{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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Tabular with p type columns to fill page width

I wish to be able to have a table (using tabular) that fills the page horizontally with each column using a fraction of that space, for now assume that they are equally sized. I wish to be able to ...
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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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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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automatically insert data in a complex table

I have a relatively complex table that looks like this: The same table structure is going to be repeated so many times. I already have the tables in MS Word. My question is if there is an easy ...
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Multi-page with Tabulary?

I know that you can combine tabularx and longtable functionality with either ltxtable or ltablex, but is there something similar for tabulary? My searching has come up dry when looking for any way to ...
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How can I create a beautiful symbol table?

One part of my "Geometrie und Topologie" book is a symbol table that allows students to quickly find the right words when they don't understand a symbol. This makes searching via the index / Wikipedia ...
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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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Including Large Tables in a beamer Frame

What is the best way of including large tables in a beamer presentation?
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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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Generate random numbers with a specific font

My objective is to create a table or some form of environment as shown in the figure below. The numbers should be randomly generated every time you compile and have the font shown below. Is ...
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How to apply a macro to each column of a table

I want to apply a macro to all the cells of a column with the cell content as the input to the macro. Is this possible? For example if the cell contents have the word TEST, the macro should take TEST ...
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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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Problems with \toprule and \midrule in a table

Having the following siunitx table code in LyX, for each occurrence of \toprule and \midrule I obtain an error message: The control sequence at the end of the top line of your error message was ...
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Creating a triangular table

Is there a way to create something that looks like this? I have looked at the \rotatebox command, but that will not get the same "jagged" edges on the bottom, and looked at How to draw a diagonally-...
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Why is & special outside of tabular environments?

Consider the following m(non-)we: \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} Foo & Bar \end{document} The build will fail with ! Misplaced alignment tab character &. while it will ...
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Table layout with tabularx (column widths: 50%|25%|25%)

This code produces a table with three centered column: \begin{table}[htbp] \centering \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{| c | c | c |} \hline Alpha     & Beta     & Gamma   ...
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How to align numbers to en-dash in a table?

dcolumn and siunitx packages can be used for aligning numbers to decimal point in a table. How can I align the range values (separated using en-dash --) to en-dash '--', in a table? so they appear ...
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Expandable version of \InputIfFileExists or \IfFileExists

From this question: Cannot use \toprule when doing \input inside tabular -- why? I know that everything inside the tabular environment should better be expandable. The MWE below suggests that \...
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Control spacing around table caption

I want to put several tables in the same table float like this: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} \begin{table} \caption{Internal ...
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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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Different font sizes for different rows in table

I want to put different sizes of fonts (smaller) into different rows of my LaTeX table. I found that it is possible to have different font sizes for different columns of this post. Is there any simple ...
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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?: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{...
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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. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twoside,open=right,...
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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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Problem with Table Vertical Alignment

I want a table whose first column is aligned top, second column is aligned middle, and third column is aligned bottom; like this: I wrote the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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How to draw the following box using TikZ?

How to draw the following boxes using TikZ? EDIT (22.09.)
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Problem typesetting a Prisoner's Dilemma table

I am going to create a table, which should look like The Prisoner's Dilemma, but I can't create it. It should look like this: My preamble look like this: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,oneside]{...
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How to wrap text in table cell?

this code: %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%Table: Valence x valence crosstab \begin{table*}[t] \centering \begin{tabular}{c c c c c c c} \toprule \midrule &...
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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 ̶n̶o̶n̶-...
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horizontally center table

Strangely in this MWE the table is shifted to the left but in my original document I have exactly the same code but the table is centered. Can anyone solve the mystery? \documentclass{article} \...
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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} \newcolumntype{x}...
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Raggedleft paragraph in a table

I am trying to typeset a table of two columns, where each column consists of paragraphs and the paragraphs in the right hand column are set raggedleft. Here is a minimal example of the code I thought ...
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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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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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How can I produce a graph from a table?

What I want to do is plot a graph for a given data set. This must be simple to do, but I just cannot find a simple explanation of how to do it... I have the following table (no problem so far): \...
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Problem with redefining Tabular environment with the \renewenvironment ‎command‎

In a book I'm typesetting, I want the tabular environment to be in footnote size and the other body of the book to be in normalsize font. To do this, I've tried something like the following: ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎\...
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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 & 32....
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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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Table caption without the word “table”

Whenever I put \begin{table} \begin{tabular} ... \end{tabular} \caption{My great table} \end{table} It would end up with the name "Table 1: My great table". I don't want the prefix "Table 1:". Is ...
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Framing cells in a table

I want to add borders to a set of cells in a table. But not just a border for the single cells because then I imagine I could just put the cell content in an fbox. Instead I want a frame which "merges"...
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Fitting tables into beamer

I have some tables in my presentations that are rather big. I found out how to use \resizebox to fit them into my page. Unfortunately this only works for tables that are wide. For long tables, my ...
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Automatic wrapping of a \multicolumn table cell

I output lots of tables to LaTeX using the estout/esttab package in Stata. I frequently want to have long footnotes on the bottom of the table, explaining coefficients, sources, etc. The estout ...
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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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Brackets in first column in table give “Missing number, treated as zero” error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Error with table I'm writing a table with 4 columns and 1 row. The first column starts with a bracket. It compiles without issues: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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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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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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Big table - what to do about it?

So I have quite a big table, as you will see in my code. I'd prefer (if possible) to have the table fit on a "normal" portrait page (personal preference as I think it is easier to read). Mainly the ...
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Is it possible to use the pipe character, |, to separate cells in a table?

I was wondering if it is possible to use the pipe character, |, instead of the & to separate cells. Something like this: c1 | c2 | c3 \\ c4 | c5 | c6 \\ instead of this: c1 & c2 & c3 \...
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Creating Table: On Mastering LaTeX

Guys, I am one the process of mastering LaTeX, so that later when times come I shall be fully prepared to typeset almost anything without thinking twice. So during this awesome process, I am now ...
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Mathematical functions inside LaTeX tables

I have several tables where I have tables which may look like this: ------------------------------------- | X | Y | X + Y | X - Y | (X + Y)/2 | ------------------------------------- | | | | ...