{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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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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Add Table in Header with image

I'm trying to create question paper using Latex. Sample copy of expected header for first page is mentioned below. Note: Image above "First Page Header". Can you please suggest, how can I add table in ...
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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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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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Error with hyperref + tabular + footnotes in tabular

Here's the code: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{array} \newcommand{\fntxt}[1]{\footnotetext{#1}} \newcommand{\fnstep}{\stepcounter{footnote}} ...
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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} ...
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How to make table with divided column [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to merge columns in a table? How can I make a table of the type above? I am writing a seminar report using the report class.
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Is there something like “sidewayslongtable”?

Unfortunately my table is too wide to use longtable. In sideways it fits on width. Unfortunately it's too long to fit on one page. Is there something like sidewayslongtable, a way to combine ...
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Move tabular entry to bottom of row

How do I get the last column text to be at the bottom of the row? That is I want the XXX to be aligned with the line containing the arrow. I tried playing around with \multirow{3}{-3ex}{XXX}, but ...
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Table column widths disproportionate due to multicolumn cell being too long

I'm trying to typeset a table that would have a header in the first row (I'm not looking for a different/better solution to adding a header, but for a fix to this solution. Thanks). I want to achieve ...
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Is it possible to make an underfull tabulary spread out?

With this MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabulary} \begin{document} \hrule \begin{center} \begin{tabulary}{\textwidth}{|L|L|L|} foo&bar&baz \end{tabulary} \end{center} ...
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Is it possible to have multiple paragraphs inside a multicolumn using xcolor or a replacement?

I am getting information written by users in many lines, paragraphs, and I have to put those inside a table, I would like to know if it is possible to instruct LaTeX to accept paragraphs inside a ...
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Custom macro for multicolumn with & without xparse

The following example has two normal LaTeX \newcommand macros and two xparse \NewDocumentCommand for specifying multicolumn text. The only difference between each pair of commands is one has the ...
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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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Creating a special table with different row lengths in latex

How can I have a table like the following picture in latex?
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Troubles with column width in the tables headings

Well, we all know that compose tables in LaTeX is not easy, however, despite the large number of existing packages and options to facilitate this, I still have some problems I could not solve, and I ...
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Build tabular content via \foreach

I am trying to build up tabular data using the solution at How do I use the ampersand (&) inside a foreach or conditional (or other group/environment) when building tables?, but not having any ...
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How to make a table smaller?

I am going make a table smaller in a paper which I am going to submit to a journal. I used \small but it does not make it small enough ?
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Creating a table in LaTex with the following style

I'm new to LaTex, and would like to create a table that looks as follows: How can this be done in LaTex? Thanks.
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Partially coloring cell background with histograms

Excel has a cool feature called "data bar" conditional formatting that allows the user to partially fill a cell background to create histograms based on cell contents. Here is a screen clip example ...
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How to draw arrows from cell to cell at the borders of a table

How can I draw arrows from cell to cell at the borders of a table? More precisely I'd like to get something like this: It would be nice to have a solution using TikZ. Edit: Since I have other ...
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How to make table with rotated table headers in LaTeX

I saw a table created in PowerPoint and wanted to know how to do it in LaTeX. The table is shown below. The aspects of the table that I'm most interested in are the rotated table headers as well as ...
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How to produce a list of prime numbers in LaTeX

I would like to write a LaTeX script that produces all the prime numbers between the numbers n and m, where n < m. How can I do this? I feel it shoud not be that hard, but I cannot seem to program ...
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A circular table? (where the rows form concentric circles)

I would need to make a table where the rows consist of concentric circles. That is, row 1 is forms the innermost circle; row 2 the second circle; row 3 the third circle and so on. The columns would ...
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Using external tables in TikZ

How do I use tabela.xls as a data source to a LaTeX table or even a table made with TikZ with the following command? Note: I wanted to use tabela.xls as a data source for multiple files. Tex and that ...
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Inserting a small vertical space in a table

Is there a way that I can insert a small space in a table? When I use a superscript, the number touches the \hline. \documentclass[9pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{helvet} ...
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coloring every other row of a table, with vertical lines

I am making a table that needs every other row colored. I thought to use this. \usepackage[table,svgnames]{xcolor} \rowcolors{1}{white}{gray!15} But my table has vertical bars ...
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How can I illustrate decimal to binary conversion?

As part of my homework for discrete math I need to convert different decimal values, both positive and negative, to 8-bit binary representations using signed magnitude, 1's complement, and 2's ...
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Set table background hatched and shaded using tikz

I am looking for a convenient way to set the background of tabular cells. I'd like to do two things: (1) Set the background shaded in a color (2) Set the background hatched I learned that the TikZ ...
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Difference between \\ and \tabularnewline

What is the difference between \\ and \tabularnewline? Is it same as the difference between \\ and newline? Is \tabularnewline preferred over \\ when creating tables?
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A table with square cells

A friend is trying to make some auto-generated bingo boards, and LaTeX seems like an obvious choice - nothing fancy, just a 5x5 table with square cells, centered text, and line wrapping if necessary. ...
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Table looking like a block

The goal is to create a table that has the same style than a block of the used theme in order to have a consequent style trough the document. this can be done by the following two methodes shown in ...
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Evenly distributing column widths

Consider the following hunk of code: \begin{tabular}{| c | c | c | c | c | c | c | } \cline{2-7} \multicolumn{1}{c}{} & \multicolumn{3}{|c|}{Fantastical aardvarks} & ...
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How to create new table environment

I am working on a book that has many many such tables. Is there a way to create shortcut for the code shown below. I want to make table caption a variable, because in the MWE shown below except ...
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How to highlight table rows by colors in Beamer

I would like to highlight rows in tables, in rowwise, that is I would like to highlight row 1 in red, then make row 1 in black but row 2 in red, etc. How can I manage to do so in Beamer?
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Remove vertical lines for table

I am trying to implement the following K-map with a table AB C 00 01 11 10 ______________ 0| 1 0 1 0 1| 0 1 1 0 I implemented it like this: \begin{table}[htdp] ...
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Aligning Decimal Points in Table

I want to align two numbers in two different rows the decimal point. I do see a link for that here: Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns However, I don't understand how to ...
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Vertical alignment in tabular cells with variable height

I have the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{ | X | c | } \hline \lipsum[1] ...
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Align Note below table

My question concerns the "Note" below the table. This is my code: \begin{table} \begin{center} \caption{ Descriptive statistics of total sample based on modified data set}\label{table:descrtotal} ...
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tabular vertical alignment to top?

I'm trying to create a simple tabular with two cells of text and two images below them like so: \begin{tabular}[h]{ c | c} \emph{Normal} & \emph{Cone} \\ ...
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Avoid repeating [hbt] and \centering for every table

In a document I'm writing, I'm using the familiar [hbt] option for my floating tables, and I center them. I'd like to avoid repeating that every time I'm creating a table. I assume it's easy to add ...
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How to put the list of figures into a table

How can I get a “list of figures” of the following type? List of figures Exactly, this list of figures is set as a table. I know this cannot be obtained by the command \listoffigures directly, but ...
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Curly brackets around a table

I would like to have braces on the left side of a table (either that or on the right side) and bellow the same table. What I have got is $ m-Mal \underbrace{ ...
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PGFplotstable: Is it possible to set a number format for a *row* instead of a column?

Using pgfplotstable, it's straightforward to set a column number format using columns/(columnname)/.style={(format)} What I would like to do is change the number format of a particular row. In my ...
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Aligning a figure and table side by side

I would like to place a figure side-by-side with a table, and have both of them aligned to the top. This is what I came up with: \begin{figure} \begin{minipage}[b]{0.65\linewidth} ...