# Margin difference problems when left-aligning the rows in a tabular environment

I have the following document:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{l}
{\huge
\begin{bfseries}
First row
\end{bfseries}
} \\
\hline \\
Third row
\end{tabular}
\end{document}


What I'd like to achieve is to left align all rows. As it stands, the first row is positioned more to the right compared to the third row. How can I left align the first and the third row?

• And if you just tried \begin{tabular}{l} \huge\ bfseries First row \\ \hline \\ Third row \end{tabular}? Jul 29 at 23:01
• @Bernard Thank you! Perhaps this should be closed as a typo then? Jul 29 at 23:07
• Probably you had an unwanted blank space after \huge , maybe added by the use of an environment in the place of \bfseries. The result of such a directive is limited to the cell in which it happens. Jul 29 at 23:10
• The extra space came from \begin{bfseries} which ended a line with } instead of }%. Jul 30 at 1:43