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Tables in LaTeX2e: Packages and Methods

Lapo Filippo Mori


This article aims to provide the tools to correctly create tables in LaTeX2e.This objective is pursued analyzing the typical problems that users find creating tables and possible solutions; particular emphasis is on the packages to be used. Examples are given for each case.

Lapo Mori is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University, USA. He started using LaTeX in 2003 while working on his B.S. thesis and has been an enthusiastic user since then. He became a member of GuIT (Italian TUG) in 2003 and an administrative member in 2003. He was among the founders of Ars TeXnica in 2006, the first Italian journal on TeX and LaTeX, and has served as an editor since then. You can reach Lapo at

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