# Issue with row spacing in tabular environement

I have the following macro to format all my table together inside of my CV.

\documentclass[a4]{article}

\setlength{\tabcolsep}{0pt}
\newenvironment{entrylist}{%
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{\extracolsep{\fill}}ll}
}{%
\end{tabular*}}

\renewcommand{\bfseries}{}
\newcommand{\entryacquis}[5]{%
#1&\parbox[t]{14.5cm}{%
\textbf{#2}%
\hfill%
{\footnotesize #3}\\%
#4}\\
{Skills~:} &#5}

\begin{document}

\begin{entrylist}
\entryacquis
{6\thinspace --\thinspace 8.2008}
{Job Position}
{A company}
{Job description}
{Some learned skills}
\end{entrylist}

\end{document}


The produced result :

How can I make the line spacing between the job description row and the skills row the same as between two normal text line ? That on is for some reason smaller.

I already tried to add \baselineskip, \linebreak, \vspace but I didn't get it to work properly.

• Try #4}\\[16pt] in your command definition... – Thruston Jun 2 '16 at 10:09

Add some \struts around your data (I did to both ends, in case the data spans more than a line).

\documentclass[a4]{article}

\setlength{\tabcolsep}{0pt}
\newenvironment{entrylist}{%
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{\extracolsep{\fill}}ll}
}{%
\end{tabular*}}

\renewcommand{\bfseries}{}
\newcommand{\entryacquis}[5]{%
#1&\parbox[t]{14.5cm}{%
\strut\textbf{#2}%
\hfill%
{\footnotesize #3}\\%
#4\strut}\\
{Skills~:} &\strut#5\strut}

\begin{document}

\begin{entrylist}
\entryacquis
{6\thinspace --\thinspace 8.2008}
{Job Position}
{A company}
{Job description}
{Some learned skills}
\end{entrylist}

\end{document}


• Thanks for the help. Now it works correctly for simple case but if I end my job description by Itemize, I got an empty line in between. Any idea how I can fix it ? – Pierrick Jun 2 '16 at 10:58
• @Pierrick I think that is really a separate question about how to eliminate extra vertical space associated with itemize. I know such questions have been asked on this site. You can search, and I will too. If I find a relevant question, I will let you know. – Steven B. Segletes Jun 2 '16 at 11:15
• @Pierrick You may find this relevant, in that it shows where those extra spaces come from: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/17957/… – Steven B. Segletes Jun 2 '16 at 11:18
• I just came to the same conclusion after playing around with itemize and strut. Thanks you for the confirmation, I will search for the itemize variable. – Pierrick Jun 2 '16 at 11:20
• with the answer you point me out, I was able to delete the spacing after itemize outside of the tabular environment. But when I have itemize inside of my tabular, I didn't found any way to remove it. Any suggestion how to do it? Or should I post a new question and related it to this one ? – Pierrick Jun 2 '16 at 13:33