# [OS X TeX] Tables Question

Sun Jul 10 01:38:07 CEST 2011

Thank you Alan! They both look great!  I do prefer the table without
horizontal lines, all of my other tables are without them as well.

The only problem is that the mesure numbers in the bottom row need to be
aligned with  the certain elements in the second row, which is what was
giving me grief.

For instance, in the second column, the 1 needs to align with the a, 9 with
the b and 28 with the a.

Is there a way to do this?

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Alan Munn <amunn at gmx.com> wrote:

> Hi Jada, you can merge cells using \multicolumn{<number of cols>}{<column
> format>}{stuff}
>
> Here's two versions of your table. One uses the booktabs package and gets
> rid of all the vertical lines and most of the horizontal ones. This may not
> be completely appropriate in this case, but it is generally the preferred
> way to make tables.
>
> The second way is just a plain tabular, but this should give you enough to
> go on.
>
> If you are using TeXShop, you can make the basics of the table in Excel and
> then use the Paste Spreadsheet Cells macro in TeXShop to paste them in table
> format.
>
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{booktabs}
> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> \begin{document}
>
> \begin{tabular}{ccccccc}
> \toprule
> Section & refrain & couplet & refrain & couplet & refrain & coda \\
> \midrule
> Musique & A & B & A & C & A’ \\
>  & ||: a :||: b a :|| & & a b a & & a & Adagio a’ \\
> \midrule
> Tonalité & Mi $\flat$ & La $\flat$ Fa & \multicolumn{4}{c}{Mi $\flat$} \\
> Mesures & 1 9 28 & 36 49 & \multicolumn{4}{c}{72 80 100 107 141 148 153} \\
> \bottomrule
> \end{tabular}
>
> \bigskip
>
> \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}
> \hline
> Section & refrain & couplet & refrain & couplet & refrain & coda \\
> \hline
> Musique & A & B & A & C & A’ & \\
>  & ||: a :||: b a :|| & & a b a & & a & Adagio a’ \\
> \hline
> Tonalité & Mi $\flat$ & La $\flat$ Fa & \multicolumn{4}{|c|}{Mi $\flat$} \\
> Mesures & 1 9 28 & 36 49 & \multicolumn{4}{|c|}{72 80 100 107 141 148 153}
> \\
> \hline
> \end{tabular}
> On Jul 9, 2011, at 6:27 PM, Jada Watson wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am looking for some advice on tables: I have to format a table where
> elements within each cell seem to be located in a specific place. I am
> having a terrible time aligning the elements in the right spot. It's kind of
> hard to explain, so I have attached the document to this email.
> >
> >
> > Does anyone have advice on how to make a table that will look like this?
> Should I be looking into splitting a row into multiple cells? Or is there a
> way to space things within a cell that I am not aware of. In general, I
> don't have problems with Tables anymore, but this one is a trick case.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
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