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Vertical Alignment for Table Cell Content

Postby drmath » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:38 am


I want to align tabular cells vertically. But third column is not aligned.

  1. \begin{tabular}{|m{5cm}|m{5cm}|m{5cm}|}\hline
  2. a & b & c \\[2cm] \hline
  3. d & e & f \\[2cm] \hline
  4. \end{tabular}

Please help.


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Postby localghost » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:00 am

For an adequate problem description kindly prepare (again) a self-contained and minimal example.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:14 am

All cells in a row are still vertically aligned. In each column, the \\[2cm] made the last cell larger, while the content of this cell remains on top of its cell. Inner alignment in cells is top, outer aligment (between cells) is middle, that's what m means.

You could fix it by adding an empty invisible column:

  1. \documentclass{article}
  2. \usepackage{array}
  3. \begin{document}
  4. \begin{tabular}{|m{5cm}|m{5cm}|m{5cm}|@{}m{0cm}@{}}\hline
  5. a & b & c & \\[2cm] \hline
  6. d & e & f & \\[2cm] \hline
  7. \end{tabular}
  8. \end{document}

Next time, in case of problems, it would be good to provide a Infominimal working example which shows the problem. Such a small but complete code which I posted here. It's not always so easy for a reader to complete it himself. Note, a poster might save time to not post a complete example, but all readers then have to invest to do that themselves, if the code requires a test.

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