# Creating simple table (picture included)

I'm quite struggling. I'd like to centralize pretty much everything except Table X, Three long words and the left panel (Bla of... + abcde). Thanks for your suggestions.

So far I came up with this:

\begin{table}

\caption{name}

\centering

\begin{tabular}{llllllll}

\hline

~ & \multicolumn{5}{c}{Three long words}   \\

Blue of bla of ble  & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5  \\ \hline

A       &  10.2  & 10.2  &  10.2  &  10.2  &  10.2    \\

B       &   111.2 & 111.2 & 111.2 & 111.2 & 111.2 \\ \hline

\end{tabular}

\end{table}


But it doesn't work well. What I want to create:

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Here is one possible solution. See my input and corresponding output below.

I made a couple of improvements, including the use of the booktabs package (for nicer-looking rules), and the siunitx package (for decimal alignment), as suggested by cmhughes.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[showframe]{geometry}    % only to show the position
% of the tabular on the page
\usepackage{booktabs}   % this package promotes good tabular style
\usepackage{caption}    % for customising caption style
\usepackage{siunitx}    % for decimal alignment

\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\captionsetup%
{%
singlelinecheck = off,  % for correct just. of single-line captions
justification   = raggedright,
labelfont       = bf,
}
\centering%
\bfseries
\begin{minipage}[b]{.7\textwidth}       % A minipage is convenient here;
% its width may have to be adjusted.
\caption{name}%
\begin{tabular}{@{}l SSSSS }        % @{} removes the extra horizontal space
\toprule
& \multicolumn{5}{l}{Three long words}  \\
\cmidrule{2-6}

Blue of bla of ble  & 1     & 2     & 3     & 4     & 5     \\
\midrule
A                   & 10.2  & 10.2  &  10.2 & 10.2  &  10.2 \\
B                   & 111.2 & 111.2 & 111.2 & 111.2 & 111.2 \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\end{minipage}
\end{table}

\end{document}


It seems that you expectet somethin like this (the changes marked):

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}

\caption{name}

\centering

%\begin{tabular}{llllllll}
\begin{tabular}{l*5{c}}
\hline

%~ & \multicolumn{5}{c}{Three long words}   \\
~ & \multicolumn{5}{l}{ Three long words}   \\
\cline{2-6} % PS
Blue of bla of ble  & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5  \\ \hline

A       &  10.2  & 10.2  &  10.2  &  10.2  &  10.2    \\

B       &   111.2 & 111.2 & 111.2 & 111.2 & 111.2 \\ \hline

\end{tabular}

\end{table}
\end{document}