# [texhax] making tables bigger

Christopher W. Ryan cryan at binghamton.edu
Wed Mar 1 16:31:48 CET 2006

I don't have the file in the original format anymore, and I can't
reproduce the error.  What you composed below worked for me too, so it
must have been some stupid mistake on my part.

Thanks anyway.

--Chris
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Christopher W. Ryan, MD
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and Wilson Family Practice Residency, Johnson City, NY
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> Christopher W. Ryan :
>
>> I struggled over the weekend typing my daughter's science fair
>> project.  It was for display on a typical tri-fold cardboard poster,
>> so it had to be legible from a distance.  I typed it in article style
>> using \Large and that seemed to work--except for the data table, which
>> remained small, as it would be in a written manuscript.
>>
>> I fiddled with various boxes, minipages, and putting \Large in the
>> body of the table environment, but I couldn't get it right.
>>
>> I did an end-run and used seminar style, as if I was making overhead
>> transparencies, and that did the trick.
>>
>> But I was wondering if there was a straightforward way to make tables
>> larger in article style.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>
> Could you make a minimal example of what you did?
>
> Normally
>
> \begin{table}
> \Large
> \begin{tabular}
> ...
> \end{tabular}
> \end{table}
>
> works fine.
>
>
> /daleif
>
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