# Two different height column — multirow table

I'm dealing with tables, I want to obtain a table like this:

And I wrote this very basic code:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}

\usepackage{array,multirow,graphicx}
\usepackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[h]
\begin{tabular}{l|l|}
\hline
\multicolumn{1}{|l|}{\cellcolor[HTML]{C0C0C0}\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{ Lorem Ipsum }} &                    \\ \cline{1-1}
& \multirow{-9}{*}{ Dolor Sit Amet} \\ \cline{2-2}

\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\end{document}

Which gives me an unsatisfactory result.

Any ideas?

Thank you very much for your patience,

• So you need the thick and thin borders? – Werner Apr 3 '15 at 0:05
• Do you want multi row in the second column? – user11232 Apr 3 '15 at 0:28
• Dear @Werner, more than thick/thin borders, I need a multirow table as in the figure. – user51937 Apr 3 '15 at 8:08

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}

\usepackage{array,multirow,graphicx}
\usepackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[h]
\setlength{\arrayrulewidth}{2pt}
\begin{tabular}{l!{\vrule width 2pt}l|}
\hline
\multicolumn{1}{|l!{\vrule width 0.4pt}}{\cellcolor[HTML]{C0C0C0}\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{%
\parbox{2cm}{\centering Lorem Ipsum }}} & \\ \cline{1-1}
& \\
& \\
& \\
& \\
&
\multirow{-6}{*}{Dolor Sit Amet} \\[-2pt]\cline{2-2}

\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\end{document}

For a change, with tcolorbox

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{kantlipsum}
\usepackage[most]{tcolorbox}
\definecolor{mycolor}{HTML}{C0C0C0}

\newtcolorbox{mytab}[1][]{
colback=white,
left=6pt,
top=6pt,
arc=6pt,
outer arc=0pt,
enlarge left by=\dimexpr1cm+6pt\relax,
width=\dimexpr\textwidth-1cm-6pt\relax,
nobeforeafter,
frame hidden,
enhanced jigsaw,
overlay={
\node[draw,fill=mycolor,anchor=south east,inner sep=4pt,align=center,
,minimum height=1cm,text width=1in,rotate=90] (a)
at (frame.north west) {#1};
\draw[line width=2pt] (a.south west) -| (a.north east) -- (frame.north east) |- ([xshift=-0.5\pgflinewidth]frame.south west) -- ([xshift=-0.5\pgflinewidth]a.south west) -- cycle;
},
before=\noindent%
}

\begin{document}
\begin{mytab}[Lorem\\Ipsum]
\kant[1]
\end{mytab}

\end{document}

• Dear @HarishKumar thank you very much for you answer. I don't know the tcolorbox package, I can see it's very powerful! Now I tried to compile the code you proposed, but it gives me this Error: Sorry for the basic question.. – user51937 Apr 3 '15 at 8:28
• @user51937 Sorry I can't see the error in the link you provided. For the above code to compile, you need to have an up-to-date tex distribution. – user11232 Apr 3 '15 at 9:03
• Thank you very mush @HarishKumar, I updated LateX and now it works very well! Thank you man! – user51937 Apr 4 '15 at 19:28
• @user51937 You are welcome. :) – user11232 Apr 4 '15 at 22:53
• Dear @HarishKumar, may I ask you something about the grey box positioning, please? – user51937 Apr 8 '15 at 15:19