{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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parameter description with long descriptions and long lists — possibility of page break?

I have a series of equations with following parameter description. Some of those descriptions are relatively long, meaning that I nead a line break. I use so far table, and to accomodate the long ...
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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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Changing the font size in a table

What's the recommend way of changing the font size in a particular table? Is there a better way than enclosing all values with, for example, the \tiny function.
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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 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} \renewcommand{\...
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Fancy tables in LaTeX

I am terrible at LaTeX tables. I managed to produce a table, but it looks so basic. How do I make it fancier? Here is the table's code: \begin{table} \begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|l|l|} \hline ...
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Table Border Options

\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|} Column 1 & Column 2 & column3 \\ \hline second row & & \\ \hline \end{tabular} Please help me with table border options. Using | I can draw thin solid ...
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Resize a tabular object to textwidth

I have a table which its width exceed the textwidth of the document, but I want reduce its size to fit the textwidth space. I have tried the resizebox command but it doesn't work at all. \begin{...
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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 ...
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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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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 know ...
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Aligning inside tabular environment, specific cell

I'm trying to align a specific content of a single cell. For example, \begin{tabular}{|r|r|} \hline 1 & 2 \hline right & to_the_left \hline 1 & 2 \hline \end{tabular}...
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Wrap text around a tabular

I would like to wrap some text around a tabular as the figure shows. Do I have to use minipage and fix the width of the table, and the width of the text on the left hand? Isn't there a simpler way?
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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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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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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 \begin{tabular}{r|*{...
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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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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] \begin{...
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How to center column values in a table?

How can I center the column values in this code? \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \begin{document} \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{|p{2.5cm}|p{2.5cm}|p{2.5cm}|} \hline ...
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Automatic line-break in tabular

I'm making a tabular and I'd like to automatically do a like break rather than going beyond the page. This is my tabular code: \begin{table}[h] \begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|} Use Case Navn: &...
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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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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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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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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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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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Fit a table into one page

I have a table that is very wide. Now I want to force it into one landscape page. I already set the page orientation to landscape but now I don't know how to force it into one page with scaling. Any ...
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How can I create a table that spans across the width of two vertical (and opposite) A4 pages?

I have a large (wide) table to typeset. I usually use the code below for my tables which enables me to specify the width of each column in the table. However, it is up to me to make sure that the sum ...
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How to use itemize in Table environment

I want to create a table like the picture below, and i wish to itemize the lamba_1 > lamba_2 > 0 using 'item style', which is the cell of each categories. Can someone help me?
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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} \\ \includegraphics[width=0.39\textwidth]{...
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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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Generating a separate pdf file of tables and figures from a latex file?

Is it possible to generate a pdf of figures and tables of a paper from latex itself? I saw Journals and Conferences asking for a separate file of tables and figures. In this question, questioner ...
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Caption on tabular environment

I have got codes like the following (generated by Kile). How can I add a caption. I guess I should have used the table environment. Is there any solution now? \newcommand{\mc}[3]{\multicolumn{#1}{#2}{...
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\cellcolor overwrites table lines [duplicate]

I have a table which I want to fill with multiple colors, each cell possibly different from another. Which means, I can't make use of e.g. \columncolor (as in this post). While the table without any ...
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Expansion of first token in a tabular cell

Background I currently do some work on the collcell package which collects the content of a tabular/array cell and provides it to a user defined macro, e.g. using >{\collectcell\mymacro}c<{\...
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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{ \left\{\begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|l|}\...
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Spacing issues with itemize in a table

I've been trying to use lists of items in a table. This was easy to do but I could not find a way to align them in the same way as plain text in a table. Let me give an example: \documentclass{...
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How can I use variables (or formatting commands) in a header row of a \pgfplotstable table?

My first reaction to reading the pgfplotstable manual was: Why would anybody in their right mind use the tabular environment for generating tables? Advantages of pgfplotstable No need to specify ...
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Combining multirow and multicolumn

When combining multirow and multicolumn in the same cell of a table I am getting extra vertical lines: \documentclass[plain]{article} \usepackage{multirow} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Crop entire document around figure

Have you ever submitted a LaTeX paper to a journal that wants separate figures? When you want to include a figure composed of a table of images, you must build it separately. When I run latexpdf, I ...
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Create a table with LaTeX

I need to copy a table from a pdf file to my LaTeX document. I know I have to do it by hand but still don't understand how to create a table with LaTeX.
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Pgfplotstable one row in bold

Considering this MWE, I am looking to obtain bold style on a row. The highlight's style works on columns but not on row. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \begin{document} \...
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Keep first column on every page of long sideways-table

I have a table with a lot of columns, so I am going to make it landscape.The very first column is a sort of header, so I would like to repeat it on every page. Is there a way to do that?
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SWOT Table - how to convert to an article?

I need a SWOT analyse in color, and I found this one at http://www.mostlycolor.ch/2013/10/colored-blocks-in-beamer.html : Can someone help me by converting the beamer, so I can use it in an article?...
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Vertical alignment using multirow and booktabs

I'm trying to format correctly the following table: \documentclass[a4paper,twoside]{report} \usepackage{array,colortbl,multirow,multicol,booktabs,ctable} \newcommand{\hdrule}{\midrule[\heavyrulewidth]...
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Automatic coloring of numbers according to size

Scientific talks have their own culture, reporting the results, typically for me, in a table of the following form 1.7333 1.6472 1.5418 1.4682 1.5740 1.1525 1.2878 1.2652 1.3511 ...
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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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loop and char &

I can't find the problem in this code \documentclass{article} \newcount\mt \newcount\mtt \newcommand{\mttab}[2]{% \mt=0 \loop \advance\mt by 1 \mtt=1 {\loop ...