# Vertical bar/rule table alignment

Would anyone know how to set up a vertical bar in the table so it is proportional at both ends of the table?

Code:

\newcolumntype{L}{p{0.00\textwidth}}
\newcolumntype{R}{>{\raggedright\arraybackslash}p{1.0\textwidth}}
\newcommand\VRule{\color{lightgray}\vrule width 0.5pt}
\begin{tabular}{L!{\VRule}@{\hspace{5pt}}R}
& Instructor of record...
& Introduce...
& Demonstrate...
& Develop...
\end{tabular}

• Hi! Welcome to TeX.SX! N.B.: You are not comparing the distance above the top of the I with the distance below the bottom of, for example, the p Oct 13, 2015 at 4:25

My suggestion would be to insert a strut of appropriate height as the difference you notice really depends on what the tabular contents. Below I've inserted a .9\normalbaselineskip strut which increases the height of the first line every so slightly:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{array,xcolor}

\newcolumntype{L}{p{0pt}}
\newcolumntype{R}{>{\raggedright\arraybackslash}p{.5\linewidth}}
\newcommand\VRule{\color{lightgray}\vrule width 0.5pt}

\begin{document}

\noindent
\begin{tabular}{L!{\VRule}@{\hspace{5pt}}R}
\rule{0pt}{.9\normalbaselineskip}
& Instructor of record for \ldots \\
& Introduce basic principles \ldots \\
& Demonstrate engineering \ldots \\
& Develop syllabus, \ldots
\end{tabular}

\end{document}