# [texhax] Conditionally Formatting Tabular Cells

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Tue Jul 13 14:31:25 CEST 2010

"Mike B." <mb78aa at yahoo.com>, 13.07.2010 02:53:47
>Is it possible to format groups of tabular cells?.
>I have a tabular with several rows and columns and I wish to modify the formatting (for example, to \tt) for groups of cells (not an entire row or column).  There may several such groups inside the tabular so manually entering the formatting commands for each cell seems tedious.
>
>So basically I am looking for a way to conditionally format tabular cells, so a meta-code is something like
>if row==1:2 and column==1:3 \tt
>if row==5:7 and column==6:7 \tt
>
>to change two groups of cells to \tt.

I think this can be done using cell formats (for entire columns indeed) that actually step column and row counters and that execute conditionals corresponding to your specifications, but I cannot type the details right now. I would try a plain TeX version or the facility of array.sty or so for establishing user-defined column types. There may be some more helpful package like

http://ctan.org/pkg/makecell

HTH -- Uwe.