How do I create my own new environment of a selfscaling tabularx table, as well as a caption added to it and maybe colored rows? The caption should not be added using the odd flowing captionof command, but rather in a real tabular environment.

If I add \begin{tabularx} in a \newenvironment or the command form \tabularx after a \begin{table}, I always get this error:

File ended while scanning use of \TX@get@body.
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Related/duplicate: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/42325/… – TeXnician Aug 22 '18 at 9:12
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    This is what i found first, but I had a really hard time figuring out how to add the table environment as well. This was important, in order have a caption attached to the table and not have the stragely floating captionof. – Siggy1000 Aug 22 '18 at 9:18
  • That's why I didn't vote to close, because I think it's a good standalone question :) – TeXnician Aug 22 '18 at 9:21

The problem with the tabularx environment is, that it is not an actual environment. It is a wrapped command somehow denying any \end after the actual \endtabularx. The solution is to use the command form for both table and tabularx.


This is a complete Tex Sample for the table below.



%Table header
    \textcolor{white}{\sffamily\bfseries #1}}

%New centered X column named Y

%Table environment
    \caption{#2 \label{#3}}

        \sthead{X Column} & \sthead{Y Column}\\
        The quick brown fox jumps over \newline the lazy dog & The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog\\

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Tabulax environment example code

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