{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 add a forced line break inside a table cell

I have some text in a table and I want to add a forced line break. I want to insert a forced line break without having to specify the column width, i.e. something like the following: \begin{tabular}{|...
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Column and row padding in tables

How do you guys go about controlling column padding in tables? Update To clarify, I'm looking for a way to control both vertical and horizontal padding. So, if I had a simple table like in the ...
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Beautiful table samples

I'm interested in learning about some nice-looking table samples. Colors can make a huge difference, and just providing some color to headers, background, or borders can dramatically change ...
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How to create fixed width table columns with text raggedright/centered/raggedleft?

I would like to create a table with some columns' width specified, while the text in those columns should be centered both horizontally and vertically. I found out that \usepackage{array} \begin{...
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Comprehensive list of tools that simplify the generation of LaTeX tables

Manually hacking tables in LaTeX is one of the less funny things when preparing a document. Naturally, there are quite a few tools that promise to simplify this. In fact, I have somewhat lost track of ...
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Which tabular packages do which tasks and which packages conflict?

I've read a couple of questions recently about tabular environments, and it seems there's a whole bunch of packages that do stuff in this field. I'd really like a summary of what each package does, ...
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How to force a table into page width?

I have the following table: \begin{table}[htb] \begin{tikzpicture} \node (table) [inner sep=0pt] { \begin{tabular}{ l | l } {\bf Symptom} & {\bf Metric} \\ \hline Class that has many accessor ...
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Why should a table caption be placed above the table?

In the papers I read the caption in figure floats is placed below the figure and in table floats the caption is placed above the table. I recognize that this is a common style that a lot of people ...
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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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How can I have two tables side by side?

Suppose I have two tables that don't have many columns (3, for example). How can I position them side by side?
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Adding space between columns in a table

I notice that the space between each column of a table in LaTeX is not quite wide (at least for me). Is there any way to set this? I found the \hspace, but I don't get how to use this in the table.
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How to vertically-center the text of the cells?

I have a simple table as follows: \begin{table*} \centering \begin{tabular}{|l|c|c|c|c|p{2in}|} ... ... \end{tabular} \caption{The factors the camera solver depends on to ...
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How to create alternating rows in a table?

Sometimes you can see in books tables, that have alternating background color for rows in a table to support readability. How I can achieve this with LaTeX? And yes, I could put macros \odd and \even ...
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How to rotate a table?

I have a table and I want to rotate it. The table has 3 rows and 4 columns, and I want to rotate the text inside this table as well. How can I do this?
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Easiest way to delete a column?

I have a set of 10 tables and each has an extra column that I don't want. Specifically, these tables are descriptions of database tables exported by phpMyAdmin, and they all have a "MIME" column that ...
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How can I draw a horizontal line spanning only some of the table cells?

In a table, how can I draw a horizontal line that goes only through some of the cells? I mean a line like the one in the Foo and in the Bar area of this table: +----+-----+ |Foo |1 |2 | | |1 |2 | |...
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color only a cell of a table [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Color merged and regular cells in a table individually I tried to color only a cell of my table but I don't know how do it. I found the method to color an entire row.How ...
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Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns

Let me begin by stating that I did google the answers (and I'll reference to them soon). Yet each of the resources I found discussed one particular method, I'm interested in a comparison of the ...
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Increase LaTeX table row height

How does one increase the height of the rows in a LaTeX table?
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Is there a way to slightly shrink a table, including font size, to fit within the column boundaries?

I have a table that is just a little too wide for a 3.33" column. Is there a way to simply shrink the table a little to make it fit? I'm OK if the 10pt font becomes 9pt-something. Here is an example. ...
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Make a table span multiple pages

I have a table that takes up a full page, but I want it to start on a page that already has some text and then continue onto the next page (i.e. it's ok if the table gets broken up and spans two pages)...
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Org-mode export to LaTeX: temptation or nuisance?

We are talking about Emacs and Org-mode: There are several advantages of drafting papers with Org-mode and to have them transferred later to LaTeX, e.g.: I'd like to avoid »programming while writing«...
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How to break a line in a table [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a forced line break inside a table cell In a table I would like to have a line break in the text inside a cell. Is there an easy way to do so, or do I have to ...
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How to add extra spaces between rows in tabular environment?

I couldn't find any option that lets me expand the vertical space between rows in tabular environment. For example, \begin{tabular}{c c} $f^{(n)}(x)$ & $f^{(n)}(0)$ \\ $-2xe^{-x^{x^{x^2}}}...
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Make first row of table all bold

I'm trying to do something that I thought would be relatively simple but seems to be quite hard. I have a table with a number of columns, and I'd like to make all of the titles appear in bold text. ...
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LaTeX tables: How do I make thicker or thinner horizontal lines (typically \hline)?

The title says it all: In LaTeX tables: How do I make bold horizontal lines (typically \hline)?
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How to merge columns in a table?

I have this table, but wanted to format the first row. I like to match the two columns of first row, and last two columns of the same first row. Any suggestion on how to do that? \begin{table}[!h] \...
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booktabs: What is the difference between \toprule and \hline

The horizontal lines in tabular environment can be constructed. What is the difference between \toprule, \midrule, \bottomrule and specifying horizontal line using \hline?
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Is there a tool to make a complicated Table like this one (“Auswahlliste” from “Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionsmethodik”)?

I’m developing a product as a part of my thesis for my university in Germany. We are supposed to use standard methodology for decision making. One of the tools is called “Auswahlliste”. (I don’t even ...
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Change align of a single cell in tabular [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Aligning inside tabular environment, specific cell I have a simple table with a given align. I want to know if there is a way to specify a different align for a cell. For ...
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Center column with specifying width in table (tabular enviroment)? [duplicate]

I have table that has long headers and I would like to specify width of the column, but also be able to remain it's centred position. Something like |c{0.30\textwidth}|. It is possible? How to ...
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Table with multiple lines in some cells

What is the easiest way to have 2 lines in some of the cells in a table? The only way I can think right now is to actually have 2 separate rows (without the line in the middle) and use \multirow on ...
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How do I color table columns?

I've found question How do I fill table cells with a background color?, but the link to the documentation isn't helping me at all. I'd like to know how to color a table column given my column code, ...
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Math mode in tabular without having to use $…$ everywhere

\begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|} \hline Column A & Column B \\ \begin{math} x & y \\ \end{math} \end{tabular} This won't let me compile and gives a lot of errors, how do I enable math mode in a ...
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Page-wide table in two-column mode

I want a table that is as wide as the whole page in a document with option twocolumn. The table has to be inserted on the bottom of the page, but that is not necessary. I've tried: \begin{table*}[b] ...
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Best way to create an system of equations environment?

I am trying to write a few systems of equations, and I want the terms to be nicely spaced as below 2x + y + 3z = 10 \\ x + y + z = 6 \\ x + 3y + 2z = 13 Now, using ...
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Footnotes in tables?

I would like to have footnotes in tables, but the \footnote command does not work inside a table environment. Googling one finds that this is a frequently asked question, at least in the UK. That ...
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How to specify the row height in LaTeX table?

I want to create a LaTeX table with three rows which have different row heights. How can I do this? The following code \renewcommand\arraystretch{2.4} \setlength\minrowclearance{2.4pt} seems make ...
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How can I automatically calculate sums in a LaTeX table?

Sometimes I would like LaTeX to automatically calculate sums (or other simple arithmetic) for me, eg. in a table. I would like to ensure that when I update the table, I don't accidentally forget to ...
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How can I reproduce this table with thick lines?

I'm trying to reproduce this table: (apologies for the terrible cameraphone pic) I don't know how to get the slightly thicker leftmost and topmost line. Here's a minimal example of what I have so ...
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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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How to diagonally divide a table cell … properly?

There have been many threads discussing solutions to the task of drawing a diagonal line in a table cell. There are also two packages to do this, slashbox and the better looking makecell with its \...
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Table in the shape of an arrow

Is it possible (and not too difficult) to draw a table in the shape of an arrow? I think it's best explained giving an example: I'd like to draw a table almost exactly like this. However, the 2nd, ...
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How can I make a table that takes up more than a single page?

I've got data that I need to include in a table, but there's a lot if it. I've played with the font size and table formatting as much as I can, but the table still won't fit on the page. Is there ...
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How to repeat top rows (column headings) on every page

I have a big table which contains hundreds of rows. I want to repeat the top two rows on every page of the table. How can I do it in TeX?
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Why not use vertical lines ('|') in a tabular?

My question is a follow-up to the answer to a follow-up question, to be found here. ;) I'd like to know why one would advise against using vertical lines (via |) in a tabular (i.e. in \begin{tabular}{...
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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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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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Tabular: title above and caption below?

I have a table that I would like to put the Title above and a caption below. Intuitively (though I know how troublesome intuition can be in something like LaTeX), I should be able to do as below: \...
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Diagonal lines in table cell

I need this table: (each row and column should have the same height and length, last cell should be divided by diagonal line). I tried the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[...