# Spacing after automatic linebreaks in tables

when formatting my tables I noticed that the line spacing gets messed up after automatic line breaks: The space below that line is shrinked (which is most obvious if there is superscript). Is this a common problem? Please note that I want to keep the longtabu environment.

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper, twoside]{scrbook}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{longtable, tabu}

\begin{document}

\begin{longtabu}[H]{|X|X|l|}
\hline
Column 1 & Column 2 & Column 3 \\
\hline
Something && \\
Something && \\
Something with a really long name that enforces a linebreak && \\
Something && \\
Something with a really long name that enforces a linebreak && \\
Something\textsuperscript{whatever} && \\
Something && \\
Something && \\
\hline
\end{longtabu}

\end{document}


• you said you want to keep tabu but it looks like a tabu feature, the line spacing is more even with \begin{longtable}{|p{6cm}|p{6cm}|l|} (I don't think longtabu has an H option) – David Carlisle May 14 '17 at 19:20
• I really want to keep longtabu´ as it elegantly solves a lot of other issues. – Anne May 14 '17 at 19:25

See, if this modification of your MWE gives what you looking for:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper, twoside]{scrbook}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{longtable, tabu}

\begin{document}
\begin{longtabu} to \linewidth {|X|X|l|}
\hline
Column 1 & Column 2 & Column 3 \\
\hline
Something && \\
Something && \\
Something with a really long name that enforces a linebreak && \\
Something && \\
Something with a really long name that enforces a linebreak && \\
Something\textsuperscript{whatever} && \\
Something && \\
Something && \\
\hline
\end{longtabu}
}
\end{document}


• Thank you Zarko! It's not perfect but I think it will do. Otherwise I really might need to thick about switching to longtable. – Anne May 15 '17 at 5:27
• @Anne, try to increase verticals space above and bellow table rows, for example \tabulinesep =_5pt^5pt. Maybe result be better then now. Unfortunately tabu` package is quite buggy and not maintained anymore. this is pity. – Zarko May 15 '17 at 19:37