# Reduce vertical padding of itemize inside tabular [duplicate]

I am using this code to create itemize within a tabular environment.

\documentclass[12pt]{extarticle}

\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{array}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\centering
\setlength{\leftmargini}{0.4cm}
\begin{tabular}{| m{2cm} | m{4cm} | m{4cm} | m{4cm} |}
\hline
Verticals & Drivers & Enablers & 5G requirement \\
\hline
Education &
\begin{itemize}
\item Remote delivery
\item Immersive experiences
\end{itemize} &
\begin{itemize}
\item Video streaming
\item Augmented reality
\item Virtual reality
\end{itemize} &
\begin{itemize}
\item Large bandwidth
\item Low latency
\end{itemize} \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\end{document}


Which results in this

As you can see, it has a large amount of vertical space just before the list starts and after it ends.

How can I get a tighter vertical layout?

• this answer should point you in the right direction Jan 26 '21 at 5:23

The enumitem package allows you to customize virtually all aspects of an itemize-like environment. An application of this idea to your formatting objective leads to the following result:

\documentclass[12pt]{extarticle}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{ragged2e} % for '\RaggedRight' macro
\usepackage{enumitem}
\newlist{tabitemize}{itemize}{1} % create a bespoke 1-level itemize-like env.
\setlist[tabitemize]{label=\textbullet, nosep, leftmargin=*,
before={\begin{minipage}[t]{\linewidth}\RaggedRight},
after={\end{minipage}}}
\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\centering
\begin{tabular}{| p{2cm} | p{4cm} | p{4cm} | p{4cm} |}
\hline
Verticals & Drivers & Enablers & 5G requirement
\\
\hline
Education &
\begin{tabitemize}
\item Remote delivery
\item Immersive experiences
\end{tabitemize} &
\begin{tabitemize}
\item Video streaming
\item Augmented reality
\item Virtual reality
\end{tabitemize} &
\begin{tabitemize}
\item Large bandwidth
\item Low latency
\end{tabitemize}
\\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\end{document}

• +1. I've taken the liberty of editing the details of the tabitemize environment.
– Mico
Jan 26 '21 at 10:20