I want vertically centered text in a simple table like this:


 4 & 3 & 2 & 1 \\


but the text is not vertically centered, it almost touches the upper hline. What should I do to fix this?


The paragraph box containing the cells is vertically centred (using \vcenter) But that isn't the same thing as centring the digits in the actual content, note that a line box is the same height whether the content is ( or 1 or .

You can add


before the table to get a better appearance.

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