I'm using the tabularx package from within memoir for creating a table. I'm trying to set the row height and found for tabular the command


However, with my tabularx table it doesn't seem to work and I can't find any way to do it (except maybe by manually setting each newline to a certain height)

Is there a better way to set the row height of all rows within a tabularx?

  • See Column padding in tables
    – Werner
    Jul 17, 2013 at 14:12
  • Ahhhh! Come on, that was an easy one! Sorry!
    – navige
    Jul 17, 2013 at 14:13
  • Did that solve your problem? If so, we could close this question as a duplicate. Give some feedback.
    – Werner
    Jul 17, 2013 at 14:49

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The dimen register \extrarowheight is provided by package array, which is automatically loaded by package tabularx. Thus \extrarowheight works as expected in the following example:




A different method is the redefinition of the factor \arraystretch. It is applied to the automatic struts, inserted in the tabular, see the question "Column padding in tables", found by Werner.

  • Strangely extrarowheight doesn't work for me, but arraystretch does. Maybe interference with another package?
    – navige
    Jul 17, 2013 at 15:53
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    @navige: Please create a minimal working example (MWE) that shows the problem. Jul 17, 2013 at 16:48

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