am using this: %%% https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/97188/27721


and would like to use (that is, integrate into the above) sth like that:


(which is taken from David's tabularx manual)





Expanded the question with proper MWE here:

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    Have you tried {>{\hsize=1.5\hsize}Z>{\hsize=0.5\hsize}Z}?
    – Mico
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 9:24
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    Just use the Z column you have defined? Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 9:25
  • Instead of *{1}{p{\mylengthydate}}*{1}{X}*{1}{Z}, it's perfectly OK to write p{\mylengthydate} X Z.
    – Mico
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 9:30
  • @Mico Syntactically, how could I add {>{\hsize=1.5\hsize}Z>{\hsize=0.5\hsize}Z} or equivalent to the section before \begin{document}? To integrate it with \newcolumntype or sth else? Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 9:37

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Assuming you want the X column to be three times as wide as the Z column -- as well as the Z column type being defined as in your query above and there being no whitespace to the left of the first column or to the right of the final column -- you could set up the structure of the tabularx environment as follows:

begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{@{} p{\mylengthydate} 
                                >{\hsize=0.5\hsize}Z @{}}
  • In more LaTeX sense >{\setlength\hsize{1.5\hsize}}X ...
    – Zarko
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 10:10
  • @Zarko - I feel comfortable with the syntax proposed in the user guide of the tabularx package...
    – Mico
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 14:14

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