I want to put different sizes of fonts (smaller) into different rows of my LaTeX table. I found that it is possible to have different font sizes for different columns of this post. Is there any simple way to put different fonts to LaTeX table rows ?


You can use the package tabu which provides the command \rowfont:

Hello & World \\
Foo & Bar \\
Hello & World

I tested all other methods above with packages but I found this simple method by David most useful -- actually I got all kind of malfunctioning with other answers such as only one element in a row changed the size of the text and so on, this may be due to rotating's sidewaystable but anyway -- this most simplest method works!

\footnotesize \begin{tabular} then \normalsize\bfseries hello for the title

and other fontsizes contain \tiny, \scriptsize, \footnotesize, \small, \normalsize, \large, \Large, \LARGE, \huge and \Huge. More in here.

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    (+1) would you please provide a mwe in your answer. many thanks. Sep 21 '17 at 16:50

Creating your own \rowfont{<font>} switch is also possible.

Using the array package, you can insert elements in front of every column via the definition of a new column type. This insertion helps span the group associated with each tabular cell.

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\usepackage{array}% http://ctan.org/pkg/array
\g@addto@macro{\endtabular}{\rowfont{}}% Clear row font
\newcommand{\rowfonttype}{}% Current row font
\newcommand{\rowfont}[1]{% Set current row font
  Hello & World \\
  Foo & Bar \\
  Hello & World

\rowfont{<font>} globally (re)defines \rowfonttype, and also inserts it into the current cell. Resetting the font is required in a subsequent row (via \rowfont{\normalsize} or otherwise).

End-of-tabular resetting is automated by appending \rowfont{} to \endtabular.

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    Can this be done without redefining the column as well?
    – Alenanno
    May 10 '15 at 14:14
  • @Alenanno: One may have to tap into the definition of \tabular where \\ is defined and add \rowfont{} similar to what was done for \endtabular.
    – Werner
    May 10 '15 at 17:06
  • Oh, sounds complicated. :)
    – Alenanno
    May 10 '15 at 17:08
  • If you use \makecell (from makecell package) in one cell, the font size stops being applied from that cell on unless also including \rowfont in that cell.
    – pcworld
    Aug 24 '21 at 18:15

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