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I have a table with two columns like this:

\begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{XX}

test & test \\ 

\multicolumn{2}{l}{test} \\

\end{tabularx}

However the multicolumn line does not function good (too close to the first line). Besides I read that \multicolumn should not cross any X columns.

What is the solution?

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Please always post complete. documents not just fragments. the spacing you get here is unaffected by tabularx you would get the same spacing from tabular p columns. I a not sure why you say it is "too close" as it is teh standard row spacing that you would get without the \multicolumn However I insert an extra 20pt space in the example below.

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\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{tabularx}

\begin{document}

\noindent
\begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{XX}

test & test \\[20pt]

\multicolumn{2}{l}{test} \\

\end{tabularx}

\end{document}

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