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How would I go about making a table that looks like this :

A-------
A1-------
A2-------
B-------
B1-------
B2-------

Where rows A and B have the same columns, A1, A2, B1, B2 have all the same columns, but different from those of A and B.

Finding a common subdivision of columns of the two kinds of rows would be a nightmare.

EDIT : Here's a picture of what I have in mind :

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Zarko, Werner, Jesse, Stefan Pinnow, user31729 Jul 26 '16 at 6:08

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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! You question is unclear, but you may be looking for \multicolumn! – user31729 Jul 20 '16 at 10:57
  • My understanding of \multicolumn is that you make a cell span several columns. This works well if say the set of columns of rows of type A1 is a subset of the set of columns of rows of type A. That's what I refer to when I talk about a common subdivision of columns. – JadeSnail Jul 20 '16 at 11:01
  • Can you give us an image of what you want? Perhaps created in Excel or a drawing program? – James Jul 20 '16 at 11:04
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    @JadeSnail: Well, as I said, your question is unclear – user31729 Jul 20 '16 at 11:05
  • @JadeSnail, with multicolumn you can also change coulmn type in selected cell, for example: \multicolumn{1}{c}{...} for centering content of this cell ... And as Christian Hupfer said, your question is unclear. Try to provide a table in which wrote in cell, what should formatting differ from other cell. – Zarko Jul 20 '16 at 11:13
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Here an example of a solution based on tabularx:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{array,  booktabs, tabularx, caption}
\usepackage[table,  svgnames]{xcolor}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}
  \centering\captionsetup{labelfont=sc, skip=6pt}
  \caption{A table}
  \begin{tabularx}{0.67\linewidth}{|*{3}{>{\centering\arraybackslash}X|}}
    \hline
    \rowcolor{Lavender!60}A & B & C \\%
    \hline
  \end{tabularx}\\[-1.1pt]
  \rowcolors{1}{Yellow!10}{Yellow!10}
  \begin{tabularx}{0.67\linewidth}{|*{5}{>{\centering\arraybackslash}X|}}
    a & b & c & d & e \\
    \hline
    s & t & u & v & w \\
    \hline
  \end{tabularx}\\[-1.1pt]%
  \begin{tabularx}{0.67\linewidth}{|*{3}{>{\centering\arraybackslash}X|}}
    \rowcolor{Lavender!60} A & B & C \\
    \hline
  \end{tabularx}\\[-1.1pt]
  \begin{tabularx}{0.67\linewidth}{|*{5}{>{\centering\arraybackslash}X|}}
    a & b & c & d & e \\
    \hline
    s & t & u & v & w \\
    \hline
  \end{tabularx}
\end{table}

\end{document} 

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