{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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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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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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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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How to enumerate the rows of a table

I want to automatically enumerate the text rows of a table. Is there an option within tabular, or another package? (Of course I do not want the rules to be enumerated.)
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Footnote in tabular environment

It seems as if footnotes would have only a problem with the table environment but in my minimal example non of those answers Footnotes in Tabulars? Footnote in table seem to work for the tabular ...
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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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pgfplotstable; longtable with caption and repeating header

I would like to use the pgfplotstable package in order to import data from a .csv file into a multi-page table. I would like for the table to have: a caption above it and its header to repeat at ...
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Indent all but first lines of paragraph.

Inside of a table column with a width determined by a p{5in} tag, I want all but the first line of text to be indented. Is there any way to achieve this? Doing it by hand would make later edits ...
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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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Automatic line-breaks in tables?

I'm writing a short tabular CV that I have to add to my thesis. I thought a quick way would be to use a table for that purpose: \begin{tabular}{ll} 2009-present & very long text 1, very ...
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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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Clickable Table Footnote

I'm trying to have some clickable footnotes within tables. I tried using \footnote{}, it does create a link but there's no footnote text associated with it. \footnotemark[number] along with ...
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How to color the font of a single row in a table?

I have a table and I want to make the font color red for just one row (not the background). How do I do that? Here's my table: \begin{tabular}{ l | l l l l } & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 ...
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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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Reference table rows by automatic counter

Problem I have defined an environment to automatically number example sentences throughout my document. It uses the tabular environment and automatically numbers the first column of each row using a ...
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How to vertically and horizontally centre text and images in (different) table cells?

I have a table which contains images in one column. I would like the first column to have text centred vertically and horizontally. I would like the second column to have text left justified and ...
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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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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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\cline doesn't work

I'd like to draw a partial horizontal line just below of 'first second third' row, but \cline doesn't work. Any suggestion? \documentclass[table]{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Baselineskip not interpreted in a tabularx keyvalue environment

I'm trying to write a key:value environment which would allow me to create a dual columns tables where the columns are separated by colons. Typically, I've implemented this using parbox in my own ...
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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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Vertical aligning in longtable environment

i have got a longtable that spans over many pages and contents both graphics and text. Now i want to align both columns vertically to the top, but the text column is being automatically parsed to the ...
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Big table with rotated column labels using booktabs

I'm trying to get a big table to fit into my document using the booktabs package, but it is too wide. An example of a couple of rows of the table is given below. I'm using the ...
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Creating tables with spanning rows/columns

I'm trying to create a table which looks like but I'm not really sure how to incorporate multiple spanning rows and columns together (to add 'Organism 1' and 'Organism 2'). I've gotten to this ...
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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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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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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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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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Can a table include a horizontal dashed line?

In a normal table, you can use the \hline command to draw a horizontal line. I am trying to make this line a dashed horizontal line. I have found the package dashrule via this answer, but this only ...