## LaTeX forum ⇒ Graphics, Figures & Tables ⇒ Variable Table Heading Width

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fpires
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Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:10 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:

\begin{table}\begin{center}\parbox{width?}{\caption{Table Heading}}\begin{tabular}{ccc}a & b & c \end{tabular}\end{center}\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?