# Too much space between rows

Was wondering if anyone could help.

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\begin{center}
\large
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|}
\hline
Time & February 18 & February 19 \\
\hline
5:00 & & & \\
\hline
6:00 & & & \\
\hline
7:00 & Leave Windsor (if Brandon's worked schedule allows) & & \\
\hline
8:00 & & & \\
\hline
9:00 & & & \\
\hline
10:00 & & & \\
\hline
11:00 & & & \\
\hline
12:00 & & & \\
\hline
13:00 & & & \\
\hline
14:00 & & & \\
\hline
15:00 & & & \\
\hline
16:00 & & & \\
\hline
17:00 & & & \\
\hline
18:00 & & & \\
\hline
19:00 & & & \\
\hline
20:00 & & & \\
\hline
21:00 & & & \\
\hline
22:00 & & & \\
\hline
23:00 & & & \\
\hline
24:00 & & & \\
\hline

\end{tabular}
\end{center}
\end{document}


• Please make your code compilable. – DG' Feb 6 '20 at 20:13
• you have not shown a test that lets anyone see the problem, by default that will make a table with the same line spacing as a paragraph of text at that font size. – David Carlisle Feb 6 '20 at 20:14
• put \documentclass{article}\begin{document} at the top and \end{document} at the bottom and check that that shows the problem that you are asking about, if not add whatever other declarations you need to show the problem. – David Carlisle Feb 6 '20 at 20:17
• The problem is you set up a 3-column table, but then enter 4 columns per row (3 & per row). Adding an extra c or c| to the specification \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|} makes it compile without error and removes the extra row space. You need to decide if you want 3 or 4 columns, and follow the specification – Steven B. Segletes Feb 6 '20 at 20:24
• sorry deleted comment hadn't noticed that you got an error (hadn't run it:-) . If you get an error always ask about the error not the output. The output after (any) error is not intended to be usable, just possibly for debugging. – David Carlisle Feb 6 '20 at 20:29

The problem arises because of a compilation error. The error arises because you specify 3 columns for the tabular, but then provide 4 columns worth of data for many of the rows (as witnessed by three instances of & per row).

The solution is to remove the extra & to match 3 data columns per row. Then, the compilation error also disappears, and the output rows are not vertically oversized.

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\begin{center}
\large
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|}
\hline
Time & February 18 & February 19 \\
\hline
5:00 & & \\
\hline
6:00 & & \\
\hline
7:00 & Leave Windsor (if Brandon's worked schedule allows) & \\
\hline
8:00 & & \\
\hline
9:00 & & \\
\hline
10:00 & & \\
\hline
11:00 & & \\
\hline
12:00 & & \\
\hline
13:00 & & \\
\hline
14:00 & & \\
\hline
15:00 & & \\
\hline
16:00 & & \\
\hline
17:00 & & \\
\hline
18:00 & & \\
\hline
19:00 & & \\
\hline
20:00 & & \\
\hline
21:00 & & \\
\hline
22:00 & & \\
\hline
23:00 & & \\
\hline
24:00 & & \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{center}
\end{document}