{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 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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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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Align Equations Over Multiple Tabular Rows

I'm trying to set up a table with some equations in it, however I would like the equations on multiple rows to be aligned properly. So far I have \begin{tabular}{cc} \hline \multicolumn{1}{l}{Header ...
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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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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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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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A command to move forward to a specific (numbered) column?

Suppose I want a \gotocolumn command, with the following behavior: in a tabular with n or more columns, \gotocolumn{n} would expand to the shortest combination of \\ and & necessary to bring us ...
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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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In a tabular, how to left align ignoring minus signs?

I'd like to create a table that is aligned left, but minus signs are ignored. E.g., the following gives a normal left-aligned table \begin{tabular}{llll} & a & b & c ...
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Footnote in table

I have some table like the following one and want to write some configuration using ´footnote´. \begin{table} \begin{center} \begin{footnotesize} \begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|} \hline ...
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coloring entire row of tabular*

I would like to have the first row of all my tables colored with a certain color (below yellow) but somehow below thing is not working as expected This: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{report} ...
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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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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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Very slight discontinuities in table borders

Tables in LaTeX all seem to have slight discontinuities in the outside vertical borders - little notches that are only really visible if you zoom in. Example: \documentclass{article} ...
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\flushleft with p{} option in tabular

If I have defined tabular alignment with the p{} option, \begin{tabular}{p{.3\textwidth}p{.7\textwidth}} ...(contents)... \end{tabular} Is there a way to specify that I want it \flushleft without ...
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How to set tikzmarks with \noalign at the edge of tabular rows

I'm trying to improve the lines in a tabular with colored rows (lines above a colored row can disappear in the adobe reader at some zoom levels) by redrawing the line above a row after the row itself ...
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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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p,m and b columns in tables

I wonder why p columns are aligned at the bottom and b columns aligned at the top? created with this code: \begin{tabular}{|p{0.3\linewidth}|m{0.3\linewidth}|b{0.3\linewidth}|} \hline \centering ...
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Why can't I wrap \rowcolor in \only? (Beamer)

See the following minimal example: \documentclass[table]{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Boo} \begin{table} \centering \small \begin{tabular}{rcc} \only<1>{\rowcolor{green}}Hey & ...
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How to draw a double \hline in a table without interrupting vertical lines

I need to draw a double line after the first row in a table, but when using \hline twice, this interrupts the vertical lines: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|} \hline ...
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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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What is the command \span?

I have bumped into the \span primitive a couple of time. I got the impression it is defined in the TeX program, not even in plain.tex. Is that right? And what does that command do and what is it for?
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Change caption font size

I want to change the font size of a single rotated table caption (definitely not all the captions in all my tables/figures) Right now I can wrap the text inside the \caption around a \scriptsize{} ...
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Align numbers and separated uncertainties in tables with S columns

If I have a table like this \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage[separate-uncertainty=true]{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{ ...
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Cellcolor overwrites partial horizontal lines (\cline)

So I need to make a colored table with multirows, together with the use of partial horizontal lines. I used \cline which does not work: the \cellcolor-command overwrites the line. This question told ...
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How do I make a square table in LaTeX?

How can I make a perfectly square table in LaTeX? Each cell will just have a single character in it. I'm trying to print a pretty tabula recta as shown below.
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Tabular inside tcolorbox breaks beamer \pause?

Consider the following code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \begin{document} \begin{frame} some text before \pause \begin{tcolorbox} \begin{tabular}{cc} cell1 & ...
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Example of fancy table using TikZ package

Can anyone share me several fancy table templates? I want to make this thread like a reference so that each time I need a template, I could just go here. If you can, please provide a screenshot for ...
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What is the proper way to create a horizontal table?

I want to have a horizontal table, like this: However, when using the usual method of creating a table, it quickly becomes a pain having to pre-define the number of columns (especially since I ...
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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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Coloring negative and positive numbers automatically

I believe numprint.sty is not working. at least the manual states that Printing negative numbers in red does not work. Only the minus sign is printed in red. When was this bug introduced? Some ...
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Alignment in inline math

I want to enclose a tabular environment with a bracket, inside an enumerate environment, and be aligned to top. In the following example: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} ...
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Combine 4 cells in a table

Here is some simple table - I cannot upload, because I'm just a guest. I want to merge 4 cells. I mean I want to combine three "this" area in this table. I thought I have to use multirow and ...
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How to clarify and enliven a dense table

I have a table that is quite dense: Any ideas how could make this easier to read, specifically in terms of distinguishing between different rows and columns? Was thinking Excel-style cell shading ...
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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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How can I create this game-tree in Latex?

I have the following figure: As of now I create this in Word/Powerpoint and paste the screenshot in a LaTeX file. Is there a way to create this natively? Also, what would be the advantage of doing ...
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Newline in a table cell which is centered

This question may look like a duplicate but, none of the answers given to the possible duplicates contain the answer to this specific case. I have a tabular, say \begin{tabular}{ccc}. While adding a ...
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Drawing Young tabloids

I would like LaTeX to produce output like the following (without the 2 a so called Young tabloid), ideally by writing \ytabloidshort{123,56} (using one character per cell, ideally allowing ...
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How to make a row in a table shorter?

I have a row of a table (tabular) that has small text (tiny). I would like to make this (first) row shorter, either automatically (automatic height) o̶r̶ ̶m̶a̶n̶u̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶(̶s̶e̶t̶ ̶a̶ ...
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Copy table row n times

I would like to copy the row of a table, let say, n times, but unfortunately my sample below does not compile. It is my understanding that the \foreach command should copy what is in its argument but ...
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LaTeX Tables: Cell value color based on its sign / conditional cell color

I've a long LaTeX document with many tables. Now I want to show negative values in cell in red color. I wonder how to do globally. My MWE is below: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Center table on page

I would like to center a table on the page, not only the content. But I can't find the right keyparameter or command. I have follwing table \documentclass[11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{multirow} ...
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How can I left-justify a paragraph cell in a table?

I have a table of maths as below, where I've used the p{} attribute to allow the list of partitions to wrap inside the cell. The problem is that it also justifies the column, which looks very strange ...
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Errors with ragged-right justification in tables

My main goal is to disable text justification in tables and just have left-aligned text. I've loaded the array package and defined a custom \newcolumntype like so: \usepackage{array} ...
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Writing descriptions of columns of table

How do you do table like this? I don't need coloured background and blue borders. This is what I have. Looks terrible. And doesn't even fit on page. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polski} ...
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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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How to make double cline in tables?

I want to draw a double cline in a table where the first column is multirow With double \hline I can draw a full double horizontal line but double \cline{i-j} seems to have the same effect with ...
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Using \underbrace with table columns

I have the following code: \begin{displaymath} \begin{array}{|c|c|c|c} p & q & p\lor{}q & p\land{}q \\ \hline 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & 1 & 0 \\ 1 & 0 ...
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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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Editing *existing* multipage TeX tables in a spreadsheet-like interface?

Is there any GUI/interface/package that will enable me to edit existing data in columns of my super-complicated multipage TeX table? Currently, I count the "&"s to get to the correct column and ...