# Table - remove row lines in column to furthest right

How do I remove row lines in the column to furthest to the right. I have seen examples where they do it the left. I would like the "powers" from the table here to be on the right side instead of the left.

I have the following code:

\documentclass[a4paper,oneside,11pt]{memoir}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{multirow}
\begin{document}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}%controls the space between the rows
\begin{table}[h!]
\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{ | l | l | l | l |}
\hline
\textbf{header one} & \textbf{header two} & \textbf{header three} & \textbf{header four}\\ \hline
r1c1 & r1c2 & r1c3 &  \multirow{4}{*}{ no row lines in the first four rows}\\ \hline
r2c1 & r2c2 & r2c3 & \\ \hline
r3c1 & r3c2 & r3c3 &\\ \hline
r4c1 & r4c2 & r4c3 &\\ \hline
r5c1 & r5c2 & r5c3 &\\ \hline
r6c1 & r6c2 & r6c3 &\\ \hline
r7c1 & r7c2 & r7c3 &\\ \hline
\end{tabular}
\caption{my caption}
\label{tab:test}
\end{center}
\end{table}
\end{document}


The text "no row lines in the first four rows" should have... well no row lines - it should be one "big box" :o) All help is greatly appricated!

• – Claudio Fiandrino Apr 5 '13 at 14:15
• Maybe it should be mentioned that such "excel style" tables with a grid-like rules between all the cells are considered t6o be bad style in typography. Maybe you want to have a look into the quite comprehensive documentation of the booktabs package that elaborates a bit more on this topic and gives some nice alternatives. – Benedikt Bauer Apr 5 '13 at 14:15

## 1 Answer

Use

\cline{1-3}


in rows 2-4 instead of \hline

% arara: pdflatex
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{multirow}
\begin{document}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}%controls the space between the rows
\begin{table}[h!]
\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{ | l | l | l | l |}
\hline
\textbf{header one} & \textbf{header two} & \textbf{header three} & \textbf{header four}\\ \hline
r1c1 & r1c2 & r1c3 &  \multirow{4}{*}{ no row lines in the first four rows}\\ \cline{1-3}
r2c1 & r2c2 & r2c3 & \\ \cline{1-3}
r3c1 & r3c2 & r3c3 &\\\cline{1-3}
r4c1 & r4c2 & r4c3 &\\ \hline
r5c1 & r5c2 & r5c3 &\\ \hline
r6c1 & r6c2 & r6c3 &\\ \hline
r7c1 & r7c2 & r7c3 &\\ \hline
\end{tabular}
\caption{my caption}
\label{tab:test}
\end{center}
\end{table}
\end{document}


Further enhancements to your table can be made by employing the booktabs package, and also noting the answers from

% arara: pdflatex
% !arara: indent: {overwrite: true}
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\begin{document}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}%controls the space between the rows
\begin{table}[h!]
\centering
\caption{my caption}
\label{tab:test}
\begin{tabular}{  l  l  l  l }
\toprule
\textbf{header one} & \textbf{header two} & \textbf{header three} & \textbf{header four}                                  \\ \midrule
r1c1                & r1c2                & r1c3                  & \multirow{4}{*}{ no row lines in the first four rows} \\ \cmidrule{1-3}
r2c1                & r2c2                & r2c3                  &                                                       \\ \cmidrule{1-3}
r3c1                & r3c2                & r3c3                  &                                                       \\\cmidrule{1-3}
r4c1                & r4c2                & r4c3                  &                                                       \\ \midrule
r5c1                & r5c2                & r5c3                  &                                                       \\ \midrule
r6c1                & r6c2                & r6c3                  &                                                       \\ \midrule
r7c1                & r7c2                & r7c3                  &                                                       \\ \bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\end{table}
\end{document}

• After your edit I wished there was a possibility to hit the upvote button a second time. Please add another thought upvote to your account ;-) – Benedikt Bauer Apr 5 '13 at 14:16
• @BenediktBauer thanks a lot, you're very kind :) – cmhughes Apr 5 '13 at 14:17