[texhax] Conditionally Formatting Tabular Cells

Mike B. mb78aa at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 14 05:41:33 CEST 2010

Thanks Uwe. 

makecell doesn't seem to address my problem (but thanks for pointing out this is an interesting package).

Can you explain what you meant about defining columns styles?.


--- On Tue, 13/7/10, Uwe Lueck <uwe.lueck at web.de> wrote:

> From: Uwe Lueck <uwe.lueck at web.de>
> Subject: Re: [texhax] Conditionally Formatting Tabular Cells
> To: texhax at tug.org, mb78aa at yahoo.com
> Date: Tuesday, 13 July, 2010, 10:31 PM
> "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.

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