[texhax] making tables bigger

Christopher W. Ryan cryan at binghamton.edu
Tue Feb 28 16:58:02 CET 2006

I struggled over the weekend typing my daughter's science fair project. 
  It was for display on a typical tri-fold cardboard poster, so it had 
to be legible from a distance.  I typed it in article style using \Large 
and that seemed to work--except for the data table, which remained 
small, as it would be in a written manuscript.

I fiddled with various boxes, minipages, and putting \Large in the body 
of the table environment, but I couldn't get it right.

I did an end-run and used seminar style, as if I was making overhead 
transparencies, and that did the trick.

But I was wondering if there was a straightforward way to make tables 
larger in article style.


Christopher W. Ryan, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton
and Wilson Family Practice Residency, Johnson City, NY
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