# [texhax] aligning array columns at bottom rather than top vertically

Johan Glimming glimming at kth.se
Sat Feb 26 15:40:54 CET 2005

Hi!

With \begin{array} top & top \end{array} where top is typeset on the
top of each row. Sometimes I have two rules like

premise
---         -------
something   conclusion

and here I want the first column to be aligned so that the ruler --- is
in line with the ruler -------. Therefore I want array to fill the
first column with all possible vertical space. However, just adding
\vfill before the text in that column does not work, and I do not like
the b{5cm} option because b, as documented in LaTeX Companien 2nd Ed,
requires the width to be explicitly specified (don't ask me why!).

P.S. I have had problems with the multicols package and now want to use