[texhax] Q: centering with known width

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Mon Mar 12 22:39:58 CET 2007

At 20:29 12.03.07, Martin Schröder wrote:
>2007/3/12, Uwe Lück <uwe.lueck at web.de>:
> > >Load the array package and define a new column type.
> >
> > I am strongly biased towards trying very hard to avoid
> > loading another package. In particular, I have done so
> > with tables in recent months. Thought many days,
> > learnt a lot, and it still works, without the array package.
>The array package is required to be in every LaTeX installation and is
>an official extension of the array macros. I see no reason to avoid
>it. If you don't want to use other packages like this, consider
>switching to plain.

I know that the array package is installed wherever I work
(unless a new machine has been installed and it is my job
to re-install MiKTeX and WinShell, as last week
-- you may have heard or read once upon a time:
"I have updated my MiKTeX installation completely,
and now nothing works at all") -- see my reply to Martin Heller.

I won't switch to Plain since LaTeX provides a number of handy
things; moreover, Plain would not be very friendly to editors
of journals or so who use a LaTeX variant to adjust a submission
to the publisher's style.



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