Questions tagged [tables]

{tables} is about the tabular environment and related packages such as {array}, {booktabs}, {tabularx}, {tabu} and {longtable}. For questions about the table environment (i.e., about floating or positioning), use {floats} instead.

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My table doesn't fit; what are my options?

I have a table that I want to insert on a page, but at least one (perhaps both) of the following conditions are met: The table is too wide to fit within the text block or page. That is, I'm exceeding ...
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Column and row padding in tables

How do you guys go about controlling column padding in tables? Update To clarify, I'm looking for a way to control both vertical and horizontal padding. So, if I had a simple table like in the ...
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How to create fixed width table columns with text raggedright/centered/raggedleft?

I would like to create a table with some columns' width specified, while the text in those columns should be centered both horizontally and vertically. I found out that \usepackage{array} \begin{...
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How to add a forced line break inside a table cell

I have some text in a table and I want to add a forced line break. I want to insert a forced line break without having to specify the column width, i.e. something like the following: \begin{tabular}{|...
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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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How can I center a too wide table?

I have a document containing a table which is slightly too wide for the page. But instead of growing to the right side only, I would like to have it centered on the page. I have tried to use the ...
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How to put a full-width table at the top or bottom of the same two-column page as the reference text?

I'm posting today because I would like to reduce white space in a document I'm writing. The content is two-columns but I have floating tables that span across both columns (table*). At some point, ...
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Diagonal lines in table cell

I need this table: (each row and column should have the same height and length, last cell should be divided by diagonal line). I tried the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[...
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How can I have two tables side by side?

Suppose I have two tables that don't have many columns (3, for example). How can I position them side by side?
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Easiest way to delete a column?

I have a set of 10 tables and each has an extra column that I don't want. Specifically, these tables are descriptions of database tables exported by phpMyAdmin, and they all have a "MIME" column that ...
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Beautiful table samples

I'm interested in learning about some nice-looking table samples. Colors can make a huge difference, and just providing some color to headers, background, or borders can dramatically change ...
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Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns

Let me begin by stating that I did google the answers (and I'll reference to them soon). Yet each of the resources I found discussed one particular method, I'm interested in a comparison of the ...
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How to force a table into page width?

I have the following table: \begin{table}[htb] \begin{tikzpicture} \node (table) [inner sep=0pt] { \begin{tabular}{ l | l } {\bf Symptom} & {\bf Metric} \\ \hline Class that has many accessor ...
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How to vertically-center the text of the cells?

I have a simple table as follows: \begin{table*} \centering \begin{tabular}{|l|c|c|c|c|p{2in}|} ... ... \end{tabular} \caption{The factors the camera solver depends on to ...
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Vertical alignment in table: m-column, row size - problem in last column

Unfortunatly, I have a problem with m-columns (array package) in tables with adjusted row height. Somehow in the last column (only there) the text is not centered vertically. Check it out: \...
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How to vertically center text with an image in the same row of a table

I want to create a table with multiple rows of the following form: a cell that contains text and then multiple cells that contain images. The text should be vertically centered and the contents of ...
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Balancing long table inside multicol in LaTeX

I would like to put some longer tabular data inside the multicols environment while maintaining its balancing abilities. I have tried supertabular with the trick to redefine \newpage as columnbreak. ...
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Make first row of table all bold

I'm trying to do something that I thought would be relatively simple but seems to be quite hard. I have a table with a number of columns, and I'd like to make all of the titles appear in bold text. ...
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Automatic table row numbers

Is there any way to get automatic row numbers in table? For example, if I define table contents as \begin{tabular} % black magic column definition \rownumber & foo\\ \rownumber & bar\\ ...
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Parametrize shading in table through TikZ

I wanted to do some shading in a table according to its values. For example, if you see the table below: a b c d a 90 10 0 0 b 0 80 10 10 c 0 0 95 5 d 0 10 5 85 I want to shade ...
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Footnotes in tables?

I would like to have footnotes in tables, but the \footnote command does not work inside a table environment. Googling one finds that this is a frequently asked question, at least in the UK. That ...
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Table column widths disproportionate due to multicolumn cell being too long

I'm trying to typeset a table that would have a header in the first row (I'm not looking for a different/better solution to adding a header, but for a fix to this solution. Thanks). I want to achieve ...
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Writing a table with equally spaced columns, based on the widest column

Friends, I'm trying to generate a table in which I have all columns equally spaced (same width). In my case, the width for all columns would be the width of the widest column of the table: \...
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Column-wise break of extra wide tables

I have to plot geochemical data tables that are like this table , i.e. with a header column, but that have much more sample columns. When having too many columns, the table has to be broken at a ...
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Why should a table caption be placed above the table?

In the papers I read the caption in figure floats is placed below the figure and in table floats the caption is placed above the table. I recognize that this is a common style that a lot of people ...
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Combine 4 cells in a table

Here is a simple table. I want to merge 4 cells. I want to combine the three "this" cells area in this table. I thought I have to use multirow and multicolum at same time. However, I could not find ...
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How to use itemize in Table environment

I want to create a table like the picture below, and i wish to itemize the lamba_1 > lamba_2 > 0 using 'item style', which is the cell of each categories. Can someone help me?
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Adobe Reader and xcolor within a table breaks the line render

I'm using the xcolor package to colour the top row in a table. This is displayed properly using PDF viewers such as Preview or Skim (Mac). But using Adobe Reader 10.1.3 (either Windows or Mac) doesn't ...
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Rotated column titles in tabular

I'd like to create a chart where the column titles are rotated, as per this toy example: I used the rotating package to generate the above. It has certain shortcomings: the rotate command doesn't ...
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How to rotate text in multirow table?

I have a big table with a problem, when I want to rotate the text in a \multirow cell, the text is placed outside and is bigger than the dimensions of the cell, I took some advice from here, using\...
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How to merge columns in a table?

I have this table, but wanted to format the first row. I like to match the two columns of first row, and last two columns of the same first row. Any suggestion on how to do that? \begin{table}[!h] \...
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Cellcolor overwrites partial horizontal lines (\cline)

So I need to make a colored table with multirows, together with the use of partial horizontal lines. I used \cline which does not work: the \cellcolor-command overwrites the line. This question told ...
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Best way to create an system of equations environment?

I am trying to write a few systems of equations, and I want the terms to be nicely spaced as below 2x + y + 3z = 10 \\ x + y + z = 6 \\ x + 3y + 2z = 13 Now, using some ...
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How can I make a table that takes up more than a single page?

I've got data that I need to include in a table, but there's a lot if it. I've played with the font size and table formatting as much as I can, but the table still won't fit on the page. Is there ...
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Make a table span multiple pages

I have a table that takes up a full page, but I want it to start on a page that already has some text and then continue onto the next page (i.e. it's ok if the table gets broken up and spans two pages)...
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Centering in tabularx and X columns

How can I center the column when using X in tabularx environment like in this example? \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{@{}lXXXXX@{}} 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 \\ \end{tabularx}
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tabular input by columns (i.e. transpose a table)

I would like to be able to transpose a tabular(x) table like in the following example. It is not necessary to be completely automated, but I don't want to change the data order, which is a painful and ...
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How do I use the ampersand (&) inside a foreach or conditional (or other group/environment) when building tables?

I am trying to build a table, and inside the tabularx environment I would like to have a loop, something like (here is a MWE): \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{...
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How can I draw a horizontal line spanning only some of the table cells?

In a table, how can I draw a horizontal line that goes only through some of the cells? I mean a line like the one in the Foo and in the Bar area of this table: +----+-----+ |Foo |1 |2 | | |1 |2 | |...
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Page-wide table in two-column mode

I want a table that is as wide as the whole page in a document with option twocolumn. The table has to be inserted on the bottom of the page, but that is not necessary. I've tried: \begin{table*}[b] ...
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Multi-page with Tabulary?

I know that you can combine tabularx and longtable functionality with either ltxtable or ltablex, but is there something similar for tabulary? My searching has come up dry when looking for any way to ...
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How to rotate a table?

I have a table and I want to rotate it. The table has 3 rows and 4 columns, and I want to rotate the text inside this table as well. How can I do this?
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How to create alternating rows in a table?

Sometimes you can see in books tables, that have alternating background color for rows in a table to support readability. How I can achieve this with LaTeX? And yes, I could put macros \odd and \even ...
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How can I automatically calculate sums in a LaTeX table?

Sometimes I would like LaTeX to automatically calculate sums (or other simple arithmetic) for me, eg. in a table. I would like to ensure that when I update the table, I don't accidentally forget to ...
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How do I color table columns?

I've found question How do I fill table cells with a background color?, but the link to the documentation isn't helping me at all. I'd like to know how to color a table column given my column code, ...
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Vertical table lines are discontinuous with booktabs

I created a table in LaTeX, but there are some problems with the borders. The borders remain open whereas I want them closed. Also, in the last row, I want the vertical line gone, ie I want just one ...
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tabular bibliography with biblatex

I’m working on a custom biblatex style as I have to meet very special requirements. The citation part (cbx) works really well, but I have a problem with the bibliography definition. I need a tabular ...
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Vertical alignment in tabularx X column type

I'd like to create a new column type which works exactly like a X column from tabularx but that also has the text vertically centered. I tried with the newcolumntype command but I can't figure out ...
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Add notes under the table

I'm using the latex package apa6e because the apa package isn't using APA style version 6 yet. Now I'm trying to add a table with notes right underneath it, like in this table for instance: Since ...
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Drawing Karnaugh's maps in LaTeX

I've been using LaTeX for a couple of years, but I'm pretty new to the tikz package. In particular, I'd like to add Karnaugh's maps in my document. I've already found a solution that satisfy me (can ...