add borders to a set of cells in a table. But not just a border for the single cells because then I imagine I could just put the cell content in an fbox. Instead I want a frame which ...
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LaTeX: Align first table line with \item contents.

Consider this example: \begin{enumerate} \item Blablabla bla bla bla. \begin{tabular}{l} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.\\ Consectetur adipiscing elit.\\ ...
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How can one make a table without borders?

How can I make a table without borders? Thanks!
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Hierarchical Table Help

I am trying to recreate the "Not Enough" table from the Example Tables 1 on slide 12/16 from here. This is my current code, its close but not right. How do I get the column headers to stack word over ...
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Getting tabulars to line up in the end of two columns

In the following document: \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular*}{\linewidth}{|c|}\hline test\\\hline\end{tabular*} \vfill \begin{tabular*}{\linewidth}{|c|}\hline ...
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Error: extra alignment tab has been changed to \cr

I am using the ACM SIG template and trying to create a table of 4 columns. I get the error mentioned in the title of the question. I know the standard reasons why this error can occur. But my ...
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\newline not working with booktabs?

A while ago I had a question about having multi-line strings in a table cell ( http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3748/in-cell-newlines-in-tabular-environments). I remember seeing it working but ...
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How to display some text based on a condition inside a tabular environment?

I defined a variable \@afwezig that holds people that were not present at a certain meeting. \long\def\@afwezig{} \def\afwezig#1{\def\@afwezig{#1}} Now I want to make the header of the meeting ...
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How to rotate landscape table page in PDF?

Currently I am using \usepackage{rotating} \begin{sidewaystable} \begin{tabular}...\end{tabular} \end{sidewaystable} to typeset landscape tables, which works great. But I want to rotate that page ...
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How can I automatically calculate sums in a LaTeX table?

Sometimes I would like LaTeX to automatically calculate sums (or other simple arithmetic) for me, eg. in a table. I would like to ensure that when I update the table, I don't accidentally forget to ...
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in-cell newlines (in tabular environments)?

I'm working on a table containing multi-line cells and I wonder if the following concept is supported by LaTeX. The concept itself is simple: allow a cell to span multiple lines by increasing the ...
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Puzzling error while using sunitx (in a tabular environment)

I've been working on writing a contingency table in LaTeX (I've prepared myself for a long battle to get multi-line and multi-column cells to appear as I need). \usepackage{booktabs} ...
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LaTeX tables: How do I make bold horizontal lines (typically \hline)?

The title says it all: In LaTeX tables: How do I make bold horizontal lines (typically \hline)?
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ConTeXt TABLEs width

I am using the "natural tables" in ConTeXt: \bTABLE \bTR \bTD 2 \eTD \bTD 3 \eTD \eTR \bTR \bTD 2 \eTD \bTD 3 \eTD \eTR \eTABLE How can I setup the table that the whole table uses a certain width? ...
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How to avoid exceeding TeX capacity when using multi-page tables?

I'm using the longtable package (together with xcolor for alternating row colors and booktabs for elegant table headers) to generate a huge table. And by huge, I mean it has more than 900 lines and ...
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Always a space before embedded figures in table - how do I get rid of it?

I am placing figures in a tabularx and I am having trouble getting them to embed properly. I keep getting an annoying spacer before the figure... Now if only this space could be split evenly before ...
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Why should a table caption be placed above the table?

In the papers I read the caption in figure floats is placed below the figure and in table floats the caption is placed above the table. I recognize that this is a common style that a lot of people ...
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Use column-separator & (ampersand) inside \newenvironment

I'd like to define a grammar environment which basically wraps a tabular environment. Inside the grammar environment I'd like to use an environment called production to insert rows. Example: ...
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How to align table headers differently than all other table cells?

I'm using fixed-width columns with my table, and using both longtable and booktabs packages (as well as tabularx because of \newcolumntype command). In my table, I'll have lots of number data in ...
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How can I prevent hyphenation in a table column?

I have a table (tabular) with some fixed width columns, and I'd like to prevent a hyphen being inserted (preferring a line break to be inserted prematurely). The sample table's content is below. ...
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How can I vertically center multiple cells in the same line of a table?

For example: I've only found answers that involve centering only one column, such as this one.