# [texhax] Fixed width and height of table cells

Лохтин Константин Сергеевич lokhtin at irkutsk.bnk.ru
Fri May 4 10:16:07 CEST 2007

Greetings.

1. Is it possible to create a table in LaTeX with FIXED width of the tabular and with the FIXED width of its columns?
I have read the FAQ and tried using tabularx and tabulary packages, but did not succeed. These packages are "too clever" to make table with the width fixed, and even though I use the form
\begin{tabulary}{\textwidth}{|R|L|C|C|L|C|}
For example, the table sometimes is too narrow and sometimes too wide, depending on contents of the cells.
So, the question is: How to create a fixed width table with different fixed width columns?

2. Is it possible to create a table with fixed height of the rows?
For example make all (full and empty) rows' height 2cm. Or make them 2cm and more (if the content of the cell does not fit)? This feature may be extremely useful for preparing some forms and hand-writing them after printing.

Both tasks are piece of cake in MS Word and I suppose there are ways to create such tables in LaTeX as well.

Sincerely,
Konstantin S. Lokhtin
mailto:lokhtin at irkutsk.bnk.ru, ICQ: 233336237