{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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Math mode in tabular without having to use $…$ everywhere

\begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|} \hline Column A & Column B \\ \begin{math} x & y \\ \end{math} \end{tabular} This won't let me compile and gives a lot of errors, how do I enable math mode in a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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How to refer a figure as a table?

I have a question regarding LaTeX .. I have a table from an excel file which I print screened and posted as a figure in LaTeX. However, I want to make it a table. Problem is, the particular table has ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Error with table

\begin{table}[ht] \makebox[\textwidth][c]{ \begin{tabular}{ccccc} \hline \hline [] & [] & [] & [] & []\\ [] & [] & [] & [] & []\\ ...
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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{|||} ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Is there a way to slightly shrink a table, including font size, to fit within the column boundaries?

I have a table that is just a little too wide for a 3.33" column. Is there a way to simply shrink the table a little to make it fit? I'm OK if the 10pt font becomes 9pt-something. Here is an example. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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?: ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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:
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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 ...
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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 ...
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tabular bibliography with biblatex

I’m working on a custom biblatex style as I have to meet very special requirements. The citation part (cbx) works really well, but I have a problem with the bibliography definition. I need a tabular ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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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threeparttablex table notes for tabu tabulars with less than \textwidth

threeparttablex can be used to add table notes to tabu tabulars*. If the tabular spans \textwidth, the output is as expected. It seems however that the tablenotes environment does not adjust its width ...
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Color changes cell height in tabular

The following code shows that a \color{red} command increases the height of a tabular cell. I want to use a switch, not a command as \textcolor{red}{text}. \documentclass{article} ...
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itemize in a tabular environment

When compiling this: \begin{table*}[h] \begin{tabular}{|lll|} \hline \bfseries Name & \bfseries Opt 1 & \bfseries Opt 2 \\\hline \hline \bfseries Item 1 & X & ...
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Best practices longtable

I have a long table with the explanation of 50 items (the MWE displays only 9). I believe this is hard to read. How do I make it easy to read? \documentclass[10pt,cleardoublepage=empty,twoside]{book} ...
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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? ...
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Unwanted padding in tabular columns when cells contain multiple rows

Whenever I need to create a cell with multiple rows in a tabular environment, I usually create enclose the contents of the cell within a tabular environment within the cell. This has been a great fix ...
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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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An improved \rowstyle that takes the cell contents as an argument

It is possible to format the column entries of a tabular in an argument-style fashion using the lrbox environment to store the column cell in a box (say) \mybox; and supply \mybox as an argument to ...
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table too wide for twocolumn-mode document

I have a table which comes outside the text column width into the margin of the paper. How do I make the text in the table align to left ? \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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bottomrule not working in a self-made environment

I have this environment for consistent tables in my LaTeX documents: \newenvironment{defaultTable}[2] { \@float{table}[h] \noindent \tabularx{\textwidth}{#1} \specialrule{0.5pt}{10pt}{0pt} ...