# (top) vertical alignment of tabular

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:

\newenvironment{cvskills}{
\begin{center}
\setlength\tabcolsep{1ex}
\setlength{\extrarowheight}{0pt}
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{\extracolsep{\fill}} r L{15.2cm}}
}{
\end{tabular*}
\end{center}
}


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.

• 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. – Steven B. Segletes Jul 28 '16 at 10:44
• What is the L(capital L) column type? – Bernard Jul 28 '16 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. – Valerio Raco Jul 28 '16 at 11:03

\newcolumntype{L}[1]{>{\raggedright\let\newline\\\arraybackslash\hspace{0pt}}m{#1}}

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.