[texhax] Problem with tabular environment

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Mon Mar 12 16:27:14 CET 2007

michael barr is having problems with a tabular:

    The following file,


      1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1&2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2&3 3 3 3\\ \hline

    copied from the bottom of p. 106 in the first
    edition of The LaTex Companion, results in the error message:

    ! LaTeX Error: Illegal character in array arg.


    Any idea what is going on?  Incidentally, it compiles properly when the
    b{1cm} are replaced by p{1cm}, but that is not the output I want.

the problem is, you aren't using the array package.
the 2nd edition of the companion is a little more
clear in its example:


the particular code you're using is an extension.
							-- bb

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