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How can I achieve the table layout shown in the image below using the Lyx editor please?

I would like to have the first and last column contents vertically aligned to the top while the 3rd and 4th column contents should be vertically aligned to the middle.

I read something about changing the cells to multicolumn but it seems that the vertical alignment settings of the cell containing the most text overrides all the other cells in the same row.

Thanks in advance for your help

UPDATE: Below is the sample table code. All cells are vertically middle aligned.

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\shortcut idx
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Sample Table
\end_layout

\begin_layout Standard
\begin_inset VSpace smallskip
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\noindent
\align center
\begin_inset Tabular
<lyxtabular version="3" rows="6" columns="5">
<features tabularvalignment="top">
<column alignment="center" valignment="middle" width="1cm">
<column alignment="left" valignment="middle" width="7cm">
<column alignment="center" valignment="middle" width="2cm">
<column alignment="center" valignment="middle" width="1.2cm">
<column alignment="center" valignment="middle" width="2.5cm">
<row>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="middle" topline="true" bottomline="true" leftline="true" usebox="none" width="8cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout

\series bold
Title 1
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="2" alignment="center" valignment="top" topline="true" bottomline="true" leftline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout

\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="middle" topline="true" bottomline="true" leftline="true" usebox="none" width="2cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout

\series bold
Title 2
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" topline="true" bottomline="true" leftline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout

\series bold
Title 3
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" topline="true" bottomline="true" leftline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout

\series bold
Title 4
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
</row>
<row>
<cell alignment="center" valignment="middle" bottomline="true" leftline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
1
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="left" valignment="middle" topline="true" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none" width="7cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
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 Vivamus quis lobortis lectus.
 Curabitur egestas faucibus purus.
 Proin sem risus, imperdiet ac imperdiet eget, elementum a libero.
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="bottom" topline="true" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none" width="2cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
1
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" topline="true" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none" width="1.2cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
6
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
Lorem Ipsum
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
</row>
<row>
<cell alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" leftline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
2
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="left" valignment="middle" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none" width="7cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
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 Curabitur egestas faucibus purus.
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\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none" width="2cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
2
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
7
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell alignment="center" valignment="middle" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
Lorem Ipsum
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
</row>
<row>
<cell alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" leftline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
3
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell alignment="left" valignment="middle" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
 Vivamus quis lobortis lectus.
 Curabitur egestas faucibus purus.
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\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none" width="2cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
3
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
8
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell alignment="center" valignment="middle" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
Lorem Ipsum
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
</row>
<row>
<cell alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" leftline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
4
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell alignment="left" valignment="middle" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
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\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none" width="2cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
4
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
9
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell alignment="center" valignment="middle" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
Lorem Ipsum
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
</row>
<row>
<cell alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" leftline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none" width="1cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
5
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell alignment="left" valignment="middle" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
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 Curabitur egestas faucibus purus.
 Proin sem risus, imperdiet ac imperdiet eget, elementum a libero.
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\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none" width="2cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
5
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell multicolumn="1" alignment="center" valignment="top" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none" width="1.2cm">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
10
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
<cell alignment="center" valignment="middle" bottomline="true" rightline="true" usebox="none">
\begin_inset Text

\begin_layout Plain Layout
Lorem Ipsum
\end_layout

\end_inset
</cell>
</row>
</lyxtabular>

\end_inset


\end_layout

\end_body
\end_document
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    Welcome to TeX SX! Could you post a full compilable code that we can play with? – Bernard Jul 8 '18 at 11:18
  • Code added in the original post. However I would like to know how to achieve the result I want by using Lyx and not by editing code directly please. Thanks – wpbud Jul 9 '18 at 3:50
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Just now I managed to do it thanks to the tips at LyX wiki | Lyx / Tables

Basically you set the vertical alignment of the row cell with the most text to the default one you want (in my case it was middle and the cell had 5 lines). Then, if you have, for example, the number 1 in a cell to be vertically aligned at the top, you:

  • Type 1
  • Press Enter and insert an Interword Space
  • Press Enter again and insert another Interword Space

So now you have 3 lines in total in that cell (3 is the center line when you have another cell with 5 lines)

Finally, you set the vertical alignment to the opposite of what you want. Therefore I wanted the 1 to go to the top so I set the vertical alignment to bottom.

Hope this helps someone.

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