# [texhax] \cline spaces

Thu May 13 12:17:10 CEST 2010

Sam Albers wrote:
> Hello there,
>
> I can't seem to find the answer to the following table issue I am having
> in LaTeX. The example below work fine but I would like a small space
> between the \cline's such that the level heading are better
> distinguished form each other. So I would like a spaces in the line that
> separate the multi spanning column headers but not the other horizontal
> lines.
>
> Is this possible? The example below should illustrate what I am talking
>
>
> Sam
>
> \documentclass[12pt, pdftex]{article}
> \usepackage{multirow}
> \begin{document}
> \begin{table}[htp]
> \begin{center}
> {\scriptsize
>
> \begin{tabular}{lrrrrrrr}
> \hline
>  &  & \multicolumn{2}{c}{level1} & \multicolumn{2}{c}{level2} &
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{level3} \\
>  \cline{3-4}  \cline{5-6} \cline{7-8}
> \noalign{\smallskip}
> type & f1 & f2 & f3 & f4 & f5 & f6 & f7 \\
>   \hline
> Section    & 2.3 & 2.288 & 0.009 &  1.779 & 0.008 & 0.338 & 2.1\\
>   Period    & 2.8 & 3.309 & 0.002  &  4.060 & 0.000 & 0.866 & 2.3\\
>    \hline
> \end{tabular}
> }
> \end{center}
> \end{table}
> \end{document}
>

see the booktabs package, it also has better spacing above and below its
special rules

the booktabs equivalent to \cline i called \cmidrule and has options to
make a separation between two \cmidrule's that would collide.

/daleif