# [texhax] Fwd: Re: tabular

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Mon Apr 14 16:23:51 CEST 2008

I had diagnosed that Bryan needs a few multi-line cells in a table as below
-- makecell would do this (just discovered by chance). -- HTH, Uwe.

>At 16:13 08.04.08, Bryan W. Lepore wrote:
>>i have some cells in a tabular env. that are very wide up at the top,
>>then down below i really don't need them so wide.  i'd rather not have to
>>insert all sorts of p{} and such (need to think more here), and i have
>>seen these '\renewcommand's peppered around the internet that looked
>>interesting.
>>
>>i was hoping i could simply reset the width where i want as i proceed in
>>the table.
>
>I guess you hoped that a long one-line entry at the beginning of the table
>could be broken into two lines within the cell if you "co-erce" the cell
>to be less wide.
>
>If you want to have two lines (or more) in a certain cell,
>typeset the cell as a (nested) one-column tabular environment
>\begin{tabular}{c}<first cell line>\\<second cell line>\end{tabular}
>This way the column width is not arbitrary but just as small as
>possible. You will get problems with vertical spacing,
>you might use \\[...] to have less inter-line space within the cell
>than between cells, and you may need additional space
>on top and at bottom of the inner table (cellspace or tbles or bigstrut).
>You may make a shorthand macro \brokencell for that inner kind
>of tables.