{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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

61
votes
3answers
18k views

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 ...
24
votes
2answers
56k views

Add notes under the table

I'm using the latex package apa6e because the apa package isn't using APA style version 6 yet. Now I'm trying to add a table with notes right underneath it, like in this table for instance: Since ...
19
votes
2answers
5k views

How to generate a table of trigonometric functions that can be broken across pages?

Consider the following screenshot. The features I want to have are: I can shrink the page size and the table is allowed to break across pages. The background of odd rows must be different from ...
35
votes
2answers
12k views

How to diagonally divide a table cell … properly?

There have been many threads discussing solutions to the task of drawing a diagonal line in a table cell. There are also two packages to do this, slashbox and the better looking makecell with its ...
25
votes
2answers
2k views

Gradient color in one cell of a table

I'm trying to create a tabular and I'm facing the following small issue. I would like to make the background of one cell a gradient color. Is it easy to do that in LaTeX? And if so, how to do it?
25
votes
4answers
9k views

Rotated column titles in tabular

I'd like to create a chart where the column titles are rotated, as per this toy example: I used the rotating package to generate the above. It has certain shortcomings: the rotate command doesn't ...
20
votes
2answers
24k views

How to include enumerate in tabular?

I would like to have text in one column table with multiple rows, but I need to include an enumerate in one cell. I get errors and read on the Internet the problem is in combining environments with ...
9
votes
1answer
1k views

Pgfplots: plot graph inside table

I would like to plot a table with a graph inside it. I am trying to use this example as a guide. This is the current hand-constructed version. UPDATE: I don't have enough reputation to answer my ...
9
votes
5answers
15k views

Centering mutirow text in a table whose cells contain several lines of text

I'd appreciate advise in centering a multirow text. In the MWE below the multirow text "spring" is NOT centered over the three rows that it spans. ...
15
votes
1answer
6k views

Coloring columns in a table with colortbl and booktabs

I have created a rather complicated table with some columns that I want to color. For the table, I chose the booktabs and tabularx packages. For coloring the columns, I use colortbl. The problem that ...
11
votes
2answers
12k views

Automatically stretch table to evenly fill horizontal space?

I want to have my tables fill the entire width of the page (i.e., \textwidth). So far, the only thing I've managed to come up with is: \renewcommand{\tabcolsep}{4.4pt} By manually trying different ...
15
votes
2answers
1k views

Tables: Colouring odd/even mixed up

I have a huge document (around 100 pages) and a lot of tables in it. I used \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \definecolor{lightblue}{rgb}{0.93,0.95,1.0} \rowcolors{1}{white}{lightblue} % odd = white, even ...
7
votes
4answers
5k views

A list inside a table

I'm using this simple code to align date ranges on a CV: \section{I'm pretty cool}\begin{tabular}{l l} 2009--present & company 1 \\ 2011--2012 & company 2 \end{tabular} Now this looks like ...
12
votes
3answers
572 views

How do I use the ampersand (&) inside a foreach or conditional (or other group/environment) when building tables?

I am trying to build a table, and inside the tabularx environment I would like to have a loop, something like (here is a MWE): \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
11
votes
1answer
951 views

Add a curved arrow and a bracket to a table

I'm a beginner to LaTeX. I want to add a curved arrow pointing from one row to another. And I also want to add a { on the other side of the table to mark several rows. \begin{center} ...
10
votes
2answers
701 views

Using an image as a table

I have an image containing tabular data and would not like to convert this to a real table. What I do want is for this image to have a proper caption and be included in the listoftables. Is it ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Multiple references to the same footnote inside a table environment

I followed the steps in this answer to get multiple references to the same footnotes working. As shown in this minimal example, the solution is working great for footnotes in the text, also getting ...
6
votes
1answer
159 views

Separate content from formatting - i.e., “just type”

What exactly does "separate content from formatting (style)" mean? And if it's "necessary", how do I do it practically? After reading many LaTeX documents and TeX Stack Exchange, I keep seeing ...
12
votes
1answer
399 views

Error with table

\begin{table}[ht] \makebox[\textwidth][c]{ \begin{tabular}{ccccc} \hline \hline [] & [] & [] & [] & []\\ [] & [] & [] & [] & []\\ ...
12
votes
2answers
3k views

Color merged and regular cells in a table individually

In a LaTeX table with merged cells, how can I color each cell with a different color? %% LyX 1.6.7 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% Do not edit unless you really know ...
11
votes
1answer
2k views

Table typesetting with pgfplotstable

I have two questions concerning pgfplotstable and number formatting with pgf. Consider the following piece of code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
11
votes
6answers
991 views

How do I expand a macro into a tabular head?

I would like to be able to define a macro that can be used in the tabular definition. How can I do this? This does not work: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \gdef\buildtabularhead{|||} ...
7
votes
1answer
797 views

Decimals in table don't align with dcolumn when bolded

I am making a table using booktabs and dcolumn. It works perfectly until I tried to bold one of the numbers and then the decimals won't read properly. Are there any workaround here? ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Caption at foot of long tables ('longtable' package)

I would like to ask a question about longtable package. I've already posted it in other forums. I have a long table (a several-pages-long one) using longtable package and I would like to add a table ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

Lists shaped like tables [duplicate]

As the title implies, I would like to find a way to write (ordered) lists in the shape of a table. This is particularly suitable for homeworks, for instance. The solution I came with to use the ...
12
votes
3answers
2k views

How to use siunitx and tabularx together?

I'm using the tabular features of siunitx (for what it is worth: v1.3 since I'm on TexLive 2009) to align numbers in tables, eg. \begin{tabular}{ p{1.5cm} S S S } bla & 1.23 & 4.5 & 67.89 ...
9
votes
4answers
6k views

Set multicolumn width to default table width

I have a two column table with a single multicolumn spanning both of them. The text on that multicolumn is rather long so I need to set its width so it wraps around. I can set the width with ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

siunitx: Bold single numeric cells

I'm struggling to make a single numeric cell in an siunitx table bold. (A similar question for making a whole column bold is available here.) I want to define a simple macro which I can set for the ...
8
votes
2answers
4k views

siunitx: aligning numbers by decimal points in tables doesn't work for bolded or italicized numbers

This is a follow-up question for Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns. User lockstep provided this solution: \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{S[table-format=3.2]} ...
6
votes
2answers
229 views

Automatically creating a table from datatool using references in the text

This question is based on Peter Grill's answer to "Table including rows of a master table".. The function \PrintDTLTable takes an optional list of rowIDs (first row of the data file) as its first ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Latex Table giving me an error: Missing $ inserted

\begin{table} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|} \hline \multicolumn{5}{|c|}{\textbf{Table 1:}Unfiltered Water}\\ Concentration of analyte in sample & Avg & Std Dev & RSD ...
14
votes
1answer
3k views

Drawing Karnaugh's maps in LaTeX

I've been using LaTeX for a couple of years, but I'm pretty new to the tikz package. In particular, I'd like to add Karnaugh's maps in my document. I've already found a solution that satisfy me (can ...
12
votes
1answer
3k views

How to draw lines around multiple table cells

\documentclass[fleqn,12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tabularx} \begin{document} \begin{table}[ht] \begin{minipage}[b]{1 \linewidth}\centering \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|} \hline ...
40
votes
5answers
77k views

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)?
31
votes
1answer
27k views

How do I fill table cells with a background color?

I'd like to fill the cells of a table with a background color. How can this be done?
15
votes
3answers
8k views

Convert numpy array into tabular

I am doing some data analysis in python, putting the results in form of a matrix stored into a numpy array. I would like to put this results into a report and the best way would be to put a table with ...
12
votes
3answers
17k views

Importing csv file into latex as a table

I am using the \csvautotabular function to import data from a csv file. It has worked beautifully; however, I only want to import certain columns from the file. How can I exclude certain columns? ...
29
votes
2answers
3k views

Insert libreoffice table as input

This question led to a new package: odsfile Suppose you have an localc spreadsheet myspread.ods and you want to insert the content of the range H4:I40 as a table into your latex document. I ...
21
votes
2answers
35k views

How to force table caption on top?

I have a table which works ok...as per example below. But in the thesis, the right column is centered and caption forced to below table. Is there a way I can make it look like? ...
10
votes
4answers
14k views

Table with foot note

I have a table and some of the number inside has some symbol like * and ** which should be explianed as footer ( at the end of the table not the page) I dont know how to do that and I dont want to ...
15
votes
3answers
21k views

Text wrap in tables (multirow package loaded)

I searched a bit, but I could not find a reliable way to wrap text in tables with columns spanning more than one row. Any ideas on how to fit this table in the page?: ...
18
votes
2answers
3k views

How to make longtable respect \nopagebreak in the beginning?

For the book I am typesetting now I need a table environment with the following abilities: Span over multiple pages; Allow \nopagebreak between two lines Do not ignore \nopagebreak before the ...
15
votes
2answers
14k views

Making a long table continue over two columns

I am using multicol to make a two-column document using the book document class. I have a long tabular that I want to break where the page breaks and then continue in the next column. I could split ...
12
votes
2answers
4k views

Color entire table

How do I get an entire table to get a background color. I dont mean the indivual cells but the entire table to get a gray shade. Something like this:
11
votes
2answers
872 views

pgfplotstable or datatool?

What are differences, which to use for including .csv, .tsv files ? Datatool ? pgfplotstable ? I've seen at question : How typeset a numeric table from a CSV file how person asked about fixing ...
10
votes
1answer
4k views

Center wide longtable (not tabular or tabularx)

I have a long and wide table that does fit on A4 format, but is too wide for the text margins. I want that table to be able to spread over multiple pages, but I also want it to be centered on the ...
9
votes
1answer
12k views

Vertical Alignment in multirow using cells with >1 lines

I want to vertically align (best would be to center) the text ("TEST") in the left (yellow) column of the following table. It works fine with multirow when every row has exactly the hight of one line: ...
13
votes
1answer
1k views

Scientific Notation Only For Large Numbers

I have a table full of numbers. Most of them are floating point numbers that are less than one, some are integers from 1-100, and a few are large (×10^75). I know how to set the precision of the ...
9
votes
2answers
16k views

Shrink table to fit on a page, or keep it as it is

I am using \resizebox{\columnwidth}{!}{% ... %} to fit a table which might be too wide onto a page by scaling it down. However, my problem is that if the table is smaller than the column width, it ...
11
votes
6answers
4k views

Generate LaTeX Truth Table with Python Cheetah

While looking for code which can automatically generate truth table in LaTeX I stumbled on this Python generator. It appears that the code can be used from Cheetah's framework. Can anybody point me to ...