[pdftex] table caption, vertical spacing

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard at kammer.uni-hannover.de
Sat Jun 16 22:57:15 CEST 2001

>>>>> "Troy" == Troy Goodson <Troy.D.Goodson at jpl.nasa.gov> writes:

    > I know that I'm using an old version of pdfTeX, but before I go
    > through all the work of upgrading, I'd like someone to please
    > verify an issue I'm seeing.  In fact, since I'm very new to

It has nothing to do with pdftex, you'll get the same results with
latex/xdvi or latex/dvips.

    > I'm making a table and the vertical spacing between the caption
    > and the top border of the table is changing with the width or
    > number of columns in the table.  I've copied my pdfTeX code,
    > below.  As written, there's a fairly tall space between the
    > table and it's caption; however, remove the "&" from "Closest
    > Approach (GMT) & " in the first row and the caption will shift
    > down to be just above border.

If the table has n columns and you have n-1 tabs in each row,
everything is ok.
    > Is this supposed to happen?

The user's guide doesn't explicitly say that you cannot have less than
n-1 tabs.  But if you use more than n-1 tabs, you get an error
message.  It's probably a bug in LaTeX or I did not read the
documentation carefully enough.


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