# How do I omit a column separator in a tabular environment?

I'd like to create a layout like this (it's for a resume):

some text here                                            a little more
big chunk of text blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah |
...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah |
...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah |
...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah bla. |


So I figured a tabular would get me most of the way there. Here's what I'm using:

\begin{tabular}{l|p{3cm}}
some text here & a little more \\
\parbox{big chunk of text blah...} % because there's actually a list environment inside
\end{tabular}


but of course that produces this:

some text here                                            | a little more
big chunk of text blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah |
...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah |
...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah |
...blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah bla. |

• Is there a way to omit the vertical line (the column separator) in the first row?
• Or, is there an entirely better way to pull this off? Simplicity is a plus.

The two goals are a fixed-width right column, and a vertical line in the empty lower-right cell.

You can omit the vertical separator in the first row by using \multicolumn{1} followed by another; e.g.,
\multicolumn{1}{l}{some text here}&\multicolumn{1}{p{3cm}}{a little more}
• No worries, I figured it would be something like \hspace{-5mm}. Thank you! – Matt Ball Dec 1 '10 at 3:15