# Managing text within table cells

When creating a table in latex and inserting a text inside a specific cell, if the text is long, this is the result:

Even if there is enough space in the cell to contain the whole sentence. Moreover, I would like to like to start writing from the upper-right corner of the cell and not the bottom-right.

The code that gives me this error is here reported:

\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{ |c| c| }
\hline
&
\begin{tabular}[]{@{}l@{}}
This actor is in charge of performing the action of reading
the image from the memory.
\end{tabular}
\\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.3,keepaspectratio]{png_Images/tiling.png}}
& cap2  \\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.35,keepaspectratio]{png_Images/filter.png}}
& cap3  \\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.35,keepaspectratio]{png_Images/merge.png}}
& cap4  \\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.35,keepaspectratio]{png_Images/save.png}}
& cap5  \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{center}


Any suggestion?

You can load adjustbox and use valign=c with \includegraphics, and m{some length} for the second column. Last, I added some vertical padding around cells in the 1st column with the cellspace package.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{array, cellspace}
\setlength{\cellspacetoplimit}{4pt}
\setlength{\cellspacebottomlimit}{4pt}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}%

\begin{document}

\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{ |Sc| m{0.4\linewidth}| }
\hline
&
This actor is in charge of performing the action of reading
the image from the memory.
\\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.3,keepaspectratio, valign=c]{png_Images/tiling.png}}
& cap2 \\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.35,keepaspectratio, valign=c]{png_Images/filter.png}}
& cap3 \\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.35,keepaspectratio, valign=c]{png_Images/merge.png}}
& cap4 \\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.35,keepaspectratio, valign=c]{png_Images/save.png}}
& cap5 \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{center}

\end{document}


• LaTeX Error: Option clash for package graphicx. – Leos313 Sep 5 at 12:01
• the solution give error on Overleaf – Leos313 Sep 5 at 12:15
• Remove the demo option – it was there jut because I don't have your graphic files. What error do you have, other than the option clash? – Bernard Sep 5 at 12:21
• +1 no error now. – Leos313 Sep 5 at 12:54

Here is a variant that uses tabularx X type column for the second column as well as a different vertical alignment (valign=t). Similar to Bernard, I have also used the cellspace package to add a symmetric white border around the images (=white space above and below equals \tabcolsep)

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{array, cellspace}
\setlength{\cellspacetoplimit}{\tabcolsep}
\setlength{\cellspacebottomlimit}{\tabcolsep}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}%
\usepackage{tabularx}

\begin{document}

\begin{center}
\begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{ |Sc| X | }
\hline
&
This actor is in charge of performing the action of reading
the image from the memory.
\\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.3,keepaspectratio, valign=t]{png_Images/tiling.png}}
& cap2 \\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.35,keepaspectratio, valign=t]{png_Images/filter.png}}
& cap3 \\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.35,keepaspectratio, valign=t]{png_Images/merge.png}}
& cap4 \\
\hline
{\includegraphics[scale=0.35,keepaspectratio, valign=t]{png_Images/save.png}}
& cap5 \\
\hline
\end{tabularx}
\end{center}

\end{document}

• Package array Error: Illegal pream-token (S): c' used. – Leos313 Sep 5 at 12:04
• @Leos313: with the exact same example code from my answer or in your actual document? – leandriis Sep 5 at 12:08
• ok, deleting the S avoid the problem and the code is correctly compiled – Leos313 Sep 5 at 12:08
• In your actual document, make sure, you load the cellspace package. – leandriis Sep 5 at 12:09
• @Leos313: If you delete the S from the code, the spacing of the images will be different. There will be no white space above and below the images. If you on the other hand add \usepackage{cellspace} \setlength{\cellspacetoplimit}{\tabcolsep} \setlength{\cellspacebottomlimit}{\tabcolsep} to your preamble and keep the S, there is a small white space all around the image (as you can see in the screenshot in my answer). So, the output will in fact not be the same. – leandriis Sep 5 at 12:13