# Table resizing issue

I am having the issue of width(size of the table). I want the 2nd table to be of the same width as the 1st one. Kindly help me with this. Thanks

Code of 2nd table is:

\begin{table}[]
\begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|}
\hline
\textbf{ID} & \textbf{Priority} & \textbf{Details}                                                                                                                                                                                   \\ \hline
NR-01-001   & 1                 & Delivery: The system development process and deliverable documents shall conform to the process and deliverables dened in document \textbackslash{}CIIT-CE-02H DegreeProject Student's Handbook". \\ \hline
NR-01-002   & 1                 & Standard: The standard of the final product shall be of undergraduate level or above.                                                                                                            \\ \hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

• Use a p type column instead of l for the last column in both tabular environments. Make sure to use the identical width argument in both to get equally wide tables. (Something like \begin{tabular}{|l|l|p{7cm}|} used for both tables should result in both tables being equally wide.) Depending on the expected output, you could also give tabularx a try: \begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{|l|l|X|}(needs the tabularx package). Lastly, it could also be easier to just use a single tabular environment instead of two. – leandriis May 17 at 8:19

I suggest you to use tabularx instead simple tabular. Its X (and from it derived ) column's types enables automatic determination of column width and, what is in your case important, breaking text into multi lines:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tabularx}

%---------------- Show page layout. Don't use in a real document!
\usepackage{showframe}
\renewcommand\ShowFrameLinethickness{0.15pt}
\renewcommand*\ShowFrameColor{\color{red}}
%---------------------------------------------------------------%
\usepackage{lipsum}% For dummy text. Don't use in a real document

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1][1-2]
\begin{table}[ht]
\begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{|l|l|X|}
\hline
\textbf{ID} & \textbf{Priority}
& \textbf{Details}  \\
\hline
NR-01-001   & 1     & Delivery: The system development process and deliverable documents shall conform to the process and deliverables dened in document \textbackslash{}CIIT-CE-02H DegreeProject Student's Handbook". \\
\hline
NR-01-002   & 1     & Standard: The standard of the final product shall be of undergraduate level or above.     \\
\hline
\end{tabularx}
\end{table}
\end{document}


(red lines indicate text borders)

• Thank you Zarko, it's absolutely what I want. – Ch Qasim May 17 at 15:32
• @ChQasim, you are welcome :-) – Zarko May 17 at 15:36