I'm trying to get a LaTeX table to look like the below. Any tips on how to implement the brackets?

I currently just know how to do basic tables, which would be a 11x10 table in this case. Any way to make it simpler so the left and right side of the table have different vertical # of cells?

  • Welcome to TeX.sx! have a search for tikzmark, this type of thing has been done before :)
    – cmhughes
    Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 17:00
  • Have you looked at the capabilities of the multirow package, and its associated package, bigdelim?
    – Mico
    Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 17:14

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There are many ways to do this. If you're working with an odd number of rows that you want an entry to span over, using blank cell entries is sufficient. Otherwise, nested tabular (or array and/or the use of \multirows (from the multirow package) make things work:

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\usepackage{booktabs,multirow}% http://ctan.org/pkg/{booktabs,multirow}
  \textbf{Title1} & \textbf{Title2} & \textbf{Title3} & \textbf{Title4} \\
  \textbf{Ref1} & Val2a & Val3a $\left\{\begin{tabular}{@{\ }l@{}}
    Ref1.i \\ Ref1.ii \\ Ref1.iii
  \end{tabular}\right.$ & Val4a \\


  \textbf{Title1} & \textbf{Title2} & \textbf{Title3} & \textbf{Title4} \\
  \multirow{3}{*}{\textbf{Ref1}} & \multirow{3}{*}{Val2a} & Ref1.i & \multirow{3}{*}{Val4a} \\
  & & Ref1.ii & \\
  & & Ref1.iii & \\

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