I am a total beginner, I manage to make small changes in a template, but I don't quite understand LaTeX syntax yet. I have this code:

    \begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{\extracolsep{\fill}} r L{15.2cm}}

I would like to have the two entries of the table vertically aligned on top. Could you please help me with that?

I apologize in advance for my inability to extrapolate from previously answered questions.

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    Welcome to the site. Please provide a small yet complete working code that demonstrates the problem. A mere code snippet makes it difficult to infer what else may be going on. Jul 28, 2016 at 10:44
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    What is the L(capital L) column type?
    – Bernard
    Jul 28, 2016 at 10:52
  • The code is part of a relatively complex code (CV awesome template). Unfortunately I don´t think I know what constitutes a complete working code for these lines. I thought that vertical alignment was a standard operation on tabulars. I don´t know what the L stands for, you suggest that is a costum made column type? in this case I could just trace back its definition and change the parameters there. Jul 28, 2016 at 11:03

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Thank you for your comments, that led me to find the answer to my problem. From Bernard answer

What is the L(capital L) column type?

I understood that L was somehow a custom column type, so I looked in the code where the column L was defined:


As correctly argued by Steven B. The problem was outside the code I provided in my question. Nevertheless, once I understood where to look I just had to change the last 'm' in m{#1}, which defines the vertical alignment to the (M)iddle, to p{#1}, which (i guess) uses the default vertical alignment of the (P)aragraph.

Problem solved, and your help was essential for me to understand the solution. Thank you

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