I want to generate a table with fixed column width even though every line of it has \multicolumn.

I have seen this solution but it's not suitable for my needs since I need to be able to control each cell's border.


&\multicolumn{1}{c}{work and steal}

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  • Why all those \multicolumns? – Bernard Feb 11 at 20:07
  • What should happen to "work and steal"? This is wider than 2cm. – leandriis Feb 11 at 20:08
  • Probably you are more satisfied with &work and steal &work\\ instead fo your current 2 multicolumns. If you insist on using the multicolumn commands, although I can't see any reason why, you can use &\multicolumn{1}{p{2cm}}{work and steal} &\multicolumn{1}{p{2cm}}{work}\\ . – leandriis Feb 11 at 20:09
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    Not all of the multicolumn commands are needed to expicitly control the borders of the table. Especially not the ones in the second row. – leandriis Feb 11 at 20:11
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    you are completely removing the p specification and replacing it by c so the column width is not specified. if you need multicolumn (which seems unlikely) use p again not c. a p column entry is a parbox so you can use \centering to center, or for a fixed width c column use array package and wc{2cm} – David Carlisle Feb 11 at 20:18

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