I am having problems with tabulary in a 2-column table. If column2 has multiple lines of text, it causes column1 to be squeezed to a ridiculously small width. And column1 sometimes overflows into column2. Basic markup:


More detail:

\caption{Conventions Used in This Document}
 & \textbf{

\\ \hline


Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms
                            defined in text or the glossary.
\\ \hline


 Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply
                            particular values. 
\\ \hline


 Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that
                            appears on the screen, or text that you enter. 
\\ \hline


Suggested fix of replacing {|L|L|} with {|1L|} fails with following error:

! Package array Error:  Illegal pream-token (1): `c' used.

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No usable example is provided so this is untested but as there should be no linebreaking in the first column it should be a standard l column not an L column which is a parbox column like >\raggedright}p{...} for some calculated width.

So use


Note using .9\textwidth forces the table to be off-centre with a strange 10% margin at the right hand side.

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