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### Comprehensive list of tools that simplify the generation of LaTeX tables

Manually hacking tables in LaTeX is one of the less funny things when preparing a document. Naturally, there are quite a few tools that promise to simplify this. In fact, I have somewhat lost track of ...
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### Longtable vs. supertabular: Which is right for which job?

I have a fixed-column long table, with much text inside, that spans about three pages. I set it using the supertabular package, and for the most part it is working (I will still have to go back to ...
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### Authoring RPG books in LaTeX: what packages to use?

I am intending on authoring a role playing game (RPG) and was wondering which LaTeX packages I should use. I have most of the useful PDF packages installed: bookmarks, graphicx, etc.. Pen and paper ...
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### tabu: Error since update

Since the last update of tabu.sty I get the following error: ! Improper \prevdepth. \tabu@verticalspacing ... tempdimc \t Here is a MWE \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{tabu} \...
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### Continuous vertical line using booktabs in tabularx table?

How can we draw a continuous vertical line using booktabs in table? What is the simplest method to maximise the width of a table? There are lots of methods, very confusing. \documentclass{article} \...
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### Cannot insert multirow within multicolumn

I want to make a matrix that incorporates both multirow and multicolumn. However the code doesn't work. Sorry if the question is stupid, I am playing with matrices the whole day and probably I am ...
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### Long table with X column for usage with glossaries

Question: I am searching for a way to use X columns in combination with multipage tables in a custom written glossary style. Update According to Nicola Talbot's comment, I have created the following ...
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### Vertical Spacing of twocolumn option

I was wondering how can one place vertical spacing on both the left and right columns while using the [twocolumn] option. I used the \vspace{} command above the section of code where the columns begin,...
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### Lyx drop-in table replacement to allow table footnotes

I want to be able to use footnotes in LyX while preserving the LyX table structure. Any way to force LyX to use a different environment for its built-in tables that allows that? I.e. some code to put ...
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### What's the proper way to center tabu? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a longtabu that is a bit wider than the normal margins. other answers refer to adjustwidth and tabular/tabularx/table. They don't appear to work for longtabu/tabu. \...
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### Long tables with each column the same size

Here's my problem: I want to create tables that span multiple pages. If I understood it correctly I better have to use longtable for this. I need 6 columns and each column should be the same fixed ...
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### Table formatting - Best practice to get professional and consistent looking short and long tables

General Understanding Basically, what I'm trying to do is streamline the entire process of creating tables for one or possibly a number of scientif papers. The ultimate objective would be to find ...
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### Convenient handling of full-width multi-page tables in two-column documents?

Lately, I was trying to fit a long multi-column table with a lot of text in a double-column single-file document. The document is making heavy use of single-column tabularxs in two-column mode, my ...