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Variable Table Heading Width

Postby fpires » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:52 pm

Hello, everyone!

The question is: how could I set the width of a table heading, in order that it is no longer than the width of the table under it? I would like to use the solution commands in different tabular environments, so each table would have a different width, depending on its contents. I have in mind using \parbox with a given width for the table heading that should be equal to the value of the table width, but how to know the table width? For example:

  1. \begin{table}
  2. \begin{center}
  3. \parbox{width?}{\caption{Table Heading}}
  4. \begin{tabular}{ccc}
  5. a & b & c
  6. \end{tabular}
  7. \end{center}
  8. \end{table}


Is it possible to know the value of the table width, in order to set this same value in the {width} field of \parbox?

Thank you all in advance!

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