[OS X TeX] Spacing of first two rows in tabular environment

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Thu Oct 1 18:12:07 CEST 2009

On Oct 1, 2009, at 10:31 AM, Alan Munn wrote:

> At 9:19 AM -0500 10/1/09, Chris Goedde wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This isn't Mac specific, but it's something that's bugged me for a  
>> LONG time, and maybe someone can help me out. I've always felt that  
>> the second row of a table is too close to the horizontal rule (if  
>> any) that separates it from the top row. For example, when I  
>> typeset the table below in 11pt Lucida, the exponents touch the  
>> horizontal rule. Is there a simple, non-kludgy fix or adjustment  
>> for this? I don't want to increase all the linespacing, just the  
>> spacing between the first and second row. Thanks.
> Use the booktabs package and its rule facilities ( \midrule  in this  
> case).

I second this approach.
The booktabs documentation is worth reading just for the guidelines it  
provides for well formatted tables, and basic ideas of presenting  
information in tabular form.

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