\begin{tabular*}{ \textwidth{l@{\extracolsep{\fill}}r} a & b \end{tabular*}

I need to fit a tabular to textwidth with zero left and right margins. The code above allows to fit the text to table width, but I don't know how to set the left and right margins to zero.

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    – Fran
    May 19, 2020 at 8:12
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    Do you mean the whole page's margin, or just the table?
    – L. Nielsen
    May 19, 2020 at 8:16
  • Thank you Fran and Nielsen. {\textwidth}{@{}l@{\extracolsep{\fill}}r@{}} is exactly what I wanted. –
    May 19, 2020 at 12:26

1 Answer 1

\hline a&b\\\hline 

Of course, if the table is not in a float (a table environment) and \partindent is not 0pt (the default) as in this MWE, remember add \noindent before the tabular* environment to maintain it between the page margins.

If you refer to extend the table to the page margins, as L. Nielsen suspected, the trick is put the table in a centered box of zero space, and of course, make the table enough big:

\hline a&b\\\hline% 

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