# [texhax] Alignment & in tables

Tim Dijkstra newsuser at famdijkstra.org
Tue Oct 9 16:02:28 CEST 2007

Hi,

I'm trying to do the following. I have an input macro that can be used to
store data in some toks register. The data could be:
\\ AAA \\ BBB \\ CCC \\ DDD
Now I want this data in a table. If I would write it out, I would write
\begin{tabular}{ll}
Col1 & Col2 \\
& AAA \\
& BBB \\
& CCC \\
& DDD
\end{tabular}

What I need is a macro that replaces in the contents of the register the
'\\' macro with '\\ &'. But whatever I try, I get problems. It seems that
I can't just define a macro that outputs the '&'.

Any ideas?

TIA,

Tim