# Separate combined header with \cline in \multirow / \multicolumn environment

Hi I am a beginner with tables and I'm struggling to typeset a table beautifully. Here is the code:

\documentclass[]{article}

\usepackage{fullpage}
\usepackage{tabularx}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{multirow}
\begin{document}

\begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{l *{7}{X}}
\toprule
\multirow{4}{*}{Method} &
\multirow{4}{\linewidth}{Time step} &
\multirow{4}{\linewidth}{Test calculation} &
\multirow{4}{\linewidth}{Testing update} &
\multicolumn{4}{c}{Test hello-world}\\ \cline{5-8}
& & & & Model B, $x = 42$ & Model B, $y = 42$ & ModelC longword & ModelD wordOne wordTwo\\
\midrule
A & 0.010 & 1 & 0 & 1.0 & 1.0 & 1.0 & 1.0 \\
B & 0.010 & 2 & 0 & 1.6 & 1.9 & 2.1 & 2.1 \\
C & 0.010 & 1 & 1 & 2.3 & 3.0 & 3.4 & 3.3 \\
D & 0.010 & 1 & 1 & 1.8 & 2.1 & 2.7 & 2.6 \\
E & 0.010 & 1 & 1 & 2.0 & 3.0 & 3.7 & 3.5 \\
F & 0.010 & (2) & 2 & 4.4 & 5.1 & 7.0 & 6.7 \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabularx}

\end{document}


The second row in the table has to little distance to the \cline. Every help to fix this issue would be appreciated.

• Welcome to TeX.SX! You are using booktabs, did you try using its \cmidrule? (instead of \cline) – gusbrs Jul 11 '17 at 21:16

Once you are already using booktabs, you should use its \cmidrule instead of \cline to get:
• Great, thanks a lot. I also added \multirow{4}[3]{*}{Method} to get the vertical centering for the first 4 columns which is now needed due to \cmidrule. – T.Etti Jul 11 '17 at 21:33