[texhax] making tables bigger

Christopher W. Ryan cryan at binghamton.edu
Wed Mar 1 16:31:48 CET 2006

I don't have the file in the original format anymore, and I can't 
reproduce the error.  What you composed below worked for me too, so it 
must have been some stupid mistake on my part.

Thanks anyway.

Christopher W. Ryan, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton
and Wilson Family Practice Residency, Johnson City, NY
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Lars Madsen wrote:
> Christopher W. Ryan :
>> 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.
>> Thanks.
> Could you make a minimal example of what you did?
> Normally
> \begin{table}
> \Large
> \begin{tabular}
> ...
> \end{tabular}
> \end{table}
> works fine.
> /daleif
> ``You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and 
> should do for themselves. ''
>  -- Abraham Lincoln

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