I would like to create a table like this, but the first row is too long and exceeded the width of page. How can I create and fix this problem in latex? enter image description here

  • Assuming your 3 columns all are l (or c or r), you probably want either the p / m / b paragraph-like styles for the last one or a flexible-width one like X. The latter is often combined with fixed-width tabulars. Read up on the tabularx, tabu and ctable packages. Similar questions must have been asked here dozens of times. Also, show your code next time!
    – Crissov
    Feb 12 '14 at 9:53

The simplest to start is use of tabular with multirow. Here the third column expands up to 0.8\textwidth.

enter image description here




\multirow{3}{*}{x} & $x_1$&\lipsum[1]\\
                   & $x_2$&xxxxxxxxxxxxxx\\
                   & $x_3$& xxxxxxxxxxxxxx\\                    


Try to reduce space between all cols(\setlength{\tabcolsep}{0.1 cm}):

\setlength{\tabcolsep}{0.1 cm}
  x & x & x & x & x & x & x & x & x & x & x & x & x & x\\

or set hspace in tabular

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