# Top padding inside tabular when using parbox

I need to fake a caption under an image, since you can't use figure/caption inside tabular/longtable environments (afaik). The data inside the table are generated dynamically so I don't know the height of the image from time to time. I know the width though.

So, to fake the caption I use a parbox inside a table cell to encapsulate the image and caption.

Finally, the problem: I need more padding in the top of the cell. In the following minimal example the rule clamps to the top of the cell with no padding at all.

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{longtable}
\begin{document}
\begin{longtable}{| p{105 mm} |}
\hline
\hline
\parbox[t]{10cm}{
\rule{100mm}{50mm}
Fake caption
\strut}\\
\hline
\end{longtable}
\end{document}


Possible solutions include removing parbox and use something else. The important part here is that I want to fake the caption under the image and I need it to be in an tabular environment.

Edit1: Added vertical borders to the example code.

• I have added a solution. :-) – user11232 Nov 28 '13 at 9:52

You can add \vspace{.5\baselineskip} soon after \parbox[t]{10cm}{. Adjust .5\baselineskip suitably.

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{longtable}
\begin{document}
\begin{longtable}{| p{105 mm} |}
\hline
\hline
\parbox[t]{10cm}{
\rule{100mm}{50mm}
Fake caption
\strut}\\
\hline
\end{longtable}
\end{document}


You can add the vertical space manually. For instance:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{longtable}
\begin{document}
\begin{longtable}{| p{105 mm} |}
\hline