I want to create a tabular in LaTeX that has following layout:

|-1cm-|-remaining size / 3-|-remaining size / 3-|-remaining size / 3-|

The first column has to be small (like 1 cm). The other three columns should all have the same size. I don't want to hard-code the width of these columns. The width shall be automatically adapted based on the width of the whole table.

I haven't found a solution so far. I think it could work by defining a custom column type with the array package but I could not find enough documentation.

Can anyone tell me how to do this and also provide a link or a short explanation?



Depending on the width of the table, tabularx is your friend here, using X columntype.

The first column can be done with p{1cm} for example, if left alignment in cells is required.

The X columntype will distribute the remaining space equally

I left the vertical lines for demonstration only.




Foo & Foobar & Foobar & Foobar \tabularnewline


Please note that due to the \tabcolsep width, there is an extra spacing of 2\tabcolsep for each column, if not specified otherwise!

If this is not wanted, use @{}p{1cm}@{} instead of p{1cm}, for example!

enter image description here

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.