[texhax] "padding" in tabular

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 16:42:05 CEST 2005

On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 16:22:23 +0200, Chris Bourke <cbourke at cse.unl.edu>  

> I've looked at several tutorials on everything you'd ever need to know
> about the tabular environment, but none of them had an answer to this
> question.  Of course we can add *horizontal* spacing in tabular cells by
> setting the \tabcolsep value, but is there an equivalent length for
> \tabrowsep?  That is, I want to add a little padding to the top/bottom of
> each tabular cell.  Consider putting $\overline{(B \cap C)} in a cell--it
> becomes very difficult to see the overbar when there is an hline above  
> it.
> I'd like to add a little padding to the top so that it becomes more  
> clear.

The array package offers \extrarowsep. booktabs.sty has \addlinespace,  
tabls.sty has \tablinesep, \arraylinesep, and \extrarulesep. Take your  
pick :-)

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